“I am Lady Aurora,” the light mage said to Kieran.
“I know.” He stared up at the group that was still trying to decide what to do with him.
She followed his gaze. “Where do you want to go now? Anyone you want to stay with?
He shook his head. “Most died with the king. I was really little then. Father had been preparing me to be the next vessel. Now…” He shrugged.
“Did you want to be the vessel?”
No one had asked him that before. “At least Father would finally have been proud of me.”