"I've dreamed of you," he said. "And I think we've been together in former lives. But rest assured that I would never presume to treat you with less than respect. I expect to fully enjoy courting you, my Princess! But for now, I would like to invite you and your entourage - especially this noble dragon who befriends you - to join me for a council to discuss the quest in whichwe find ourselves."
"You can see Delia?" inquired Maia.
"Only because she allows it. I am honored, my worthy friend!" Rouark addressed this last to Delia.
"I've brought a picnic basket with a few things. Even something for you, Delia! Let's sit and eat and talk."
As Rouark had been talking, impressions and thoughts had been flitting through Maia's mind and mood - ...