After weeks of denying his feelings toward the human Clarie, Donwin finally admits to his closest friend Faethanobae how he feels about the girl. 'They leaned their backs against the tree, facing away from one another as they looked to the stars. Neither spoke for a time, enjoying the quiet night together. 'Do you remember in Wellhollow, when I told you I never thought to take a wife?” Donwin asked quietly, breaking the silence. “I remember,” Faethanobae replied. “Are you of different mind now?” “Maybe,” he admitted. “What would you think of it?” Faethanobae raised his eyebrows, but didn’t turn to look at his friend. “I don’t know,” he shrugged. “It would be difficult for you. You won’t have a lifetime with her. Not your lifetime, anyway. Would it be worth it, in the end?” “I’ve thought about that. More than you realize.” He remained silent for a moment, sorting through his thoughts. “I’m in love with her, you know.” “I know,” Faethanobae stated with a defeated sigh.'