"I needed to hear that." I whispered. "He sounds like a great man."
I sat down. So did she. "I understand. Sort of. I never knew any parents, I 'twas raised by Denshe, an Automation I found injured. I lived in the Snowmoores. One day I woke up, and..." I lowered a shaking hand to a pouch I kept in my pocket wherever I went. I lifted out the shard with the scarlet emblem on it. "That was all that was left."
"What did you say your name was? I did not catch it if you told."