[Mithar Keep]

Cessie gently hugs Sakura, not really squeezing her as hard as the dryad probably is. Not that it was a sign of disrespect, Cessie just preferred a very gentle touch, especially when it came to physical contact.
"Its more quiet, that's for sure. The kids have some much to entertain themselves with now. Bastion is reading so much, Jillian have her dolls, and Cora is studying with Wenomir, as you know. How is Laela faring with miss Xifhara?" Not exactly the first choice of teacher in her opinion, but she admittedly didn't know much about the MERC lieutenant beside the fact she was fairly dangerous due to her very nature. Could they really let her so close to the kids?