He finally looked up at Rae, a small smile on his lips.
“Little dragon,” Landen started, eyes on his son. “What would I do without the two of you? You’re the only light left in my life.”
“I’m going to be alright,” he garanteed his son. “I just need time… I need time to recover. You don’t know all I went through before the two of you were in my life.”
“But,” and he continued. “You’re right, you two need me.”
“Dad, I’m here for you,” Rae smiled. “I know it’s not much, but you can cry on my shoulder. I miss her too, you know, and I miss you.”
“Oh little dragon,” and Landen pulled his son to a hug.
The two remained hugged for a few minutes, silence extending. Neither of the two cried, it was past the time of grieving, all they needed was comfort, son and father. Landen finally pulled back and Rae rubbed his father’s arms, looking at him hopeful.
“I’m a bit better now, Rae, don’t worry, I don’t want you or Regina to worry. I’ll be alright.”