“My mind cast around for
a way to describe what I felt, surrounded by the glow of candles, wrapped up in
a blanket that smelled of spice and smoke. It was more than just physical
warmth; I could make my own heat. The feeling fluttering around me now was made
of Daniel’s laughter and Robin’s smile. It was part of them, like my power was
part of me.
For the first time in
my life, I felt like I belonged.”