Chapter 2: Esther of Kris
The two of them walked through the door, where a young man and a young woman, both somewhat older than Andrew, greeted them.
“Welcome back, Corrine!” the man said. “And good evening to you, sir.”
“Good evening,” Andrew replied.
“Big bro, this is Andrew,” Corrine said, giving introductions. “He wants to join our family. Andrew, this is Blair. He is the current manager of the Hospitality House. And this big sis is Zoe; she looks out for all of us siblings here.”
Andrew gave a bow to Blair and Zoe. “My name is Andrew, and I am a human – fae halfling from Alia,” he said.
“No need to be so formal with us,” Zoe said. “If I may ask, under what circumstances have you lost your previous family?”
“I had been disowned from my family for failing to test into the Alia Capital University,” Andrew explained.
“Hmm… I see,” Blair said. “Then, by any chance did they give you any paperwork saying you were no longer their child?” he asked.
“Actually, yes they did,” Andrew said. “Let me get it…”
Andrew reached back towards his mana wings, and then pulled out a bunch of papers and started sifting through them.
“Whoa! You keep stuff in there?” Corrine said, amazed.
“Yeah… it is pretty advanced faerie magic, so not a lot of people can do it, but I managed to get it to work.”
“It sure is not something I can quite do,” Zoe said, her own large avian shaped wings indicating her humish faerie race. “You should teach me sometime how to do it.”
“Okay,” Andrew said. “Oh, here it is… the separation paperwork.” He handed some papers to Blair.
“Good; that saves us the trouble of having to go to Alia to get it,” Blair said. “I will take this to Father, and he will take care of the rest. It will be a while, so please make yourself comfortable.”
“You must have been tired coming all the way from Alia, so how about you take a seat in our dining area and have dinner, then take a nice, warm bath?” Zoe suggested.
Andrew nodded and sat down at a booth table.
“Is it okay if we join you?” Corrine and Zoe asked.
“Um… can I join, too?” another voice said.