1 Work in Pippin Foster/Zeph
Ylessa is fast asleep. He watches her for a while and her tiny chest rises and falls with, what seems to him, frantic frequency. This is crazy, he thinks, and he’s torn between this tiny person and the fate of the world. This must be how Khlyen felt, when he discovered Yalena. But what if everyone is right, what if he has lost his mind?
He leans back, propped up on the pillows so that she can listen to his heartbeat through his thin sweater. The baby roots around for her own hand, and her pulse flutters against his chest like the wings of a sparrow crashing into window glass. No wonder they used to call their loved ones Little Bird. He understands now.
“It’s all gonna be fine, little girl.” He closes his eyes. “I will never let you go.”
D'avin Jaqobis never exactly ruled out becoming a father. But not like this. Not so suddenly and on the eve of war. However, fate has chosen him to be the guardian of the Hullen Messiah, so he raises his daughter to be the archetypal soldier. But there is just one problem. As she grows she cannot deny the circumstances of her birth. Worst case scenario? She'll kill everyone. Just as bad; she won't kill at all... Either way, Team Awesome Force is screwed.