In response to Cassia’s letter to Dusk
Mr Dusk Mann
20 Agave Abode,
I hope you are doing well, I was so sorry to hear about Christopher, I’m not good with these sorts of things but I give my condolences and wish I could offer my support in such a difficult time . How have you been coping with the little ones? They are beautiful by the way I’m sure Christopher is proud of you and them wherever he is now.
Boy I’ve missed your letters I don’t know how long its been for you but for me it’s been 2 years since our last correspondence. I suppose Grimms been really busy and hasn’t had the chance to stop by.
I do hope you have someone around to lean on and help you with the Little Minnows. I’ve really missed talking to you Cassia, You have done so much for me just know that I will never turn my back on you especially when you need me. I just wish I could be closer to help out although I’m not sure what I’d be able to do but maybe… listen ? It helped me a lot when my grandpa died to talk about him, it helped keep him and his memory alive. I’m sure the tiddlers will love hearing about their daddy and seeing you smile as you remember the great times you had with him.
After reading what you said about my reactions to Ophelia. I forced myself to overcome my fears and spoke to her. You motivated me to attempt the impossible and it changed my life. She is absolutely amazing and has been trying to help me find my way home. Although I’m not sure what to do anymore.
My life has improved so much in the last 2 years. People say home is where the heart is and mine is here with my new wife Ophelia Nigmos-Mann. Although she wants to come with me when I do return home (still staying positive) I don’t know that I could do that to her, I know how hard it is to be taken from your home, family, friends and everything you’ve ever known.
I still haven’t left the lot, But we are still working on it. And I am at least able to go out during the day as well as during the night to see my little Ruby. In fact I’m sat out in the sun writing this letter to you.
If you’d told me my life would change this much just by joining the Pen pal project I would have thought you were in competition with Johnny zest to be the funniest comedian in town. I just wish my Mum could be a part of it. And I feel bad again knowing that you’ve lost so much but also helped me gain all of this.
I wish you all the luck in the world as those toddlers seem to be a handful.
Looking forward to your next letter,
Your friend Dusk