"It is going well, " Liaran commented. "We've had a lot of guests, maybe even a few more than we expected. I hope you managed to enjoy yourself while I was gone?" she asked him. She hadn't picked up on any emotions through the bond that would have suggested otherwise, but she had admittedly not been able to pay them much attention while she'd been carrying out her required duties.
She would have liked to have sat closer to him, or reached for his hand, but since they could still be seen, even here, Liaran resisted that temptation by turning away from Haeden, gazing at the nearby lake. By now, it was completely dark, and a few of the boats were floating on the water. A quick check of the tiny lights suspended over it told Liaran that the weaves she'd had a large part in creating were holding up well and providing more than enough illumination for the boaters. When Haeden answered her question, she would turn back and focus on him as she had not been able to earlier, but for now, Liaran sat still, studying the reflection of the lights against the dark water.