My contribution to the hop - an excerpt from ESTELAN
Tyla felt her breath catch in her throat, the Nymph at her bedside was beautiful. His face angled in somewhat effeminate lines, clear gray eyes fringed in silvery lashes, and skin of the deepest blue. Long white locks fell in waves about his shoulders. He was certainly slighter than Kriton and the Twins but stood nearly as tall. “My lady, we are Nydin of the Water Nymphs and we feel pleasure at your wakened state. How does your arm fare?”
“Many thanks, My Lord. I owe you a great debt for your aid in saving me.” Tyla gave a nod of her head in lieu of the customary bow, hoping he would forgive her weakened state.
“Certainly, we understand you are unwell and would not expect such formality from you. Though we would not ask for such trite customs if you were completely well, Lady Tyla.” Nydin tilted his head to the right, a smile played about his lips as he registered Tyla’s surprise, “You knew of course that most Nymphs are telepathic? We have a connection now, as if you were of our kind.” Nydin seated himself upon the edge of her cot, across from Kriton, and took her hand in his, “We feel pleasure at arriving in time to aide you. Of course, Lady Kitin was adamant you be saved, and whole. There will be more to discuss of course, we merely wanted to see for ourself that you were recovering. We will retire to our quarters now. Please be well, Lady Tyla, we look forward to speaking with you again this eve.” Nydin stood and left with little more than a nod to Kriton. Tyla looked up to Kriton, puzzled and slightly embarrassed at the exchange he just witnessed. She could not read his expression.