"Wait, Geodhun! Everett told us a lot has changed in the Realm. I have only been gone a short while. What could have changed in such a short space of time"
Geodhun spun around in the air, his wings beating furiously as he hovered on the spot. "Taylor, you have been gone from the Obsidian Realm for more than two years."
"What" Taylor dropped Amy's hand and stared incredulously at Geodhun. "How can that be"
The mountain dragon sadly shook his head. "I warned you that time passes differently in the Realm. So much has changed and nothing has remained the same. We have endured great sorrow and despair. Many creatures have had their voices taken from them. The Fabula's reign of terror has increased one hundred-fold."
Taylor swallowed hard as a sudden lump lodged itself in her throat. "Is that because I left and didn't help you" she asked quietly.
"Bah, don't allow your ego to trip you up. Not everything revolves around you, Taylor."