Before the Battle

Word Count: 79

A very small moment between Jack and Ellen, forgot when it takes place. I think during Dragon's Heir before the large fight. I wrote this way back in 2007 and haven't read any of the books since then either, so I am not sure the exact moment of when or why this even takes place or what I was thinking when I wrote this particular thing.

He held her close, he didn't care if Linda was in the room, or that Nick was staring at them. He just held her, afraid that in a few weeks she would be gone forever. Even though deep down he knew she could protect herself, he was still afraid. They were wizards, they could hurt her… and he wouldn't be able to stop them.

"Jack…" he felt his shirt go wet from hidden tears, but he didn't let go.