Vermin was ready to run his tiny legs out. They had to get back to the castle before anyone would miss them. Knowing that Salvador prefered her company, he feared that the king would ask for her any moment now. "Hurry! we need to run" He whispered to Melia before he noticed the man. Vermin was shocked as Melia's father jumped after her and grabed her by her arm and held her. Vermin quicly looked down, not wishing the man he already know to notice him. Her father knew the imp, knew he worked for the king. "You came back!" the man said loudly as he wrapped both arms around his oldest daughter. He had never thought he would see her again, or worse... she what she had become after the king was done with her.
He took her face between his hands, tears rolling over his cheeks "You... you look well" He said before he took her into a crushing hug again. HIs wife poked her head around the corner as she wanted to know what was going on. Melia's little sister had already told her mother that Melia was here. As the woman saw her daughter she started calling out her name loud and often as she ran through the house to go outside and towards her daughter.