I pushed past the curtain to Shield.
"Hero!" Shield smiled at me.
"Hi," I offered a small smile.
Shield paused and stared at me, tilting her head. "What's wrong?"
"Nothing that I haven't discussed before. But Shield, what am I supposed to do if I come back with no one?" I rubbed my hands together.
Shield let out a laugh and grabbed me by my hands. "Hero, you'll find him. I doubted that I would find my husband and yet, look at me now," She smiled.
I couldn't help but smile with her. "How did you two meet?"
Shield's smile grew. "We were from the same village. My father wanted me to marry soon because he was getting sicker with each passing day. He set up days for me to find suitable men. Of course, I was terrified. My husband, Isodore, was one of the last men I found. He was so kind yet he had little to offer me. And, he told me so. Whenever we'd go places, he'd give me everything he had. That was a lot to me. I fell in love with him soon after and a few months later we were married," Shield laughed lightly. "We were married a year when I met Armor. Turns out, they had been friends since Armor left his original home."
"Isodore?" Armor walked in with a smile. "He's the most wonderful man I have ever met, and I've met a lot of good men."
Shield smiled then looked down, her eyes on her expanded stomach. Her hand moved across slowly. "I only hope our child will be as wonderful as he," Her words began slurring together and her smile faded.
I leaned towards her and saw the tears falling from her face. "Oh, Shield," I whispered and placed my hand on her back.
Shield covered her face and began shaking with sobs.
Armor made his way across the room in two strides and wrapped his arm around Shield. He hugged her into him and held her tightly. "Shield, it's okay," He whispered. When his eyes shut, I noticed tears falling from his eyes as well.
As I watched...