The Protection part 2I woke up staring straight into the bright rising sun."Good morning." I whispered.I looked up to find Valentin still curled up asleep on the shore.I stood up and brushed the sand off my arms and legs."Valentin?" I said putting my hand on his fluffy fur.He woke up and let out a big long yawn.I giggled. "cute.""Shut up human." He growled."Not a morning person...er...morning beast?" I teased.He grunted and got up from the sand."Oh no." Valentin said staring at the shore."What?" I asked."Espen should be here." He whispered."I'm sure he's fine. He has his epic supernatural powers and stuff." I said trying to convince myself of this."Let's hope." Valentin said. "Get on. We must keep moving."I climbed onto his fuzzy back and held on.Valentin started up again."I miss him." I admited.Espen had left a year ago with the promise he'd be back."I'm sure you do. He misses you too." Valentin replied."Is he coming back?" I asked worried."Ofcoarse""What if he doesn't?""He will.""