"And you," Aspen's grandmother rasps as she turns towards Annie, who tilts her head gently in confusion. "Child of the spirits. You carry a thousand burdens with you, but fear not. The wrongdoings of the past are not yours to correct."

"Uh..." Is the only thing that flies out of Annie's mouth. Her eyes widen in surprise, but she nods politely, understanding. For once, she had nothing to say.