The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Dear Wesley,

First I must say how very sorry I am for the lapse in our correspondence.  The last few months have been more than hectic, among other things, and when I finally did have the presence of mind to write to you, I had not the time.  I am sending along the Trinarian Codex, as I promised you in my last letter.  It is not in the best of condition, but there is no damage to the text itself and, given its age, it is remarkably readable.

I hope that this letter finds you and your colleagues well and that this volume comes in time to be helpful in your investigation.  How are things progressing on that front, if I may ask?

In addition, I'm actually writing you from Bath, so please do reply to the address on the envelope and not to my Sunnydale address.  I have been recalled to the Council on matters of artifact and the authenticity thereof, among other things.  It's odd, really.  I had thought of this as a brief trip to wrap up some business, but . . . now that I'm here . . . well, I must admit that I'm contemplating staying since I do not feel truly needed in Sunnydale any longer.  I will miss the others, of course, but . . . I'm not sure what I would do with myself there.

Well, that's more than enough of my prattling.  I do hope that things are well with you and that I hear from you soon.

Kindest Regards,
Rupert Giles