Remedy (A story of Aligare)
Peregrine, a deaf and aging dragon, wishes he could set Tillian free. He needs his keen-eared adoptive daughter to relay the world to him. But when plague strikes a neighbouring village, there is no time for a gradual change. Peregrine must fly for supplies on weakened wings and Tillian must nurse critically ill strangers -- separating the two for the first time in Tillian's life.