Soon they reached the castle and the guards let them through. Inside the castle, they walked a little bit until they got to the throne room with the queen inside. She said "Laucian, who is this that you have brought into our city?" "Queen Qirona, I believe the person I have brought before you is a human." answered Laucian.
Queen Qirona said "That is impossible. Humans are extinct." She saw Rasia's ears and said "That proves nothing. You could have simply cut your ears off and waited for them to heal. We must have confirmation from the oldest elder." She then stood up and said "Guards, bring Qamara the wise in here." The guards nodded and left.
Within a few minutes, the guards brought in an elf that looked well old. Her skin was incredibly wrinkled, her hair as white as snow, and she could barley walk without the aid of a cane. Laucian got down on one knee and bowed to her. Queen Qirona said "Qamara, we need your help. Please tell us if this newcomer who stands before us is truly a human." Qamara walked to Rasia and began to study her.
Laucian just shushed her and Qamara looked closely at Rasia. She looked at her ears and saw no scarring. She looked all around her body and finally came to a conclusion. Qamara said "Yes, this is indeed, a human." Everyone in the room was shocked and Laucian stood back up.
The whole city? Rasia thought of what might happen if suddenly an entire different race of beings came out of the ground to live with the humans. They didn't even know what a flashlight was. Humans were generally didn't tolerate ignorance, she knew.
Laucian nodded and walked out to gather a meeting. Within hours the entire city was at the center, surrounding the castle and waiting for whatever the queen had to say. Queen Qirona stood inside, near a balcony and said to Rasia "I don't know if they have gatherings like this on the surface, but I would prefer if you just let me do all the talking. No one has seen a human in centuries so I don't want you to excite them too much. Alright?"
Qirona walked out onto the balcony and started speaking "My fellow elves. Today is a historical day. Our time has come to return to the surface world. Our legend states that a human will come down in our time of need to find the Gilded Bow of Light and bring us to the surface. That very human is with us now." Everyone in the crowd was confused but stayed to hear the queen. She then motioned for Rasia to move forward.