Henry Warren is the right-hand man to the king. He’s an advisor, the top advisor.
Other than the king nobody really knows his opinions. Often, he’s not speaking for himself but in representation of the king. And although he won’t shy away from political topics outside of work, you’ll never catch him starting the conversation.
Up until around ten years ago, Henry lived within the palace walls. He lived for his job. And there were very few people capable of ushering him away from the piles of paperwork and complicated moral dilemmas.
One of those few people was Charlotte, with her sweet smile and charm. For a long time, she was the most important person in Henry’s life. Until Itazu.
Itazu’s his daughter, named after Charlotte’s mother who had passed away shortly before her conception. When Charlotte vanished along with the rest of dragon kind, the responsibility of raising her fell solely to Henry.
This was what finally got him to place boundaries between his work life and family life.
He got a small cottage in the outskirts of the city, and he read numerous parenting books. He taught her that she had to stay hidden, “pretend to be human, like me, like your Father,” he would say, and the little dragon would go back to a little girl with a confused expression.
If you asked Henry which was harder, running the kingdom or raising his child. He’d take just enough time to respond, that you were about to say it didn’t matter, before he’d say one or the other, he’d of course say it with his brows furrows an air of uncertainty, almost as if he were asking you as a pose to telling you.
Ask him again in a week, a day, maybe even that same evening, it’s highly likely his answer would change.
Something that never changed however, was that Itazu was the most important person in his world. She was hard work, but much of that work was Henry’s never ending concern for her safety.