Try as he might, Alim couldn't help a slight chuckle. She never changed... he pressed a little more firmly, increasing the strength of the spell a little. Better to be safe than sorry. "Just let me know. It's about time I made myself useful around here."
Sure, he had his uses out in the woods with Aedan (who was getting steadily more and more confused as he watched), but when it came to being back at the cottage, he wasn't exactly the most useful elf in the world. Years of Circle and Warden training hadn't exactly taught him how to live like this.