If it has not already reached your ears; I am duty-bound to return to Mirkwood in the coming month.
Given Malliel's condition, I am not willing to bring her into danger. Thus, I would be honoured if you could care for her in my stead.
It pains me to think of leaving her, but in your capable hands; I need not fret. I eagerly await your reply.
Andarne of The Malledhrim.