Zen: (thoughts) And now they’re back to arguing in human again.
Natani: (thoughts) I don’t think the red one is buying your antidote story.
Zen: (thoughts) Well what else could I do? I had to make the cure!
Zen: (thoughts) They would have woken up eventually.
Zen: (thoughts) I’m lucky that second-rate “eternal sleep” poison lasted as long as it did! At least this way, they think they need me to keep making it, and all those phony steps will keep them guessing how it’s done. I just have to buy myself a little more time!
Red: Just give me ten minutes with him!
Sythe: Red, think for a minute. It’s the only thing keeping him alive, and he knows it! He might just give us another poison recipe if he thinks he’ll die either way!
Red: Greah! Let’s just see if the girls really wake up first. Where are they anyway? Their tent was empty.
Sythe: Well, they were out here earlier, but we wanted to wake them up away from… him.
Red: That’s a good idea. Maren dislikes Keidran probably as much as I do! Good thing Raine’s at least got most of her humanness back.
Red: Can’t imagine how she’d react otherwise!
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