Nora: (thoughts) Trace, I’m here. Take it easy this time.
Trace: W-where are the others?
Nora: (thoughts) I considered eating them — I was rather hungry, to be honest. But I assumed you want them alive. They’re just over here. I put them in the same magical sleep as she’s in right now, in order to transport you all here one at a time. Set her down — I’d like to speak with you about your recent travels.
Nora: You’re a different person than you used to be, Trace. I’ve never seen you so gentle with a Keidran… she is your mate?
Trace: Mate!? Eh, no. Of course not! What would give you that idea…
Nora: (thoughts) Well, for one thing, you’re practically covered in her scent.
Nora: (thoughts) And well… I… may have taken a quick peek into your mind…
Trace: What?! You saw…?
Nora: (thoughts) Not on purpose! Though, it was quite interesting…
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