Bellah continued to cook by the fire, watching Aster interacting with Serenity, and an ear turned to Andrew and Daemon.
“It’s my fault...” Erras continued to air his concerns to Makna (who it turns out was a great listener). “I should have delivered him to the Royal Court years ago...”
Genii looked over at the Knight as he overheard this.
“If I had, he wouldn’t be so reckless, or inept in battle, or naive... or unlettered.” Erras sighed about that last one.
I know most of the letters. Genii frowned.
“... and he wouldn’t have picked up that accursed stone!” Erras loathed that thing. “Aeolius knows how I’m going to explain that to the Regent... or all of you lot for that matter...” he said looking at Makna. “... no offence.”
“And then there’s Danivere...” he rubbed his forehead and started pacing again.