Chapter 15: A Party of Three
For many moments there was a silence, as Brandyé and Elven stared in shock at where the fierund had plunged into the dark water. It was Kayla who broke it first, approaching them with her bow still in hand. “You are fortunate I happened by, it seems,” she said.
Brandyé stared at her, speechless, but Elven frowned and said, “How is it you happened by at all? It seems a strange coincidence that you should appear just as the beast attacked, and armed.”
Brandyé gaped at him, and hissed, “She saved our lives – you should be grateful!”
“If you must know, I asked her to join us,” said Elỳn. “I thought she might help us with our crossing.”
To Brandyé this sounded more than reasonable, but Elven said, “Then why bring a bow?”
But Kayla merely said, “There are fierundé about,” and indicated…
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