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undecided endings part 10 A tumult of thoughts raced through my mind. I knew we could not stand aside and let the lord be killed, but then again, Adela was a noble and trustworthy person. She was our friend. She would not do something so drastic without good reason. But a small part of me also knew that no matter how good the intentions were, Adela could be seriously punished for such a crime. The very thought of death chilled me to the bone, especially knowing it came from the hands of one of my friends. "Rowan," I said, beginning to rise, "we have to stop her. We can't just sit here and let Adela-" "Let Adela what?" I spun around and saw our elfin friend crossing the floor toward us and found myself at a complete loss for words. "Well then?" she asked, smiling. I looked at her,
undecided endings part 9 I slept deeply that night, and well for the most part. Only once did my dreams turn to nightmares, but just as had happened a few nights before, just moments prior to the terrifying climax, I found myself in a peaceful place with no trace of the previous dream. The rest of the night went by quickly and uneventfully. I awoke that morning to the sound of Adela quietly gathering a few things and preparing to leave. I watched her through my half-lidded eyes and lay very still, wondering where she was going so early, with every intention of following her. The hard part would be to avoid her ever-watchful gaze. I waited as she rummaged through the packs. She pulled out many dried herbs and roots and deposited them in a small black pouch, counted out a fair amount of silver coins, which she put into her bag, along with a small jewel-encrusted dagger. She sto