Alania halted upon reaching the shore. She gazed down at the water, intent upon seeing into the future. Unfortunately, there was no future for her to see anymore. Her magic was gone, somehow taken from her. Had she taken the time earlier to foresee her own future, she might have known what steps to take for protection. Instead, she had helped others willingly so their lives might be a bit easier.
"Nothing?" Jodry asked as he tightened the splint upon his leg momentarily so it wouldn't slip out of place.
"Only blackness. I do know you shouldn't make that so tight."
"It slips loose when I walk."
"We should rest anyway. Maybe we'll find steeds soon. Then you won't have to worry about it slipping."
"I deserve having to walk. It's my fault our other mounts were lost. I shouldn't have lost my temper at them after falling off," Jodry said.
"Look on the bright side," said Alania. "If you hadn't, we wouldn't have had any glue for the splint."
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