She lay on the bed, only half-covered by the sheets. While I pulled my clothes back on, I tried not to stare with little success. She asked, “How long before you can come back?”
“I’m not sure. Your father’s men are everywhere, and they know enough to be dangerous.”
“I didn’t say anything. Do you believe me?”
“Of course.” If the Baron learned what I was, he might suspect her, and she could no more pass the silver test than me.
She yawned and stretched. I leaped out the window and became a hawk, to ride the air currents home.