Mina leaves the curious kit and its littermates and follows in Copper's wake, although the bookwyrm is moving too fast to actually follow. Back within the Library proper, she comes across Colle.
"Did Copper just come past?" she asks in Eldarin, taking care with the pronunciation.
"Yes, he went up to Inric's quarters."
"Oh, is he back, then?"
"He must be, but..." Colle looks concerned. "He didn't come by the Nexus."
Copper scampers into the small, book-lined hall where Inric chose to sleep and pauses. The mage is sitting on his bed, head in his hands, immobile. He hasn't moved. Copper nudges him, to no avail. With a sigh, the bookwyrm curls up by Inric's feet and waits.