"So what do you propose?" The harsh voice makes Orien startle from her preoccupation, and she pauses on the stairs outside her uncle's study.
"I will be speaking to the Unfledged tomorrow," says her uncle. "We will have more news then." Curious, she waits to hear more, but Sabi interrupts her thoughts with a hand on her shoulder.
"Orien, come away."
"Your uncle's in an important meeting."
"What's it got to do with the Unfledged?" Orien asks, obeying Sabi's gentle pressure and moving away from the study.
"Best not to ask, dear," Sabi says with a smile.