"Your uncle wants you to have lessons in manners?" Tiero stares at Orien in confusion. "Why?"
"I wish I knew. Maybe I'll find out tonight." She leans forward. "Oh, Tiero, did you see that Unfledged I told you about?"
"What, the dark one with long hair?"
"Yes. Only he lost his wyrbeast, and I suggested he should ask you since you know about them."
"No, I haven't seen him," Tiero says, but he looks aside as he does so, conscious of the strange wyrbeast he found.
"Oh well, maybe he found it along the way," Orien says comfortably. "Oh, guess what I've been reading?"
"A book with Unfledged stories in, and there's one I hadn't read before!"