"Fool! Now he's loose again!" Prytanis glares at Tiero as Orien stares after the wyrbeast.
"I don't care! I don't care about any of this! I don't understand!" Tiero swallows. "But Orien is my friend. I won't let thee hurt her!"
At the hut, Copper in his arms as though it hadn't been the bookwyrm who had abandoned Inric three long days ago, Inric overhears Prytanis' response as though he was in Tiero's place. As he had once been.
"Stand against thy kin and I will cast thee out!"