Orien is surprised and pleased to see Tiero approaching the house later that day.
"Tiero!" she exclaims, "you came!" But as he comes closer, wearing shoes for once and hauling a huge bag, she realises with a sinking heart that his face is not the excited happy one she expected. "What's wrong?"
"You don't actually want to go, do you?"
Tiero looks up, an irritated expression on his face. "Funnily enough, I don't find the idea of following a weird stranger somewhere out of this world attractive!"
Orien blinks at the sudden flood of words. "What?"
"I don't trust your traveller."