"Tha - you are really sure about this?" Tiero looks back over his shoulder, anxiety clear in his face. Jakin grins encouragement at him.
"Go on!" he urges, "say it!"
Tiero turns round and speaks to the wall of the nexus room. "In - Inric!" His voice is thin and nervous. "Tha - you promised to take me home should I ask." He takes a breath, and his voice steadies, driven by need. Mina holds her breath. "I want - I need to talk to thee! Keep thy promise!"
Inric, walking slowly away from the mayor's house, stops in his tracks as the summons shivers through him. Wil glances back at him. Neither notices the light flickering in the window of the house they have just left...