"You will be careful this time?"
Inric stops and turns. Magistra Colle is waiting at the edge of the nexus room, mild concern on her face.
"Magistra," he says, and then, with an effort, "I will be careful."
"I hope you find your book."
Colle watches him disappear, magic which never fails to send shivers down her spine, then turns to go. Just as she leaves the tunnel, rapid footsteps behind her make her pause.
"Yllianvarar?" She turns to see him running down the corridor towards her, pale hair flying.
"I didn't just miss him again, did I?"