"Wherever did you get him from?"
Mathea turns and scowls at Arvid. Inric is at the stern of the ship, asking navigation questions of the somewhat uncertain helmsman. "He's a Sage, you fool," she says. "He came to the Seminary."
"Never seen anyone like that before," he says. Mathea turns her back on him, but he carries on. "Mathea, I - I want a chance to explain."
"I don't want to hear it."
"All right, but I want to explain to Ylva."
Which is one step too far for her. "In case you missed it, she's not here," Mathea says acidly. "Oh right, that's your fault!"