Aiden finally gets his sword back. Admittedly Eesa was done with it about 16 pages ago, but Aiden was too busy being smug to go get it.
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The silver haired girl looks to the group, apologetically.
Girl: I'm sorry I ever believe any of it.
Lorielle gives her a hug.
Lorielle: There, there! Don't fret, no one here will fault you for it.
Lorielle glares over her shoulder at Aiden.
Lorielle: Except maybe Aiden.
Lorielle holds on to both of the girl's shoulders, looking excited.
Lorielle: We'll be back to check in on you soon, okay? You just let your new big sis take care of you!
Aiden walks past, looking smug.
Aiden: Yeah, you can teacher to put on makeup, stay up late, miss archery targets...
Lorielle shakes her fist.
Lorielle: Shut up, Aiden!
Dorian points to Jechin, who is making his way back down the stairs.
Dorian: If y'can get that old skinflint to listen to you then you'll be fine 'til we get back.
Eesa helps the silver haired girl stand up.
Eesa: By the way...