5. Syrys: No. I want you all to remain here and return to quarters after dinner. Tomorrow is going to be a busy and early day.
6. Forlorn cubs. Yes, sir.
7. Silver grinning like a fox from ear to ear.

I ran a little late, but I just had the backgrounds to finish. And yes, the others ARE there… and I will make up for that ‘miss’ in the print version so that it’s obvious that all of them are seated at a table across from each other. That does include, Silver, Brix, Tira and Alex. I may have mentally blocked out the need for introductions. 9.9 Or the situation just didn’t leave time for it. There will be introductions later. 🙂