Of Wardens and Pariahs ch2-The Trouble with Mabari
What'd I say? Harvey frowned in confusion as he watched the very pissed off mage stomp away. He was trying to be polite, but obviously Trinne had still found his comment offensive somehow. Maybe she was having a bad day. Maybe with the distractions of what his father expected him to do, he'd said the wrong thing.
And with that, Harvey's mind was back on what he'd been intending to do before Gilmore--not to mention Frida--sidetracked him. Namely, talking his mother into staying at the castle instead of going off with Lady Landra. He did not want to be in charge of all this, not by himself. If he was honest, the idea terrified him.
He would still find his brother, of course, and tell Fergus of the change in plans, but first came his mother. I can't do this. I can't.
"You coming?" Harvey asked Frida when the mabari didn't immediately move to follow him.
She let out a happy yip, as if she'd just been waiting for an invitation,