By Mercedes Lackey
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Exactly so. : They headed up the road to the Palace and Collegia. :How convenient that you’ll get your chance today,: Dallen told him, with a hint of amusement. :There is a Council meeting going 50 Mercedes Lackey on right now, and it is going to go long, according to Rolan, Chamjey is showing no signs of wanting to slip away. : Mags groaned. As if he didn’t already have enough to do. Oh well. Best get it over with. Evidently there had been a great deal of silent communi cation among Nikolas, Rolan, and Dallen, because when he arrived back at the Collegium, there was a page waiting with an impudent grin and a spare set of pages’ livery in approxi mately his size.
It was Mags’ turn to snort. : There was an astonished pause, then a ﬂood of mental laughter. :Oh my. Oh my. I’m relaying that to the others. : :Tell that t’me language teacher,: he replied ruefully, then he was at the door of Herald Nikolas’ small suite, and there was no time for chat. 3 M AGS was a little nonplussed. Although he had known he was going to escape a sort of interrogation about what he had heard, he had fully expected Nikolas to say something about the Bard, if only to assure his protégé that Marchand was not going to come looking for Mags in reprisal.
It might be thought a little odd to be down there all alone. People are very likely to wonder why you are there, if there is something, that makes you antisocial, or if—oh, say for example, your Mindspeech is less than controlled, and we are keeping you apart from the others to prevent problems from it. ” Mags shook his head. “If’n I can stay, I want to,” he stated ﬁrmly. “It ain’t like I’m in the way. It’s the warm end o’ the sta 24 Mercedes Lackey bles, ’n I think the Companions like me being there.