[Jeff, I thought I posted this last night, but it looks like it didn’t go through?]
Caris wanders outside to find a quiet spot under a tree. She hears the village slowly quieting down as the blanket of darkness brings sleep for most. But she is wide awake. Caris closes her eyes and clears her mind. She readys herself to Commune with Ehlonna. For guidance, for closure, for peace.
The next morning, Caris is eating breakfast with the others. Gazing down upon the celebrators. Perhaps she will decorate her own cup. She notices Grey in the doorway. What has HE been up too? she wonders… Caris eyes both Stern and Grey, giving them “the people’s eyebrow” 🙂