- My heart was pounding in my chest as be passed through the courtyard and up a wide set of steps. We entered into an opulent living area with a large fire burning. Four mammoth graying men sat around the fire and glanced up when we came in.
- "What was the commotion, brother?" one of them asked glancing at me.
- I looked curiously at him and then cursed myself. Master Damien would be so angry if he knew I had looked at these other men.