Silence reigned over the first half of the day as we were each caught up with our own thoughts. There was much to mull over – the result of our lively conversation of the night before.
At issue – what should we do about the four fairy villages that lie between Nonin-gal-dith and the frontier to the human territories. Should we as Dunfallon desires take them as they come and just pass through? It would satisfy his natural curiosity. Or should we avoid them altogether as the ever suspicious Rumble prefers? Noralei sides with the pixie, but only to take advantage of any information that could come our way about our ultimate destination.
As for me, I can see merits in each view. But I do lean towards Rumble’s belief in caution. Especially because of the need to maintain such a close watch on Willie.
From the afternoon onwards we debated the question under the leafy canopy of our route. We even heard from Willie – who wants to go home. He at least remains civil and not shrill.
For now I have time before I make the final decision. The High Fairy has made it clear that it should solely rest with me. And he expects me to lead.