" I guess I missed the meeting, but I'm not part of the council anyways. Names Dargo, and my feline friend here is Marlowe."
I shook his hand and said, "I'm Evan, and this is Naomi. If you're not part of the council, then how do you...?"
"Know about the council? Well, they sent us several letters asking us to join. We just didn't join. The last letter we got was three weeks ago, so we decided to at least come to the meeting."
"Oh I see. I am just a member and not one of the leaders, so I don't know about their attempts to recruit others for the council." Well, this makes things intersting. The council will think that they want to join. And if the council members aren't happy, then no one is happy...
"So... Are you going to join the council then?"
"I don't know, I guess we'll find out, won't we?"
I nodded and led him to the council.