The pixie disappeared.
'Where's she gone?' I shouted.
'Calm. It's what they do.' said Constance.
'Luna, why are you here?' repeated Ember.
'Well, on the legality of weapons, this,' I said, pulling my sword halfway out so they could see it. 'This is a midnight sword, and it's illegal to own one. I stole it. That's why I'm here. I'd probably be tied to a lone tree and left until day, when the Dawn Shadows would kill me, as I would be defenceless. So frankly, I'm not going back.'
I know that's a bit strange, but it's the truth.