After a night of rest, Aria awoke. She tried to lean forward, but the pain in her stomach prevented her from doing so. Plantagonox brought out a tray of food.
"You know, you really shouldn't try to get up. You were hurt pretty bad," said Plantagonox as he set the tray down next to her. Aria began eating some of the bread on the tray.
"So, what are you going to do now? There is no way I will be able to travel for several days, and surely you have more important things to do than stay here," she said after several minutes of silence.
"Well, I am going to stay around this area for a while. The old man who helped you said that the poison in your wound is extremely difficult to acquire, especially for goblins. I have to investigate this. I will still take you to the city once you are able to move, but then I must return," replied Plantagonox.
"Could I stay here and help you? I don't think that I will be accepted anywhere, even this city we were going to," pleaded Aria.
Plantagonox pondered for a moment before saying, "Wait a few days, then we can decide."