I kept looking back nervously at the prince. I couldn't believe that Gwendolyn let him join us. He was a mage hunter. We were all mages. It didn't make any sense in my opinion. But the prince still hadn't tried anything. Yet. I fell back and walked along side Gwendolyn, who was still holding the staff, which she had wrapped in a piece of cloth.
"So, Gwen, did you know the Grey family?"
"No." I frowned. Why did she looked so familiar?
"Are you sure?"
"What do you mean by th..."
Kathering's voice cut me off. "Someone is coming. We ducked down. Gwen turned to me.
"Go see who it is." What was I, cannon fodder? Grumbling, I turned invisible and walked out onto the path to meet the stranger. But then I realized that the figure looked familiar. I turned off the spell and shouted to the other.
"Hey, guys, it is the water guy!"
They climbed out and I was surprised when Gwen's happiness suddenly soured.
"That is not Vand."
"Vand had blue eyes. This guy has green ones."
"How can you be so sure?" But as I looked at the guy more closely I realized it wasn't the water guy. This guy was younger than I was. But he still looked a lot like Vand.
"Who are you?"
The guy looked at our faces. "You know Vand?"
"What's it to you?"
The guy managed a faint smile. "He is my father."