I grumbled under my breath as I waited with two guards outside the door. Gavin had told us to wait outside while he looked for something. And despite the fact that we had dragged ourselves there on his behalf, despite the fact that we were supposed to be working together, he still would not tell us anything, save that it was important. I was starting to get impatient. I shifted from foot to foot, cracked a joke or two, but at length, I finally walked up to the door and put my hand on the handle.
"Are you sure about that, sir?" One of the guards asked. They had heard about Gavin's skill, and were afraid to make him angry. I smiled at them.
"If he is making us escort him here, we might as well be allowed to see what he is doing." And with that, I opened the door and walked inside.
For the second time that day, I was caught off guard. There was no one there. I was certain Gavin had walked in, and there were no other doors in this room that I knew of. But the man seemed to have disappeared.
"Sir?" I turned, and saw the two men's faces in the doorway. They were probably afraid something had happened to me. I was about to tell them when the windows and doorway were suddenly filled with a strange white light and a deafening boom could be heard. I let out a shriek and flinched, then quickly composed myself.
"Is that a storm?"
Kathering's face came into view. "No, a strange light just appeared over the city."
I frowned. Should we investigate? If Gavin really had left somehow, we were free to do so. I ran my gaze over the room again. Nothing but dusty old books and some furniture.
"Alright, let's go. Gavin can catch up later if he feels like it." I walked out of the room, telling a nearby scribe to tell Gavin where we went, just in case he was still lurking around. Then, we set off towards where Kathering had seen the strange lights.