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Damned visions, Falcon thinks, always going to make things more complicated. He knows he should probably listen, but they're running short of time. And the situation for their friends certainly won't be improving. Falcon just hopes someone can keep them from giving up, and that not too many are injured. Then again, not all the scars Blaze leaves are physical...

"Right," he says. "So you don't think we should take the tunnels?"

"No," replies Eternal. "I know it will save us time, but I just have a bad feeling about it."

"Okay, I'll talk to Thunder about taking the overland route. It'll be longer, but apparently it's meant to be safer. Just as long as we get the Stone - and stay in one piece - we ought to be okay. Then it's just a matter of getting back in time..." he trails off, pushing the thoughts of failure out of his mind.

He explains Eternal's thoughts to Thunder, who nods.

"I see what you mean. I shall show you the way out and point you in the direction of the islands. After that, it's up to you."

And so they set off, Eternal carrying the children, Falcon ahead of her, and Life and Chocolate behind her. Helena tags along at the back of the group, saying she would rather stay with Eternal to insure she doesn't suffer from too many after-effects of the birth. Falcon is sceptical, but lets her follow. After all, he thinks, better safe than sorry, and he knows nothing about babies.

Not that he's that much of an expert on fighting dragons either.

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