Thorn was off the phoenix before it was even properly off the ground, landing cat-like on the edge of the lake. Almost immediately he started pacing, mind working furiously.
How the heck did Arrow get here? I thought he disappered with the others, what's he doing here of all places?
And how am I going to explain to him about the Mist?
Argh, this is giving me a headache.
As the others scrambled off the back of the phoenix, Thorn continued pacing. What had Emerald said about the Priory? It didn't make much sense to him, but it was another piece to the puzzle. Now all he had to do was find out how it fits in.
Okay, he thought, Emerald clearly knows more about this situtation than I do. I need to ask her about what could have upset the forest's balance. Even if she doesn't know what it is, her knowledge could still be useful.
And maybe she can explain what that nightmare was about.
Suddenly Thorn stopped dead, frozen in mid pace, motioning for the others to be silent. He could hear something, a mere whisper on the wind, but something none the less.
And it was calling to him.