Keaira led her brother toward the temple, ignoring whatever comments Grace might've been muttering behind her now, and walked in with him. A few mages who were in the main hall looked up as she entered and smiled, nodding and saying, "welcome back!"
Eventually Keaira led him in to a room- the room she and Icthus had talked in the day she had been shot with that arrow, actually- and closed the door behind Icthus, locking it. With a soft sigh, she looked up at her brother, who was still smiling, obviously happy she had returned home. Well, he wouldn't be quite as happy for very long.
"It's good to be home," she said to break the silence as she walked over to the window. She could just barely see Mortimus's figure in the clearing she had left him in and she shook her head slightly. What part of "stay hidden" did he not understand? Luckily, his figure soon disappeared just before Icthus would be able to move over to the window and see.
"There's something I have to tell you Icthus, and it's not easy," she started, still watching out the window. "I was captured by a bounty hunter...he took me far from the castle, and we stopped for the night. While we were sleeping, two bounty hunters came to the camp and tried to capture me."
She swallowed hard, and it was now that she allowed her blue eyes to look up at her brother, her heart pounding fast in her chest, "He saved my life, Icthus. He didn't treat me as roughly as those bounty hunters would have if they'd been given the chance. He...even killed them, and nursed the wound from the arrow because it got opened up thanks to the bounty hunters. The most he did was tie me up...he even let me go free. But, he told me that he wants to know what's going on. He wants to know why this is happening to the mages...he wants answers, from you." She waited before continuing, wanting to know how her brother would react to all of this information before she definitely told him that the bounty hunter was near the temple.