Ruth flinched when Nihere’s head suddenly shot up. Had she startled him? He tried to explain why he had spoken about making it through the night, comparing it to trying to remember a dream. Apparently it was just something that popped into his head. Maybe he was just stressed. Perhaps Nihere was just lost in thought, thinking about the Conglomerate, when he spoke about surviving the night.
“Well, as long as you’re alright…” Ruth said, not entirely convinced that nothing was wrong.
Her attention was then drawn toward the two other members of their party: Astra and Emme. They appeared to have been talking. Which, Ruth guessed, was a good thing, considering the hostility between them. It did give her some hope that they will be able to get along, at least a little bit, while they were busy adventuring. Maybe Nihere’s words had gotten to her.
Nihere seemed eager to get moving, and Ruth wanted to start the expedition too. But then she remembered something that the Captain said. “Didn’t the Captain say that Blag would be joining us?” Ruth said.
It was then that she noticed someone approaching the lift. They didn’t appear to be the goblin who would be joining them. The figure was rather tall, and was covered in a cloak. Maybe they going to the Conglomerate too.