Ehlissa was troubled and could barely sleep all that night. Her dreams became anxious nightmares about where Erac was and what secrets Erac's Cousin was keeping.
By morning, Ehlissa felt so frantic that she decided she had to get away. She might not go as far as Elmshire and seek help from Tenser, but if she went out into the countryside for a day, maybe she could clear her head and come up with a good excuse for her absence later.
It was a sound enough plan. The problem was, Ehlissa never made it to the city's gate.