Caron and Hallsey had left, leaving Kael alone in her tower again but with far more to think about.
She had, she realized, spoken more words to other people today than she probably had in a week back in her old life.
And she knew nothing about the world outside. She was only managing as well as she did because of the translation potion, and when that failed her, she was going to be left looking blankly at people while they talked about matters that were ancient history to them and still far in the future for her.
She inventoried her ingredients slowly and began a list. Some of these things were incorrectly labelled; she added a tiny notation to the bottom of each label in her own script. Some of them were getting stale. A few were missing altogether. Continue reading