Hildegard watched the two men fade into the trees outside their encampment until she could see them no more. Biting her lip, she turned back to the others who had been present to see the agents off.
Ellen had already given her last minute instructions to the two, and had contented herself with letting Hildegard have the final words. With Bard also in mortal danger, she understood what the tiny woman was going through.
Simon was not present, having been called on to distract a certain pair of twins from the fact that their only "family member" who had gotten away was headed right back into the jaws of death.
Ellen smiled wearily at Hildegard. "Those boys are resourceful and they have a solid plan," she said. "They'll be fine."
Wolf huffed in agreement, his entire body shaking with the motion and his bushy fur shaking like the quills of a porcupine.
Mr. Adahy wisely kept his mouth shut. Aiken was the best and only pilot available. But was he ready for