Chapter 15: Into the Woods
When Diana caught up were her friends, halfway into Amor-Perfe’s woods, she was surprised to see nothing had gone wrong, and at the same time, cautious that something would. The moment her eyes caught Danson’s vigilant form in the distance, she made an effort to get his attention as quietly as possible, and had him lead her back to where the others were in wait. She told them about the light in the north, and the woman from the Eagle Scope School who was apparently after someone in their fold, and as she saw Parlia hang her head, she wondered why she thought it could be anyone else. Parlia was the one who was being pursued after all, and anyone who dared come after herself, Danson, or Keigo would have known to come with a better plan. Instead of trying to distract them, or even get them to run in the woods, where all the sounds of the night would give them cover, they’d choose a moment where their chances were high, and in that moment, they’d strike the necessary blow. The planning alone made it obvious that there target wasn’t herself, or the two she had known for a while, and Parlia being pursued made it obvious that they were going after her, and that made Diana wonder why those thoughts hadn’t come to her before. It made her wonder why it was so hard to figure out whom their target could be, till she looked over to Kiara, and realized that she was the enigma of the group.