"Ah, it seems I've lost a bet, my friend. I thought you wouldn't reach us before the darkness." "A bet?"Tone was bent over, coughing. "Yes a bet. We've been watching your progress for the past twenty minutes. Few travel these days and you were a point of interest and a point of wager." She patted the money bag on her belt ruefully. "Good for you. Bad for me, I lose eight Draven coin."