I stared at the raven, perplexed. It seemed as if I'd seen it before, but I couldn't figure out where. I stared into its icy blue eyes, searching my memory for where I'd seen it. Before I could remember, the raven let out another harsh caw and took flight, its feathers shining silver in the moonlight. I looked up at the sky, just now noticing that it was around midnight. I listened intently as I heard guards rush past our hiding place. I gripped Lupe's hand tighter, fear coursing through my veins. I knew they were searching for us. They wouldn't forgive us for what we did.
After they'd passed, I let myself relax a bit. We were safe. For now, at least. I sniffed the air, scenting for any more danger. When I was sure there wasn't anything to be afraid of, I let go of Lupe's hand. I peered around the corner of the building we were hiding behind. I could see a crowded marketplace, teeming with life. Places like this made me realize that there was still hope left for Ddinas y Gordwedd. Cautiously, I came out from behind the building. I could smell meat roasting. It was then that I realized just how hungry I felt. I looked around for the source of the delicious scent. My stomach flipped when I saw a merchant standing behind a cart laden with foreign looking meats and cheeses.
I ran lightly over to the cart, weaving in between the crowds of people. I breathed in the rich, meaty scent.
"May I help you?" said the merchant, with a slight hint of annoyance in his voice.
"No, we're fine, thank you," said Lupe curtly. I looked at her pleadingly. "We can't afford things like that right now. I promise we'll get something to eat soon." I sighed and we continued walking down the street. I gazed at all of the exotic looking merchant carts there were. I could see a few Elves here and there, which wasn't uncommon, but it was still strange. I was constantly scenting the air, watching for any guards that might come along. I could tell that Lupe was just as tense as I was.
We walked into a small, rundown bar, unable to stand our hunger any longer. I could hear Lupe gasp quietly when she saw Brann sitting down at one of the tables.