I escorted the spindly physician from my room. The poor man was a mess, he nearly dropped his pack three times exiting and his sandal caught in my rug pitching him forward. I barely caught him in time to keep him from spilling himself all over my floor.
Once Doctor Ahem was on his way and out of sight, I let the guards know that I needed to go to Francis’ tower. Corporal Billik insisted that I have an escort, so he and Tolly accompanied me.
As was usual, I left the guards waiting at the bottom of the tower and went up alone. Francis was seated at a desk that had not been there during my last visit. I knocked lightly on the cracked door and he looked up. He smiled, but it was a sad smile.
“Dexter, come in please. I spoke to Layred Vu...
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