Rakinen shrugged. "I can't be in two places at once.

I tried. Fine, go ahead, go if you want to go, we'll do this your way. We'll catch up, eventually. Could be a while. Unless we find something else we feel needs looked into. Then I guess we'll do that instead and leave you by yourself. That's what you'd do, right? Anyway, good luck, I'll let the others know where you're going; if we feel like joining you we will, I guess. Or not. Anyway, good luck, no hard feelings."

And without listening to another word, Rakinen turned and walked back to the group, hoping to catch some of the conversation.