That feeling of awkwardness is rather pervasive. "I suppose so. Diplomacy always carries risk." Waiting. Sounds like a plan. Should she ask about all the fire and darkness? Probably not. Sounds like a bad plan.

There's a nearly audible sigh of relief when the bird shows up. Though it is even more dark and blurry than Damon. This'll be a bleak trip. "I'll follow your lead, Eye of the Bird."