"Urqin, you speak... wisely."
Jibrith turned to walk away, stopped, then turned back to the Advisor.
"We have not always seen eye to eye, Advisor Urqin. But in this, you are correct. You know the Fire Lords. You know their strength and our weakness. Triu must be advised accordingly. Be with him at dawn: I will come. We will speak with him then."
Urqin sniffed loudly, wiping his nose along his sleeve. He smiled, turned and walked away.
In silence ,Jibrith stood, unmoving. Two thoughts lurked in the shadows of his heart.
Am I too old? Am I too frightened?