Voices: He is one of THEM.... mind stealer.... dream killer....
Voices: Kill him!!! Kill him!!!
Male voice: It is for the Lady to decide!
Voices: (hushed) The Lady....
Female Voice: Mind stealers live not among us. And so you cannot live, Marius.
Female Voice: (whispering) Had you only taken me as your bride, Marius. How I would have loved you.
Marius: (quietly) I would rather die.
Female Voice: (soft laugh) And so you shall. Take him to the fields, and KILL HIM!!!
Voices: KILL HIM!!! KILL HIM!!!
Marius: AHH! NO!!!
Syrinx: HEY! Woah there, you're okay.... they're not here... you are safe. It's okay.
Marius: (shaky) You know... you saw them?
Syrinx: Something about hitting your head, perhaps, or the emotion behind the memory, but yes, I could see your dream. I am so sorry, I share your gifts, and I know the burden they can be. I am sorry.
Marius: (deep breath)
Marius: (suddenly panicked) The little girl! Is she okay? Whatever attacked me, did it hurt her?
Syrinx: (chuckle) SHE'S what attacked you. You scared her, and she was defending herself. And she's fine. She's very worried about YOU, as a matter of fact, and wants to apologize.
Marius: SHE attacked me? How? What IS she?
Syrinx: She's a changeling. A grown changeling. And apparently an elemental wizard of some sort. We've never seen anything like her.
Marius: Neither have I. I would've sworn...