"The Unknown happened, sir." I pant, rising from the floor.
"He came, he saw, he conquered." I gasp for breath, "Emman and I chased him for as long as we could, I believe Emman got to wrestle with him at least, but he got away in the end."
I run up to my friend and wrap her in a warm embrace. Eerie hugs me back as well, even though I'm covered in sweat. After a while, we pull away and our minds return to the current situation.
"You should go into hiding, Eerie," I tell my friend earnestly, "I couldn't tell from the attack whether or not he was simply after your Aethermeter . . . or you."
I glance worriedly at Erik.
Please protect my friend, please.