ZONA: That is *not* the reason we came after you.  The reason … I … came after you.

TULA: There was more than one reason. More than one purpose in our actions.  Not all of it is under our control. But you are here. Zona and you are together. And that is a powerful good, not just for you two.

PONTAGAR: And that? (pointing at the torc)

ZONA: Mentl is my silver-bonded and a member of our tribe.

PONTAGAR: Charming.

MENTL: You got a problem with that, Big Red?

PONTAGAR: (shrugs) If I do or don’t, what does it matter to you?  Just kill a dragon, little man, and this I swear – any problems I ever had with you will go away.  Gen venon co Eroghen.   Welcome to the tribes of Erogenia.

ZONA: I’m proud of you, Pontagar.  You’ve learned some rudimentary manners.


ZONA: But we also have some important news.  From my mother.

(Pontagar and Rannik’sears prick up)

ZONA: And also from my father.

(Pontagar and Rannik: “WHAAAA?”)