“I have a plan,” I told the women, “we need to get help for Ursel and we need to get everyone on the ship. Aurie told Artio we need to do this while the fire is distracting everyone, including the slavers.”
“But Ursel is not able to walk,” Artio said, “and she will not wake up. How will we leave this place?”
“This is my plan - you four together can carry Ursel to the docks, get her onboard the ship and maybe there will be a doctor, uh, a healer, on there who can see to her wounds,” I said.
“What are you going to do, Betty?” Isobeau asked, “I can see that you are determined to do something. You are going to do it without us, too.”
“You’re right, Isobeau,” I responded, “I need to find Maddalena. I need to confront her and stop her actions - now and in the future.”
“She’s here?” Isobeau asked.
“I saw her in the crowd when I was in the courtyard, before I started the f...