Duncan didn't really pay attention to the conversation behind him, he was looking ahead and kept his focus on the path. With Trevor watching their back he didn't have to divide his attention as he trusted the man's capabilities. He wasn't expecting assassins behind every tree but it would be for the best to remain as undetected as possible for as long as possible. For as far that was possible ith hordes and a big dragon.
The forest was silent but not in a way that made his gut twist in anticipation. It could have been pleasant if the quest wasn't serious. He couldn't completely let his guard down and just enjoy the ride.
Gnol nodded. "The truth is always good. Now we just have to work on how you are going to say it. Like your tone, the way you stand. Be fierce, be confident, be proud. Say it loud and in full confidence with your head held high and the look the Darven king right in the eyes. Mind you, he'll try to stare you down. Don't give in, return his stare and keep your face even." Gnol glanced at Trevor. "Maybe you can practice with Trevor, anyone who can survive his death stare can make it through a meeting with the Dwarven King."
Alan looked from Rai and her dragon to Ricki and her dragon. "Wasn't Mercury injured? I wouldn't want to strain him. But five adults and two small but highly active dragons seems like it is a bit much to carry for two dragons. If we'd have two massive dragons like the red and orange ones I might feel more comfortable sharing dragons. My Dragon can hardly fly and doesn't know how to sit still either."
"I can fly, didn't you see me earlier? I can fly anywhere I want!" Alan glanced at Terasivas, "You can't fly for very long yet and you definitely can't carry me.
Alan watched the three riders who were going on their mission. "I think with them already flying that they will draw all the attention to them if we go flying as well the eyes looking at the sky will also turn to us. Perhaps it is safer under the seclusion of the canopy, for now, so we won't have hunters or spies reporting two groups of dragons taking off in different directions."
Alan looked at his clothes. "Besides, I think I need some better clothes to fly, the wind blows right through these and I'd hate to get sick because of flying through the cold air."
Crreessa looked at Seb. "Wow, you must have been thinking like really hard then judging by the way you were starring, hope you didn't hurt yourself," she mockingly. "Come, hop on, float on or whatever, RedClaws can carry you too. You're tall but skinny enough. Let's save your energy for your thinking." Creessa waited till the other riders had taken off before she followed. RedClaws could adjust his speed better in the back then in the front or middle.