I strode about casting for something appropriate while thinking of Gallett.
I could make sense of her message in only 1 way and it was disturbing.
Kyd and her adopted child Cheryn had a disagreement with the government
of Mirhveda and had instigated some disruptive action. It sounded as if
they had taken hostages at the mining site so long under
construction on a hilltop east of the city.
had been 1 of our strongest contacts when Gallett and I had begun to clear
the unattached from the wretched, ruined Vomedu Sector of Silp, the denser
of that large and ancient lot.
the conflict was, Kyd wanted to speak with me.
that be true? Or was it only a stall, an element of confusion and delay
Kyd and Cheryn wished to enter into their negotiations or demands
with Gallett? Gallett must believe it a sincere demand
to send out a query as she had. Gallett must believe the situation unsolvable
by other means or she would never have called upon me severed from Silp,
the service, and all.