It was Sev’s day to teach today. This he did, despite his hangover. He commented to me, this afternoon, “That woman you helped was the size of a horse, you know that?” He was watching me for at least part of yesterday. I never saw him.
The city is quiet tonight, for once, as it has been all day. The trash and hangovers from the city below are messy enough without adding noise on top of it. Meyni came by, acting like every little sound would cause her head to fall off. She seemed a little unsettled than I showed no sign of hangover. I let her think I was a special case, and did not mention I did not drink. Being controlled enough to hide signs of a hangover is more to my taste than admitting that I did not drink. I’ve asked Sev to fetch me a firkin of good wine. We’ll share that, tomorrow or the day after.
Sev had the children practicing with locks again, as he talked at them about various points he’s already gone over with me a hundred times. I made dumplings instead of listening. Heiye participated willingly enough, but wouldn’t admit to me what he was thinking. I confronted him about yesterday’s thoughtful mien just an hour ago.
I’ll ask Sev to talk to the child.