As soon as Martin crossed over onto his father's territories, Douglas stopped following them. At first Martin didn't notice.
He was busy flagging down a passing civilian, asking them where the nearest water source was. Martin's horse needed a break and he himself wanted to refill his water pouch.
He didn't notice the lack of a giant shadow flying overhead until he achingly bent down to the small brook, cupping his hands in the cool water and drinking his fill.
He pulled back, dabbing water on the back of his neck and frowned, realizing the sun was in full bloom over him. He looked up, scanning the sky for Douglas.
"He left when we reached the border," Bosco said, bending down next to Martin to cup water into his hands. He took a small sip and continued, "He's already half-way back to his caves."
Martin turned towards him. "How do you know that?"
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