Keli adds another note to the board, thinking perhaps folks will miss the one she put on Hillar’s door, earlier.
Dear Sar and Faith. I want ya ta know, if there was any other way ta go about gettingâ€™ the pictures off yer walls, we woulda chose it. Ya wasnâ€™t home, we looked fer a key under the mat, and we ainâ€™t found one.The window was our only option. Iâ€™m thinkinâ€™ you woulda done the same if you were with us.
We ainâ€™t waited fer you and Faith ta get back cause sometimes youse is gone fer weeks! By then all oâ€™ the Grippliâ€™s would be dead or close to it. Hundreds oâ€™ â€˜em! Iâ€™m sure, beinâ€™ the kind oâ€™ man I knows you is, hero oâ€™ Thorm and all, youâ€™d not want that ta happen.
But you and Faith will be pleased ta know that what is writ on the back oâ€™ those pictures, is gonna help keep a whole tribe oâ€™ Grippliâ€™s alive and healthy! Oh, theyâ€™s gonna be singinâ€™ praises to you and Faith for keepinâ€™ those pictures safe, and in such fine condition!
Fer sure, ya both will be heroâ€™s in their eyes! As fer any damage we might oâ€™ caused, Sun left a bag oâ€™ coin below Portâ€™s note. If the cost oâ€™ fixinâ€™ things comes ta more then what she left, me and the others will be glad ta pay the difference.
Iâ€™m hopinâ€™ you and Faith will think this out a little and not decide ta go around punishinâ€™ or killinâ€™ all oâ€™ us. Iâ€™m thinkinâ€™ that would be kinda stupid. Why thatâ€™d be like sayinâ€™ what we done to your house, which by the way will soon be fixed, is more important then savinâ€™ a whole tribe oâ€™ Gripplis! I just canâ€™t believe a good man like you and a sweet thing like Faith, would be thinkinâ€™ like that.
She stops to read the note, then walks away, shaking her head,wondering how a broken door, a bit of mud on an already quite dirty floor and a pushed in window screen can become, in his mind, the equivalent of a destroyed house. *Shrugs* Too much ale can do that to a man and I knows he drinks a bit.