Ella Eris and the Pirates of Redemption
"Okay then. Julius. How long will you be staying here in Caelum?"
"I'm just passing through on my way to the coast. The next town is almost a whole day's journey down the road, so I thought I'd stop here and save myself the trouble of bedding down under the stars."
"It's a good thing you did," said Ella's mother. "That road is dangerous even during the day and at nighttime it can be deadly."
Ella caught herself nodding, thinking of the dead man. Her mother went on talking without taking notice.
"You'll be sure to take extra care when you leave tomorrow Mr. Julius -Oh I'm sorry, I mean just Julius."
"It's okay ma'am," Julius said. "I appreciate the concern. I'll be sure and keep an eye out for trouble."
"Well, come along Ella," her mother said. "We should be getting lunch ready," she turned back to Julius. "Will you be joining us?"
Julius grinned. "Never say no to food ma'am. I'll be there