We had all settled in for the night. Cots and blankets were scattered across the floor and most of them were filled. The few that were empty belonged to those on watch. I was drifting in and out of sleeping, myself. The excitement from the night was keeping me up, but Ragnvaldr would rub my back with his hand if he saw me awake. It was easier for me to fall back to sleep with the calm feeling it created within me.
Tobih tossed and turned all night as well. Usually he was a sound sleeper, having slept through the explosion back in the Granite Citadel even. I thought he may have been nervous about the journey into Orr. It was so close, and we needed to prepare mentally just as much as we had prepared physically. Maybe one could never prepare enough mentally to enter a place like Orr.
He stood up and tidied up his cot. That told me he didn’t plan on coming back to it any time soon. He whispered something to Cinder, waking her from her light sleep, before leaving. She curled into different position before sleeping again.