“I’m sorry I didn’t get here faster.” Gaspare said as he brushed his fingers through Iom’s hair.
“What are you talking about? you had perfect timing. I had him right where I wanted him.” He let out an exhausted sigh. “I can’t wait to get out of this place, to get Adan and the others out of this place.”
Gaspare hugged him a little tighter. “Did he…?”
“No, not that he wouldn’t have, but no, he didn’t.”
“Please never leave without me again or at least don’t sleep on the road.”
Alvah came back with the other men who all couldn’t believe they were actually free and some of them started crying when it set in they would be leaving. “I told them to come back with us and we would get them home.” Alvah said. “How is he?” He gestured to Adan.
“Still alive.” Daray said. “We’re going to have to go really slow with all of them, especially Adan.”
“Can you carry him?”
“What about you Iom, are you okay to travel?”
“Even if I wasn’t, I would still insist we go. None of them need to stay here any longer.” He raised his head to look at the other men. “You should all grab as much as you can; food, clothes, water, even jewelry and money. That monster owes you everything, so take what you can for the trip.”