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They stood in a hazy summer sun, next to a small lake, watching for wild gryphons and other wildlife, and debating. "Once again," Hawkeye stated staunchly,"I want to stress how much against this plan I am."
"I know, but I don't have a better one, and we absolutely must elude pursuit before we get anywhere near Jess's ghost; she'll never trust us if we're at the head of a parade of Dark Witches. And the center of Moscow is the best place. There are so many ways that we could potentially go from there, that they'll never find us again, at least not in time."
"Hawkeye, I know already. If you can bring yourself to say, 'Brin, this is the stupidest plan I've ever heard', then I'll listen."
"This is the stupidest plan I've ever heard, Brin," retorted the Oakenling sincerely. Then he sighed. "Yet, I don't have a better one, either. Promise me you'll let me help you."