"He does persistently go with you, Sidi-ji," Drien remarked rudely.
"He certainly does," Ilisidi said with a tight smile. "And will go where we go."
"Perhaps he might stay behind when you go. He has a certain interest."
Bren's heart did a little jump. The last time Ilisidi had gotten him involved with local lords, he had ended up with a broken arm. It did another jump when Ilisidi answered:
"Perhaps. Why would you wish it?"
"Curiosity," was Drien's answer. "Mere curiosity."