"Avi!" Kit shouted as his friend ran off into the night, "Avi! Wait!"
But it was no use; Avi didn't hear him, or didn't want to hear him. Kit was left alone with Brannec.
"You didn't know, did you?" Brannec said softly, "About her magic?"
"She... never told me," Kit said. He wasn't sure what to think about that; Avi was his friend, his best friend, and all that time, she could do magic! ...And she had never told him.
"Yeah," Brannec said, scratching behind his head awkwardly, "Shoulda figured that."
"We need to go after her!" Kit said, but Brannec put a hand in front of him. "No," he said calmly, "Let her go. She needs to sort this out on her own for a while."
Kit watched helplessly as Avi slipped into the forest. He wanted to help! To do something, anything! He hated being powerless like this; to see his best friend feeling so hurt and not being able to help her in the slightest.
"Why did you do that to her?" Kit turned on Brannec, trying his hardest to sound angry, "You