- Talal's face fell, and he had no words to offer.
- Talal's gaze sought out Ne'Rin before she stepped out of the house.
- Talal's voice jarred her.
- Kiera spun and darted down the hall, snatching Talal's arm and pulling her around the corner before Ne'Rin saw them.
- He hadn't yet discovered who Talal's mysterious man was.
- Talal's assessment of there being something wrong returned to her.