Kenver told Tennoc the moment they were alone. He fell on his stepbrother's shoulder and cried. "How could Father turn on you, knowing how Gwynna and I love you!"
Tennoc held Kenver close. "That's why he wants me dead. He was as my father--no more, but you will always be my brother, Ken, always!"
They parted, and Kenver wiped his eyes. "Shall we tell your mother?"
"No, no," said Tennoc, "I want her held blameless."
"I could take you by reflection to Brunsial."
"Then your father will be angry with you, and I'll look guilty. I've done nothing wrong."
Kenver worried the corner of his mouth. "What will you do?"