Continuing with sentences from Confrontations my current work in progress. This introduces the second of the focus characters.
With a chiding voice ringing in his thoughts Val signaled his three companions forward. He closed his mind to the muttered complaints of the youngest member of the quartet. Why me? Since he was a year older than the other halflings, he'd been chosen to ride herd on the most impetuous of the Fire affinities. When Ky's courser sprinted into the lead, he groaned.
"We're off at last," Ky shouted.