A quick and stealthy interlude! As you might remember, the last time Halen talked to Gregor, things got a little bit loud because he just didn’t want to let Halen in on his secret … seems like Halen decided that talking just doesn’t lead to anything. Might be the first time in his life.

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<Serpent's End, Master Peck's office at night>
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<Halen comes in through the door and closes it silently>
Halen: <thinking> I am really doing this.
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Halen: <thinking> This is not like me. Not AT ALL. Please forgive me Gregor ... but you are not giving me any other choice. You should have just TOLD me!
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<Halen looks around the office>
Halen: <thinking> ... where do I even START? The city records ... ?
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Halen: <thinking> No that would be too obvious. ... what If I don't find anything? Then I'd have abused his trust for nothing! No ... no there has to be SOMETHING!
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Halen: <thinking> ... HIS DESK! The way he looked at it ... there has to be something in there!