"I am afraid that they have already been taken," Brier panted, urging her companions forward, "we are on our own."
Brier felt woozy from blood loss and running was only making matters worse. She would only slow them down if she tried to accompany her friends to the stables.
"Christina, I told you that I would love to be your friend," she said hurriedly, "please allow me to at least fulfill that. You and Bertram get out of here. Get out of the kingdom, if you can. I will buy you as much time as possible. Do not argue, just go."
She turned and vanished into another wall of hedges.
"Brier, help me!" she screamed with Christina's voice, "I'm stuck! Please, hurry!"
OOC: My wifi is now functional, so I'll be on as often as I can.