Damien had met the woman Selphia on his travels in the forests of Valenwood. He had forgotten how long it had been since he contacted Sickle and knew that even if he turned around now, would not reach him for at least another two weeks. He walked with Selphia into Valenwood after a long time away from society. He met with the innkeeper and paid for a two person room for a month. He thought of the pain of travelling back to Sickle to deliver information, but could not write to him. He asked Selphia to write it for him, but she turned the tables on him and said she would teach him.
He learned how to write and sent his letter to Sickle and was proud of his achievement. He left town with Selphia and after a days travel south was confronted by 6 men. They demanded all their goods or they would be killed. Damien pulled out a dagger and entered a fighting stance. Two of the men held the woman back while the others charged him. Damien darted between them, dodging and striking at blistering speeds. After a short time only the two men remained, who let the girl go and fled.
He sheathed his dagger, helped the fair lady up and said “man, that was a waste of time and energy, come on lets go Selphia, those men will trouble us no longer”.She smiled as they both walked on into the deep forest.