When Cora reaches the old mills she is relieved to see Alma has made it out alive. She could tell the battle has taken its toll on him and Pete. She also knows that this won’t be a safe place for long. Cora can’t understand Alma methods consoling them won’t help they aren’t out of the weeds just yet.
If you fill their mind with hope that the worst is over. Will only destroy them if they are attacked. She grabs him and does her best to pulls him aside. If Kandure is around still she will try to include him in this conversation.
Why lie to them? Your only going to hurt them in the end. Did you see the girl?
There was something not right how was she controlling them? We need to know more about this girl?
How safe is this place? Is this a named spot where they retreat if their village is attacked? If so we can’t stay here for much longer!
Cora says as quietly as possible so that no one could hear her. As much as it is best they know what is happening she doesn’t want set a panic.
I don’t just say all those questions at once I left spaces to allow some conversation to happen in between. But I do address all of them.