Things had been difficult between myself and Fura after the Dinner. She was upset that I’d been talking with Agdi, though I’m not entirely sure of her reasons. I understand that her father had a heavy hand in the match, but Agdi seems like a really nice guy. Plus, I think he can help me with my problems. I’ve promised to make him a fleet of ships if his family would construct a workshop for me. In return, Agdi has promised to help deflect attention away from my problems on the beach. People don’t buy my cover story, but so far no one has probed any further. Yet.
The tension between me and Fura continued until our trip back out to the dwarf cave. I’m not entirely sure why we’re bringing so many people to visit him, and I will admit that part of me worries for the dwarf’s life. I know it’s selfish since I don’t want to jeopardize the weapons he’s promised to craft for me, but I can also be worried for the man himself, right? Fura and I talked and it was wonderful. I was of course worried that she would never speak to me again, but that’s not the case. She may not entirely trust me anymore, but she at least understands that siding with Agdi was the only way that I could build the ship for Fura as I promised. I also tried to advocate for Agdi. Fura is still a little unsure, but it appears that Agdi is a smart match for Fura.
I’m surrounded by people more powerful and influential than myself. If I play my cards right, I can bend them in my favor.