He snapped out of his trance when she heard her voice, turning around and pulling her into an embrace.
"My apologies Calista," he said as he rested his head on hers. "I was just thinking about-" he stopped at the sound of a loud rapping at the door, letting her go and grabbing the large blacksmith's hammer hanging from the wall. "Wait here," he said to her as he approached the door, opening it tentatively. He lowered it with a laugh when he saw the old woman in a long green cloak who was stood outside, who stepped inside when he stood aside. "Carolina, I nearly killed you, I thought the guards had come for me."
"That is understandable," Carolina replied with a smile. "Is Callista re-" She paused when she saw Callista in the room. "She doesn't know does she?" she sighed when Vennar nodded. "Must I explain everything in this accursed town?" She walked over to Callista, taking her hands in her own wrinkled pair. "Child, I doubt you remember me, we last saw each other when you were very young. I am sorry to tell you this but...your uncle is dead, at the hands of Myraz's men."