Saul had been smiling for what seemed like weeks on end now. Things at Herath had gone well, better than he had expected in fact. More Chapters had shown that he had thought they would, and more importantly they had...tentatively agreed to work together. There had bit some small hiccups, but it seemed that they at least all knew that they could not go on in the way they had been. It was an excellent sign, and Saul was hopeful that in time they would be able to seal themselves in an actual alliance. For now they had each given their word of mutual aid and assistance, some beyond that, some a little less, but it was still about as successful as he could have asked. He was more than pleased, and he knew that the Old Man would be just as happy about it. The others seemed to sense his mood, and their spirits were equally lifted. Their trip back had been an easy one, no bandits, no troubles, nothing at all coming at them. Things somehow even went faster than they should have, and the journey back home to Alliria had all but sailed by. A smile beamed on his face as they crested a tall ridge, the city coming into view. "Well, nothings burning." He joked, some of the others chuckling. "I'llhead to the meeting point with Valerie first, the rest of you stay here. Take it easy for a bit." The Commander told the others. "Ana?" He asked, knowing she would want to come along.