The sky kept changing, changing! Was Aine angry with her?
The tree dragon menaced. “Well!” he demanded, “what of my payment?” Looking up, she saw a single shining sphere gazing at her through the foliage. With an astonished recognition she replied, “Why sir, you already have my payment! The eye you possess is one of my own dreams in which I journey!” As the creature recoiled in confusion the thieving raven saw opportunity and once again swooped down and plucked up the orb.
The blind tree dragon began shaking with a terrible rage but Niamh had already entered the portal.