"Don't be insulting Shelton. I'm right here, and I am scary. You just haven't made me angry yet." It was hard to read Sam through her smile which could mean anything at that moment: that she was being cute and poking fun, or being serious and just in a good mood, no one could be sure. "I should get started on those goodbyes. If you'll make sure everyone is ready, including the horses, I'll meet you out front in, oh let's say, three hours, and we can leave then."
She patted her friend's shoulder and stood, pausing to address Journey before leaving. "Thank you for the drink, and the pains you're taking for Sel. I don't have much to offer, but if there's anything I can do to thank you, or to repay you for including my companions, let me know." With another respectful nod, she turned to head for the loft.