"Odd indeed," she agreed, deciding not to inquire as to how the fugitive managed to get away later on. The Scorpion magistrate looked like the capable sort - or at the very least the kind of magistrate one really would not want to upset.
"However, I have some healing skills and would be more than willing to put them to good use. Say, to make certain that the Magistrate and the Ratling who so kindly took her mud-drenched shape back towards the village do not fall ill themselves."
There was a careful smile around the lips of the young Chiyo as she spoke these words. They were genuine and perhaps a careful, if somewhat clumsy, attempt at cheering up the magistrate.