Marcel showed up today. Mother must have sent him a message. He came into the forge while I was working on Sebastian’s dagger and took a seat and listened to anything I would say, kind of like father used to. I asked him to stay until we had taken the cure, just in case, and if it went badly to kill me before I had a chance to hurt anyone. He agreed. He was more for it than Sebastian. He’s bunking at my house as he normally does. I’m glad he’s here. I now have peace knowing that at least Redriver is safe if the worse should happen.