And other misheard directions.

Tiberius scowled as he listened to the other lords’ chatter. He wondered why all, save young Lord Shion felt the need to mumble. He looked up sharply as Lord Brennus calmly mentioned a nightmare. Perhaps it hadn’t been one he’d had, but one witnessed by someone else.

He always seemed to be missing something. It especially irked him when the other lords began to file out as if on some unspoken signal. “Where are we going?” he asked. He paused when Brennus said they were going to the lavatory to see something. “I’d rather not,” he said.

“It should be interesting,” Lord Shion said, beckoning him to follow. He was reluctant but came along anyway. “Do you have trouble hearing?”

Lady Aldura smiled and said something about his debt, or was it hers and he shook his head. “I’m not in debt,” he said. “Do we all want to go to the lavatory together? Will we all fit?”

Shion frowned and shook his head. “The laboratory, Lord Tiberius. Is there anything they can do about your hearing?”

“I hear just fine, as long as no one mumbles,” Tiberius replied. He was just a little in doubt however.