Suqqu had scouted ahead, her tiny size kept her hidden high up in the trees. But she did have to worry about eagles or any other birds of prey that might want her for a snack. So far however, nothing came to attack. And Racker her protector had finely tuned instincts. Marcellus and his wife the bounty hunters, were crouch walking to their location. As quickly as her little feet would allow her, she scampered back to where Racker was hiding 25 feet from the man they hung upside down in the trees.
"They're coming," she said.
The man clenched his jaw and fists, "I knew it. We'll find out soon who's after us." He told her to go back up in the tree and get ready to knock them out.
She readied the materials she needed once again made her way back in the trees. She chose a spot ten feet away from the hanging men, it was best not to let the bounty hunters see them. Her wait was a mere 10 minutes when the man in the woman got in her range. She cast her spell and has with the men before, white mist shot out from her hands overcoming the two bounty hunters and they fell to the ground unconscious. Suqqu called for Racker to immediately come to her location, he was there within minutes.
As he did before, he bound their hands and feet, put a gag over the woman's mouth and hung the man and woman upside down from a tree. He instructed Suqqu to keep an eye out for any other associates of Marcellus while he waited the half hour it would take for them to regain consciousness.
Racker kept his wits about him as he waited until he heard the groaning of the man and his wife. At which point, he strode up to Marcellus and tapped him on the forehead. The man looked around and saw his wife was similarly incapacitated and saw the man he was signed after smiling mere inches from his face.
"Who sent you?" Racker asked.
"Does it really matter if I tell you? You're going to kill us anyway."
Racker laughed, "Maybe, maybe not. But I will definitely leave you here to be picked at by any manner of wildlife if you don't tell me."
"And if I do, can you please spare my wife?" Marcellus asked.
"I'll consider it."
"I'll tell you nothing unless you agree to cut her down and spare her."
Racker took out his sword and put it out the woman's chest, she shook her head in panic "You're not exactly in a position to make demands. Tell me what I want to know otherwise it will go slow for her."
Marcellus knew the other man's reputation and knew he would do it. "Okay then," he said, "your beloved leader knew you had been planning to retire, and refused to allow anyone to retire from his service."
Racker stuck his sword back in his scabbard as he nodded his head, "Thanks for the information." he proceeded to put a gag over Marcellus's mouth and walked away, Suqqu joined him when they were out of sight, just on the outside chance that someone might rescue them.
"Wouldn't it have been better to kill them?" she asked as she climbed into his shirt pocket.
"No one's going to find them, at least unlikely. Now we've got an old friend to get rid of." He filled her in on what Marcellus had told him.
Suqqu gasped, "After everything we did for him and he betrayed us."