You turn to face the person. You see nothing in the shadows, then
a face emerges, and a tall slender man clad in black steps out. He
has a glistening dagger in his left hand and is staring at you with a look
of torment in his eye. He draws a breath and lets the dagger clatter
to the stone floor.
"I'm sorry," he says, "I was so wrong." He stands there, staring
at you, then seems to make a decision. "I was sent here to kill you
but--I can't. They will send someone else if I do not succeed.
You must come with me to find sanctuary! It is the only way."
You hesitate. Can you trust him? This may be a trap.