"Everyone, form a circle. Harpy.... what in all the world is your name? Go to the Velvet Fist and tell them that we might have a lead on the zombies. Say that Zachary called for them to meet us, in force, and bring all back here. Do it quickly and quietly." His voice is sharp but quiet, and his eyes do not leave hers, nor blink.
As he finishes his command, he turns like a wolf back on the zombies. "You may yet live, if you do as we have asked you."