Kaelin will seat myself by the linden tree and let his mind settle in try and make sense of the things they have discovered so far. He listens to the bird song and watches the surrounding area, letting his mind wander and pick over the things that don’t feel right about this situation.
This isolated plot away from the other graves seems odd. Although he was distracted by learning from the guide at the time, Kaelin vaguely remembers Diana from the caravan journey through the Silent Forest. She held herself aloof from those who walked on foot, which felt like a typical separation based on class. Yet she has planned a simple grave away from her peers. Is this something purely associated with the cost, or something more?
He wonders whether the timing of the death was coincided with the election, a time when the watch do not have the resources to investigate thoroughly and would be likely to settle on the first sensible narrative. A good way to hide something, although possibly just a coincidence.
Kaelin also picks over whether to tell his companions about the priest knowing more than he is willing to reveal. He respects the Father’s position, and there isn’t much to gain other than creating a lot more tension if the issue is forced. Perhaps he will mention it as a last resort – he’s not certain enough of how his fellows may react to the priest’s refusal, particularly Aulexis. She’s not likely to take being told ‘no’ especially well.
Perhaps they should try and find Archibald? He might be able to shed a bit more light on recent events around the town, and he seemed to know Diana a little.