As Horo and Lawrence reach the North the Church begins a large-scale hunt for them. Over the coarse of 3 days a giant hunting party pursues them through the North and both are gravely wounded. Both exhausted they hide in a small clearing. Unwilling to let Horo die, Lawrence tells her to drink his blood, which would kill him because of the wounds he’s received but if she transformed into her Wolf form she’d be strong enough to survive. He states that the only way for her to repay her debt is by living. Horo tries to argue but Lawrence eventually forces her to because it wouldn’t be economical for both of them to die if one of them could be saved.