Shortest slow middle part I've ever seen. I'd pretty much no sooner said that than things started happening.
"You're coming to our quarters, aren't you?" [Her brother's] lips were pursed, worried. He still couldn't bring himself to tell me what to do. Which meant that I didn't have to agree to it, right? So I didn't. I walked off through the field, my boots sinking into the mud.
Without getting too spoilery: I saw this coming. It was definitely building up to it.
Also, totally guessed that about Koen.