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Eragon wakes up groggily. He's tied up. So is Brom.
Eragon tries to remember some magic words, but he can't. He's been drugged by those dastardly Ra'zac.
He sees that Saphira's been muzzled and wrapped in chains, too.
The Ra'zac taunt Eragon, saying he'll make a good servant for their master.
Brom stirs. The Ra'zac debate giving him more of the drug, or just killing him outright. They go with plan B.
As they are about to slit Brom's throat, though, arrows fly at them from an unseen attacker. One of the Ra'zac is hit in the shoulder.
They take off, but not before kicking Eragon in the side and throwing a dagger at him. Brom, who has staggered to his feet, leaps in front of the flying dagger and takes one for the team. Well, really, he takes one for Eragon.