The next few days are spent with Eragon learning how to read and practicing his sword fighting and magic in his spare time. In the evenings, he visits Saphira.
In short order, Brom says he's ready to launch his plan. He clues Eragon in on the deets, but all we get is, "this is what we'll do…" (27.10).
Eragon speaks with Saphira telepathically, letting her know that they will be leaving soon. He's kind of bummed. He liked his time in Teirm. Still, he knows the life of a Rider can't be a normal one, what with the dragon and all.
That night, he has a vivid dream in which he sees a young woman in a cell. She is crying a single tear.
Eragon wakes to finds himself crying, too, before he falls back off to sleep.