Well, that was a development, wasn't it? It had been a while since Merric had been the only human among his traveling companions. Particularly in these lands, which hadn't been as welcoming to nonhumans as he might have hoped or been accustomed to in the past. "It's lovely to meet you, Fern," he said, dipping his head slightly. "I'm glad you've decided to join us."
And then there was Key, who appeared to be half-elven, and also seemed to be commenting as though there were anyone that Merric would mind traveling with. "Of course I don't mind," he said, and his smile softened a little at the edges, a touch less blindy optimistic and a bit gentler. "We had an agreement, didn't we?" And that, ultimately, was all there was to it.
Admittedly, Merric had a sneaking suspicion that all the revelation had been meant to be a bit more dramatic. Perhaps it would have been more striking if he could see color, he supposed---but at the end of the day, there'd simply been more that he'd seen. It had all been a long time ago, or at least felt like it. Back before. When he'd still had full use of his eyes, and he'd been in a different place, and the world around him had been filled with strange and wonderful things that felt more like a dream than ever these days.
With all the formalities settled, there was little more to be done than discussing logistics, and that could be taken care of on the move. "Shall we be off, then?" he asked, turning back to the road as though to continue. "If someone wouldn't mind taking the lead, that would be appreciated; I'm not much at keeping an eye on the road ahead." He snorted softly, almost under his breath, and gestured vaguely toward his clouded eyes.