Hesta eyed her curiously. Strange. Reyula called that country the home of bloodthirsty barbarians. This girl looked neither bloodthirsty nor barbaric. More like a harling wishing to be taken in as pet. Hesta had another urge—to seize and shake her!
And so she might, after a fashion. I’m hungry. What is there to eat?
If the girl was startled at the sudden mindspeech, she hid it well. A meal is prepared for the Hesta. I will fetch it at once.
Reminder: there is much use of mindspeech from this point – no way to indicate via sound. In the text, it is denoted via usual offset.