After our disagreement a fortnight ago, I feared that business had finally gotten the best of our friendship. Since I still have yet to receive a reply to my last letter, it seems my suspicions are correct. I realize my mistake has cost you a lot and all I hope to do is make amends. I'll be staying at The Bannered Mare in Whiterun should you wish to speak with me.
- A follow-up letter exists in The Bannered Mare in Whiterun where Maven offers to pay for an escort to help him return to Riften.