Fifteen minutes would be enough, Moira silently agreed, the desert suddenly feeling extra hot now that she was thinking about it.
She said nothing, but carried herself out the way as the male moved past to drink. From there, she turned and stood farther up on the bank, watching him thoughtfully. Poor man. It was apparent he was very troubled with his thirst, for his belly worked fast and hard as if he couldn’t retain the water fast enough.
At last he was finished, and by then Moira had settled down on her haunches, and glanced off to the side at some distant focal point. Her attention returned quickly though, once the male began to speak, and her eyes found his when she saw he was looking past his shoulder.
An escort? So this gentleman sought to protect her, perhaps go into battle for her if necessary, against all the dangers of the valley? She did very much agree that there were some odd characters existing in the world. This valley and some of the wolves that lived there obviously wouldn’t be any different. She found herself amused, though — both by the (very thoughtful) idea and the images of strange folk that her mind conjured up. A chuckle broke through closed her lips, eyes rolling skyward as Beauregard stood strong in her mind’s eye again.
“None so strange as to frighten me.” She lifted her chin defiantly, found herself staring down at him beneath those very feminine, dark-colored lashes.“I’ve ventured through many such lands in my travels. As you can see,” She gestured at herself with her muzzle,“I remain completely unscathed.” Indeed, the woman was made of stronger stuff.
“If I were to consider accepting such a proposal, perhaps I’d be obligated to first learn the identity of my…future escort?” After all, wasn’t this male yet one of those strange folk of which he spoke of? Who was to say that he, himself, wouldn’t try something less than honorable once he had her close at hand? She returned the wry smile in spite of all this, blinking at him expectantly.
Jul 18, 2017 01:01 PM — Post #6
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[ Edited: Jul 18, 2017 01:05 PM by Moira ]