"With pleasure," Tristan spat back. He went into his bedroom and slammed the door.
Laken eyed the door for a second and then without a sound tip-toed to the window. She pulled some bobbypins from her hair and picked the lock. Easily, they clicked in place, She quietly looked aorund and opened the window silently, slipping out and dashing away. She didn't need him, she didn't need him. She didn't want him of all people.
A while later, Tristan left his bedroom and went to look for Laken. Not finding her anywhere, he began to panic. What if she'd got hurt? He ran out of the building to look for her.
Laken had decided to completely disregard the previous fight and enjoy herself while she was out. She walked through the city, studying the buildings and structures; stopping often to smell deserts, look inside shops, sometimes having a quick chat with a child. She had found one appearing a little lonely on the street and almost out of sorts. She walked up t her and knelt down, smiling. "hey, you okay?"
The young toddler startled, turned to her soft reassuring tone. She nodded weakly. "I lost my mom..."
Tristan had a fast pace and a keen eyesight. Soon he spotted Laken kneeling on the ground. He was about to go over and about at her for running away, when he saw she was talking to a small child. He paused to watch her for a second.
The girl and get talked a while before she took her hand and moved forward, eventually finding her mother. She nosed welcome and turned around.
Tristan strode up to Laken, his arms folded and a scowl on his face. "Where do you think you're going? I need you to stay with me so I can protect you from things you don't understand."
She rolled her eyes and moved past him, nudging him slightly in the shoulder. "Things I don't 'understand''?"
"No, there are things even you don't know about monsters," Tristan told her. "If you knew, it would make your heart curl up in fear."
She sarcastically, still walking."Mhm, I'm listening..."
Tristan raised an eyebrow. "Who says I'm going to tell you?" he snorted. "I might not care about you much but even you shouldn't have to know."
She rolled ehr eyes and turned to him. "How about you just forget about me. We meet up, my dad sees us together. Just say you did but didn't...."
Tristan immediately objected. "He'll find out. No, I'm not going to take that risk," he argued.
She shook her head and kept moving.
"Do you want me to put you over my shoulder again?" Tristan threatened. "Because I will do it."
She rolled her eyes, turning around and kissing him. Smack on the lips. she grinned and pulled away, confusing him, and darting away.
Tristan's eyes widened and he stood, frozen. What had just happened? It took a moment for him to realise that she had left, but when he did he began to chase after her, more furiously than before.
But Laken was sly, nimble l on her feet for get small size. She practically saw it as a game.
Tristan saw Laken turn a corner and he picked up the pace, his long legs working hard to catch up with her. He was getting closer, but not near enough yet to grab her.