"Falon, it doesn't bother you to know I associate with witches and other such beings?" Leo asked suddenly, frowning.
"I guess not." Falon said with a shrug. "I never could understand the hatred for witches, in my experience, normal men do a lot more damage. It's all the same to me really." She said, starting to hack away at the meat. She offered Leo a serving and sat back on her heels to eat. "At the end of the day, the only thing that matters, the only way to reveals who a person really is inside, is by how they treat a stranger in need." Falon offered Leo a warm smile. "And that is how I know you're a good man."
Leo sighed deeply. "Falon...I'm not...I mean..." He sighed. "I'm not human." He said softly, almost inaudibly.
Falon paused, and looked up at Leo. "Oh." She said, sounding a little winded. "Well, what else could you be?" She asked him. "You certainly act human. And don't eat people... At least, I hope you don't eat people..."
He shook his head. "Can eat people. Don't need to in order to survive like most monsters." Leo sighed. "I'm...I'm not sure what I'd even be called. But...I heal really fast. And blood...the taste of it does wonders. But I'm not a vampire or anything."
This new information made Falon's head spin. It was like having the ground ripped out from beneath her feet. "I see, you're not... gonna eat... me, right?" She asked him cautiously.
Leo shook his head. "Why would I? I have no interest in eating anything other than what any human would eat."
Falon grinned. "Then what does it matter? As far as I'm concerned, you are human. Now eat. I assume we're gonna need an early start, where there's one monster, there's more, right?"
"They're attracted by me." Leo mumbled. "If I weren't with you, most monsters would avoid you. Which is why you never experienced them before meeting me."
Falon laughed. "I asked for adventure and danger, guess I got it." Falon knew she should be afraid, but she trusted Leo, maybe more then she should trust a stranger. It had always been her downfall.
Leo shook his head. "You're too trusting. You'll get yourself killed that way, Falon. Or much, much worse."
"My father always said the same, but he always seemed rather miserable." Falon said with a shrug. "When faced with those options, I'd rather be naive and happy..." She broke off with a yawn. This day was rather trying on her endurance, with the multiple attacks and nearly be drained of her blood.
"You should rest." Leo murmured, watching her carefully. He was worried for her, which he didn't totally understand, but also didn't seem to question. Best to just leave things be.
"Alright." Falon said. "What about you, aren't you tired?" She asked Leo as she curled up on a softer patch of grass. She rolled up her bag and placed it under her head to use as a pillow.
"I'll be fine." Leo assured her, sitting down and sighing deeply.
Falon was about to say something else, but her exhaustion promptly made her forget, and within minutes she was asleep, with her hair fluttering across her face as she breathed softly.
Leo watched her sleep for a while before standing, moving about and doing nothing. He picked at leaves and twigs, just trying to pass the time.
Falon had no idea for how long she slept, but when she woke up it was considerably lighter out. The trees provided lots of shadows, but the faint glow of dawn filtered through. Falon sat up abruptly, nearly forgetting where she was, and she looked around rapidly.
"Goodmorning." Leo mumbled from his spot leaning on a tree. "Sleep well?" He hadn't gotten a wink. He was too worried about keeping her safe to get any sleep.
Falon jumped as she heard Leo's voice, and found him leaning against a tree. She smiled sleepily and rubbed her eyes. "Better then usual." She admitted, she hadn't slept that deeply since she was at home, because she always tried to keep an eye open at night in the woods. With Leo there, she felt a lot safer. "Did you sleep at all?" She asked him curiously, as there were no indents in the earth around her.