"Yeah, I dozed a little." Leo lied. "We need to get moving soon so get ready. I've let you sleep in as it is."
"Of course." Falon said, standing up and brushing herself off. She picked up her bag and slung it over her shoulder. "Which way?" She asked him, looking around. After the confusion of yesterday, she didn't have a sense of direction anymore.
Leo sighed, shaking his head. "This way." He mumbled, taking her hand and leading her in the direction they needed to go. He didn't feel like talking much, so he didn't make any attempts at starting a conversation. He just kept his mouth shut.
Falon allowed Leo to lead her away. She remembered how her singing and humming, and words in general tended to aggravate him, so she kept silent. The sun was fully out by now, and it warmed her pleasantly, drying the dew from her clothes. "I.. uh.. I know you probably think I'm a burden. A damsel if you will... But I don't wanna be." She said eventually, when the silence got to her. "I understand if you have no desire to... But if it was possible... Do you think you could teach me to fight like you? Nothing special of course, I just want to have a chance, the next time someone or something attacks me. I don't wanna have to wait to be saved."
Leo glanced over at her as they continued walking. He frowned slightly as he considered it and looked down. "Perhaps I'll teach you some things. But...I'm not much of a teacher, you know." He mumbled weakly.
"It's quite alright." Falon said softly. "Anything would help. And then next time, you won't need to drag a demon off me. I could do it myself." She added, childish smile adorning her face like the mere idea of another attack was nothing more then an interesting and slightly exerting game.
Leo shook his head. "Falon, you need to take these things seriously. A demon like that...usually it's a lot more difficult to get rid of it. If one latched onto me I'm not sure I could get it off. Being the victim, you're weakened by them and they will position themselves to make it nearly impossible for you to get at them with a weapon."
"I understand that." Falon said, expression sobering. "Which is why I'd like a chance, seems better then just waiting for someone to save me. It might be the difference between life and death."
Leo sighed deeply and nodded. "I agree, I suppose. I'll start teaching. But you need to learn to be more careful. Be suspicious of everyone."
"Suspicious of you?" Falon jested. She didn't like the idea of not trusting anyone. Falon liked people as a whole, and would never treat anyone less then civil. Unless they were trying to suck her blood of course.
"Yes, even suspicious of me." Leo said seriously. "Because for all you know, when I come back, it might be a shape shifter that's trying to get in close to you by looking like someone you trust."
"Oh..." Falon said softly, pulling her hand away from Leo. "That sounds... bitter. I don't very much like it." Despite her small show of hesitance however, she kept in step with Leo, matching his longer strides with a brisk pace. "So, is there a way to know if someone is a monster? There has to be a way."
"Well for me, I can smell it. You can check the eyes. But it takes experience to recognize the difference sometimes." Leo explained softly. "Sometimes there are signs for specific monsters, but I couldn't go over all of them with you."