Sage climbed up onto her horse. "Lead the way then. And keep in mind I still don't want anyone knowing I'm a girl. I still want to be able to go into hiding when this is over. I don't want any other assassins coming to knock on my door to go take care of the problems they can't."
((Unless you want something to happen during their day's ride, we can timeskip after this post.))
Thresh nodded, spurring his horse to move faster. He thought for a long time, considering how he would track this man. Obviously, he'd check for the tattoo. Anybody who had seen it would be near the man, or know something about him. There were a million places he could be, but Thresh decided the northwestern city of Wendia would be a good start.
((We can skip. Should they make camp or stay at an inn?))
((Either one, whichever you feel would advance the plot more.))
((Inn. Shared room. Single bed. Makes for an oportunity. Sound good?))
(Oh jeez lol. Sounds fine.)
Thresh stepped inside the inn, shaking off the cold from the harsh winds of the mountain traverses. Looking around at the small count of travellers who shared the small inn with them, he shrugged off his coat and approached the innkeeper.
"I need at least two rooms, please." Thresh requested, placing a small bag of coins on the table. The innkeep looked at him with a mild look of boredom and xenophobia for Thresh and Sage. The man gazed at the small amount of rooms, and then barked,
"We gotta single room, one bed. If y'wanna stay here, y'deal with it."
Thresh looked at him with mouth agape, then turned back at Sage to search for approval.
((Bump, I'll be late tomorrow.))
Sage sighed. "That's fine, I'll sleep on the floor." She said, her voice disguised to sound male. She was in her Blood Rose outfit, after all. She needed to keep her disguise up. She hoped the dirt on her face and the dim light worked as well as it had before she'd gone into hiding.
Thresh nodded, and then looked to the man. He pointed to the only open door in the inn, directly across from the bar. Walking into it, Thresh dropped his pack on the floor at the foot of the bed and shut the door to the room. Lying on the bed, he said,
'"I assume you still want to go to the Dark Forest?"
"Yes." Sage shut the door. "But when i'm ready. I'm not ready now. I'd quickly be taken over if I tried to go now." She grabbed one of the two pillows on the bed and went over into the corner, putting it against the wall and sitting with her back against it. "I assume you still think I shouldn't go?"
Thresh nodded. He was truly worried she might be too overzealous and get herself hurt before she even got into the Forest.
"The Forest isn't for the weak of mind. And I- I... I'm not sure I could face some of those that still lurk in there anymore. They almost killed me more than once." Thresh said, looking at her.
"Thresh, I have to go." Sage told him, resting her head back and closing her eyes. "It's just...not optional."
Thresh sighed, lying back on the bed. There was no stopping this girl, she was about as stubborn as a mule.
"You're going to freeze without a blanket, or a fire." He said to her, drumming on the blanket idly.
"There's only one blanket, and this outfit is designed against the cold." Sage mumbled. It was uncomfortable to sleep in, but she'd just have to get used to it.
"Then take my blanket, I'll be fine." Thresh suggested, sitting up and beginning to hand it to her. He wasn't awfully cold, and he could sleep in his assassin clothes.
Sage shook her head. "I'm fine." She insisted. "In case you didn't notice I'm the one sleeping on the floor here. You're paying for this room and you're getting the perks."
"A cold bed is the same as a cold floor, especially this thing. It feels like it's filled with stones." Thresh commented, rubbing his hand over the material.
Thresh..." Sage shook her head.
"Hm?" He asked. She was being odd. He wasn't exactly sure what she was doing.
"Just keep your stupid blanket and bed and go to sleep." Sage mumbled, lying on the floor and curling up.