Shiloh rode quietly along looking back at the town. She was a little nervous because she'd stolen the horse, which would be very serious if she was caught,
"Yeah I'm sure you ain' eve' sto'en nothin'." she muttered to herself. She kicked her horse and rode faster along the rode.
Nathan didn't do it to leave her behind, but he didn't call to her either. The moment she was ahead of him, he made a sharp turn off the road and into the woods, planning on taking a particular route away from the road from that point on. It was quicker and he prefered facing animals as danger rather than people.
Shiloh heard the horse turn and head off in a different direction, she checked behind her, but kept moving in her own direction. She knew a different short cut on to tehf orest path he was taking. She'd take that later. As soon as she saw the horse of Nathan get out of sight she got off ehr own and smacked it so it ran off. She satrted to head through the woods on he r'short cut' which was more of a rabbit trail.
Nathan never checked to see if she'd follow. He rode a little ways until he reached a stream. He stopped and let the horse drink as he washed his face and stood gazing at the sky through the branches of the trees above. "Wonder how much it's changed..." He murmured.
Shiloh quietly kept moving along the forest fair, her shoes were so soft that they didn't make any noise. She made sure to avoid sticks and leave though. She heard a stream and then climbed up into a tree. She looekd down and watched closely to see if anyoen would come by teh river bank, she heard something drinking up stream, and guessed it was Nathan's horse.
Nathan sniffed the air, taking in the sweet scent of nature, but something in him caught Shiloh. He frowned, looking upwind. There she was, just barely visible from her perch. He kept his guard up but didn't watch her any longer, instead focusing his attention on the horse.
Shiloh knew sh'd been seen, but stayed up in her tree. She started to break tiny branches off the tree and throw them down into the stream, keeping eyes from wandering too Nathan.
She swung her small legs and thought hard, she needed Nathen to follow her somewhere but had no idea how to go about it. She chewed on her lip, if she failed this mission the guild wold be very angry at her, she didn't want to see what they would do if she failed.
Nathan stayed a few minutes longer before climbing back onto his horse's back. He rode to just underneath Shiloh and looked up at her. "I take it you got rid of the horse? You want a ride?" He almost left her, but the gentleman inside wanted to offer help to her.
Shiloh nodded, she climbed down until she was on a branch just above he horse than dropped onto the horse. She sat behind Nathan and gripped the horse with her legs, folding her hand in front of her in her lap.
Nathan sighed. "Don't be afraid to hang on to me if you need, but that's up to you." He told her, kicking his horse before they set off at a steady pace, faster than a walk, but still slow enough to navigate in the woods.
Shiloh felt nervous, but she wanted this guy to trust her and follow her to where she needed to take him, she wrapped her arms around his lowerchest/stomach area and held on tightly, pressing against him because at more than a walk she started to slip of the back of the horse.
When she held on, Nathan sped up just a little, content that she was safe. He sort of zoned out, thinking deeply on things far away from then and there. He practically forgot she was even there, growing used to her so quickly.
When Nathan sped the horse up Shiloh gripped tighter and scooted up so she pressed closer against him to avoiding sliding off the back. It was rather late and she was tired, very tired, but she wouldn't go to sleep until he did. SHe didn't trust him not to ditch her or hurt her when she was asleep.
As the sun began to set, Nathan found a place to make camp. He slid off his horse and gathered wood for a fire. He hesitated after that, staring at the pile of wood and then glancing up at Shiloh. "How long are you planning on sticking around?" He asked.
Shiloh shrugged and slid down, yawning. She blinked and knelt down starting to make a fire,
"May'e try fin' sa'e ha'en..." she muttered. Safe Haven's wer etiny towns made for ex-slaves so that they could get their lives together and hide out ebfore enetring real life. Some safe havens were for ex-criminals/convicted criminals, but those weren't the ones Shiloh was talking about,
Shiloh blinked and used flint adn steel to finally get the fire started.
"I know 'bout one up in the moun'ains." she muttered, she kept the exact location secret, exact locations of Safe Havens were only given to certain people. There was one in the mountains, and on the route there was the place she needed to be, or sorta on the way there at least, she'd have to take a little detour but she could figure it out.
"Well good luck with that. I'm not going through the mountains." Nathan told her. "I plan on going around. It takes longer, but i prefer it that way. There are things, or rather people, in the mountains I prefer not to cross paths or deal with."
He shook his head, glancing over his shoulder as if he heard something, but there was nothing there. "I don't like the weather in the mountains anyway. I take heat well. Cold eats me up."
Shiloh nodded, going around meant being at the base of the mountains at some time, she had to get him to the base of one of the mountains. The safe house was 'sorta' out of the way because teh path up thee was a day jounrey before the place they neede dto meet, she just ahd to figure out a way to stick around,
"Guess I'll fi'ure ou' somethi'' ou'. whe' 'e ti'e comes I s'ill don' know if I'll go 'ere, I ain' ever been to a Sa'e Ha'en, ha'e you?" Shiloh asked him, she didn't think he had, but hey he could be a hardened criminal fro all she knew.
"Yes, I have." Nathan mumbled. "But let's leave the discussion at that and move on, or just drop it altogether. I don't care." He sat with his back to a tree, rubbing his forehead. He knew he wasn't going to sleep until she did.
Shiloh squinted suspiciously at him. She turned her face slightly to the side when he sat down so her droopy side was in the dark and only her 'good' side showewd. He looekd like he was tired but not about to sleep. Great both of them wouldn't go to sleep until the other.
Shiloh stared out into the woods, crossing her arms on her chest, she listened to the sounds around her adn tried to focus on anything excpt sleep.
There was the sound of a small animal darting through the bushes nearby. Nathan couldn't contain a very dragon-like growl that escaped him, his body going rigid, as if he were restraining himself with every bit of willpower not to pounce.