"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.
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.
Nathan sighed, relaxing after a while. He closed his eyes, but he wouldn't sleep. Not if she didn't. It looked like it was going to be a very long night. He really didn't need this. Somewhere inside he knew Shiloh was up to something, and part of him was curious to know.
Nathan peeked at her and watched her for a while. He finally drifted off into a very light sleep, stirring at the smallest sound. It was obvious he wasn't one to let his guard down in a situation such as this.
(Yes, do you just want to go to them waking up, or further?)
(Well I don't have any ideas right now. The second option was for if you had an idea...)
(Okay, I'll be thinking too.)
(Hello? I still have nothing. Better to just play forward until something comes. Not just leave it and forget about it -.-)
(It's not quite...solid. I really think we just need to start out the morning and play what feels right. one of us is bound to start a conflict in there somewhere.)
(I've been away from home all day, posting from my phone. I wasn't really in any position to make a substantial post for this anyway.)
Nathan's eyes shot open and he looked where she was supposed to be. When Shiloh wasn't there, he tensed up and looked around. She didn't appear to be anywhere near to harm him. He relaxed and stood, stretching with a yawn.
Nathan glanced at her, frowning. "Shiloh, why are you really following me?" He asked, wondering if he could get her to admit it if he pretended to be absolutely certain, even though he wasn't quite yet.
"I doubt it." Nathan said, crossing his arms. "There's more. You picked me for a reason. The fact I walked out and left you to the mercy of drunk men in a tavern should have sent you off, not attracted you. I'm a very careful man, Shiloh. I check every person I come across. You're not adding up right, meaning you're a fake."
He shook his head, sighing. "You still don't add up." Nathan mumbled, getting the horse ready and climbing up on its back. He offered a hand to her. To him, a man was only good if he'd stand up for a lady.
Nathan rolled his eyes, considering he was obviously planning on that. He kicked the horse and they started forward, riding an hour or so before they came onto a road. That's when the trouble started. There were a pair of guards from the town previous riding in their direction, and one of them shouted when he spotted the pair on the horse.
"That's the girl!" One shouted to the other. Nathan groaned in annoyance. "If you take my horse and run, I'll track you down and gut you." He grumbled to her, getting down. "Let me deal with this."
(Just to be clear on things, it was Nathan who spoke and got off the horse. I apologize, usually I make a new paragraph for another person speaking...)
The man who recognized her dismounted his horse. "You are charged with stealing a horse!" He barked at her, gripping the hilt of his sword.
Nathan moved between him and Shiloh. "She is with me. I suggest you turn and leave."
"You stole my horse and we both know it!" He growled. "I saw you taking it. And you followed him!" He pointed at Nathan.
Nathan just growled, purposefully letting the scales surface, his eyes changing. His nails became like claws, and his teeth became sharp. "Leave."
(Please play the other man, it's difficult to have to play everyone in the scene but Shiloh.)
Nathan snarled. "The horse is between here and town somewhere, she let it run free. There is no money. This isn't worth your life, 'Roland'. I can take a blade to the heart and still snap your neck. Do you want to see if I'm lying?"