Hali rolled her eyes, "That is a horrible idea, you're to tall for that couch... all you would do is create more pain for yourself." She sighed. "You are really stubborn, you know that?" She smirked and brushed a pieces of hair out of her face.
Ben smirked back, "So I've been told." He simply didn't like it when other people gave things up for him. And that train of thought brought him to thinking about how much she already had given up for him. She didn't want his appologys, and he didn't know what to do. Ben's expression had turned downcast and his stared at the comfotter.
Hali noticed his suddent change in mood, she placed her fingers under his chin, applying a bit or pressure so he was forced to look at her. "What's wrong?" She asked, tilting her head a bit to the side. His mood seemed to change very easily and very quickly, this wasn't the first time she had noticed it either.
Ben let her tilt his chin up and he looked into her eyes. He sighed and said quietly, "It's just... I don't like it when people give things up for me. I really really don't like it. I guess it's just that..." He trailed off unsure if he wanted to say that, then continued, "I've given up a lot of my life for the sake of... things. I don't like seeing other people doing it. You given up so much by now." With her fingers still under his chin, Ben was still looking into her eyes.
Hali frowned and dropped her hand from his chin, taking his hands in hers. "Ben... I have hardly given up anything worth having..." She explained, "I had a house, a truck and a farm. An empty house is nothing. A truck with no where to go is hardly a loss. And the farm... all that is is an excuse for me not to leave."
Ben shook his head, "No it's not. Your house isn't empty, it's full of memorys. Your truck, you'll want to go omewhere one day. And the farm has all your animals, your friends." Ben turned his hands in hers so that he was holding her hands. "I just don't want you to give things up for me like you keep doing."
Hali looked away. There were memories in that house... but the memories hurt to much for her to remember right now, it would still be there when all of this was over; or atleast she thought it would. She shrugged, "And if I want to? If I think it's worth it... then what?"
Ben looked up at her suprized. "It reallly shouldn't be worth it... look this whole thing shouldn't be handled by two civilans. The government should be the one doing this." He didn't add that the government wouldn't help because the one they'd report to would be the one trying to kill them. Ben reached up and touched her cheek, "Lets not talk about that anymore. Stick to simpler things like me be stubborn?"
Hali nodded; But you're worth it... she thought, not saying it out loud. She had grown pretty fond of Ben, she liked having him around and being around him; even if that meant leaving everything else behind, because now she wasn't alone. She looked at him and cracked a smile, "Alright."
Ben smiled back and forced his thoughts away from the topic. "I wonder what the time is now... it was morning when we left to go get the piglet." He sat in thought and absently patted the bed inviting her to sit down.
Hali sat and looked around, wondering if she ever put a clock in here. "Hmm.. I'm not sure..." She mumbled and fiddled with the hem of her shirt.
Ben smiled, "Doesn't really matter. So since we have the time, tell me a little about youself." They had talked about it before, but he wanted to know more about her.
Hali looked at Ben, "Like what?" She wasn't exactly sure what to tell him... she was a pretty basic person, nothing special, nothing remotely interesting; well thats what she thought atleast.
Ben shrugged, "I don't know, what did you do for fun as a child, who your friends were in high school. what your life is like." To Ben everyone was intesting, or had something interesting.
"Well..." Hali started off, "I've lived on the farm my whole life so I used to take walks in the forest and run around the fields, play with the animals and stuff when I was a kid. I only had a few friends in school... I stayed away from most other people. I guess my life has been pretty straight forward... Have fun as a kid, go to school, make friends, go off the college, get a job..." She shrugged.
Ben listened intently, then grinned, "Common, you had to do something dare devilish at some point didn't you? Common little miss Hali!" He grinned at her, waiting for her to say something.
Hali smiled a bit, "Well... I never did say my friends were a good influence. We stole the principals car once, went out for lunch and then gave it a paint job before returning it. I also ruined a school dance once..."
Ben grinned at her, "Stole the principal's car? Whoa... you relise, you aren't the girl I thought you were Hali." He teased her, then asked, "What happened at the school dance?"
Hali laughed, "You ever played paintball, Ben?" She asked. "I have. Right in the middle of the school dance. It was getting boring, me and my friends thought it needed a pop of colour and excitment."
Ben gaped at her and then grinned. "I played paintball once. It was in a park, not a school dance! Jeez, what else don't I know about you?" Ben smiled playfully.