Hali unintentionally flinched at his words and looked away quickly as she stood up. "I-I'm going for a walk..." She stuttered and ran outside, leaving the door open as she hurried outside.
Ben started and called out, "Hali, wait!" when it was clear she had gone, Ben groaned and dropped his head into his hands. Stupid! Stupid! You could see she didn't want to talk and you pressed her anyway. Ben swung his legs over the edge of the bed and shift so he was sitting and leaning against the foot of the bed. He bit his lip and waited for her to come back.
Hali heard Ben call to her but pressed forward anyways, it wasnt long before her foot caught under an uplifted root and she tripped, hitting the ground hard. She pushed herself up, there were scratches on her knees and her arm was bleeding, she brushed off the dirt and started walking back realizing that she had gone farther than she meant to.
Ben sat there worried he had gone too far. When she didn't come back for a little bit he considered getting up but realized that would just tear his stiches. He would need to trust her to come back.
Hali took her time walking back, making sure she didnt get lost. When the little cottage came into view she sighed in relief and slowly made her way back inside. Her palms and knees ached with scratches, her arm was still bloodied and her hair had fallen out of the elastic that had once held it back. She looked over at Ben before lowering her gaze quickly to look at the floor. "I'm sorry..."
Ben looked up. "Oh my god, Hali..." He stood dispite the pain and pulled her to him huggin her tight to his chest. "I'm sorry, I am so sorry. I never should have pushed you like that. If you don't want to tell me just say so, I'll back off." He pulled back to look at her, "Please, don't do that." He sat down again and looked out the window, it was nearing dark, "Thank god you made it back before dark."
Hali froze as Ben pulled her into a hug. "I'm sorry." She repeated, when he let her go she went to grab the first aid kit to clean any cuts and scrapes she had gotten. It seemed as if the first aid kits had been more useful in the past two days than they had in months.