Nodding in acknowledgement to the red headed boy, the Salesman walked over to Leilah and took her by the hand, not paying much attention to the Garo Master’s little show. It was something that the boy needed to see, but still…showing off to prove a point wasn’t the Salesman’s style. So instead, he smiled at Leilah and awaited the okay that the others were ready to leave.
Once the Garo Master was finished and the boy said he was ready to depart, the Salesman nodded and gave Leilah’s hand a gentle squeeze. Frender let out a pleased yelp and headed down the canyon in a sort of upbeat prance.
“Heh, I guess we’ll let him lead the way,” the Salesman chuckled, following after his canine friend.
Leilah squeezed his hand, giving him a smile back. She laughed at Frender running off, walking forward and tugging the Salesman a bit. She was as eager to get out of Ikana Canyon as Frender was, that much was apparent. As the came closer to the field, she relaxed completely. While it was still a ways to the town, it could be seen and was a reminder that home was very close.
“If we follow Frender, we’re liable to end up walking the entire field.” She said jokingly, leaning on the Salesman slightly. “I wonder how the students are doing…I might have gone off after saying that I had become sick. I hope they don’t think the worst.” She asked, a bit concerned. It suddenly dawned on her that she had to explain a months absence, with her house locked up and everything. “I probably will have to go straight to the mayor. After changing and treating this sunburn.” She muttered, looking at her free arm.
“What about you, Haeyin? What will you be doing in town?” She asked curiously, glancing towards him as she walked.