“So you’ll accompany me? I suppose I would enjoy the company.”
He nodded, and then with his free hand tucked his hair behind an ear as he took one last look behind, and then started forward. He was accustomed to traveling off the path, but did think that the further into the Spune they traveled, they may find benevolent refuge in a smaller settlement, perhaps unaware of the rumours that were about. But, he would differ to her comfort - it was her safety that was in greater peril, after all.
And this would prove all too true, as a second(or third) sellsword had found her - and him. Erën reacted swiftly, drawing his sword loose and intercepting the mercenary's elusive attack.
There was a loud clang as their blades met.
"Hold! The one you seek is-"
The mercenary pushed against Erën with a grunt, and the drew back before swinging his sword once more. Erën met it again, and this time did not move to hold, parrying it to the side instead. From there, a back and forth between the two ensued, and the mercenary fought fervently for his coin.