"Then I will. I'll come and find you. Or I'll tell you when I'm coming and you can come and meet me so that I won't be searching for you for ages," Archie smiled. "I think that would be a lot easier, don't you?"
He was sure he could find some nice films for them to watch. He didn't know anything about Wren's life or his experiences, but he did know that it would be stupid of him to put on anything with any kind of violence or too much angst. Even though the BnB was old, the televisions they had in their rooms had Netflix, and he and Eli had an account between them. He'd take the crap from his brother for having kids films on his list.
"I'll find us something cool to watch. And I'll order the food and milkshakes to come to us, so we can just hang out and not worry about getting outside clothes on."
Archie was a little short, so leaning over the side of the bath to reach Wren wasn't that easy, but he was very much determined to do it. He grabbed his shampoo, then dug out a glass from the cupboard that he could fill with clean, hot water to wash Wren's hair.
"I'm going to be as gentle as I can be. If I'm too rough or if I hurt you in any way I'm really, really sorry. Please let me know, it's okay. I don't want to hurt you at all. So I won't be angry if you ask me to stop," he said softly, filling up the glass and very gently tipping it over the ends of Wren's hair, working his way up to wet it all. He worked out a few more flowers, and some dirt and twigs, putting them to the side so that they didn't float in the bath.
"You should come here as often as you like and have a bath. Or a shower. Shower's are a lot faster, I'll show you that next time. And I can do your laundry," Archie spoke quietly as he finished wetting Wren's hair and started to lather it up with the shampoo, again starting from the bottom to get Wren used to it before he reached his scalp. "I don't want you to feel like you're alone, Wren. I know we don't know each other that well, but I want you to know you're safe with me."
Wren still smelt different. Even with the earthy smell washed away now, there was something underneath that Archie just wanted. He breathed in deeply, but he couldn't place what it was. Just something not-quite-human.