Re: Haven / Friday: After the Train
Marta watched the woman, panic definitely inching up as she tried to figure out what was happening - she knew it had been a night courtesy of the town and its strangeness, but wasn't certain what exactly that meant this time. Only that she was out in the woods, surrounded by trees when she should have been safety in her room at the house. With the color of the sky being what it was (at least what she could see past the trees), she had a very sinking feeling that curfew had come and gone quite a while ago.
Obedient wasn't how Marta would've described herself at all, but it was easy to respond to someone that seemed to know what was going on and what she should do. It was almost a relief to not question it, especially with the easy touch over the backs of her hands. The contact grounded her in place, and she had something to do, no matter how simple it was. She didn't know what the woman meant by 'a different face', and didn't even try to figure it out in the moment. There was something about her that made Marta believe her. The combination made her eyes close almost automatically in response to the woman's order.
It should have been alarming to blind herself like that, but while her heart still beat hard, she could tell that the woman wasn't leaving - that she remained close to Marta and stood there surrounded by the trees. She couldn't help repeating her question though, even broken as it was: "Who...?"