Re: hannah and david: woods
He hadn't been trying to scare her, and distant as he was from the situation he did feel sorry for it. Her relief when she looked at him was a balm.
He closed the distance between them in a few short strides, but not completely. He orbited near enough. "You did?" He looked behind them both, at the extravagant house and the extravagant people inside it. He didn't know who owned the place, but it made him wonder. "You don't remember how long, though." That would have been since she came here, and he felt a flicker of worry for her. "Do you forget a lot of things?" No judgement, but he could worry about it. "Lonely at the party, or lonely when you left that house the first time?" He was fully invested, now, and they had only just started talking. He wanted to know.
He wore the same salvaged clothes he always did, clean and worn, a hole near the edge of the hem of his jeans. "I don't know," he said, with a small smile. "I really don't. Thought I might get somewhere nearby a party, I suppose. Imagine being in it without standing inside it. It was preferable."