Armand nodded. "Very well. I will take you up on your offer of an escort back to the inn. I admit, I did not think far enough ahead when I left this evening. I just needed air and space, a way to clear my head that did not involve pacing endlessly in my room. I should have taken better precautions, considering the state of things. Thank you for doing this."
He turned and began making his way back to the inn. "I have wondered if some of us at the inn should be armed," he said after they had been walking for a few moments. "I do know how to use a gun, and with the times such as they are I would probably feel safer if I was armed. I am sure it is not much comfort, the idea of those of us who can protect ourselves trying to, but it is something I have thought we should do to make things easier for everyone." He paused. "Including you. You do not need to protect us all by distancing yourself from us."