"Just for a ride," Zacharias replied. "We have trails that go on all through the woods." For miles and miles, some of them, twisting and turning. Some were shorter. All afforded pretty views and the tranquility of the forest.
"You know," he said then, the frown evident in his voice, as Merlin squirmed, and he took his hand away, letting it slide to Merlin's side. "If you want me to leave you alone, tell me. Say the word and I will."