Will sighed poking the small fire, “What is it Danny?”
“How long do you think that lady has?” he asked making swirls in the dirt with a stick.
“What do you mean?”
“How long before the bad guys get her?”
“I’m sure she’s just fine, don’t worry about her.”
“But she’s an Amayican right? Isn’t that who the bad guys get? That’s why you said we don’t have to worry so much bout dem getting us.”
“Well that’s true but-”
“I liked her,” Danny interrupted.
Will’s mind spun at how he could have possibly made an attachment to that woman in the short time they had to deal with her insane self.
“I thought maybe we could have like a mommy with us like it used to be,” Danny continued.
“She’s not your mommy though you know that, right Danny?”
“Yeah I know, I still though it would be nice. Why did we have to leab her?”
“It wasn’t safe with her anymore little man.”
“Because she’s Amayican?”
“But you said she’d be fine so why is she danerus?”
Will pinched the bridge of his nose and took a deep breath, the kid had him contradicting himself, “Well she’s a little dangerous and we can’t even be a little dangerous right bud?”
“We should help her then?”
“She’s not bery smart, if she was with us we could protect her.”
Will chuckled at Danny calling her stupid, “That would be a lot of work Danny, we’d have to work extra hard for food and house. Wouldn’t you rather it just be me and you like always?”
The little boy furrowed his brows and thought about it for a little bit, “Ok I’ll work harder.”
“That’s not the whole point Danny, me and you won’t have me and you time anymore if she was with us. We’d have to watch her all the time.”
“We don’t know where she’s at.”
“We’ll find her in the morning, she’s not quiet eeber.”
Will was speechless and frankly kind of hurt. Danny just basically decided he didn’t need him anymore for that idiotic woman. It didn’t matter though he thought, the truth was she’s probably been captured already because the truth was she was loud. Especially if part of her loudness was proclaiming she belonged on the inside of the walls.
“We should get some sleep then bud, sounds like we have a long day tomorrow.”
“Ok night Will,” Danny said curling up next to the fire, “Lub you.”
“I love you too little man.”
Will woke up to Danny shaking him, “Waycup Will we gots to go find the lady.”
Will groaned and sat up, half of him had secretly hoped that Danny would forget all about that woman in the morning.
“Come on, I got your stuff ready,” Danny sound bouncing and pointing to where he rounded up their few positions.
“Don’t you want to eat something first?” Will asked.
“Already did, here I got you some too,” Danny responded holding out a cloth bundle filled with berries.
“Well I guess we better get going then.”
“We should go to where we last saw her cuz she probably left a twail we can follow,” Danny said taking off in that direction.
“Sounds as good of a plan as any,” Will agreed he was just going to let Danny find her. No need in wasting effort for a woman he never hoped to see again.
When they returned to the spot they left her sure enough there were a trail of broken twigs and the occasional footprint leading into the forest. It looked like she maybe attempted to follow Danny and Will after they left her. Unfortunately she left such a trail in her wake that Danny had problem following it. Apparently the woman had no sense of direction and often wound up going in giant circles. There were coming up on a huckleberry patch when Will heard some rustling in the bushes. He placed a hand on Danny’s shoulder to keep him from going any further and signaled for him to stay quiet. Danny tried mouthing a long string of words but Will had no idea what he was trying to say so he just shrugged and gestured for him to stay put.