“I just love the idea of learning, books supply us with a lot of that, and I suppose they were always a great escape from reality especially when reading fiction.” Iris thought on it, the reason she loved to read and most it stemmed from the fact she could hide away in a good book ignoring whatever reality she was living. Books always made a great escape for her as the words she would read soon became a fake reality, a world to get sucked into allowing a brief escape from home life. Though things only seemed to have worsened when her mother was no longer around.
“Well look at you, it’s certainly paid off all your routines. You’re in great shape.” Iris smiled as she listened to him explain how his routines had worked. The amount of time he no doubt put into them too, but he looked great she wouldn’t deny that. Especially with how flustered she had gotten last night with just his shirt off, so he should definitely be proud of his physique, she certainly enjoyed it and the thought brought a pink tinge to her cheeks.
“Well… maybe with the war over and if you choose to return you could look at helping the districts rebuild. I think that would be a way to stop the war, people don’t to fight. They only fight if they have reason too. If you were to help the districts, they would have no more reason to fight I guess.” Iris sighed softly as she walked along with him, she was glad in a way that he did get to see this first-hand. There was no way he would have believed her if she had told all of this, he would have thought was she was crazy and then nothing would get done. In a way this was slightly positive the fact he could see it.
It had been a somewhat smooth walk along the road together, it had to have been a good few hours and Iris thought it must have been around lunchtime. That and her stomach had growled meaning she was hungry, so it was safe to assume they had hit midday. They had yet to pass a fork in the road that led off to another district, but then the walk was a long one. They had made progress though, to no particular goal but they had travelled a fair bit and she felt like another district had to be coming up. The roads had been quiet thankfully, no car or truck had passed them by. The weather had been alright, it wasn’t raining, and the sun was out, but thankfully it wasn’t too hot.
“I think we must be coming up to another district by now, we’ve been walking for hours.” Iris mused as she looked at the road ahead, she was feeling a little tired from all the walking, but she knew they had to continue on. “Did you want to divert off into the next district we pass?” A part of her hoping he would say yes because then they could sit down somewhere.
Ethan was thrilled, he had received some news, the best news in a while and that was two people had been spotted alongside the road. To him it had to be them, who would walk alongside the road unless aiming for a quick exit. Thankfully they had a car, sure it wasn’t the best of models or even the most smoothest of running but it worked and it would be damn quicker than running along that long road trying to find out if it was them. “Tom keep an eye out; they have to be on this road.”
A part of him thought he should bring more men along for this, but he knew between him and Tom they could take down the Prince especially as they knew he was injured. Iris on the other hand was just a girl, to him she was easy to take down, so he felt he had good odds on this. There was a gun strapped to his waist, he didn’t want to use it, but he would if he had too. Hopefully it just meant that capturing them would be easier with this weapon at his side. “Did you bring the chloroform? If not, we may just have to knock them out.” Shrugging as he didn’t care on which option, they used to knock out the people they were hunting. Plus, Ethan would want nothing more than to harm the Prince once more.