Off we go

Hyle felt the urge to hug the boy, but resisted, feeling that it was best at the moment to let Veras be. "Yes, no more delays! Just have to pick up my horse, and off we go."

One trip to the stables later and they were finally on the road out of town. Blue seemed like she'd had a nice night under a roof with dry hay. She greeted Hyle by gently rubbing her nose against his chest. "Hey, Blue!" he said dotingly. "Want to meet my new friend?" Once they were off, Hyle had Veras ride blue. "No, no… I'm used to doing plenty of walking. Besides, you should get used to riding horses." He guided Veras on all of the dos and don'ts of horses.

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