Ash quietly looked around the inn as she picked her way to the back It was quite and mostly dark but... she could hear Some one working on the back and it was most likely Roxana. she softly stepped over to the door and peeked in knocking "Roxana?" she called softly she didn't want to startle the young beast folk girl.
Roxana is busy cleaning the kitchen after another successful day of cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the guest while avoiding the King's guards. When she hears a soft voice coming from behind her Roxana's ears shoot straight up and she turns around to see Ash. "M....Miss Ash!" Roxana squeaks giving Ash a little bow before running towards her and giving her a hug. "Do you need anything? Maybe a snack or drink?" Roxana asks Ash with a little smile on her face. Roxana enjoys Ash's company.
Ash chuckled giving the girl a hug "no no not really... but a warm drink would be nice the night is kinda cold" she said stepping into the kitchen some more. Her bow was on her back where it always was ready for use. She had slipped away from the other outlaws as they had their dinner to come down and be with a friend making sure she was well off and had no trouble While she had been away. "Also if you could tell me the coming and going and any other info you may have on you" she said gently.
Roxana gives Ash a little nod and runs over to the cabinet, takes out a glass cup, runs over to the stove that is boiling some hot chocolate, pours some of the hot chocolate into the cup while also putting in some marshmallows, and runs back over to Ash to give her the cup. When Ash asked if she had any info Roxana's ears lowered, her smile quickly disappeared, and she hesitated for a second before responding. "I overheard some of the soldiers talking about stepping up their patrols and that they are going to add more troops to the supply lines. Also a member from the secret police came here yesterday and s.........started asking me questions. I told them that I didn't know anything, but I......I don't know if I fooled them." Roxana squeaks to Ash now nervous.
Ash thanked her with a smile for the warm drink and then listened quietly as she relaid what she knew and nodded frowning. Up the patrols? as if it wasn't already hard enough to get around. "secret Police eh is that what they are calling themselves now? more like sneaks" she muttered thinking "Anything else?" she asked gently putting a hand on the girls shoulder "Do you want to come back with me in the morning?" she asked "Roxana if you feel unsafe tell me and I'll do what ever I can to protect you... you know that"
"No that's all t.....the information that I know." Roxana squeaks back to Ash. When Ash offered to bring her back and as much as Roxana wanted to join she immediately shakes her head no. "I....I can't. If I leave then they will k......know that I'm with the Outlaws. It's j......just best if I stay here." Roxana says to Ash with her ears still lowered.
Ash nodded quietly to her answer "I understand Roxana" she said gently she sighed and finely took a sip of the hot drink. "mm Roxana I'm not sure how you do it but your cooking is better then my mothers" she said smiling "do you mind if I stay here to night and leave in the morning?" she asked still smiling to bring the mood back up.
Roxana blushes when Ash gave her the compliment and when Ash asked if she could stay the night Roxana immediately gives Ash a nod. "Y......yes of course! You can stay as long as you need. Here's the key to your room. I don't let anybody use that room except for you." Roxana squeaks to Ash handing her the key with a little smile. Once Roxana gives Ash the key she gives Ash a little hug before going back to cleaning the kitchen.
Ash chuckled faintly at the small mouse girl "thank you roxana" she finished off the rest of her drink she quietly washed it herself then bidded Roxana good night and headed up the stairs. Stopping in front of the door the opened it up and peeked in quietly surveying the room before coming in fully. she undressed to her under cloths then sank into the bed glancing over to make sure her bow was with in reached she closed her eyes and sank into a needed sleep.
(Co-op by P.K. and Trooper)