"…It’s kind of something like that…" the guard answered the child with a sad smile, not even sure if there really was any way of getting rid of this spell. "….but I’m no prince, and don’t think a kiss will repel my curse…"
The tall man smiled once more to the tiny Waven, not wanting her to worry for him any further. “….It can be a little hard for me at times… …but it’s okay really… …I have got to learn more about humans being like this… …though I still miss my leafy body….”.
The girl looked up to him sadly, wishing there was something she could do for him, he’d been so kind as to hide her from those nasty spiders after all.
But the best she could do was walk up to the taller man, reach over and embrace him tightly, mumbling a small, “I-I’m sorry, M-mister Georgie…”
The guard’s breath was taken away by surprise when the child suddenly went over to hug him, getting a nice tickling and warm feeling inside. He couldn’t help but smile, taking his arms around the tiny girl and pressing her closer in gently.
"….It’s okay little Waven… …I’ll be fine…." he said, patting the little girl’s hair.
The herbalist felt safe in George’s arms, safer than she’d felt in days, close enough now to hear his heart pound. Waven also couldn’t help but smile sweetly, a giggle passing her lips, she’d almost mistaken the sound for his or even her own stomach rumbling.
"…oh dear…." the taller man said, being surprised by the sudden rumbly and that the tiny girl’s giggle made him feel a little embarrassed. Still not being so used to a human body, he sometimes forgot that it was important for him to eat now and then.
He drew back a notch from their embrace, and looked down at the child with a almost apologetic smile, “…excuse me…”.