"But she's nice!" Nina protested.
Vine muttered aloud, "Yes, a strange, vicious, demon hunting woman walking around with a little girl and taking her out for treats is totally not suspicious and appropriate behavior. Did she offer you candy in the back of her wagon?"
The little girl frowned at Vince, "That's not fair, she-"
"Has an agenda. Nina, she'll be fine, relax."
Lily clicked, "She sure will be, we're going to make sure."
"You see? We're going to...what?" Vince glared at his hand, "What do you mean we're going to make sure?"
"Do you think I was joking about the tea? I wanted to speak with her. Rather strange, for a demon hunter who doesn't speak, to speak. Rather strange that she wanted to leave of her own accord and not because we had asked her first. She wasn't nervous of us, if you caught that. She wasn't scared. She left because she was worried about something."
"Yeah, it's called being outnumbered."
"I doubt that. Nina, why did she look after you?"
Nina rubbed her once injured arm, "Um, well...some of the kids...they waited after school because I'm...I'm quiet. And I ignore them when they make fun of me, so th-they kind of pushed me and stuff...Then Sam was floating in midair."
With careful hearing, one could hear Vince mutter under his breath about a shotgun and Sam in the same sentence.
"And she told them to get lost. She looked at Sam, just looked at him and made him cry. She asked if I was alright, and if it's alright for her to walk me home, so I said yes."
"Nina...Nina, dear...We're going to have a long talk about talking to strangers. A very, long talk." Vince sighed, "Or Silver can talk to you about it. She didn't seem tense or anything? Why the ice cream?"
He sighed, "Riiight...I'm going to regret this, but...I'll be back in a bit."
Vince made his way to the door, "If I'm not back in half an hour, send a search party." He cricked Lily, "I've got lasers. And hey, if she's that hurt, she'll just bleed on me to death."
"Vince!" Nina's frown deepened. He shrugged in response and walked out the door.