Elrien let the tears fall, her breath coming in sobs muffled by his shoulder. She barely heard his words through her sorrow, but felt that she could let it out with him there. That it didn't matter if he saw her this way.
For the longest time they stood there while she grieved. Finally she stopped and pulled away, wiping her face and blinking. Her eyes were puffy from crying, and she sniffed from a runny nose. Though she was starting to shiver, a chill having set in from standing out in the rain. Before, she had been working and moving, keeping warm. Now she had just been standing, and was feeling completely miserable.
Without a word and with a downcast gaze, she simply started head home. Whistling, Stormfoot came up beside her, and she grabbed his reins, and led him up towards the castle.