Kael waited for the woman's response, it was as though she was thinking it through in her head.....and taking her time doing it too. He didn't mind though for it honestly wasn't a big deal. He wasn't medically released from the Followers of the Apocalypse's "care" until the next morning anyways, so he didn't mind the wait....not much else he could do anyhow. Finally she spoke, accepting his apology. This girl was beginning to seem rather feisty, more and more by the minute; a true little firecracker with a bit of attitude. This made Kael smile a bit, he always enjoyed seeing people like this....with a little bit of what it means to be alive seemingly inside of them, a fire that truly to few people seemed to have, which was something that he could understand given that the Mojave Wasteland was not.....nor would it ever be.....the most lively place in the world. Though, it was lively enough, compared to a lot of the rest of the once great country that himself and many others inhabited. He had heard stories, from his father as well as may others that New Vegas and the Strip were like heaven on earth compared to the desolation of most other places; D.C. included. His father had always found that funny, he remembered the man's exact words.
"Isn't it something that a desert has more going for it than one of them fancy big cities? I'm not sure there will ever be a truer example of irony." His father Cade had told him on day years ago...after telling him his tales of the Capital Wasteland that was all that remained of the once renowned Washington D.C. It truly was strange to think that the Mojave very well could be the most fortunate of places to live in the now quasi-destroyed world...a good reminder to Kael to count his blessings. He watched as the girl pulled her boots off of her feet and then began to talk some more. To him, she seemed a bit non-trusting, though a difficult characteristic to work with business wise, he it was a good one to have considering all of the dangerous folk out there. But, she had admitted the dangers of traveling alone, accepting him as her temporary Guardian, and even revealing her name to him.....Eleanor.
"Well Ms. Ella, I reckon that's a mighty fine plan you have there, seeing as I can't leave until morning to begin with...." Kael said to the woman, his usual sarcastic charm present in his voice. "However, there is one matter that needs a little resolvin' before I agree to this task. I do, in all fairness, consider myself to be a good man....a damn good man to be honest," a wide smile forming on his face as he spoke, "but as much as I'd like to take you to Primm all safe like free of charge, that's just not how things are. Guardianship is my profession and a man has got to be paid in order to uphold his livelihood....and so, Miss, I think it'd be best that we agree on a price before we go any further." Kael explained to the feisty woman, a kind inflection still in his voice, but with an obviously more business interested tone.