Robin of the Hood/Marin and Nasir

ZZZBICNasir did not have the words to respond to all Little John said so he merely stared at him...speaking of Marin..I think she wants to apologize..but she thinks you hate her... Is she right?" "I do...not know her..." Little John sighed.."I'm headed back to camp...It will start to rain soon...You coming.?" In a ...while..." There were too many things going on in his head...Nasir knew he needed time alone to think, rain or no rain... He stood and hesitated before leaving, knowing he'd taken up too much of Nasir's privacy as it was. The Saracen watched the man leave..he wished he had had the words to share what he was feeling..it was so hard...he had rarely spoken during his time with De Bellem...words were not needed..what little English he had was only picked up from listening to thoses around him...it was so frustrating...then there was the girl..was what Little John said true? He tried to remember the few times he had seen her..what had John seen that he had not? Did he even want to see it? The rain had begun to fall lightly at first and then with more intensity..he rose..and headed towards camp..by the time he reached it he was soaked to the bone... He wasn't really paying attention as he entered the camp..he was wet and cold and tired...the girl would have run into him had he not moved..he didn't know what to make of her stare..or the mumbling she made before leaving...right now all he wanted was to be near the fire...he moved to it's warmth..shivering slightly as he settled next to it and removed his harness...he knew he should get up and find him dry clothing.. but that would mean leaving what warmth there was...so he sat, and shivered. "No, you don't...I'll not be playing nursemaid to you Nasir....up now..find some dry things...Tuck stood over him...how did he not notice the Friar's approach? He was more tired then he thought..."Come on, Nasir..." The man took his arm and pulled him to his feet..pushing him towards where they kept their spare clothing..."You change..I'll get you some soup...you're freezing already" THe Saracen had no energy left to argue with and gave in..changing quickly into his homespun shirt and suede jerkin before laying the others aside...there was nothing he could do about the pants and boots but he covered his head with the traditional headdress of his people..wrapping the fabric around his neck. When he had finished he moved back to the fire...and had barely gotten himself seated when Tuck thrust a bowl of soup in his hands..."Eat, Nasir..I'll bring you some tea." "Can we talk?" Marin stood there...waiting in silence.. Nasir never answered her,never even looked at her...Feeling that rebellious,fiercely independant stubornness she'd gotten frm her mother surface,she scowled to cover for her feelings being crushed...She glanced over at Little john who silently motioned for her to try again..but it was to late...It wasnt as if she expeced anythng..Just wanted to apologiz and...and what? To be his friend? More? No..she told herself...throwing the waterksin down,she stalked out into the rain,brushing hard by Little john as she left she jerked hard away when he grabbed her arm.. .." Why did she even care?.. Robin frowned at both Little john and Nasir.. "Have I missed something?" He stod to his feet.."Look..If either of you have a problem with who joins us,speak up now..Otherwise,we have a road block to plan..The Prince's courtier will be bringing the annual taxes thru sherwood any day now and e have to be ready.." John frowned at Nasir.. "A little simple courtesy,Naz..." Reverting to her wild days,when for months on end she saw only trees and deer and four footed companiojs,she ran thru the trees,..the rain had eased up now and the chill in the air and the exersice made her blood rush thru her veins...Marin only stopped when she reached the river again... .............................................. Nasir looked up from the bowl..his eyes drooping with fatigue...he wanted nothing more now then sleep..he tried to make sense of what was going on...first John, now Robin..he set the bowl aside.. "There..is..no..problem." He felt light headed, whether from the fatique or the chill he knew it was not good..he struggled to his feet, watching as the girl fled into the trees. What did she want from him? He looked back to Robin.."I...follow..you." He leaned over..his hands to his knees as a wave of dizziness overcame him, sucking in air that barely seemed to be there...suddenly Tuck was at his side...an arm around his middle..."I knew it...to bed with you...I warned you." The friar guided him to the pallets and threw several skins over him once he was settled...laying a hand against his forehead..already his skin was warm...Nasir was asleep almost immediately, and Tuck rose to return to the fire.  ................................... Robin sighed and just shook his head..as he watched Nasir pass out... "We could probably all use the rest..But not with one of us gone..John..go after her and drag her back if you have to.." "not a good idea.."Lyra muttered,staring intently at her stew.."Just like Mr.Personal;ity over there,she'll come back when shes ready..." "Alright.."Robin sighed,beginging to grw tired off al these stubborn women he seemed ot be surrounding himsef with..."The waon will be heavily guarded..But that wont matter if we can stop it between the crossing near Lichfield and nottingham..the trees will be too thick for their crossbows there and they wont dare follow us into the trees..We'll have to either sperate the front and rear guards or take one out..." He looked up.."any ideas?". Nasir's sleep was restless...the fever burned in him most of the night as he rebattled Amin over and over in his dreams..watching him die each time...several times he called out in his sleep..drawing Tuck or Marian to his side...what he said was unknown..his words hidden by his native tongue...he threw the covers aside, his damp hair clinging to his forehead.."Shhh, Nasir..no..."Tuck whispered as he recovered him...finally near dawn the fever broke and he slid into normal sleep and Tuck woke Marian to sit with him before he crawled wearily to his pallet and fell into an exhausted sleep. When Nasir woke and she met his eyes,she fele the same confusion that was on his face,mixed with panic...Marian patted her shoulder and smiled... "i'll be back..." Marin stood there,looking as if Maria had betrayed her,but she regained her composure enough to kneel by his side.. "Tuck asked me to bring yu some herbal tea..and to see how you were doing...."She lowered her gaze..This was twice as humiliating as she thought.."and so I could apologize..." .............................................. Nasir propped himself on one elbow as he took the mug, "Thank-you," He drank deeply...then lowered the cup...looking at the girl as she knelt beside him...Why do...you...apologize? Whatever had happened last night was lost to him...if only the memory of Amin's death could be so easily forgotten. He glanced around the shelter where some of the others still slept. "I do not...how did, " he clenched his jaw in frustration, as he failed to put the thoughts into English...he took a deep breath..."I was..at the fire..." .............................................................