“Run away? Why would anyone run away from here?”
"I had some people that got left behind. I couldn’t leave them out there to die." She shook her head at that foolishness. She’d never let her family die as long as she lived. "That’s nonsense."
Danny was behind her one minute then beside her the next, his arm around her shoulder, hand still holding hers as it now rested over her chest. Jane had a feeling he could tell how worried she was and squeezed his hand again in thanks as she rested her head on his shoulder. “A boy? Oh please, he’s locked in his room most of the time. Slightly isn’t too friendly, but he’s in Brave so who knows when exactly you’ll get to see him. No, my friend Jane is in Kind. The sweetest girl I know, unless you count Vanellope. I haven’t met her personally but I’ve heard her sweetness is so suffocating it’s almost edible.” Looking back him at him she frowned. “When did you get so tall?”
Danny sighed at her words, giving Jane’s hand a squeeze. “I can look after myself you know.” He teased, bumping her with his hip. “And I’m here now! You can enjoy it here now!” He smiled, thinking about all the fun they were going to have now that, almost everything, was okay again.
"Slightly? Now that’s a cool name!" He said, picturing a small, scrawny boy with a mop of brown hair and a devilish grin. "Brave? Is that a house?" He asked, his curiosity making him forget about the conversation. "What are the other houses? Which one are you in?" He didn’t leave time to answer in between each question, the smile on his face quickly growing. He was sure Jane would be in Brave. She was the bravest person he had ever met, better than every hero in every story he’d ever heard. "Your best friends name is Jane too? Is she like you? If she’s your friend I’m sure she’s great." He said, nodding. If you were a friend of Jane’s you were instantly in Danny’s good book, even if he didn’t show it. "Maybe you’ve just gotten shorter." He teased, poking his tongue out at her.
"Oh yes, your muscles must have worried him."
"Especially because you might hit him."
"Hit him? Why would I hit him?"
"Really?" Danny leaned over her to get a look, gasping.
"Woah! Let’s go in here! It’s like a jungle!"
"Sure. Wow it is actually a lot bigger in here than I thought at first."
"I wonder what they use it for, I don’t think I saw this as an elective option…whoa check out this plant. I think this is one of those carnivorous plants that eats flies or something! Freaky."
"Maybe it’s just for looks?"
"It doesn’t look so scary!" -starts to poke it with his finger-
"I was bored one day at home so I took one of my mother’s cookbooks and started reading it. One day I finally just decided to try baking cookies I made a huge mess in the kitchen and mother was a little mad.My next attemot went a lot smoother"
"You made a mess? That would’ve been fun!"
-grabs a chunk of dough and eats it- "Cookie dough is so good."
"Daniel! Oh I have missed you so much, it has been far too long."
"I’ve missed you too!"
"And your stories."