Kenshin appeared surprised, but he gave her a gentle smile to show that he wasn’t judging her for it. It was rare for the redhead to judge anyone. There were times when he would tell people that what they were doing was wrong - but he would never see them in a negative light. He would never judge them. “Doesn’t it get lonely living here Lily-dono?” He glanced back at the place she called home. It must have been awfully lonely. He gently smiled at her. “If you ever feel lonely, then please do come and visit me in the Kamiya dojo. I am certain that my comrades would be pleased to meet you, gozaru.”
✰- She nodded sadly, it did get very lonely but she learned to live with it. She was beginning to love the man’s kind smile and she hoped he’d stick around for awhile. “I would love to visit you!” she said smiling but it disappeared as soon as it came. “B-But…I don’t know if I…can….” she trailed off, her shoulders falling in disappointment. She knew she was bound here because of the many times she’s tried to leave. It was almost like invisible hands would hold her back, tugging on her almost painfully, the more she resisted the more it hurt. Lilly bit her lip nervously, afraid of the questions that might arise from her vague responses.
With the friendly smile on his face, he patiently waited for her to make a decision. “I am glad that you decided to join me, gozaru.” Kenshin turned around before walking in her pace. He made sure to keep his distance. She appeared to be rather shy - or uneasy around new people. “I understand. I do not plan to go very far either.” The redhead warmly smiled before lightly bowing. “Kenshin. Himura Kenshin. It’s a pleasure to meet you Lily-dono. Might I ask what you are doing out here? It’s not safe to wak around, gozaru.”
✰- This man seemed very nice and Lilly was already enjoying being around him. It wasn’t hard for her to make a judgement about someone and she could tell this stranger was kind. She smiled back at Kenshin, her shoulders relaxing only to tense up again at his question.
“Ah..well, I live here.” she replied, not sure how the other would take it. “This is my home, I can’t get hurt anyway so its fine.” it was a pretty vague answer but she still hope she wouldn’t have to go into detail. Telling people she wasn’t exactly…alive was always hard. She feared it would drive people away and that was something she couldn’t bear.