Geoff meant well, he's an Eagle Scout and used to ordering groups of younger kids about, but it grated just a bit. Rose was a favorite of Howahkan's. She accepted him without question for who he was, and seemed genuinely interested in the Indian culture he shared with her on their meetings out in nature. She was also eager to share her knowledge and her love of it showed. She was patient with his questions, and didn't ridicule his opinions as some had.
Still overwhelmed by the feeling of dread that had nearly unhorsed him, Howahkan smiled weakly at Rose's joke about securing their respective 'rides'. He slides carefully of Itago's back, and with a subtle
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Justin was something of a special case. Generous and giving to just about everyone, his offer to buy lunch probably was meant well. His frequent jokes about Howahkan's culture and their general lack of wealth made the young Indian feel as if the offer was made condescendingly. Howahkan lived amply from the land when he needed to, plus his tribe gave him all the shelter he needed while in town and the 20 or so hours he put in each week at the Vet's office gave him more than enough spending money (plus a place to stable his horse during school). With all that running thru his head, Howahkan just smiled at Justin and said, "Thanks, Justin, but there's no need. I can get my own."
Holding the door for Rose as they enter the diner, "Can I get your lunch, Rose?" He says with a smile on his face, nodding to Justin. Howahkan hopes that Rose isn't offended by his offer as he had been by Justin's.