Watching Joachim intently as he speaks, the woman is at first wary, recoiling at the rescuer's approach. When it becomes apparent that neither of these two wants to violate her, however, the girl's muscles loosen up, allowing her to regain some semblance of normality, though she still hesitates to speak.
Blinking through spatters of blood, she says nothing to Joachim, merely huddling inside the cape provided her by Lorem. She pulls back momentarily as Lorem approaches with the makeshift tissue, but allows him to clean the blood off her face. Once clean, the girl is actually quite pretty, a thin jawline backed up by dazzling green eyes. Though she is dirty and grimy, nothing can hide true beauty, and it shines radiantly through the caked-on dust and tears.
"I...am ok," she replies, the words coming out as a surprise even to her. Hard to believe that only a couple days ago she was a regular person, compared to the stammering, broken, confused little girl she seemed now.
"But I've been better!" she adds, a brief smile peeking through her expression. In the midst of all the sadness and suffering, the girl had managed to hold onto a fragment of her humanity, her sense of humor...