We started our new patrol last night. I guess Gaelardrim already warned him, because Tylenthis had a proper bow at least. And I asked what kind of food he brought, and it was normal food. He said it was a little strange adjusting to the new time of day — he’d been going with Nessna in the early morning, so it’s a big difference. He asked what was different, I told him it was darker. But really, there are more Scourge active at night usually, and there are different animals active. The bats, mainly, though the cats hunt at night usually as well.
The captain asked us to keep an eye out for places that might have spiders nesting in them, and mark them on the map. We did that while we made our way along the normal route. Honestly, I don’t know that much about spiders. Where do they like to live? Inside of boots, but these are really giant spiders. Tylenthis asked if I’d ever killed one before, and I said I haven’t, but it can’t be any different from shooting anything else. I’m not sure where you would aim though, I guess the head — but spiders don’t really have a head. So the small part, I figure. I asked how their shooting practice was coming along, and he seemed really hesitant to show me, but he finally did. At first he missed really badly, but he tried another target that was better lit and he did a lot better. I figure that’s because he had some training on the island, while Gaelardrim was just walking around hammering in tent pegs the whole time. I guess that’ll come in handy if we ever need to camp.
He wanted to talk about himself, which was okay I guess. I mean, it makes sense to get to know each other especially since you’re all alone in case anything happens. But honestly I don’t really care. Tylenthis said he moved out here to start over, which I’d think implies something bad, but he said there wasn’t anything. How boring. I guess he was just living at home in the city and thought this would be more exciting. I asked what he’d been doing with Nessna, and she’d shown him some basic tracking skills. I thought it might be good practice if she and Gaelardrim could make a trail during their patrol, then during ours, he could try to follow it. I’ll bring it up with the captain. Maybe he’d let us follow Clementine, I’m sure it would be interesting to see where a tiger goes during the night.
Oh, he wanted to talk about the captain too, he thinks something’s going on with him and Nessna. I thought the flowers made that pretty obvious, but he didn’t know about that. Tylenthis said he bought a stuffed toy for Rylad, though. It’s not enough that even the old lady and the cat have someone, but that means there’s no chance with the captain either. Tylenthis said it’s a bad idea to be with someone you work with, but it happens all the time with rangers. It’s kind of inevitable, besides most women don’t like guys that run around in the woods and get all dirty. He asked if I had a boyfriend too, you’d think he would know from all that talking to Gaelardrim. I’m doing what the Confessor said and trying to focus on anything else for now. Hopefully I can talk to him soon. I think he’s avoiding Lani’s father, not that I can really blame him.