“How much further?” she asked.
“Not far. The wood thickens up ahead and we can take refuge for a little while, catch some sleep.”
“So no bed?” Sleeping on the hard ground had not been in her plans.
“Sorry, Princess. We can’t risk being seen together. A Roman travelling with a Hun, let’s just say it’s an unusual combination.”
“I don’t see why.” Klara became grumpy when she was overtired and found the need to take her mood out on Lucius irresistible. “What’s wrong with a Hun and a Roman being seen together? Your trade partners were Hun and no one thought anything of it.”
“In case you’ve forgotten, you’re a woman and I am …