Elira stopped backing up to listen respectfully again. She nodded once more, and it occurred to her that she never even said thanks for the rupees. Better fix that and get it all in one with these other encouraging words. "Thank you, ma'am," she said. But something really was strange about this woman. Usually it was the seldom churchgoer around these parts that would dispense with the words of encouragement.. though Eri looked nothing the part. But it wasn't just that. The woman's face had very little emotion at all. It was like she was perpetually in a poker face. That and her piercing gaze, her subtlety... Elira's gut instinct told her that this woman held more interest in her than normal, and also had some capability of causing her trouble. It was an ironic thought considering she just doled out ten rupees, but even those with kindness and generosity in their hearts could still hold suspicion as well. Time to get out of here before risking exposing any deception. Elira turned to continue crossing the street and then head back toward the alley with her fairy. Her gait was pretty casual, something like the pace one might have when they intend to go somewhere specific, but they have absolutely no hurry to get there. Elira occasionally kept an eye on the woman from the corner of her eye every now and then. Presumably, once Eri left the doorway to go and pay her bill and enjoy her drink, that was when Elira picked up her pace, keeping a tighter grip on the rupees held within her shirt to prevent them from jingling, and she jogged quickly and quietly, darting into the dark alley once more to reunite with Primrose, her friend. "Hey, I got food and some money," she said in a hushed paranoid whisper, quieter than normal. Primrose once again came out of hiding with her soft blue glow casting illumination throughout the alley, revealing lots of junk and debris in this place. "And you got grapes too! Why are you so quiet?" Elira replied, "Yeah about that. I think I might be followed, so let's get out of here, then eat, ok?" The girl put the half-eaten apple in her shirt along with the other stuff, and continued further down the alley, taking a turn deeper into slums, with her fairy closely following beside her.