"Yeah, I will," she replied, hugging her field guide to her chest before turning on her heel and hurrying away, her shoulders hunched. * * * "A little. I'm flattered, more than anything." * * * His face fell slightly before hardening. "Right. Let's just get this done." * * * "Don't harness your warhorse before the proclamation has been issued," she chided, standing up and brushing herself off.