The pictures started slowing down as Bran spoke; something that Ryoko would end up regretting at some point in the future.
She sighed in frustration as he finished his recollection and let her camera rest over her chest once more. What else did she have to do to let this man know that she was on his side!? Well, his and Septimus' really. But this man determined to hang on his secrecy as though here were traveling with an enemy. But, then again, it hadn't been that long since they first danced, had it?
Truthfully, Ryoko did learn a bit from his story. The Fey had disgusting dietary habits and were more akin to mystical mercenaries than the benevolent, wondrous creatures of myth that they were often depicted as being. And even if they were the cause of a dozen, a hundred, or even a thousand missing children or were behind as many heinous crimes as they were miracles... it still didn't answer her fucking question.
What the fuck do they want, Bran? For what purpose do they exist!?
Hell, even a relic like herself who had lingered for millennia past her expiration date had a purpose to exist and desires to fulfill. So, fine, Bran. Keep your secrets until a later date when you were ready to share them. Fine. There was another question that came to mind that might've helped her understand a bit more. After an extended pause, Ryoko finally spoke up.
"Honestly, that wasn't as helpful as you might've thought it was. But there is bit of information from that incident that might help," She moved to his side and crossed her arm with his, lifting him up gently. Well, gently for her anyway; enough to make the incline a bit more bearable and make conversation a bit easier for him. After all, the last thing she wanted to do was withhold even more information, "I don't know why the peasants made a deal to have their children taken away. Maybe they didn't have enough money to go around or maybe they didn't have enough food, doesn't matter. What did they give for it, Bran? The peasants? That's what I want to know."
If he wasn't comfortable sharing his tragedy, then maybe she could learn from someone else's.
"What did they have to give away to fulfill their end of the bargain?"