Arlo understood her and didn't argue with her. Normally, Vega would be all brash about such things but she was afraid. However, somewhere and somehow along the line, somewhere between the skeeterwampulus and the spulmokawarta, betwixt the dawn ball and the burning ship, Arlo Creede had become her friend. So, at his plea to be careful, Vega determined that he was going to remain positive and hopeful and she wasn't going to give him reason to doubt, so she gave him the sassiest grin she had, lifted her hands and signed; holding her index finger up in the air, palm back, she drew a couple of large circles, "Always". But then, her face took on a more serious expression, although she tried not to show her fear still, after all he had to have belief that this would be alright, he had to maintain hope. With a serious gaze she nodded her head before lifting her index finger to her lips and then lowering it, placing it palm down and flat on top of the thumb-side of her other hand, closed into a fist, "Promise."
That was about as close to affectionate as she got so, that done, she removed her coat and she looked down in some surprise as Asari took her by the wrist. No matter how it might have looked from the outside, Vega had been grabbed by the wrist no end of times in no end of situations, she had no doubt that it was a friendly gesture from the moment it started. She looked at the Naerikk woman and smiled, placed her own hand over Asari's and nodded back. If Asari had been in any doubt that Vega knew what she was doing, it showed in her expression in the few trills between the surprise of Asari's gesture and the time Vega regained her bravado. With a smile, Vega pointed to the lantern. Then, she pointed to Asari and mouthed the word 'you', to herself and then 'my' and to her own, currently almost solid silver, eyes and mouthed the word 'eyes'. Another smile and then she just mouthed the words 'thank you'.
Right. Enough of this, the young mixed blood decided and she started to make her way. She started to move and then her foot slipped and a load of stones shot out. Vega put her hand up, signalling to those behind her ~ wait... just wait. She stood stock still and then, when nothing happened, she breathed out and lowered her hand. Her heart was pounding so loudly in her chest that she was sure the creature would hear it.
Slowly, oh so very slowly, Vega moved. As she moved she did something quite unlike her. Internally, she held a dialogue which she aimed entirely at the Immortal of Hope. Vega wouldn't have called it praying, because that to her was something done in a Temple. But the Immortals were everywhere, she fully believed it and, with a bit of luck, this one was listening. Alright, Xiur. I've talked to you all my life, you know that. Look at the stars, see hope shining and all that. But never quite so formal, like. See, my blood is silver and my father tells me that means I'm of the stars. And that's you. I always feel better when I look at the stars and I know it's just like oh, typical mortal, wants something so being a pain now, but I'm scared. I don't want to show that lot, because they'll get more scared and they're frightened enough. It's why we glow a little bit, I always thought... " She kept concentrating as she walked, one foot in front of the other walking even more slowly than before. "It's so we can be a light, isn't it? Give them hope. But right now, I could use a little bit myself. So, if you could see your way to help, I'd be ever so grateful. Cos that little girl isn't moving, that's one big scary lizard and as much as I believe this is the best plan we've got, that just means we're woefully unprepared. So, thanks. Good to chat, I feel better." Which, of all things, she did.
And, as far as Vega was concerned, the plan hadn't changed so, she kept moving and she looked to see if the girl was breathing as soon as she was able to see. Then, she would follow the plan and the plan was simple. Get to the girl, lift her in her arms and walk back. Vega knew the plan and she was absolutely focused on it happening just right. But she had plan B firmly in her mind, too. Run. Of course, what she wouldn't do was run without the girl in her arms. They'd come this far, they had a job to do.