From the book
Sheila did not question the sincerity of Sieg’s words, because she knew very well that he was much kinder to her than any of his allies. And despite how she knew that Utgardians could not be trusted, even by other Utgardians, she wanted to believe that Sieg really did care.
She worried at her lip, as she turned away from him, before she said: "…th-they will… u-use me… t-to…"
When she stopped halfway through her sentence, Sieg waited for her to continue silently. But when she refused to speak for almost a minute, he finally decided to question it. "…’to… what’?"
"…to… to power the weapon…" Sheila choked out. "I… I know they’ll… k-kill me…"
What happened next, was something that Sheila had not been expecting; Sieg lightly hit her upside her head, and though it did not hurt much, it was still unexpected enough that she let out a small yelp of surprise. When she looked up, Sieg’s expression was solemn, but certainly not cold or uncaring.
"Oyoyoy… wha did I tell ya ‘fore we left?", said Sieg solemnly. "I ain’t gonna let ya get hurt. So wha makes ya think I’d let anyun kill ya?"
Sheila sniffled in response to the honesty, before she shuffled over to him and grabbed hold of his cloak with a hint of desperation. "Promise me…," she begged him softly. "Promise that you’ll stay close to me when we get inside…"
"Promise. Hrun’s honor", Sieg swore, once more tapping his fingers along his shoulders and head. "When we get inside, jus’ hold mah hand, ‘n’ I swear I won’t let ya go. Now c’mon," he added, a tad urgently as he held out his hand to her. "We gotta move or we’ll be spotted."