"Refuge?" Nait wasn't quite sure how to answer this question. The only thing people needed refuge from was the monsters that appeared at night, among other things. "Hm... Follow me. I have an idea." Nait led the boy to a door of the ranch, the one he'd come through. "The woman who resides here is extremely generous and kind," Nait explained, "I'm sure she'll give you a place for the night. It's far too late to be travelling now. Just play along with me, okay?" Nait knocked on the door twice, before quickly shifting into the form of a black cat, and promptly leaping into the boy's arms.
The red-haired woman answered the door, only to look downward, seeing the boy and the cat. "Oh, are you his owner? He comes by here often, and I give him milk each time. I hope that's alright." She paused. It took her a moment to realize that this probably wasn't the reason for his being here. "Can I help you with something?" She asked this in a sweet tone, genuinely caring.