Todd the Brave
A short while after the party leaves a village, they notice rustling in the leaves behind them. It is a child, 8 years old at most, who followed them as they left the village. The boy calls himself “Todd the brave” and has dreams of leaving the village behind and becoming an adventurer, but clearly is not ready. The child is hungry as he did not pack any provisions, and he refuses to return home short of being escorted back. After being returned home he is grounded,but attempts to sneak after the party again. It takes a full day to return to the village, track down who his parents are, and get back to where the party was when they first found the boy. Do they let the boy follow, insist he goes back home? split the party to escort him back? knock him unconscious and leave, trusting him to find his way home (if they do this, have them run into wolves eating his body the next time they pass through that area).