The only thing that matters to Iski is protecting Flare from the world. No matter what she wants.
Frustrated by his inability to listen to her about what she saw reflected, Flare doesn’t want to follow Iski anywhere, but he isn’t giving her a choice.
The safe place he finds may not offer the protection he hopes. For the magic has taken its toll on Iski and he might not be the safest one to watch over her.