He was not given the choice to simply ride away.
She did not come out to see him ride away in the rain.
Then he said something to them in their language and rode away toward the river.
Then he rode away in front of me, into the dark.
"If the men see you too ride away, they will lose heart even more."
"I did not want you to ride away without them."
He rode away up the street, gone before she could thank him.
Then he turned and rode away upon business of his own.
In the evening of the second day, they rode away.
The main road ran to the coast, perhaps four hours ride away.