Strider nodded without argument. His job on this mission was to follow and ensure the group's safety, not lead. That was not his duty. He held his blade ready but did not ignite it. He felt it was time to play around with the Force a little. He looked at Lyla and encouraged her to lead the way, assuring her he would keep her and the group safe throughout their part of the mission.
"You heard the man. Let's go."