V's patron, that sounds exciting! I'm not much into fan fiction but that really grabbed my attention.
Aisen66, sounds like that could be an excerpt from my dystopian novel too
Again from a fantasy novel, showing a bit of the most important side character's personality (Ante's the main character but there are parts like this in which the story goes with Hespera's point of view)
And yeah they are talking about events that took place years ago, it might explain some reactions.
"Why?" Ante asked with a fragile voice. "Why did you hold me back? I could've saved their lives. You kept me away from them."
Hespera raised her eyebrows and shook her head. With nothing said, Ante squinted his eyes as if he couldn't believe the silence.
"You saw that yourself!" Ante raised his voice. "I could've had a chance... it was no lie, Hespera, you know that!"
"Bullshit." Hespera tightened her posture. "It was only your own view about that. In my view there was no chance." If there had been, I would've gone after your father myself
, she added in her thoughts.
Ante looked like he wanted to say something, but couldn't. Hespera took a deep breath and, almost without noticing, she grasped her fists.
"If I were you, I would be very, very
thankful about the fact that even if I personally had thought it would be a good idea to play a damn hero, someone realized my foolishness. That someone held me back and didn't let me roast myself like a pig in a skewer." Hespera really had to concentrate to keep her voice calm and down, when she continued. "Also I would think twice, whom am I gonna blame for the death of my parents and with what grounds. You're not the only one suffering here."
"I didn't mean to -"
"I have kept the cauldron warmed up half a day for you. Let's eat."