“‘Can you walk, my friend?’ Altair had said.
Malik had looked at him with blurry eyes. All the pain in those eyes. When he had eventually focused on Altair, a look of gratitude and relief had come to his face, so sincere that if there had been the slightest doubt in Altair’s mind it was banished at once.
'For you, I can walk,’ said Malik, and attempted a smile.”