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westerosi wars: defiance of duskendale » 277 AC

Duskendale had been his finest hour, yet the memory tasted bitter on his tongue.

— illustrations by gustave doré

But at last he’d approached Nesta. And as the world began to turn to shadows and wind, I saw Cassian tower over my sister, saw her chin lift defiantly, and heard him growl, “Hello, Nesta.”
Rhys seemed to halt his winnowing as my sister said, “So you’re alive.”
Cassian bared his teeth in a feral grin, wings flaring slightly. “Were you hoping otherwise?”
—  A Court of Wings and Ruin, Sarah J. Maas.
Writing Prompt: Dialogue

“Let me go.”

“No, no way. No you need to stay put until we get a handle on whatever it is that’s happening with you. I want you safe in [Town Name].”

“I’m not safe anywhere.”

“Yeah, okay, but–”

“And I can’t be killed.”

“Okay, but–”

“And [—-] needs you here.”

“… What do you need?”

“Keys would be nice.”