“If I pretend I like you, squire, can I use the spyglass?” Lerant asked Kel.
“Please don’t try,” she replied. “You’re not that good an actor. Dom, he can look when you’re done.”
“Some people are cocky ever since they killed a whole centaur,” Lerant remarked to the air.
“Some people are annoying,” Dom retorted, giving him the spyglass.
—  Squire by Tamora Pierce, chapter 10