“What the hell, Kili?! Why are you acting like this?”
“Stop fucking lecturing me like you’re better than me, Fee! Just stop!”
Fili stepped back, confusion on his face as he looked as his brother pacing back and forth across the room. It had been obvious that something had been bothering him all day, but Fili hadn’t known how to get him to open up and talk about it. He hadn’t expected the explosion to occur in one of the training rooms where they were going over the inner workings of the Jaeger.
“Kee, I’m not –”
“You are. You’re talking down to me like I haven’t been studying everything about these things for years. You’re talking like you know what is going on when I’m the one that has been studying and examining everything with Arkenstone for the past year.” Kili spun around to face him and for the first time, Fili saw anger in his younger brother’s eyes. “You’re doing all of this teaching shit and pretending that you give a damn when we both know what’s going to happen.”
“And what do you think is going to happen, Kili?” Now he was fighting his own anger. “In all of your fucking wisdom, what do you know is going to happen?”
“You’re going to let us get all the way up there. You’re going to let them send us through the training and the simulations. You’re even going to let them hook us up in the neural handshake and send us into the Drift.” Kili’s voice dropped. “And then you’re going to leave again. You’re going to make your point – whatever it is – with Thorin and Dwalin and then you’re going to walk away, again. Leaving me behind just like before.”