What if you'd been close enough to save Haurchefant by taking his place?
Aymeric is silent for a long moment, face pale and jaw set. “I would have,” he finally says, his voice quiet and yet holding a note of intensity. “I would have without a second thought. There is nothing special about me that Haurchefant did not possess multiple times over. I would have gladly taken his place, as it was my fault he was there at all.”
He smiles sadly and shrugs. “So I have thought, many times, since that day. I know he did not die with blame in his heart, yet I struggle to absolve myself. I may never, truly.”
He falls silent again, staring toward the window with a far-off expression.