Thank you for the Dream-tea, it was very nice seeing you again. I’m sorry I didn’t thank you sooner but we went to the past and were very busy.
Thank you, as well, for the advice on Gregor. I will do my best to help him, to love him like the father he has become, but I am afraid I am being pulled in too many directions right now.
Ragnar spoke with me; he wants to sacrifice himself for our party, to help Jay, and fulfill his debt to me. I never told him the boundaries of our debt—just that if I hunted him a boar to sacrifice to his gods he would owe me a favor. He took it to mean life for life, and so has offered his life to me for our plans. I never actually wanted his life, I only teased him about it; really I would have accepted a nice bit of sweets after properly worrying him.
He is resolved in his plan, and I don’t know what to do. I told him that in offering I would consider his debt paid, but he is still insistent. Now, I could say that in terms of our favor he wouldn’t be allowed to go through with his silly plan, but where is it my place to lay that on him? His life is not mine to dictate—I cannot tell him not to die for me anymore than I can ask him to lay down his life.
I haven’t spoken to anyone else yet, and I don’t know what to do. I want the council of my friends…but truth be told I know, if we go with this plan, their surprise would be more genuine and their sorrow would lend more validity to our plots and schemes.
More so…I’m afraid to even look at them if they don’t object. If they allow it to happen, are they friends worth saving? Jay and I are to be their trap, if they sacrifice yet another friend for bait how does that make them any better than the monster we hunt?
What do I do, Fionn?
I look forward to any council you can give me, and I thank you for your time. You are more than welcome into my dreaming when next you’d like tea; please visit whenever you’re lonely.
Your friend with love,
Y'Bent City of Thieves
Second Letter to Fionn