After all the constant battle and turmoil of the past few months it felt good to spend some time in the company of old friends. Friendship… as a soldier in the Legion I would have willingly, and foolishly risked my own life to shield my comrades from our enemy’s blades, but since my return from Coldharbour I had begun to believe that friendship was an unnecessary, a nicety, a distraction from my intention.
Perhaps it was because most people I have met on my journey have either raced on ahead for glory, or followed on behind for safety. In Kaleen, Lerisa, and Nicolene, I have found friends who have shown they are willing to walk beside me into danger. The Argonian’s have a saying, ‘It is better to follow the River with friends in darkness, than alone in the light’… perhaps.
What I have come to realise is that friendship is much like art, music and philosophy, in that you do not appreciate just how important they are when you are without them; it is only when with them that you discover they are a necessity.
I hope to live long enough to see my friends again.