Title: Soothsayer Chapter 13, Part 1.
“Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that’s not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.” – Lance Armstrong
Naturally, once Sören knew about the confrontation that was looming he insisted on being there. I figured it would be easier without him there but he thought, and probably correctly, that since he was the one we were fighting over he should have a say in our negotiations.
“Fine,” I said, “but you keep your mouth shut for the most part, okay? Please? Because you’re not good at defusing these sorts of situations, and I think you know that.”
“Defusing such situations would be boring,” he told me with a smirk. “I much prefer when you fight over me.”
“And I much prefer living through these things, so don’t push it, okay?”