Elrun said: and does Veylin really have to belittle Dírmaen's prowess when the latter lying on his deathbed?
Fantasia said: I'm glad for Veylin but didn't like his thoughts about Dirmaen, they own to him Saelon and her peoples lives
Now, you two, be fair--Veylin didn't know Dírmaen had returned, let alone that he was wounded. You know those two aren't friends.
I enjoyed the thought of the dwarven chieftain fleeing from Rian's charms
*puzzled look; goes and rereads section* Oh, that's not what I meant. Sorry for the confusion! Veylin is touched that Rian is so reassured by his presence, as a kinswoman might be; his disquiet is all worry about Saelon. He's not thinking very clearly just now, because the rape of a dwarf-woman would be inconcievable and he's starting to think of Saelon as if she were kin--but she is a woman of Men, and he knows they do get raped. The suspense has been horrible for him, too.
Thank you for the comments!