“See reason, Brother. I don’t want to fight you.”
The look in Carver’s eyes had convinced me. I turned my back on everything Anders stood for. I couldn’t lose the only family I had left.
Knight Commander Meredith’s voice brought me back to the present.
“I’ll leave you to deal with him. He’s your companion. Do as you see fit.” She glared at Anders’ back before moving on.
I moved to stand by him. His back was hunched, elbows resting on his knees.
“There’s nothing you can say that I haven’t already said to myself. I took a spirit into my soul and changed myself forever to achieve this. This is the justice all mages have awaited.”
“Did that spirit tell you to do this?” I almost spat.
“No… When we merged he ceased to be. We are one now. I can no more ignore the injustice of the Circle than he could.”
“I might’ve understood if you’d only told me!”
“I wanted to tell you! But what if you stopped me? Or worse! What if you wanted to help? I couldn’t let you do that…”
I looked around at all the bleeding bodies of mages…innocent mages.