"You don't have to be here," she told him. "I'm safe. You said so. Go. Get away before they get their hooks in you."
Shaking his head, he stood, letting go of her hand.
"No, Sonea. You need someone familiar around. Someone you can trust. I won't leave you alone with them."
"But you can't become Faren's slave just so I have a friend to talk to. Go back to Harrin and Donia. I'm sure Faren will let you visit now and then."
He paced to the door, then turned to face her.
"I want to do this, Sonea." His eyes were bright.
- Ceryni and Sonea, The Magician's Guild by Trudi Canavan