"I walked. I walked for a long time, taking more than 6 days to get here. It was hard to convince my mates to let me go, they were afraid I wouldn't make it... instead... I'm finally here."
Dag waited a few seconds before answering: Claire's determination reminded him of himself when as a child he decided to fight in Arena, despite no one believing in him.
At that time he felt alone and with his own strength he managed to overturn the expectations of all those who would bet on his failure.
"I know how you feel, Claire. I've been there. If becoming a Shieldmaiden is what you want, I won't stop you" he said softly, smiling empathetically.
"Really?! I'm never going to stop thanking you enough, Dag! But... actually, this is not the only reason why I decided to come here" she continued, looking at him with shining eyes.
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