|The Mage Sister||
Nathan Well, one does. On the whole, I dislike war.
Arinda You say that often. Why do you dislike it?
Simon You mean aside from the death, despair and destruction?
Arinda Hush, Simon!
Nathan Well, it’s just a bore. Soooo much planning goes into it. Just an enormous amount of cleaning stuff up afterword. Sticky, ooky mess everywhere... a frightful amount of trees get flattened, and do they look where they toss their apple cores and whatnot? No! It’s too much work! It’s so much easier to just get along in the first place.
Simon With an attitude like that, it’s a wonder we don’t belong to someone else by now.
Nathan Nonsense! Should anyone disrupt my peacetime, I’m fully prepared to demonstrate why it’s not a good idea to annoy me.
Arinda So you’d go to war… to prevent war…
Nathan You make it sound unreasonable when you say it like that.