Strange how a few short hours could change your view of the world.
He smiled, a real one this time, though his voice remained teasing. So, what do you think I am? Naive, I thought at once. Naive, brave, selfless, incredible and much too kind to survive this world. It'll break you in the end, if you keep going like this. Good things never last.
I don't believe in fate … but… I do believe everything happens for a reason. That there is some plan, some meaning to this darkness we live in … Maybe I'm wrong, but it's gotten me this far. It's the reason I fight, the reason I can keep going, despite everything. And it…it led me to you.
So nice to see you, human, a voice purred from an overhead branch. Grimalkin sniffed, looking from me to Keirran, and smiled. How amusing that you are both here. The queen is not at all happy with either of you.
I want her to be happy, and she's most happy with you. Maybe this will make up for... past mistakes." He shook his head and returned to his normal idiocy. "So, either you say, 'Sure, I'd love to have you along,' or you have a big bird dropping things on your head the whole trip.