let the cowards run and hide — tags
why was this guy acting as though he himself was the one who implemented these rules? first he comes and says he should be the one to take over, and then he tries to put him on the spot?! garrus mimicked the dry snort and jerked his head backwards quickly; an action that was showing his now rapidly thinning patience. "let me get this right, you come here to 'inform' us of our problems and then conveniently want to join? and, for the record, everyone completes the joining ritual," he'd pause to allow kodiak to say his piece, nodding in agreement with what the ursine said, "i think kodiak here has a point. you came here, insulted us, asked to join and then question how we do that too. are you scared? or just have a lot of things to say?"
the feline would make a noise somewhere between a scoff and a laugh. "ah yes, let's abandon our traditions now to let this guy join instead of noting his points for later and have him undertake the trial that's still enforced. why the hell not." with each word, he wound himself up even more until he had to stop talking; his jaw firmly shut together and his actual point unvoiced. "you think he came here without a plan to make us believe he's doing this out of the goodness of his heart rather than joining to, effectively, become a source of power here? dammit radha, you're hearing what you want to believe." was she serious? or was he being too paranoid? now that he had such a thought in his mind though, garrus couldn't see the middle ground; the grey.
his ears flicking, he turned back to khan. "you want me to trust that, after calling out your future higher positions bar me, that you will respect them and not take advantage of our current situation? because i can't say i do." he drawled, gaze steely; an unspoken challenge in his words. could he be convinced? perhaps - but he'd be suspicious of the veiler.