"Ah, that explains it then," Recca said quietly. "But what good does it do to be angry with him? What's done is done. There is no way to go back and change what he's done. Perhaps he's sorry now... did you ever think of that?"
"I was exiled from the Elves for a foolish reason," she went on. "But am I angry at them for it? No. I use my time for better things." There was a pause in the fighting near them and she turned to face him. "Perhaps you might find a better use for your time."
The fighting started again and Recca and Ryk were separated in it, leaving him to think about what she'd said in silence.