((Patience, Tepe... I've been rather busy recently.))
Arathorn stared after Ilenal as he left. "He shouldn't have let it be stolen in the first place..."
"Gandalf is right, Arathorn," Tanos said softly. "It was hardly Ilenal's fault the dagger was stolen."
Arathorn sighed wearily and turned to Gandalf. "I am too weary to have enemies that should be friends. If you can persuade Ilenal to return, I will accept his apology."