"As cryptic as he is blunt," Tanos muttered to himself. He followed Gandalf. They caught up with Arathorn just as he'd found Ilenal.
"I cannot afford more enemies than I already have," Arathorn said. "You had no reason to apologize to me and it was wrong of me not to accept the apology, though it was not required." He paused. "Forgive me for falsely accusing you."