|You actually won? The difference in planetary gravitational fields must have weakened him - it took me months before I could move normally on Delta V. Now, I suppose I owe you some answers. First of all, I wasn't kidnapped. I made that all up. I just wanted to leave home and set out on my own. But he wouldn't let me stray from him - he was always a control freak.|
It got much worse after he failed to fulfill a promise to save my mom. That's a cardinal sin where I come from, breaking the highest vow, the Blood Oath. People shunned him, called him the Oathbreaker. No one dared showed any sympathy, even though it wasn't his fault - how could even the greatest warrior fight against disease? I felt bad for him, of course, but he didn't seem to notice. He became angry, unreasonable, frightening - well, you've borne the brunt of that. I was just a girl then, and I couldn't handle it. So I acted like the teenage fool I was - I fabricated some false trails and ran away to Delta V.
I regretted it the moment I arrived. There hasn't been a day when I stopped thinking about my dad, about how much he must be hurting because of what I've done. But I couldn't go back, not with the dimensional barrier around the planet. Now that he's here, I'm going to make amends. He'll be so mad with me...but I'll face it like the adult I am.