This week I have a snippet of conversation between brothers from The Scholar's Heart for you. I enjoyed exploring the relationship between brothers in Etan and Cathal and also in Tristan and his brother Maxen in this book.
Etan had taken a few steps away when Cathal called him back. “Etan?” “Yes?”
“If what you did with Tristan... if it makes you happy, even a little, for a little while, you can let yourself enjoy it. Let yourself be happy.”
“And if I end up hurt at the end of it?”
“Maybe you won’t be.” Cathal shook his head when Etan opened his mouth to speak. “I know. You said Tristan doesn’t want anything more than to pass a little time enjoyably. But you said you wouldn’t want to try to build anything with him anyway. So if you know at the beginning what it is, why shouldn’t you allow yourself to enjoy it for however long it lasts?”