Re: Dinner: Athelstan and Ragnar
"I know," he said as if Ragnar was being silly. "I think most of you taking care of yourselves meant that you had a lot of sex." They could fight, and have children, and cook, and clean, and do their laundry all by themselves, but as Ragnar had become Earl, and then King, he did less of those things and there were slaves to do the rest.
"I have had enough years without you," Athelstan said quietly. He wasn't interested in seeing more of the world alone, as he had been since they were separated. "Why could I not go with you? When you are ready to leave, why could we not travel together? See the world as we once did?" It was asked as he took his plate from Ragnar with the slightly steaming potatoes and the definitely steaming steak. "I have been alone enough, Ragnar. Now you and my brother are both here and I am not leaving. Not unless you tell me to."