Re: Dinner: Athelstan and Ragnar
"I know. You treated me differently than you treated the slaves, than everyone treated the slaves. At first I couldn't understand why. but then you made me a part of your family." He shook his head. "I don't think anyone thought of me as your slave. They wanted to, but they couldn't." Floki mostly, and maybe Rollo in those first few months, but after that --
It wasn't true.
He kept his knee tight to Ragnar's as he picked up his fork and knife to taste the potatoes first, then to cut off a bite of the steak. "There are places where it's always warm." Some he had had the privilege of seeing, others he knew about in name only. And seeing them with Ragnar? The thought made him smile as he took a bite of his steak.