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A passage I found interesting - May 24th 2014, 08:39 PM

I just wanted to share this passage that I found sort of inspiring. How Kaladin, despite being fatally injured, finds the strength and will to defend the king, a man he despises. He chooses to oppose his friend and protect Elhokar not for money, not to gain power, not to further his own ends, but because it is right, because he wishes to be a man who saves lives.
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He blinked, eyes resting on the king's unconscious body just beside him. Still breathing.
I will protect those who cannot protect themselves.
It made sense, now, why he'd had to make this choice. Kaladin rolled to his knees. Graves and Moash were arguing.
"I have to protect him," Kaladin whispered.
"If I protect..." He coughed. "If I protect...only the people I like, it means that I don't care about doing what is right." If he did that, he only cared about what was convenient for himself.
That wasn't protecting. That was selfishness.
Straining, agonized, Kaladin raised one foot. The good foot. Coughing blood, he shoved himself upward and stumbled to his feet between Elhokar and the assassins. Fingers trembling, he felt at his belt, and -- after two tries -- got his side knife out. He squeezed out tears of pain, and through blurry vision, saw the two Shardbearers looking at him.
Moash slowly raised his faceplate, revealing a stunned expression. "Stormfather...Kal, how are you standing?"
It made sense now.
That was shy he'd come back. It was about Tien, it was about Dalinar, and it was about what was right -- but most of all, it was about protecting people.
This was the man he wanted to be.
Kaladin moved one foot back, touching his heel to the king, forming a battle stance. Then raised his hand before him, knife out. His hand shook like a roof rattling from thunder. He met Moash's eyes.
Strength before weakness.
"You. Will. Not. Have. Him."

-Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson
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Re: A passage I found interesting - May 25th 2014, 12:19 AM

I think this is cool! It really has a great message.

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Re: A passage I found interesting - May 25th 2014, 02:02 PM

Hey, this is really cool and definitely interesting.
Thank you for sharing it

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found, interesting, passage

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