I think this is one of the first truly emotional parts of the series . My heart ached for much of this: for Toreth, for Warrick… Silly me, even as much as I’ve read and come to know (but not yet truly understand…not quite there…) these characters, I can’t help but still hope for their happy ending. So, this one hurt. It was a game they probably had to play. But seeing now how much they are capable of hurting each other…Still, I’m glad Warrick did what he needed to do to get Toreth’s attention. Does it make any impact other than the immediate…anything lasting? Doubtful.Another brilliantly written piece.