Irisa: "Hey! You can't just go around attacking people! I'm getting Dad."
Sukar: "This is a test of faith for both of us. You came with me for a reason."
Irisa: "Yeah, to make sure you didn't do exactly what you are now doing."
Sukar: "What about before? Why did you come to the woods in the first place?"
Irisa: "I saw you die."
Sukar: "Before I died. I had the same vision. I was there."
Irisa: "There is a lot going on right now!"
Sukar: "You witnessed my resurrection, you saw my wounds heal. How can you still deny Irzu? Finally, there is another, like you. Another who's been chosen. You are no longer alone."
Irisa: "God can be a manipulative bastard."
Sukar: "That's all that is ever happening. Listen, we have a mission. It's a holy one. You already know you were chosen. This life is the story of you accepting that."
"Come, Little Wolf. Perhaps you can keep me out of trouble."
I love Sukar, obviously. And I love Irisa more for the way she loves him -- the way she fell into his arms, that day the walls came down -- and Nolan more, for the way he goes beyond himself to trust her, and Sukar because of her. But most of all, I love the way his Irath simplicity goes toward explain not only her journey but something much larger, which is the big trick about faith.
The first thing you learn about magic is that it always looks like regular stuff: Flip a light switch, the light turns on. There are a lot of ways that's a miracle. But every miracle works that way, every prayer or spell or whatever you are into: If it was outlandish, you'd hear about it. And since it isn't, you don't, and since you don't, you figure there's something fishy about faith. The trick about faith is that it isn't a trick, so it doesn't look like one. It looks like what you were already going to do anyway.
It's why Yewll bugs me, and why the whole "religion versus science" thing pisses me off so much. I mean, I don't believe in God either, but atheists are the worst. There are plenty of stupid and shitty religious people in the world, because there are plenty of stupid and shitty people in the world, but I don't get sinking to their level, which is what militant atheism is about, and it just makes everybody look bad. We zig, when we should zag. Here's every conversation about God you can ever have, which is why I don't do it very often. (lol)