From saga novel Gathering Storm by Lynda Williams.
Stiff armed, Margaret thrust a commanding finger toward the exit. "Get out of this hall, Eler Nersal. Now! If you ever so much as want to exchange a letter with me again! Ever!"
She was given to extravagant gestures that translated themselves into life-long vows. He inhaled to argue, but in the end declined to push his luck. "We will talk!" he threatened, instead.
Eler's irreverence for Demish canon struggles with his admiration of one of its celebrated authoress, Lady Margaret. In Margaret's high handed idealism, Eler's cynical world view meets its match.