“Well even if you are technically older than me, you’re still a child in my book as long as I have to look after you.” Nikolai responded, obviously not taking into consideration that he really didn’t do much in the way of ‘looking after’ Oliver. Sure, he put a roof over the revenant’s head and gave him a place to sleep when he wanted to but as for actual care, well, there was much to be desired within that area.
“Nothing will happen to me, I can guarantee.” Nikolai still retained much of the haughty self-assurance that he had as an adolescent; so certain that nothing could ever go astray and that everything would always work out in his own favour in the end. “So long as I stay away from being too tangled up in any affairs with the guilds or any such, I’ll do just fine. We both will.”