"Why?" Tiero asks.
"If you do not know, the possibilities are endless. Endlessly good, endlessly bad. But once you know the truth, however bad it is... Once you know it, that is as bad as it will get."
"Oh." Tiero looks away, fidgeting, and Inric turns his attention back to his book for one precious moment before Tiero speaks again. "I, uh. I didn't truly want to go with thee. I'm sorry."