Imagine that the words for 'onion' and 'chives' are the same, because in the book, everything has a different name, but I can't really think of anything.
Chapter Four – "You're not a coward."
The fire hissed and spat as Tayend turned his skewer of wild onions and wild pachi fruit over. "Do you think they are done?" He asked.
Dannyl shrugged. "The problem with wild onions is that," Tayend removed the skewer from over the fire. "They are very str-"
"Splahh!" Tayend spat out his mouthful of wild onion. "That was disgusting." He glared at Dannyl.
Dannyl tried to conceal a grin. "I was about to tell you."
"Summoning fire is one of the first things that novices learn to do." Dannyl continued. He looked at Tayend, and, noting the slightly wistful look on his face, stopped. "Are you alright?" He asked gently.
"Yes." Tayend prodded the fire with a stick, and leant back, shuffling closer to Dannyl, so that his head was on Dannyl's shoulder. Dannyl said nothing, but pulled Tayend closer, putting his arm around Tayend and slipping his hand into Tayend's. Tayend kissed him gently on the jaw.
Tayend watched the flames dance. "You're not a coward."
Dannyl swallowed. "What do you mean?"
"I-I heard what you said last night. About how...how you were afraid you'd fail me." The scholar couldn't look at the magician, and hurried on. "But, but, you're not a coward Dannyl. I love you for who you are, and I'm nervous too...just because I've been with a...um, lot of men." Tayend blushed, "It doesn't mean I'm nervous. I just...before I was with someone...for a short amount of time. Now... I really want to be with you...for-forever. I just don't want you blaming yourself for being nervous. It's not your fault. I really want to help you. Don't ever blame yourself for being nervous, all right?" He looked Dannyl in the eyes and Dannyl didn't turn away. "I love you for who you are." He squeezed Dannyl's hand, and kissed him gently. "I love you."
Dannyl turned away, rubbing his eyes to get rid of the tears that formed there.
"Don't be embarrassed, Dannyl." Tayend said softly.
Dannyl turned back to Tayend. "I just didn't want to fail you." He whispered.
"You aren't," Tayend said gently, and kissed him.