"I'm sorry. I know that a lot of this makes little sense. But when you live for hundreds of years, life begins to mean less and less to one. I suppose that is what has happened to me." Hale sighs, biting his lip.
Sarah took a deep breath and sighed, tears filling her eyes but not falling. "Hale..." She hid her face in the crook of his neck. "I love you...but I just wish you'd be able to see things in a better way."
"I'm sorry," Hale whispers, holding her close. "I'm so sorry Sarah..." He sighs, stroking her hair tenderly and kissing the top of her head. "You're right, but I don't know how to do that... It's not in my nature..."
"Then won't you try to see things through my eyes?" Sarah asked softly.
"I can try," Hale says softly, nodding. "I can't promise it will work, but I can try."
Sarah kissed his neck. "I'm sorry...it all bothers you..." She said, her voice still soft. "I'm sorry you have dark things in your past...but when's the last time you've killed a person, Hale?"
"Rokkel was the last, about a century ago... Maybe a little less. But I've killed hundreds of people..."
"A hundred years is more than enough time for a person to change." Sarah told him. "It's plenty of time for someone to be reborn."
"I dunno..." Hale murmurs, chewing on his lip. "I've been like that forever..."
"A human can spend a lifetime as one thing...but they can still change before they die, even the day they die. My point, Hale, is that it doesn't matter how long you've been like you were, you've changed." Sarah pulled back to look him in the eye.
"Humans have such short lives, though... They don't live to be tens of thousands of years old," Hale murmurs, sighing.
"Hale, the comparison is if you lived as short as us, and squeezed all those years into our lifespans..." Sarah took his hand, lacing her fingers through his. "You're not much different..."
Hale sighs, nodding slowly. "Alright..."
"Considering your years, you haven't done so bad, Hale." Sarah mumbled.
"A century is so short a time, though," Hale says quietly, stroking her hair.
"Take into account you have plenty of time ahead of you to make up for it all..." Sarah murmured.
"I know," Hale sighs, nodding. "More than enough."