cold in the violence after the war
hope is a fire to keep us warm
She does not regret her actions even if Neverwhere does not approve of them. She has never pretended to have the same restraint they seemed to share, and certainly she would not stand idle as he made flippant threats against her friends and home. Perhaps he seeks to intimidate her, but the flame he breathes across her serves only to flatten her ears against her nape and bring a glint to her eye.
Still, when Neverwhere pushes her way between them, she does not resist, though she never breaks her furiously watchful gaze from where it rests on Ghaul. Certainly the presence of the dapple mare between them would not stop her should the draconic stallion prove less amenable to ceasing hostilities.
Fortunately for all involved no doubt, she feels no need to insert her opinion into the more diplomatic negotiations. She is, after all, not a diplomat, nor does she have aspirations to be. Her aggressive greeting had been purely a response to his equally aggressive arrival. Her fury might have been much more easily mitigated had events transpired differently. But, as it turns out, she is a less than forgiving sort (which likely comes as no surprise to any who know her parents).
When Ghaul moves however, sidling closer to Lilliana, Brazen is quick to move as well. Just as Neverwhere had inserted herself between Ghaul and Brazen, Brazen wedges herself between Lilli and Ghaul. Head low and ears flat, she glares at him. She doesn’t say anything, but her actions make it perfectly clear that while he may be Lilli’s responsibility, the chestnut mare is fully under her protection.
Anyone that wished to hurt her would have to go through Brazen first.