Post by darkwingdork on Jan 27, 2011 12:10:22 GMT -5
Yes, Ally and Reece's presence is the only thing keeping Ceryn alive right now. Ally is trying to be a voice for the greater good, as opposed to Sheila's more primal anger (justified though that it is). The fact that Ceryn's been "cute" so far doesn't justify her willingness to murder other people to get her way, so in a natural sense Sheila would be justified in doing her in.
But as Ally points out, the group made a vow not to kill people in cold blood. Ceryn is incapacitated at the moment, and completely at the girl's mercy. Letting her be apprehended is the correct, lawful thing to do.
Ally also points out, and I think this is important, her ability to handle this situation so rationally is because she had not taken this attack personally. She fully admits that if the situation was reversed, she'd hope that Sheila would be the one holding HER back from killing their foe. It's not that Ally is morally superior to Sheila, it's just that in this situation, she's being the voice of reason.
Like any group, there's going to be disagreements over how to handle the situation. Sheila wants immediate retribution, Ally's trying to think of a way to benefit long-term from this situation. I don't think either reasoning is 100% right or wrong. Killing Ceryn immediately removes someone who has repeatedly threatened them, but puts them back to square one in finding out who's ultimately behind these attacks. Keeping her alive makes her source of information, but should she escape, she'd be a danger to them and others again.
I personally side with Ally on this one, but completely understand where Sheila is coming from.