Upon your arrival I was skeptical about an outsider coming to defend our land and people against our villain, Grendel. While in heorot that first night upon your arrival as i spoke about your ordeal with Breca in the sea I was taken aback with how well you defended your story and proved your true strength. It wasn't until after that did I realize that you were truly worthy of defending our kingdom against Grendel. I know that I may have offended you upon that first meeting, but it was because I was jealous of the strength and courage you were known to have. I did respect you for the way you handled my attack on your battle in the sea, despite how you proved to me that I was willing to murder my kin and that I was awaiting the depths of hell. I admire you for fighting Grendel with no weapons or armor; that showed your true strength and willingness to compensate for the situation. Although I felt threatened by your arrival and then by Hrothgar inviting you into his family, I saw your strength and achievements as a standard for myself to reach towards. By me lending you my sword, Hrunting, for your fight against Grendel's mother I hoped that you would see me as a friend and no longer a threat to your strength and goodness.