What no one else understands is that this is just a facade. If you just reached out to them, they would return and this time they'd be ready to die for you. If they feel hurt its because they hurt their self, more than they hurt you.
“Since it is so likely that (children) will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but darker. Lewis Books are life.