Well, there’s your answer. I’m not sure what it says about us that we should doubt the thorough investigation powers of our learned friends and neighbors, and the honor of one of our most trustworthy warriors — questionable as his decisions might be at times — to turn tail and begin to be swayed by the arguments of a fallen enemy. The Other Monster wanted to gain some upper hand against us, once he found he was clearly outmatched in strength, so he caused us doubt. We are not giving that hatchling back, not now, and the gifts we bestowed upon the incubating egg made it equally a part of all of us.
I will not stand to hear another person utter the contemptuous belief that they were lied to, either. No one was lied to here. We were very clear about it.
The Famed, Witty, and Wonderful Bard