"Betray his last wish? I am afraid I must do that, though I love him, if his wish is against the fortune of Gondor. But do not think that I made this decision lightly, without any grief. I grieve over him, I greatly grieve that I, his only remaining son, should not be able to fulfil his last wish. I know this, and when I meet him beyond this world I will beg his forgiveness." His voice was cold as he calmly ended, "But I do not see that I am in need of your forgiveness or approbation, my good lord. You are free to speak your thoughts concerning the claim of the Lord Aragorn, for it is for that purpose that we all gather here, but I forbid you from taunting me with the sacred memory of my late father."