Rose herself tilts her head at Xion with an unreadable expression on her face, she's about to starting talking before abruptly closing her mouth for seemingly no reason.
At least what would seem like no reason to anyone whose not aware of her title as a Seer, instead picking up her glass and taking a small sip from the cup.
Dave however has no such predilection to keep his thoughts to himself.
"Look, I take up the responsibility to use my powers to help and protect other people, thats the whole point of the Riftguard. Sometimes, there are even threats that just cant be handled without the kind of crazy weight I can throw around in a fight when its not just for fun."
He starts to give a half hearted shrug before stopping himself mid-action and straightening his shoulders. He shouldn't act like it didn't matter when it very clearly did.
So instead he reaches across the table to gently take her hand in his, the seriousness of his expression easily visible even with his shades.
"Like Alton said, a lot of people want to assume that just because I have great power I have to use it to help other people. But.."
He pauses for just a moment, as if considering his choice of words.
"If having an ability means I must use it for other people and never myself, then the only think you could call me is a slave to the betterment of everyone else. The only person that has any right to my blood, sweat, and tears is myself."
He gives her hand a gentle squeeze, doing his best to give her as reassuring a smile as he can.
"It's noble to want to help people, and to think that you should because you can, but I dont think you should get that mixed up with the idea that you have
to help people."
He desperately hopes that he's getting his point across the way that he means to, and has a sudden desire to ask Rose why she closed her mouth like that and din't say anything. She probably would have had an easier time explaining then he is.