NOTE to Cassie and Angela: This is 'dialogue between the two' and I'm assuming that their conversation is meant to introduce the reader to who they are and their relationships (That's how I'm interpreting this assignment.) I'm including body language since body language is a form of communication.
Ian Wilson, MC of Ian's Realm Trilogy.
“I don’t get it, Dad. I mean, I thought I was your whole world, like you are mine.”
“How was I to know what was going to happen in those caves, Ian? It was a nightmare for me as well.”
“Yeah. But after that? Why didn’t you come home?”
“Things changed after that.”
Ian nodded. “Yeah, they did. I stopped being important to you.”
“That’s not true, son.”
“No? Then where were you ? Why did I think I was an orphan? Where were you when the dragon almost killed me? Where were you when the Kaemperns took me prisoner? I'll tell you where. Nowhere! My dad was nowhere.”
Dad reached out, but Ian swung his shoulders away. “Son, if I could have suffered in your place I would have.”
Dad’s voice softened. “Remember when you nailed that love letter to Abbi over my wooden Foundry sign outside our house?”
Ian didn’t answer.
“Remember how you pounded that piece of torn cardboard over my name? You were mad, but it was your day, your milestone. It was the best thing you ever did for yourself.”
“Maybe it wasn’t the best way, but I had to step out of your life. You needed the kind of friends you found in the Realm. You need the kind of love Abbi gives you. I can’t be everything for you.”
Ian squeezed his eyes shut for a long moment, and finally opened them again to see his father’s tears. “You’re right,” he whispered and swallowed. “I’m sorry, Dad.”
“Me too, son.”