"Hey Lepidus, thanks for trying to talk Ahriman down when he came to take me away. That really meant a lot to me."
"Don't worry about it. If they killed you, I'd be stuck here all alone with these crazy people!"
"Besides, you're the best friend I've got here. I can't stand by and let Ahriman just push you around like that."
"Yeah, of course. Because that's what friends do, right?"
Yeah. Because he and I are great friends. Totally awesome friends. Nothing but wonderful, awesome, just friends.