When interesting characters or the ones you love barely get any screen time.
Lord of Chaos (chapter 53, “The Feast of Lights”)
It’s well established by this point that the Maidens treat Rand like a son or their brother. This influences the way they talk to him and fuss about his wellbeing. But rereading this passage, I realised that for Sulin - and likely for the others, too - this doesn’t just mean that she interacts with Rand like he’s her brother, but also that she feels about him the way she would about a brother.
Sulin’s devastated at Rand’s kidnapping, not due to political reasons or because the fate of the world depends upon him, but simply because he’s family. The Aes Sedai have taken my first-brother! This is personal.
I can’t hear the sound of her voice, but her words alone are enough to make me shiver.(via herenya-sedai)