This excerpt has both "return" and "cut" in it.
Mountain's Teeth - First Edit
Vhivi glared at Calevaar for a moment, and shifted her regard to Ravana. "Fine. But I'm not the one who cheated at the tournament." She returned her scowl to Calevaar. "The way he said it made it sound like I was at fault, not the victim."
"The way I said it?" Calevaar said. "Do you hear yourself?"
Ravana grabbed Calevaar's arm. "Just a second, let me——"
"No." Calevaar shrugged out of Ravana's grasp. "Listen here, elfin. You were there. You know how the Councilor who questioned you directed things. You know how he cut me off."
"I don't know any such thing," Vhivi said.
"You should," Calevaar said. "But even if you don't, you should know that it was me and my team who helped Vardon scour the area where you and your friends were accosted. I spent long days, and many long nights to help the Council arrive at the final decision they gave just yesterday.
"So what I said at the first hearing wasn't to your liking? Tiny sparks. Given the same situation I would have given the same report. I would prefer to keep your good graces, Vhee, but your ire is just a minor burden for doing what had to be done."