I thought he hated you and wanted to kill you. You seem to be a lot less dead than many people I know.

“As of yet.”

True, but you yourself should know how fast an angry mage can end a person.

“Be that as it may, he might just be waiting for the right time, he is a stickler for just about everything being perfect, and if that wasn’t the perfect time, then that’s a good enough reason for him to leave me alive!” He still seems to be convinced that he is going to die. Multiple times.

Or perhaps part of his plan is to make you keep thinking that he’s going to kill you. Then you do something stupid, and he doesn’t have to dirty his hands at all.