Friendly reminder that Lapin could have hung back. He could have stayed on that dais, and not gotten involved, and though he may have been under suspicion, he, as a primogen of the bulbian church, would probably be granted mercy, or at least a little time to plan his escape. He could have kept himself and his secret safe, but he threw himself in front of Liam, in the path of a carrot who already had a reason to want him dead. He cast fly on Theo, without disguising his magic, in front of a crowd of witnesses and the pontifex of the bulbian church.
He could have stayed quiet and gotten out of this alive, but instead he chose to step forward and die for his family.