It can't be easy being a sidekick. Skyrim companions in particular are basically clumsy tagalongs that serve as meatshields. Do they ever get any thanks? No. The best they get is a reload after the Dragonborn accidentally murders them with an arrow to the back of the head. Is that what it really means when companions are sworn to carry Dragonborn burdens?

What Being a Skyrim Companion is Really Like