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  1. As it turned out, Vivienne didn't need any hints...

    As it turned out, Vivienne didn't need any hints that she should probably be leaving, subtle or not. The next day loomed large over her, and although she endeavored to enjoy the night as unclouded...
  2. A reply was penned the very night the crates were...

    A reply was penned the very night the crates were received, with the Queen writing it even as the maps were being hung in the official royal study. It went out on the next ship taking mail and goods...
  3. In Search of Some Ladies - During the Coronation

    Included in with the various papers, announcements, and reminders that were waiting for each noble family in their lodgings for the Coronation.
  4. "Just a little forward," Vivienne echoed, the...

    "Just a little forward," Vivienne echoed, the shadow of a wicked smile on her lips. "I think he might not be the only Hepburn to whom that description can be attributed." Grant had certainly proven...
  5. Rubianne's comfort was greatly appreciated, and...

    Rubianne's comfort was greatly appreciated, and Vivienne allowed herself to sit in silence for a long moment. She felt like she was going to be sick, felt an ungodly weight on her shoulders, and...
  6. "Whatever happens with De Angelis, those girls...

    "Whatever happens with De Angelis, those girls will not be returning to his household." Vivienne was firm, although she wouldn't speculate any further on what the future would hold for the De...
  7. "Six days..." Vivienne shook her head, but...

    "Six days..." Vivienne shook her head, but didn't elaborate further. She couldn't even guess at what Aloise had been through had done to her, but just now she had been composed and alert. If there...
  8. "Maybe this is just his way of luring you in,"...

    "Maybe this is just his way of luring you in," Vivienne said, a teasing smile on her face. "He teaches you the ways of his house, gets you doing the job, makes you feel at home there, and then...
  9. The Queen was a little disappointed there wasn't...

    The Queen was a little disappointed there wasn't anything more Gavin could add, but in some ways it wasn't too bad a thing; at least he couldn't report on any further atrocities. Nevertheless, she...
  10. "It sounds like he's training you to be his...

    "It sounds like he's training you to be his wife," Vivienne said with a chuckle. She spoke largely in jest, but not with derision; she couldn't be sure, after all, that that wasn't his plan, or...
  11. Sticky: Lexington stood to the front of the royal box,...

    Lexington stood to the front of the royal box, and it would have taken a keen eye to notice that the Queen was no longer behind him. Nobody was really paying attention at this point, anyway; the...
  12. Sticky: The first pass of the semi-finals seemed evenly...

    The first pass of the semi-finals seemed evenly matched, with both knights making contact and breaking lances. As the riders wheeled around to prepare for their next pass, the men on the ground...
  13. Sticky: The Queen was looking forward to the play perhaps...

    The Queen was looking forward to the play perhaps more than any other event of her coronation celebration. It was true that she loved a good joust, and she could appreciate archery and dancing just...
  14. Vivienne nodded her acquiescence that Ser Seamus...

    Vivienne nodded her acquiescence that Ser Seamus and Lady Aloise be excused, but while the brothers were having a silent exchange, her eyes were on the girl. Their eyes met for a moment, and the...
  15. The Queen did not like the picture that had been...

    The Queen did not like the picture that had been painted, and she liked it less and less the more defined that picture got. There was a part of her that couldn't fathom that something like this had...
  16. Vivienne hadn't had much of a chance to collect...

    Vivienne hadn't had much of a chance to collect the Shield's reports from her cousin, but it went on the mental list of things to do in the days to come. She needed to know as much as she could...
  17. It was a challenge, trying to reconcile the...

    It was a challenge, trying to reconcile the normalcy of life that Seamus was describing with the cruelty Aloise said she'd endured. Vivienne hadn't been to Welch Run herself, but she'd had pleasant...
  18. As the girl laid out her experiences, Vivienne...

    As the girl laid out her experiences, Vivienne felt a growing horror in the pit of her stomach. It had been difficult to comprehend the seige in the first place, but hearing it told from the voice...
  19. Vivienne was starting to feel like this whole...

    Vivienne was starting to feel like this whole thing had already been scripted and practiced, and that she was the only one who had missed rehearsals. Perhaps it was just Grant's seemingly...
  20. Vivienne knew that, as a royal, she was in many...

    Vivienne knew that, as a royal, she was in many ways out of touch with the moods and whims of the lower court. It was simply the way of things; people were different in the company of someone of...
  21. Grant seemed keen to both dismiss the topic of...

    Grant seemed keen to both dismiss the topic of Welch Run's finances and to hammer down the accusations of De Angelis's stolen position, and he did so in no uncertain terms. But what he didn't say...
  22. Gavin's offer to help her watch out for Victor...

    Gavin's offer to help her watch out for Victor was kind, and Vivienne nodded. "It is my goal to allow him to go his own way as he chooses, but keep him from falling prey to others with unsavory...
  23. It might've been expected that Vivienne would...

    It might've been expected that Vivienne would look alarmed or surprised, given what the knight before her hinted at. Troubling developments in her kingdom were a serious matter, and required serious...
  24. Vivienne tried to smile, and she squeezed her...

    Vivienne tried to smile, and she squeezed her friend's hands. Ruby's words were a little comfort, but she still couldn't help feeling like she'd let her down. "You've never dragged me down...not...
  25. Vivienne listened as Rubianne set about...

    Vivienne listened as Rubianne set about addressing her questions, but the answers she received only seemed to raise more uncertainties. The fact that Hepburn was involved rubbed the queen the wrong...
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