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April, will you at least come with me to the stables? I promise I won't try and get you to go for a ride again! But I told Lady Rae I'd keep grooming Siuan for her when she couldn't, as ... well, as repayment for allowing us to stay with her, and I really would love to have somewhere there to talk to. I think all of the knights are off in training, at this hour ...

You could have plenty of time to observe the pegasi! Though the smell might
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I'm still not the best with heights. I -- do you get used to it after a while? It must be very easy to lose your nerves about it when you're strapped to the saddle ... And I suppose after enough flights you just forget that the ground is so far below you.

Siuan seems to like me even better now, if that's possible. I think she believes that it's time to go for a flight when I come to groom her now. She prances when she sees me, and she always looks a little disappointed when I leave ...

Lady Rae, I don't suppose we could take another flight soon?
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She's really just such a sweet thing, if she knows you.

I've watched some of the other pegasi, when I've been looking after Siuan, as well. It's amazing, what unique personalities they have. They're as different and diverse as -- as a row of people with hooves and wings! Jenare is spirited and almost dances in her stall when someone comes to see her. Maralenda is a little sourpuss but melts when her rider is close by ... They have memories and personalities and people they love and people they hate.

It's amazing. You never realize how intelligent they are until you actually see them up close and interact with them.
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I have to say, I wasn't expecting people to reinterpret the flower garlands. But you know, making flowers out of pegasus feathers is a unique little idea, isn't it? And certainly better and lovelier than cloth flowers. Though I suppose they're likely to not last as long, aren't they?

Hm, now that I look, it is only the pegasus knights wearing them. I wonder if they were Dame Kira's idea? I'll have to talk to her about it. I wonder if they only use feathers from their own mounts?
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You see, I told you the lavender flowers would bring out your eyes. And your hair is so lovely when you tie it back, Lady Rae. You really ought to do it more often! It makes your cheekbones stand out. I know having it tied like this isn't practical, but even pegasus knights have to look their best when it's time for court.

I can show you a quick way to do it, if you'd like. Then it won't be such a pain for you to take care of, hm? I'm sure you'd catch a few eyes at court, dolled up like this.

But it's missing something ...

Oh!

Earrings!
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You know what this place could honestly use more than anything else, for the summer? More hair ornaments.

Now, I'm no idiot. I know the ladies of Eina keep their hair long and down against the chill, and even in July, there's always a chill! And it's only April right now! But that's hardly an excuse for wearing the same old boring thing. It's down, perhaps with a braid or two, never with anything else. Not even so much as a flower behind the ear!

Lady Rae, what do you say? Would you like to give us a hand changing that? I imagine silk lillies would look just lovely against your hair, and they would make your skin look like porcelain! April and I are already planning to wear some flower emballishments later this week, if you'd like to join us. Hardly anything extravagant. Just a little step in the right direction. When there's no flowers in Eina proper, shouldn't we be the ones to bring color to the court instead?
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[Filter: April]

Well ...

What do you think? I feel so odd taking her up on her offer, but not having to pay as much in rent, or just chipping in on hers ... that would make a world of difference, wouldn't it? Not having to pay for repairs to the roof, or to the windows every winter. We could spend money on clothes, or finery for court, or get ourselves new boots.

Dragons, I wish I was making the sort of money that comes from pegasus flight.
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[Filter: April]

Do you think they ever get embarrassed, talking in public like that? King Gebann and King-Consort Dagda, I mean. They're so ... they're so public about it. How do they even do it? Do they just ... not have any shame at all? How can they not even flinch?
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[Filter: April]

-- What are you doing to the curtains?
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[Filter: People interested in the same sex]

Why does this have to be so difficult?
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[Filter: April]

I was looking at the price of curtains for

The ceiling is leaking again, in the corner. I know we don't have the money to p

How was your talk with Lady Kira? Did she inspire you at all? I'd ... love to hear what you have so far, if you'd like.
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Ugh.

The ethereans are out in full force today. I think I've seen one on every street corner so far today, though I have to admit I haven't strayed far from home just yet today. It's the same as it always is.

I know that -- I know they truly believe this business, but I can't honestly understand how they can believe this nonsense. I've hard they even commit sacrifice. Human sacrifice! I'm not exactly going to ask them about it, and I'm sure that they'll tell me they do no such thing either way, but ...

Honestly!

I just want to go to the grocer and back home again with minimal interruptions!
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The bread is burnt.

I only toasted it for an instant. Honestly, the ovens here! They barely hold heat and when they do manage they scorch everything I put in there. I can't imagine the servants at home ever had to deal with anything like this!

I'll start over. It's toast. I swear! All I want is for a good meal before we go to court today. This shouldn't be half so complicated!

There must be something wrong with it. Am I using it wrong? I don't understand how I could be using it wrong. It's coals and iron.
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[Filter: April]

You're always up to date on the gossip ... I know this is hardly the time for it, but if anyone else would have heard about this, it would be you.

Have you heard, what Elyiethe is doing? She's leaving for Kanemoria, and I can't imagine that most of the crew won't go with her. Hell, most of the court, after this, I can't imagine things will ever be the same ...

And ...

And still no word about Autumn, from the castle, either ...
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I can't believe any of this is actually true.

I keep -- hoping that I'll wake up and find it's all been a nightmare. It's all so unbelievable. Autumn ... Skyler ...

I ... I don't even know that there's anything I could do to help with this. I thought -- I never thought anything like this could ...
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[Filter: April]

This is absurd.

I'd almost prefer the whispers about

I can't imagine the questions you've gotten have been any different. I heard most of them, last time we were at court, and it's always the same thing, what aren't you telling us. Did you help him? I bet you're harboring him in your manor aren't you. He must have done something worse than what the prince says, and you must know what it is!

At least it's not in person anymore, I can't -- I can't go back there again. Not until this is over. I wish they'd just capture him, and that sounds awful, when it's Skyler, but -- but the Prince wouldn't be setting out to arrest him unless he was certain Skyler was guilty. The least he could do is turn himself in ...

I don't think I can even go back aft And even after he's caught, it'll go back to

Are you -- would you like to come to the manor? The rest of my family is out, Rhys has been helping with the search, and I thought we could at least keep each other company.
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[Filter: April and Autumn]

I ...

I'm sorry. I thought I had it all under control, that I could ... could win it, even if Josiah was riding that well. I thought that -- that he'd choke, or that if I could just ...

I don't know what I ought to do now. Are people talking more about it since I didn't come to court yesterday? I thought if I stayed away for a while, they might ... not forget, how could they forget, but it might subside. But then I realized they might think that meant I was hiding, or trying to avoid it, and of course Amelie will take advantage of that ...

I don't know what to do.

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[Filter: April and Autumn]

I still can't thank you enough, you know. I really thought that I would never get to ride again, that I wouldn't even have a proper farewell -- there's so much I need to do to make sure that this ride is remembered. I'll have to get new tack for the tourney, make sure that my armor is polished, I'm going to have to --

You wonderful girls. I'm sorry that I'm not going to be at court for the next few days! There's just so much I have to do, and between that and picking up things for Festival ...
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[Filter: Autumn and April]

Well, then, are we ready to go, you two? The streets didn't seem too terribly busy on my way here -- I think most everyone is waiting until next weekend to do the bulk of their shopping. We're certainly ahead of the game!

We'll have to split up, of course, once we pick out our gifts for each other, but that shouldn't be any tremendous ordeal. Maybe we can do it at the end of our little session, and then meet up for some supper?
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[Filter: April]

I ... still feel like I need to make everything up to you. Even more than Autumn. You were the person who I hurt most with all of this, and I know I should have told you earlier. ... I see that now, even if I didn't before.

Would you like to go into town? Just you and I, as my apology. We can go shopping, or just go for something to eat, if you'd prefer. ... Of course, if you don't want to go at all, I understand. I'd even understand if you're still upset with me. Of course I would.
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