She waves a hand dismissively.
“Emotions were very high, but mainly for abandoning my father. I feared he would not survive his wounds. I made Idres swear not to tell him of my accident, or that I was here. He would have thrown his apothecaries aside and galloped over here in a moment.”
She lowers her voice.
“Sir Joel seems an excellent match. They say he is being groomed by the captain of Salisbury himself. I even heard a rumour he may be given oversight of a castle!”
She is lost in thought.
“I care little for the politics. Is he a kind man?”