Adyna Alekeep consented reluctantly. She didn’t wish her young daughter to go so far away with the armies, but she acknowledged that Ren was growing into a pretty maiden; some of her customers had begun to pay too much attention to the girl. If the Prince herself should take a kindly interest in Ren’s future, who was she to spoil the opportunity? Both Mara and Captain Alyx promised that Ren would not come to harm. Ren was to be the Prince’s gentyl-maid and page. She wouldn’t see battle.
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