At first they took them as slave labor. Now they do it out of tradition. He shook his head, as if he thought nothing of it.
Is Willa throwing you a party? Elora asked, picking absently at a plum. Garrett told me something about it.Yeah, she had a little party for me last night, I said between bites. It was really nice.
Oh, I assumed she would have it today.Rhys had plans today, and I dont have that many friends, so she thought it would be better to do it last night.I see. Elora took a sip of her tea and said nothing more for several minutes. She only watched me as I ate, which wouldve made me self-conscious before, but I was starting to realize that she just enjoyed watching me.
How are you feeling today? I asked.Im moving about. She gave a small shoulder shrug and turned to look out the window.
The shades were open slightly, letting the brilliant light shine in. The tree tops outside were covered in a heavy blanket of snow, and the reflection made the sun twice as bright.
You look good today, I commented.Its the only way. Elora lowered her eyes and shook her head, as if shed done everything she could to prevent it. And considering how much she loathed Aurora, she probably had done everything she could. To protect the kingdom and to protect the crown.
What? I repeated. But I turn eighteen in three months.At least Aurora will be planning it all, Elora said wearily. Shell have the wedding of the century ready by then.
No, Elora. I waved my hands. I cant marry Tove!Why ever not? She batted her dark lashes at me.