I know this sounds paranoid, but when I showed up for dinner, I know everyone was staring at me. Most of them glanced away if they thought they had been caught. But, I know they were still staring.
I am lead to my seat by a servant girl. All of the princes sit on the same side of the table. I sit beside a young man and an empty seat. I guess all of the princes have not shown up yet. As tides of conversing begin, I turn to my left.
The prince looks younger then is proper for one trying for mariage. He has no trace of a beard and no bulge of muscle on his arms. I introduce my self as Prince Kaedin. He says his name Allan. He obviously is not yet a grown man, for his voice broke into a higher tone in the middle. But he seemed nice enough. He offered to practice sword fighting with me, if I was so inclined.
"I would be delited. What time on the marrow are we saying?"
After breakfast" he says. After that is decideed, we turn to est our chicken.