Oh, Tearlag... what pain, what pain...
And somehow mirroring Saelon's own. What teasing but rather terrible glimpses you give us of her past - and well done.
Bless Canand, though I wonder too what his response to the full truth will be. I'll hope for the best. Love your presentation of his manner and accent!
Of course, much appreciation for Saelon's strange reluctance and thoughts as she watched Dírmaen. :) Just when I'm feeling disgruntled and crushed, you deftly resuscitate my hopes!
"I have never doubted your honesty but once, Lady." I'm casting my mind back: when was this? When he saw Veylin giving her the jewel?
Incidentally, I love the herbage notes. It makes me want to add so much to our garden, especially as spring nears.