Metia kept playing with her own fingertips, while waiting for her husband’s words. He seemed to not say anything to Selene, and went whisper something to a lord, Metia was able to catch some words, and it seems like he wanted Clarice to be here? Metia frowned and open her mouth in protest, she didn’t wanted her younger daughter in here, this wasn’t really a subject to be spoken in front of a little girl, and when Clarice had just turned finally good and more calm, this was only going to mess around with her, and probably seeing her entire family like this wouldn’t be a good thing, it was just so much drama for a little girl. However, Metia didn’t said anything, her husband just told her he wanted Clarice on her lap once she got here.
Metia done her best to not say anything, and just look down at her own lap, she didn’t liked this, but it wasn’t really her choice. In the other hand, it would be good having Clarice in here, at least, she would be updated about what was going to happen, sooner or later, Metia would’ve to tell her about her uncle and the war. Trying to push those thoughts away, she saw her granddaughter, Tempest walking in with two men, one of them looked like Orion, which made her gasp in surprise, yet she controlled her expression and laid her eyes back on her granddaughter, so that’s how she looked like. The first time she sees her granddaughter isn’t the best time at all. Metia nodded her head at them since they bowed at her presence. When her husband started to speak about his brother, Metia simple looked down and kept with her expression, uneasy one, she was feeling extremely uneasy and disturbed by this situation, it wasn’t only because of Orion’s death, it wasn’t only because of the war. When Tempest simple snapped, and began to say it was all her fault. Metia open her eyes wide in shock, and stared at the young princess. It seems the King Brandon was behind this as well, of course he was. Hearing his name had already made Metia just clench her fist. Whatever had happen to Tempest, and whatever they done to her, was enough to make her believe she was the cause of making this all happen. Metia wanted to take that entire blame off the girls shoulder, but she figured that would be the King’s job to do, he was Orion’s brother after all.
Clarice had finally arrived, the girl as quiet as always, and once she was closer enough, Metia simple picked her up and placed her over her lap, just like her husband had requested.
Clarice looked up at Madga who basically was letting her feelings come out and show them in front of a child. But Clarice understood her, well a bit, she didn’t knew what was going on, but she knew for Madga be in such state, something horrible happen. The princess just nodded once the maid thanked her about the napkin, and just keep on listening the maid talking. It would only get her more confused, but she was being nice enough to just listen the maid and allow her to say everything she wants, so that will make her feel more calm, even if it was only a child, it was still good enough, have somebody besides you that will at least hear you.
Once the maid asked the princess if she knew what was going on, she only shook her head, and was about to open her mouth so she could answer her with her own words. However, on that moment a lord knocked on the door.
Clarice said, since this all servants knew she never liked when people stepped in the rooms she was in, without her permission.
“Princess it seems your father, the King, wishes you to be down in the Throne Room, the entire family is over there. Its an important matter. The woman besides can come as well, I believe, if she feels better, tho.”
This lord told to the princess, then bowed, before leave the room and go back to his duty. Clarice just shrugged and pushed herself out from the bed. She left the box of the turtle in there, but she took the turtle in her hands.
“Guess, we will see what is going on now.”
Clarice mumbled out loud, and just walked out, if Madga wanted to come, she could.
When the princess Clarice arrived the Throne Room, she didn’t stepped in, first, she stayed behind the huge doors, and peeked in, just for see who was there and who wasn’t. There was even more people than she thought, and there was two faces she didn’t recognize, which was Tempest and the guy behind her. Then there was another angel, it looked her uncle, Orion, but his presence, it wasn’t the same, this was somebody different. Clarice just keep watching everything unfold, and it seems her uncle, Orion got killed, she was shocked by this news, even tho she didn’t liked the way the man tried to be nice to herself, she still felt bad about her father, she could see by his expression, he was being strong. Clarice just pouted a bit, while listening to her father speaking, still glad, he didn’t snapped, and he seemed to control the situation pretty well. Her mother just stayed there quiet, she seemed disturbed about something, but its still a mystery.
Clarice was about to step in, but then it seemed Tempest began to sob, and just blame herself from her uncle’s death. What? This all happening so fast for a young mind, was confusing, yet Clarice was able to get some information from there. The most important part, is that the conclusion was that, it wasn’t really Tempest fault, she always heard her mother saying when a man kills another man, he has his own reasons and desires, even if somebody tells him to, there’s always another reason behind it, its either protect somebody, or just protect yourself, or own pride, or maybe you just really are evil. But talking about evil and devil wasn’t something her mother enjoyed to talk about, Clarice never knew why, but its better that way.
Whenever Tempest was done speaking. Clarice finally took a deep breath and decided to walk in. Before that, she slid her turtle into the pocket of her white dress, and finally stepped in the room. She didn’t made any noise, since she was small and walked careful. She didn’t knew where to go, but to her mother’s side, and that’s what she done, her mother just decided to sneak her hands under the princess’s arms, and lift her up, so she could be placed upon Metia’s lap. Clarice allowed her mother to do that, and just remained quiet, watching everything. Trying her best to understand what was going to happen next.