ravens arrive who: Emberlei, Eva, ? where: Kings Landing, Emberlei's room when: afternoon, Aug 20 rating: PG status: OPEN
The seamstresses from Mistress Mephrande's shop had arrived and were laying out their tools to measure her sister for the dress that Ember had surprised her with. She'd already had her own measurements taken but they were going to double check hers for fit as well- probably a good thing since she'd drank all that wine at the shop and she probably hadn't been standing too still... Being ill just murdered one's ability to drink. She'd die if she had to go to one of Princess Elia's parties now...
Emberlei watched her sister standing in the middle of the place with the women fussing over her with a bored detatchment, while she herself flipped through sheaves of sample material. She'd already chosen the one for Eva and her own dress but it was fun to look anyway. Surprisingly it wasn't so bad having just Eva around the last couple days. It was better than Dayne anyway, but he hadn't been there much at all. Ember wondered what was occupying his time and hoped it wasn't The Water Dancer, the wild inn where the merchants from the Free Cities gathered and often clashed with the lordlings and knights of the court. Though it would be better than the Golden Hand, where the sellswords were always found... or the pillow houses. But mother would surely stop that.
The quiet moments were interrupted by the door crashing open and pretty Septa Clarel ran in with her face flushed, and her white robes fluttering as she all but trembled with excitement. "Oh Ladies! Oh, my ladies! Such dreadful news. The maesters are running through the halls, oh my darlings! The news! Such dark tidings." She swept over to Emberlei to take her hands, while Ember stared at her in amazement and growing frustration.
"Princess Elia, the king's betrothed! The princess from--"
"Dorne, yes I know! What's wrong?"
"She's dead! Died in the forest at Summerhall! They're whispering she was murdered!"
Ember's eyes went wide and she felt the world tilt strangely. "Eva...?" Ember whispered weakly as she collapsed back onto her sofa. "Eva did you hear?"