Mmm. Thank you. [Even without knowing just how close to home it hit for Arthur, she can imagine it would be disconcerting anyway. Leading them to where they can sit in the room, she fidgets with her hands as she starts, though her shoulders are set resolutely as much as she draws a shaky breath.]
The kingdom I come from is called Kouka.
As it stands now, it's a country with many struggles the people don't deserve, many of them that I-- I'm ashamed to say I never understood, until I saw it for myself. Just like in that memory.
I never knew anything.
My father was the king of that country. ["Was" indeed.] It was under his reign that things became as they are for Kouka now.