*smiling gently* “Forgive me. I assure you that was not the welcome I usually treat people to. Especially dear friends like you. *Rubbing her shoulder gently* ”It is I that owes you an apology my Lord.I have behaved in the most atrocious manner. Do except my apology. Now you see why I have been grounded here. I am afraid my lack of rest has dimmed the power of my Force a bit and has caused me to grow very restless. I was hit by a stray arrow as I rode out to your castle the other day and was saved by a wolf. I deiced I better return back to Cair. Once I got here my brother was fuming. I had disobeyed his order to get rest so he has the noble Sir Fox watching me.”
“Enough about me sire. What can I do for you?” Alyssa asked with a small smile.
He furrowed his brow with worry, “I am sorry to hear you’re wounded. You should have turned back, not ridden to Cair Paraval! That is a long way! We would have taken care of you,” He smiled at his friend, eyes twinkling, “But I rejoice that I find you safe,” He sighed, shaking his head, “Your brother is only worried about your — strong nature … You don’t need to do anything except keep me company for a while — until the Kings and Queens need my council.
“I know but Bade took great care of me and I couldn’t risk riding through the forrest any farther on with out someone riding beside me.
Part of me wanted to come back to Cair because I knew my brothers would force me to rest. I shall be honored to keep you company sire. Could I get you anything to drink or eat? You must have come a long way we can go into the parlor and talk. We have much to discuss.” Alyssa spoke with her usual gentle tone.