Esmeralda felt a pang in her heart at the sight of her old friend, "Helia," she said her name softly, as if it could not really be her. She had changed, the air around her was different, chilling even. Years had passed since they had last seen each other, Esmeralda was not yet ready to deal with such emotions as yet. Now was not the time to show weakness of any sort. "Thank you for traveling so far, it is much appreciated. I will have a servant set up a chamber for you, your ladies maids may accompany her." Esmeralda signaled for one of her personal maids to step forward, Esmeralda whispered, "set up a room for the heiress, the one on the second floor under over looking the rose guards will do fine."She approached the throne, still being escorted by the noble, and gave a formal curtsey
"Enjoy the festivities Princess Helia." Esmeralda looked up, away from Helia. A sign she was done with the conversation and wished to continue it no further.
"Good evening sir, how can I assist you this evening?" Esmerelda smiled, a rather conceled smile. Why had he approached her? Deplomicy? A possible suitor? She would find out shortly."My lady."