YANORA: And you want to make love with me? LAEMUL: Oh, I do. PANEL 2 YANORA: With what expectation? Are you going to want me to make you breakfast? LAEMUL: (laughs) No. I have servants for that – so do you. YANORA: Do you want to make it something to … use? Become a favorite of mine in court, or … PANEL 3 LAEMUL: Yanora, we are not children. Nor am I one who desperately needs to climb like a clinging vine onto something else, lacking the power to stand on my own. No – I would welcome your honest friendship – YANORA: And sex. LAEMUL: Oh yes. Yes, yes, yes. But that is … personal. The rest is separate. If we are wise and honest together, it will survive regardless of whether we make love or not. PANEL 4 YANORA: Very well. PANEL 5 He moves to embrace her YANORA: Not here. Come to my chamber after vigils. LAEMUL: Tonight? YANORA: Yes. Bring only yourself, no candle or lamp – use a spell to make certain you’re not noticed, eh? LAEMUL: I know several. I’ll use – YANORA: You don’t have to impress me further, Laemul. PANEL 6 LAEMUL: (kisses her hand) Your Highness. YANORA: Master. Adieu.