Continued from Priests and Princesses.
The princess’s day ended with the sun’s setting, and she fell onto her bed in her full gown. Her eyes slipped shut, and as they did, she thought she heard Ehla scolding her.
When she woke, it was to the strange, shadowless grey light of early morning coming through the dome around her. Her back and shoulders objected as she rose to sit, and her legs and hips took their turn when she stood. A glance in the mirror showed her face had been washed of makeup and her dress had been changed for a nightgown. As she looked around, she didn’t see Ehla, and decided to skip on the shower, and instead put on something less pristine, white, and imperial than her ruling gown. She crossed the large floor to the wardrobe and opened it. Her fingers undid her buttons and she let her nightgown fall as she looked through the clothing. She had several things in several colors, though nothing was dark, and there was no black in sight. Read the rest of this entry »