Digging deeper

Mikhail stared at Shel as she spoke, breakfast briefly ignored.

"Wow, a chieftain's daughter? So you must have seen some really important things. Like trials and high up trade negotiations and suchlike? Was your mother a tough person to deal with? And what about your brother? I had a brother - we were really close until he died..."

As the torrent of questions left Mikail's mouth almost as fast as they had come to his mind, he faltered a little suddenly realising that he might be prodding things that Shel would rather left unprodded.

"...I mean you don't have to tell me anything if you don't want but I'm glad you've come here and might stay. And if you don't mind, what do you intend to do here?"

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