Cast (in this chapter)
Why did she feel like she'd already fallen completely in love with him, then?
Rose Leslie: Rachel Lannister
Inés Targaryen: Emilia Clarke
Daario Naharis: Ed Skrein
Rachel entered the dining hall for breakfast that morning with a smile on her face. Robb had already been gone when she'd woken up, but she knew she'd see him soon enough. And that made her feel ridiculously excited.
"I told you", Inés berkata in amusement when she saw the look on her friend's face. "So I guess you've already gone through the first two phases. ciuman and bedding. And now all that remains..."
Is nothing", Rachel said. "It's not like we can ever be together. I'm a Lannister, he's a Stark. That's always the way it's going to be. And besides, I don't think he even loves me. anda don't need cinta to sleep with someone."
Inés smiled. "Well, with all due respect, I think that anda might be wrong in this."
Rachel rolled her eyes. "We'll see. So. I think we have to get going soon. I'm sorry that our trip never really happened. I have my duties elsewhere."
"As do I", Inés nodded. "But it was a nice dream."
"It was", Rachel said. "You could come with us though. For a little while."
"To Westeros, back to the war?"
"Daenerys could rule in your stead while you're gone", Rachel said. "I want anda to meet my best friend."
"Oberyn, the Red Viper? Gods. I've heard a lot about him."
"He's not all bad things, I promise", Rachel smiled. "What do anda say?"
"I can't just leave everything, Rach", Inés berkata with a sigh. "My life is here just as much as yours is in Westeros."
"Don't say no yet", Rachel ignored her. "Say you'll think about it."
"I'll think about it", Inés smiled. It would be nice to see her birthplace again. "But don't anda think a Targaryen arriving in Westeros will raise some sort of a rebellion?"
"You don't look like one", Rachel shrugged. "And anda don't want to start a war, do you?"
"No. There are enough kings in that place anyway. Speaking of, which one do anda support?"
"Do anda support Tommen? atau Stannis? atau Robb?" Inés smiled a little.
Rachel shrugged. Tommen was her nephew, Stannis was her cousin (her mother was a Baratheon) and Robb....
"Robb", she found herself saying. "He's a good king." And she was falling in cinta with him, which had never been a part of the plan.
Inés nodded. Her eyes drifted over to the other side of the room, where Daario was walking towards them with a smile on his face.
"My queen, my lady", he nodded his head before sitting down selanjutnya to Inés. "A beautiful morning."
"It is indeed", Rachel smiled, knowing the two of them wanted to be alone. "I'll leave anda to it. I think I'll go clear my head, walk on the beach", with that she stood up from the meja and walked out of the room without a detik look.
"It's not like we can ever be together. I'm a Lannister, he's a Stark. That's always the way it's going to be."
"Did she leave because of me?" Daario smirked.
"I don't think so", Inés said. "She wants me to go with her to Westeros."
"Leave? You're the queen", Daario pointed out.
"Yes. I can't just leave", Inés muttered, staring at her plate.
"You are the queen, like I said. anda can do whatever anda want", Daario smirked. "If anda want to visit Westeros, visit Westeros. Leave your sister to rule in your stead. And when anda are done with that place, come back. anda can do whatever anda want."
"Maybe I will visit", Inés berkata after a moment of silence. "For a little while. But on one condition. That anda come with me. I need my best advisor and fighter with me."
"I am yours to command", Daario smiled. "It would be my honor, my queen."
"Call me Inés", Inés smiled back at him. She felt very comfortable and aman, brankas with him. She felt like she could do anything, be anything when he was around. And it was his sense of adventure that made her want to say yes to Rachel's request in the first place.
She had had feelings for Daario for a while now, but had never acted upon them. But she knew the feelings were mutual, for sometimes she would catch Daario looking at her from the other side of the room with a look of desire on his face, and it was as clear as anything.
"Inés", Daario berkata before standing up. "Shall I get someone to send a raven to your sister, to inform her of our departure?"
"Yes. Tell her to come rule herself, atau send someone she trusts completely to do it instead. I will not have any riots while I'm gone", Inés said.
"As anda wish", Daario nodded before giving her one last smile as he walked out.
"I fight for anda because I want to."
Inés found Rachel on the pantai and told her she'd be coming with them.
"Oh, this is brilliant", Rachel smirked. "Surely there's room for anda in the ship. Will anda be taking many men with you?"
"Only Daario", Inés smiled. "He'll protect me."
"Only Daario", Rachel chuckled. "Be careful. He seems a bit... well, like a.... a man anda shouldn't trust."
Inés raised her eyebrows. "Says the woman trusting the man who is fighting for the opposite side in a war against her family."
"I never berkata I trusted him", Rachel snapped.
"No, anda didn't. But anda do trust him."
Rachel berkata nothing, just turned to look away.
Inés sighed. "I'm sorry. I just..."
"No, I'm sorry. If anda trust Daario, that's your business. I'm glad he makes anda happy."
"He does, Rachel, he really does", Inés said. "I'm happy. Are anda happy?"
Rachel smiled bitterly. "No. My family is at war. Did anda know that Cersei accused Tyrion of killing Joff?"
"No", Inés said.
"Well, she did. And the only reason Tyrion got away was because Oberyn was his champion in a trial oleh combat. He saved my brother. From my own sister. That's not right."
"I know", Inés said. "If anda want to talk about crazy families, do anda remember mine?"
"Of course I do", Rachel sighed. "I guess we both have our problems."
"We do", Inés chuckled. "Which means we can relate. It took a long time for me to find happiness. And Daario is a big part of that. So even if anda don't trust him, can anda try to like him?"
"Of course", Rachel nodded. "But... if anda care about him so much, why not wed him? atau at least tempat tidur him, as anda call it?"
Inés smiled. "I'm a queen, he's a sellsword. I have standards that I have to live up to."
"He's the captain of your guard", Rachel said. "If anda were to marry him, no one would ever pertanyaan that decision."
No", Inés agreed. "But who's to say he wants to marry me?"
"I see the way he looks at you", Rachel smiled. "I have a pretty good idea of what he wants."
"I'm a queen, he's a sellsword. I have standards that I have to live up to."
As Inés headed back to the castle, she almost ran into Daario as she entered her bedchambers.
"Oh, my queen. I'm sorry", he berkata with a smile on his face. "I sent the letter. Now all we have to do is wait for your sister's reply."
"Yes", Inés nodded. "Daario, why are anda fighting for me?"
Daario's eyebrows rose. "What do anda mean?"
"You told me once that anda decided to defend me instead of killing me because anda thought I was beautiful. But surely that is not the only reason. Why do anda fight for me?"
Daario smiled, stepping a bit closer. "I fight for anda because you're strong. You're charismatic, you're a good leader. You're brave. And from the moment I met you, I knew that anda were special. I fight for anda because I want to. That's why", Daario leaned a bit closer, and for a moment Inés thought that he might ciuman her, and perhaps he would have, if Inés hadn't stepped back herself.
"Thank you. We'll speak again later", she said, watching as he nodded, a hint of disappointment in his expression, and she kept on watching as he walked out of her chambers. Had that been a mistake? No. It couldn't have been. She was a queen, she couldn't afford to lose her jantung to someone like him. She sat on the bed, burying her head in her hands. Why did she feel like she'd already fallen completely in cinta with him, then?