Nikko arranged for some new guards to be posted. The head guard was Maynard Greyson. Maynard met the queen.
He assured her that he would take care of security at the castle.
Nikko gave Maynard the background to potential problems over a game of chess.
Maynard also read up on the laws surrounding the issue.
He was therefore able to advise on what the best options were to protect the whole family.
Elle, meanwhile, had no hard feelings towards any of the queen’s family. They were her husband’s cousins after all.
She trusted that Winter had forgotten any silly ambitions. He had never mentioned their son again.