|"Deneva! What happened?" "She tested her new whip on me…" Deneva replied. "She's a wicked woman. I'd rather her just practice her punishment on me." Melanie responds with a frustrated tone. "Melanie, I, too wish his majesty wouldn't do his vile acts on you--and behind her majestys' back, no less." Melanie looks away, attempting to not think about that, but her injured friend. "Come, Deneva, let's get you cleaned up."