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! __Faile__ POV

[Faile|Zarine Bashere] walks through the camp in early evening. They scouts have gone to [Cairhien|Cairhien (Country)]. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] and the [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light] exchange letters stalling while [Elyas|Elyas Machera] and the [Aiel] scout a way to free the captives. She thinks she will have to deal with [Berelain|Berelain sur Paendrag] soon. She reflects on running away from [Saldaea] to avoid her inevitable responsibilities, but now she is exercising those same responsibilities. Without her training [Aravine|Aravine Carnel] would be running the camps. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] reaches the quartermaster [Bavin Rockshaw]. He has been taking bribes. She casually mentions oddities like [Torven Rikshan], a [Cairhienin|Cairhien (Country)] lord, getting his meals ahead of other camps and [Soffi Moraton] getting her tent repaired long before [Varkel Tius]. She hopes he can get these attended to so [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] does not get angry. Only recently has there been rapid spoilage in the camps. It is time for her meeting with [Perrin|Perrin Aybara]. [Deira|Deira Bashere] did not tell her how fulfilling her responsibilities would be.
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! __Perrin__ POV

[Perrin|Perrin Aybara] stands on a hilltop where he can see the cliffs of [Garen's Wall|Garens Wall]. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] asked for him to meet her here at dusk and she arrives. He still feels guilty over [Gill|Basel Gill] and the others being captured. He still refuses to accept himself as a leader. He says he would have given himself up in the [Two Rivers], but not now. She asks if he thinks Queen [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] would abdicate to tyrants.[1] After seeing how folks fawned over [Luc|Luc Mantear] they would want someone as lord. They might pick someone good like [Bran al'Vere|Brandelwyn alVere] or [Tam|Tam alThor] but it might be someone like [Cenn Buie]. She announces that there are plans for the evening. Servants arrived with canvas a blanket and a fine meal. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] says their one year anniversary is coming, their %%ot [shanna'har|Old Tongue]%%.[2] They endured a lot, the winter, [Malden] and the [Prophet|Masema Dagar] and there are the [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light] and the [Last Battle|Creator] to come so they should savor the moment. They discuss his leadership. He thinks he has weaknesses that make him a poor leader. [Faile|Zarine Bashere] cites [Saldaean|Saldaea] rulers, [Nikiol Dianatkhah], [Belairah], [Jonasim] and [Lyonford], all of whom had weaknesses but were still great monarchs. He shares with her his first contact with the [Whitecloaks|Children of the Light] when he killed two, the frenzy he felt, and his fear that he will end like [Noam]. He finally tells about [Hopper]. She shares some of her trials in [Malden] and he vows to find [Sevanna]. He thinks she might have been fond of the [Brotherless|MeraDin] he killed[3] but he does not mind. [Perrin|Perrin Aybara] feels like he finally has [Faile|Zarine Bashere] back.
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! Notes (Possible Spoilers)

[#1] Ironic choice! However [Morgase|Morgase Trakand] abdicated so [Elayne|Elayne Trakand] could have the throne.
\\[#2] This appears to be the [Old Tongue] but there is no translation.
\\[#3] [Rolan]
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