“Who is Sindestra?” Keo asked as he followed Moordan up the stairs to their room.
“Hmmm? Oh. Yes,” Moordan muttered. “I forgot you’re not familiar with the political machinations of the designates. She was a designate a few years back who attached herself to the king to try and gain position. It’s not important. The insult was for Kayleen and not for you.”
Once in their room, Keo took a deep breath, coughed and rubbed his nose. He lifted a pin in the window frame, turned the panel ninety degrees and went to their small fireplace and opened the flue, allowing fresher air to flow into the room.
"Why'd you do that?" Moorden asked.
"Because it's hot in here," Keo said. “Why do you ask?”
Moorden just shook his head and muttered something about servants.