Isabelle hated Aidric.
And Aidric did nothing to make it easier.
I did not understand their animosity, though I tried to heal it.
Perhaps I should tell Isabelle the truth of the boy.
But I had made Maddox a promise, and I could not allow there to be a challenge to King Caledon’s throne.
Only a few of us knew the truth of Aidric, and it had to stay that way.