It was late when Nova came back to his room, and laid in bed.

" What did Redlin want to talk about?" William asked, voice quiet, as Nova's arm settled on his waist.

" Meaningless nonsense," Nova replied.

" It's something that's really been bothering you, then?" William asked.

Nova's embrace tightened.

" Come back to the palace with me," he said. " I... can't be around so many people that hate me alone."

" Mm-mm..." William intoned, drifting off.