When she got back to the castle, she had forgotten all about her watcher. Her mind was occupied by thoughts of what she was going to do when Lenara found her. Ever since she was a child, Lenara had taken her under her wing. She had seen how the others treated her and decided she would help Shalmia become the best in every field royals were supposed to learn.
When Lenara had been younger, she had been the best and most powerful worker of the race's magic than anyone in their history and she had decided she would make Shalmia even better than her. Shalmia thought she was crazy, but according to Lenara, she already had more powerful magics than even she when she was a child. She didn't think so, but she went along with it.
Lenara was a strict teacher. She was exhausted after every class, and that was why she had snuck out of the castle this morning. Her swim had been spur of the moment, but she was glad she had d