Oh oh oh I fussed at myself. How could I have been so taken in by Desiree Orchidea? How could I have been so fooled. Even when Fionwyn had her doubts as to Desiree telling the truth I did not see I was being fooled. She had a feeling she was speaking out of both sides of her mouth. Was it because I was afraid of her. No! The Pirate Queen is not afraid when doing her duty of protecting her Dragomir Mori? That is what I will be doing for as long as Obsidians live in this land I will be their protector. What then? I felt so sorry for her because she said she had to watch her mother being rapped. The Obsidians said she would never see them alive again unless she got the map they wanted. My heart broke at that moment for I put myself into her place and could actually see the horror she experienced take place. I cried such bitter and angry tears at what Desiree said the obsidians had done. Yet, when I got back to Dragomir and told Captain Boris that we took Desiree to the boat that took her to Paxlair I could not quiet my restless soul. I knew when I stepped foot back on the dock in Port Dragomir that my deepest emotions were stirred to the point of making bad judgment and that I must rectify it. All of Novia are at risk of losing their lands, their homes, their children and especially their joyful and free lives. I must tell Boris that I believe that Desiree can not be trusted for there are too many questions raised by her story. When Captain Boris returned to Dragomir Mori from Kahli I sent Snow to Boris with the following message: "Captain Boris, I fell for the lies Desiree told. Why would Desiree leave her parents behind after she gave the map to a hooded person? Why did she run without seeking to help them escape? It seems to me that that story does not seem to hold up against any truth known for protecting ones family. I do not know what you and Trinity will find but I really think Desiree will once again try the tactic of seducing you again and she will more likely try the emotional seduction on Captain Trinity as well. Her training in this is just one more reason to think that she not only is not telling the truth but she may be an Obsidian Spy and not even have parents to protect." Duchess CatherineRose The Pirate Queen Thank you Snow for making such a swift flight. We now will await Captain Boris and Captain Trinity's return with hopefully the news they found Desiree and learned the truth. "I must go to my castle on the hill and seek guidance and help in understanding this lack of emotional control. I will not be back down until the dawn breaks as I must know this answer."