Silina glanced at the ring of tiny silver bells about the girl's wrist. "Silver suits you.. and I'm sure you're very happy you have a wrist to wear them on.. Yes?. You know, the Prince is a very fair man. You could show your gratitude. He could have chose to have the law in place AFTER you lost your hand"
Her soft smile was genuine as was her brief look of confusion but true to her noble upbringing, she continued, "It's true that I don't understand why he would keep a thief for a servant, but I will honor his wishes Yvette. If he wishes to have a commoner close to him then so be it. Unless you prove otherwise, I will consider you one of our family of servants and will treat you with the same privileges"
"If you do not want the gown that Flor brings up, that is your choice. I'll leave you now to do the Prince's bidding."
Just a hint of her subtle jasmine fragrance lingered in the air after she left.