Doreah led her to the hollow hill that had been prepared for her and her khal.
It was cool and dim within, like a tent made of earth. Jhiqui, a bath, please, she commanded, to wash the dust of travel from her skin and soak her weary bones.
It was pleasant to know that they would linger here for a while, that she would not need to climb back on her silver on the morrow.
The water was scalding hot, as she liked it. I will give my brother his gifts tonight, she decided as Jhiqui was washing her hair.
He should look a king in the sacred city. Doreah, run and find him and invite him to sup with me.
Viserys was nicer to the Lysene girl than to her Dothraki handmaids, perhaps because Magister Illyrio had let him bed her back in Pentos.
Irri, go to the bazaar and buy fruit and meat. Anything but horseflesh.
Horse is best, Irri said. Horse makes a man strong.
Viserys hates horsemeat.
As you say, Khaleesi.
She brought back a haunch of goat and a basket of fruits and vegetables.
Jhiqui roasted the meat with sweetgrass and firepods, basting it with honey as it cooked, and there were melons and pomegranates and plums and some queer eastern fruit Dany did not know.
While her handmaids prepared the meal, Dany laid out the clothing she'd had made to her brother's measure:
a tunic and leggings of crisp white linen, leather sandals that laced up to the knee, a bronze medallion belt, a leather vest painted with fire-breathing dragons.
The Dothraki would respect him more if he looked less a beggar, she hoped, and perhaps he would forgive her for shaming him that day in the grass.
He was still her king, after all, and her brother. They were both blood of the dragon.
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