Queen Pirouette extended her hand to the Prince of Purpose for him to kiss. She did not grant him a smile. She was angry with him. She’d heard about his wooing of her daughter and namesake, Princess Pirouette la plus jeune. The Queen did not need to employ spies because the Court was a hotbed of gossip. When she heard about the ruby bracelet and his attempt to give it to the young princess, she almost ordered his arrest, but King GarGar’s cooler head prevailed.