The stress of trying to prepare for her upcoming coronation was beginning to take its toll on Pirouette. GarGar, le comte des Deux Chats, was pressuring her to marry him before the ceremony so that they could be coronated at the same time. Every advisor to the new Queen was advising her to wait; otherwise, many would say that he was the senior partner in terms of rule. Pirouette knew that it was in her best interest to listen to her advisors, but her love for GarGar made it difficult of make this decision. It was as if her ability to reason had been scattered to the four winds. Even memorizing her coronation oath was proving to be an arduous task.