"Ah!" Ma cries. "I know him! That's my orchids supplier!"
We all look down at the body in the cooler, his face frozen in a silent scream.
"Tsk. He gave me good price for orchids. You know how hard it is to get orchids for cheap?"
"Robbie’s been restless for a while now – tired of his lessons and his flock and his garden, bored by council meetings and military drills – and I feared time with Barran might push him over the edge into outright discontent, if not rebellion.”
(Wow. I don't know where that came from. Somewhere deep in the depths of my creative soul, I'm guessing. I'm completely overwhelmed. That line alone took everything out of me and I have to get to bed now.)