Here's the status page for this chapter. Now, where was I? Ah, yes, Amaya's horse spooked and ran with her still on it. Quick! Do...something! She keeps pulling, hoping it would calm the horse down. She also keeps repeating to herself to keep calm. Then- Ivan: "Miss Amaya!" Ivan's gotten on a horse himself and is heading for her. Amaya: "Ivan!" Ivan: "I'm coming over so keep holding the reins like that. You'll be okay. It will calm down soon." Ivan manages to line up the two horses and Amaya's horse calmed down. Luckily, it hadn't really been going that fast. Ivan suggests they go around the yard at a slow canter. Ivan stays with her, and Amaya thinks to herself she was able to relax because he was there. The trip around the courtyard calms both her and the horse down. Ivan: "Miss Amaya, you aren't hurt, are you?" Amaya: "No. Just a little startled...Huh?" Her hands are shaking. Ivan: "I am truly sorry." ...Huh. Excuse me a moment. *Ahem* Carrying on. Amaya: "Ivan..." Ivan: "I put you in danger out of carelessness. I am very, very sorry." Amaya: "No, it's okay. I must have scared it somehow..." Nah, It's Lambert's fault. It's always Lambert's fault. ALWAYS. Ivan: "It's not your fault. The horse must have been nervous too. I'm just glad it ended safely. If you had fallen from the horse, you might not be alive right now." Oh, come on. Sure, it's possible, but to land that badly she'd have to be really, really unluc- you know what, nevermind. Ivan: "I'm really, really sorry." No, Ivan, don't let go. Amaya comments that she's surprised Ivan could ride. He claims he only knows the basics and doesn't ride unless there's a good reason to. Amaya thinks to herself that he seemed like a really good rider, though. Ivan: "Watching you made me want to ride for the first time in a long while. Your enthusiasm may have infected me. And you looked so pretty as you sat straight up on the horse." P-pretty?! Amaya's heart starts to beat faster. Amaya: "Then why don't we ride together again sometime? I feel safer when you're right next to me." And then she makes a move on him. I'm so proud! Ivan: "All right. We'll do that when we get the chance." Ivan being Ivan, he admonishes her that she has to practice until she's perfect first, because you never know when something like this will happen again. She somewhat hesitantly says she'll do her best, and Ivan laughs. Ivan: "You're a fast learner. You'll be handling the horse expertly soon. I promise to ride with you when that happens, all right?" Amaya: "Yes, of course!" Ivan: "I'll be looking forward to it." Nagit finally shows up again. Yes? He pouts to Ivan that it's no fair he's keeping all the fun to himself. Ivan starts to apologize. Nagit asks Amaya if she can still ride, and she says it's fine. She wants to improve her riding quickly so she can ride with Ivan. She goes off to practice with Prince Nagit.