Chapter 63 Which one of your crimes?
- Roksolana hadn't bothered to look up when she heard someone clearing their throat and saw her friends stand up hurriedly from their seats and bowed. She knew that it was the Sultan. Only he could command such respects from the two women who were with her. She knew that he had probably come around to check on the women in the harem or perhaps, he had come to be with his favorite mistress. Besides, she was still angry at his silly act towards her yesterday. When the princess had tapped her, she knew that the other woman was trying to tell her she was being disrespectful but she didn't care. He should just go away from the hall and go over to Lady Miriam's quarter. When Roksolana heard the retreating footsteps of her friends, she knew that they had betrayed her.
- "Where are you two going?" Roksolana asked her friends who didn't bother to answer.
- Roksolana stood up, dropped the hoop she was holding and tried to leave also. Jamal held her arm to stop her. She flung his hand away from her arm and took a step away from him. Jamal didn't know how to begin and her attitude towards him wasn't helping him in any way. It was making him even more nervous than he already was. Jamal knew that his janissaries would laugh their heads off if they heard that he was nervous over a woman. When he saw her walking away from him to her room, he ran after her.