"Suki! I broke a feather!"This is my Prince Trystaen when he was a little boy. Isn't he cute? He's crying because when he tried to sneak a cookie off of the cabinet, he lost his balance and fell, breaking one of his feathers. His people, like birds, have blood vessels and nerves in the shafts of their feathers, so it hurts. Of course, some of his crying is an effort to draw attention away from the fact that he got hurt because he was stealing cookies. Ah, the trickery of little kids.Usually, his hair is long, but in this pic he's only about five or six years old and it's just gotten this long again after it was shorn completely because of his father's death when he was three. Suki is the palace cook who sort of takes over as mother figure since his mother is imprisoned elsewhere, although he thinks she's dead. Yeah, it gets a little complicated from here on in.... Why do I write this stuff?? I hate politics!!