Eliezer listened to Aster in silence, attempting to process the details that the latter was providing him with. He was already too familiar with such an occurrence, due to the plethora of new and unexpected information that had kept coming his way ever since he had met Raven. He was certain that there was much more to come, and had serious doubts about his ability to pull through it all for both Dainia and Lunar. He was currently making the most of the situation at hand and therefore had most of his attention on his exchange with Aster, though, he knew at the back of his mind that the overwhelming pressure was going to hit him sometime soon.
So, the lady whom he had seen in his vision was the Moon Maiden, the very origin of Lunarian magic. The power that he had felt radiating from her back then now made sense. He ran his fingers over the sheath of his sword when Aster mentioned his blade, wondering how he knew that it was he sword that the Maiden had touched, before remembering how he had mentioned that he knew everything that had happened to Raven and that he had likely seen him examining the sword. Eliezer did not wish to think about who else might have been watching him and Raven all this time. He nodded reflectively when Aster mentioned how he had been a doll, recalling how Raven had said the same about him.
"She has told me how much I remind her of the stories she has heard about you in the past, Your Highness. I appreciate the advice, I assure you that I am doing my best to think for myself. I assume that Lady Omrea and I have your blessing, Your Highness, but we shall never have that of my own parents. However, I believe that will not matter after the issues at hand are addressed..." Eliezer trailed off, admitting to himself that a dispute within the royal family of Dainia was inevitable if he were to take the steps to rectify the overall situation.
Eliezer approached Raven's side and took her hand as she started to awaken, looking over the symbols on both their hands again. He already had the intention to reveal to her that she was the heir to the throne of Lunar, but telling her that he had just spoken to the ghost of her dead father would be giving her even more shocking news. At least the other assassins in the room had been there to witness it all, had they not? Just as he began to ponder over how to break the information to her, footsteps could be heard approaching the room together with Hildebrand's frustrated voice.
"As the personal knight of His Highness, I must insist that Prince Eliezer is to be left alone!"
"Voices were heard, Sir Hildebrand. As guards of this estate, we must ensure that the crown prince is not harmed on the property of the Nemes family!"
"I assure you that I would be the first to be alerted if anybody was here to harm His Highness!"
The footsteps were only getting nearer, and it was clear that Hildebrand was speaking louder than he would have had to in order to alert the current occupants of Eliezer's room of the emergency. The crown prince signaled to everyone present to either be silent or leave before opening the door just a little to find his knight and two of the Nemes Estate guards.
"What can I do for you?" Eliezer inquired flatly.
"Forgive us, Your Highness. Voices were heard coming from your personal chamber and we were afraid that you might have been in danger," replied one of the guards.
"The concern is much appreciated, but I am safe and well. You may leave me," the prince assured them.
Hildebrand let out a sigh of relief after the guards left, and Eliezer ushered him in and shut the door.