Tavia kept stealing glances at him as they walked along the hall, as making eye contact with someone while talking was a big thing for her. Showing respect while carrying a conversation was very important to her, she wanted him to know that he was being heard. When the grin showed up, she returned it with a slight smile of her own as it pleased her to know he wasnt scared to speak in front of her like most seemed to be. Hearing he was from Catterwal and miles away from her own, she gave a soft sigh. How would this ever work, as she never intended to leave her kingdom to go to his, was it something that he would really be willing to leave behind. Letting it stay in her mind for now, now bringing it to life as they continued on. "I am pleased to hear that it was worth it as it is quite the distance to travel. Word got around then as I hoped it had." She stated and then glanced back forward, they were coming up on the end of the hall.
As he switched the subject, she listened to what he was asking, finally a true grin cracked upon her face. Pausing a moment as she turned to face him, her eyes meeting his own. "Of course I do. I have been training with my own guard since a young age. I always have protection, but anything can happen. And I find it a very honorable attribute to have. To be able to help defend myself. A defenseless leader isnt much of a leader at all. My guards are excellent. " She stated and then started to walk again, turning down another hall way that would soon take them back towards the kitchen and the rooms in which servants would live in, which were much smaller and less furnished. "A spar between the two of us? I can have it arranged. Afterall I strongly believe you can learn alot by sparing with someone. It would be definitely possible while we wait for more to show up. " She gave another slight grin to him as she then came upon the kitchen.
"This is the main kitchen, though on the other floors, there is smaller kitchens for quicker meals and easy access to food then traveling all the way back down. Right down that hall is the dining hall which we will be using alot once more arrive. " She told him and pointed down the hall towards a very large and open room, with two long tables placed in it. Continuing on, she came upon the elevators and gave a soft smile. "This was one of the greatest things ever. What would like to see next? The training rooms? Or maybe the activity floor? There is much to see and if we dont have something you may like, please do tell me. I will see about aquiring it. She stated and then waited at the elevator to know where he would like to go to next. Even if it was a half ass tour, it gave her some time to talk and get a feel for the Duke.