The last of the petals dropped from her hand as his boots clicked across the tile, dulled to her ears because of the pounding of her heart. She was nervous, despite their little game they were playing, and her hands folded into her lap so he couldn't see them shaking slightly. Perhaps she was getting in over her head with this man, her breath catching in her throat as his fingers trailed along her temple. Something fluttered in her belly as his fingers touched her skin, her eyes closing briefly before focusing on him again. He was interested in her? A man who had countless women after him.....and yet he wanted to know about her. It surprised her so much that at first she didn't answer his question, staring at him blankly before shaking her head. She then took his offered hand and stood up, hesitating a moment before speaking. "I....know a place,"she said softly, blushing slightly as she realized the only place she could really take him was her rooms. But that was what she was here for right? Mischief and mayhem, to be the person she wouldn't normally be. With that thought in mind, she squeezed his hand a little tighter and pulled him along, leading him back through the gardens to the ballroom. She decided to skirt around the party and take some of the less occupied hallways, that way fewer people would notice their passing...if they did at all. Most of the people they did pass were occupied with acts that made her flush, causing her to trip over her dress before righting herself again. Her face aflame, she cleared her throat led them up the staircase that would lead them to her rooms. "Not too much farther now,"she said, wondering if he was staying in the castle as well. Upon reaching her door, she let go of his hand and opened the door, startling the maids that were there. Surprised looks were soon replaced with giggles and whispers, causing her to blush and fiddle with her hands. "You are not needed tonight....or tomorrow,"she said with as much dignity as she could muster, inclining her head to them as they scuttled off amidst giggles. As soon as they closed the door, her shoulders sagged in relief, glancing around the room to see her books still scattered across the bed and desk. "I apologize for the disarray...I tell them to leave my work alone,"she said softly, moving to close one book in particular that was open on her bed and stacking it on the desk with a few others. He didn't need to know that she wanted to study magic.