Cast (in this chapter):
"I lost control, I can't do that. I might have risked everything."
Rose Leslie as Rachel Lannister
Emilia Clarke as InÃ©s Targaryen
Ed Skrein as Daario Naharis
Richard Madden as Robb Stark
"What happened between you and Daario?" Rachel asked in confusion.
"I slept with him", InÃ©s groaned. "It was a mistake, I'm a queen, I should be able to control myself. I said so many things I wouldn't have said under any other circumstances..."
"So you regret it", Rachel said. She took a moment to gather her thoughts to pose a question. "Was it bad?"
InÃ©s groaned. "No, it wasn't bad! That is not the point. I lost control, I can't do that. I might have risked everything."
"I'm sure it's not that bad", Rachel said. "What did Daario say this morning?"
"He didn't say anything. He was still asleep when I left. I bet he's going to go back to the way things used to be, like nothing happened."
Rachel shook her head. "I doubt it. It's clear he has feelings for you."
"I don't want to talk about it", Ines shook her head. "Were you with Robb all day yesterday?"
"Yes", Rachel smiled a little at the memory. "But let's not talk about it now."
"No, I want a distraction. Are you serious about him?"
"As serious as I can be, considering where we're headed and what's going to happen when we get there", Rachel shrugged. "I'm a realist. But he does something to me... he... he makes me feel like I can do anything. He makes me happy."
InÃ©s smiled. "Yeah, you look happy."
"But it won't last", Rachel shook her head. "But you and Daario, that can last. I really don't see what the big problem is."
"The big problem is that I'm a queen-"
"Queens can fall in love, too. Sometimes with the entirely wrong people", Rachel thought of her sister Cersei, and their brother Jaime. "We don't get to choose who we love."
Just then Daario got on deck, walking over to them with a carefree attitude. He didn't seem to realize that something was wrong.
"You'll be fine", Rachel smiled before walking past them, back towards Robb.
"What happened between you and Daario?"
She found him still in bed, sitting on it, putting on his shirt.
"No, don't do that", Rachel groaned.
Robb smirked. "I do have to get dressed at some point."
"Perhaps. But not yet. Apparently something happened between Daario and InÃ©s."
"Something as in....?"
"Something very similar to what you and I did, but now InÃ©s regrets it."
Robb sighed. "I guess I can understand it. Surely they can never work."
"What about us, then?" Rachel asked, making Robb turn and look at her.
"Do you think we can work? I mean... how could we? I'm a Lannister, you're a Stark. My brother, my entire family, hates you, and you're not very fond of them either."
"What are you going to do to me when we get to King's Landing?" Rachel demanded. "I want to know."
Robb sighed, closing his eyes in exhaustion. "I... I don't know."
Rachel stared at him for a long time. She had such deep feelings for him, she would never be able to express how much he meant to her, but if he didn't want them to become anything more than what they were now, she didn't know what to think.
"Then... Robb, you should figure it out", Rachel said before leaving the room.
"I... I don't know."
InÃ©s was looking at Daario, at the smile on his face. He looked happy. How was he happy? Didn't he know this could never work.
"We need to talk about what happened", InÃ©s said.
"Alright", Daario nodded. "I figured you might do this. But I must say, it was every bit worth it."
InÃ©s sighed. "Daario. You... you're a gambler. You're a player. Why should I trust you?"
"I've never given you any reason not to trust me, my queen", Daario pointed out. "I killed the captains who wanted you dead. I joined you. I fought for you. I'm the captain of your Queensguard."
"Yes", InÃ©s said. "And I do trust you in all things concerning my safety, or the safety of my people."
Daario smiled. "But you do not trust me with your heart."
InÃ©s said nothing, just took his hand in hers. "I don't know if I can risk it."
"You know, being a queen doesn't mean you have to be careful all the time", Daario said. "Don't you miss the excitement, being free, being able to do what you want with whomever you want?"
"Of course I miss that", InÃ©s said. "But I can't have that."
"You are the queen", Daario smiled. "You make the rules."
InÃ©s smirked at that. In some ways it was very much true. "What are you saying?"
"I'm saying you should trust me. Take a leap of faith. I'll make it worth your while."
InÃ©s smiled. "And if I don't?"
"Then I'll go back to being your loyal servant and I shall never bother you again", Daario said. "But I have a feeling you will."
"Stop being cocky, it is not working to your advantage", InÃ©s tore her hands away from Daario's.
"InÃ©s, you're amazing. You're the most incredible woman I've ever met. Beautiful, strong, fierce. You are the only woman that I see, so as far as other women are concerned, you have nothing to worry about." He cupped her cheek in his hand.
InÃ©s didn't know if she should believe him. Perhaps she shouldn't. But something in her made her want to trust him anyway. To take that leap of faith.
"You know, if I didn't trust you, nothing that you said would mean anything."
"But you do trust me", with that Daario leaned forwards and kissed her. Soon InÃ©s found herself kissing him back, wrapping her arms around his neck and pulling him closer.
"See? Whatever else happens, we can be sure that that part works fine", Daario whispered as they broke apart.
"It's not all that simple."
"Well, you remember what I told you once? I only do what I want to do. And right now what I want to do is be with you. If that's not what you want, I'll go", Daario smiled. "Because I care about your happiness more than mine."
InÃ©s smiled at this before kissing him, pulling him closer by his hair, letting herself just be happy for a moment.
"Do you want to go back to the room?" Daario asked when they broke apart for air again.
"As a matter of fact, I do", InÃ©s smirked, and so they headed back to the room and spent quite a lot of time there, together. And for a moment InÃ©s let go of her doubts and just let herself be
"InÃ©s, you're amazing. You're the most incredible woman I've ever met. Beautiful, strong, fierce. You are the only woman that I see, so as far as other women are concerned, you have nothing to worry about."