A pebble broke the tiny window in my stinking cell, showering me with glass and leaving me freezing in my best dress.
I don't know how I slept. I woke to him tenderly brushing my tangled hair away from my face.
"You've been in here all night," he observed sadly.
I felt too shattered to even attempt to sit up. "I was waiting and hoping... You might have warned me the curfew had changed."
"I would have done, had I known myself."
"What have you done to fall out of favour all of sudden?"
He sighed and did not answer.