A/N: Written for Goldenlake's Love Letters event! A meaningful exchange of notes between Taybur and Aly. It's probably all in their own personal code, too, so no one else knows of their shenanigans... They are such flirts. Oh, and I have Aly sign A.H. because I'm assuming she still goes by Aly Homewood in the Isles. At least, in my headcanon, she's Aly Homewood to Taybur so they can still flirt, and she doesn't have to worry about being Alianne Crow. xD

Words: 379
Characters: Taybur, Aly
Time: Post-Tricksters
Genre: Romance, Comedy

Disclaimer: Everything you recognize belongs to Tamora Pierce, not me.


Spymaster,

I thought it might interest you to know that I have noticed a curious man lingering in the lover's corner of the Pavilion of Delightful Pleasures. He seems an honest man, and he seems to be waiting for something. Or someone. Perhaps you would like to investigate?

T.S.


Taybur,

My curiosity is piqued, but I need more detail. I will not risk my safety or identity on a fool's errand. Please, tell me more of this mysterious man. If you interest me enough, I will investigate this matter myself, rather than sending of my agents to do so for me.

A.H.


Spymaster,

I will collect more information forthwith.

T.S.


Taybur,

Do hurry. I am not a patient woman.

A.H.


Spymaster,

I have done as you bid. He comes to the Pavilion only in the night, at exactly moonhigh, and stays for no longer than one hour. He appears to be tall and strong, and must hold some high standing, for he is assured and calm in his posture. If I were a woman, I might judge him quite handsome. In addition, he is consistently alone. His location is hidden from any prying eyes, whether from windows above or walkways beside. I do believe he requires immediate investigation. Perhaps tonight would suit your schedule?

T.S.


Taybur,

If he is hidden from all prying eyes, how do you know so much about him?

A.H.


Spymaster,

Make an educated guess.

T.S.


Taybur,

Tonight suits my schedule nicely.

A.H.