Achren is cleaning in the scullery

DALLBEN
the Princess Eilonwy is on her way here.

ACHREN
she is? thats wonderful, i must prepare this...

DALLBEN
Achren... her concern is for Taran.

ACHREN
but, Dallben. she...

DALLBEN
i will tell her Gwydion spared your life, and you have served me well here as the scullery maid, but you must keep your distance, her mind is troubled as it is.

a single tear runs down Achren's face, Dallben puts his hand on her shoulder, his face looked more careworn

DALLBEN
I'm sorry, but it would be best for her, if she didnt see you.