“How in the hell did you know I had that?”
“Thief’s intuition,” Jalara said with a grin.
“Well,” Zidiena replied “You just ruined a part of your gift that I was going to give you for completing your first year at the college.”
For a split second her eyes widened in horror, but she frowned at the Imperial. “You lie,” she said. “If anything, you would have brought me garnet.”
“A garnet? I’m not marrying you! For the love of the nine!”
“Yes, a garnet! You know I love them more than any gem in Skyrim! Why do you think I hoard the bloody things in a case at home?” She laughed. “And besides, the last time you got drunk, you did try to propose to me.”