“Well, the first thing we do is get them into counseling,” Lord Chamberlain told the reporter. “These women are not ready for the rigors of royal life – not by any stretch of the imagination.” “Because they’re commoners or have been away from castle life for so long that they lack the refinement they need?” the reporter prompted. “GOOD HEAVENS, NO!” exclaimed Lord Chamberlain. “That’s not it at all!” “I’m sorry,” the reporter said, surprised at his subject’s visceral reaction. “These women,” Lord Chamberlain said, leaning forward and pointing, “these remarkable women have endured incredible trials. One was treated as a slave by her family; one was poisoned by her stepmother; one was drugged and left in a coma; the list goes on and on.” “I … I meant no offense,” the reporter stammered. “When you have someone like MuLan, for example, who has been so selfless, so courageous, but has seen so much war and death … teaching her how to receive visiting dignitaries is not our #1 concern. These young ladies need rest and food and comfort.” “Of course … I’m sorry,” the reporter repeated, not knowing what else to say.