Winter's ears flopped as Amalthea explained. It made her sound like a monster, just as Amalthea had called her. Luna listened and for the first time since the meeting had began furrowed her brow. In her mind the human had no right to make such a decision and by right of pony kind should have left the decision to Luna. Not that he Princess would say so, but if she thought Winter needed to die then she would have her killed. Not have her killed by a human who thought the morales played wrong. She had looked from Winter to Amalthea before eventually looking to Winter. "Is that true, did you know about it prior to your using of the spell" she said. Winter sank low and nodded. Luna brought a hoof to her face and winced as she sighed before looking back to Winter. "You're going to have to fight you're corner Winter, being silent is fine if that's what you wish but right now is the time for words" she said, looking to Winter expectedly. Winter took a deep breath, looking to the others before moving to speak, her ears were still flat. "I... did know he symptoms of the spell... but only the symptoms, I didn't know it would be so long and so.... horrifying. And the reason I was so quick to use it was because a life was in danger, Amalthea's life. And although we would have won eventually it would have cost us her life. I... was desperate and seeing no other option I reasoned that using it to bring us all home was better then not and having onlt some of us home" she said quietly having to pick up her voice every so often as it threatened to fall quiet again.