"You have no choice, else your brother will be at my mercy." Rogal showed her that the very pendant he'd imbued Lenny's illness with was around his neck. So he didn't let his werewolf get rid of it. Speaking of which, "And my wolf, Ben, will take his place as your brother's guardian. If your Regent and Timur have an issue with me, then just leave them to me. As for marriage... thank you for the idea, we'll see about that." He turned away, all the candles flickered out, the doorhandle suddenly turned easily under her hand, and the blink of an eye, Rogal's form became the dark entity and rushed away into shadow and disappeared. But he'd left something for her: a locket on her bed, silver with a patina of black around an Old English A, likely for 'Archer'.
She heard a gentle tap on the door then, and she heard the werewolf Ben's voice. "Princess? Milady, may I speak with you?" He knew she was awake.