Circe was to the point of crying. She remembered Lily, oh, how kind and thoughtful she was. But then, she failed her Harrowing. Circe had seen them carry her headless body out of the harrowing chamber. The image still terrified her. David said that he would be back. Great. Probably to say that she had been insubordinate and was cursing the Circle.
After a few minutes, he came back. Circe's eyes widened as she saw the flowers. They never put flowers in the tower, but she had seen them on the shores. She took them, touched their stems and their petals. "They're... Beautiful..." she whispered, bringing them up to her nose, smelling them, smiling as the velvety texture brushed past her soft pale lips.