When Vanyel is ready for the mad science tour, he shows him the monkeys. "They're monkeys," she feels it necessary to clarify. "I know they look very human at this point, because the whole point of them is that I'm going to move into one if I ever die, but they're not people, and I have forbidden the staff to name them. I could move into one now if I had to but I'd like to get one actually looking like me in particular first, and I want to stick more Gifts into them, I got Fetching out of some Changesquirrels but further work is needed." She shows him the mice, too. "Do you suppose Jisa'd like a winged mouse? What's her favorite color?" She shows him all her microbiology eggs. "That's a flu sample from the recent plague! I remembered to take one. Those there are other flus. The white eggs have more-alive microbes and the brown eggs have less-alive kinds - there's a cold one of the staff mages had a few months ago, there's food poisoning, there's the most common kind from healthy intestines - you could get your Sight this fine, you know, I don't do heavy Healing-Gift use apart from Sight for this work."
Her soul is already glued to his soul so this is mostly a formality but it's a nice formality and she loves him so much.
It is! Leareth smiles a lot, at their friends and Belrun's family and most of all Belrun, as they make their way through the ceremony they ended up agreeing on.
And then later for her coronation she can haul herself onto Amshalan and go parading through the streets with a crown on her head and it's delightful.
Leareth lurks in the crowd in disguise, being a secret bodyguard, but he's not exactly an undistracted bodyguard, right now, and he keeps projecting at her through the lifebond how much he loves her.
This does not make her coronation parade any less delightful!!!
It's a lovely parade and Belrun is going to be such a good Queen, he loves her so much, and nothing bad happens at all.
The Queen and the consort-King can go to bed after all the festivities in their brand new palace, and in the morning get started on their reign.