Jessa's face registers a blank expression for a moment, then her eyes go wide and her voice is very quiet, "She is real? My mother used to scare me with stories of the evil queen of the fairies. She would tell me to be good or else evil Queen M-" A look of horror and sadness passes across her face as the name of the Winter Queen died in her mouth, and her voice dies to barely more than a whisper, "If she is truly real, then is it truly bad to say her name? I mean can saying it bring bad things upon those who say it?" Then her eyes snap to Nala, "She is your Mother?!"
"Yes. She is all too real and she is my mother. Let's just say that my childhood was magical, in all the worst senses possible. I have a few lingering issues. I doubt that saying her name will do anything bad to you. Ryuzo is just being cautious because we don't want her to find me. But whatever stories you heard, they weren't even close to the reality. Just...never assume that because Winter is cruel that means Summer is kind. The fey can be dangerous no matter what Court they serve. Caution and respect is always the best policy when dealing with them," Nala's voice remains calm as she speaks, but frost patterns form around her feet every time she takes a step, a sure sign of stress and not an uncommon reaction to talking about her mother.