They decided that a wedding for the king should be in place so the kingdom would take heart. A queen from the sea town was invited, and she had green eyes and a lovely forehead and a dancing laugh. The king, though still grieved and confused, was smitten and agreed to marry her.
“The children need a mother,” he concluded. The queen promised to look after the children with him, as though they were her own, and in the beginning, she did. She fed them at the table, and she played songs for them on the lute, and it seemed as though music had returned.