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Aral does not glare at his cousin so much as he sighs, resigned. "Just so. Although I think all present would have preferred it to go differently." But at least Cordelia is still holding his hand -- he has not lost her, not at this moment. If that holds it remains to be seen, but Aral isn't in the habit of looking a gift horse in the mouth.

Turning back to his guest, he gestures with the hand that isn't in her grip. "We are still at your service, dear Lieutenant. Whatever we can do to make your stay more comfortable, you need only to ask. Or if there is anything about Barrayar that has you confused." They are, after all, the best people to ask about that.