The Princess continued to follow the King and see Liang. The circle of friends met every week and Liang often accompanied her if he was in town. The Princess relaxed and forgot to keep an eye out for enemies. The attack, when it came, was massive, and came from a totally unexpected quarter. The dragon used slander to attack with, and he chose Liang as his target.
“Like a club or a sword or a sharp arrow, is the man who gives false testimony against his neighbour” Proverbs 25:18
The slander came from one of the Bright one’s friends, a man who joined the circle of friends in the weekly gatherings they held in their homes. Wanting to protect her, the Bright One told the Princess what he had heard, but he would not tell the Princess who he heard it from.
The Princess did not know the accusation had come from one within their group, and numb with shock, she believed it at first. The Bright One wanted her to walk away from Liang without even an explanation. She refused, for she had undertaken her Kingdom would be rebuilt with justice and honesty;
Justice as the measuring line for the foundation,
And honesty for its plumb line.” Isaiah 28:16
“Give me proof” she demanded. I will not give him up based on the words of someone who remains nameless and faceless!”
“The first to present his case seems right,
Till another comes forward and questions him.” Proverbs 18:17
Fasting helped her into the presence of the King. “Lord, what should I do?” The King promised the truth would be revealed as he reminded her;
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth” 1 Corinthians 13:6