It was in his relaxed stance, the steadiness of his gaze.
The tension was heavy enough to make Taran lower his stance further.
For in- Practical.) stance, the queen (or " king " of the hives as it was termed by our forefathers) is of paramount importance at certain seasons, her death or disablement during the period when the male element is absent meaning extinction of the whole colony.
No part of his stance or piercing look was welcoming and yet, she felt the urge to cross to him.