That evening, after dinner but before sundown, Cygna will make her way back to Cersei's studio. Looking around to be sure she isn't being watched, she will skulk in and head toward where the glass wands are kept. She will examine them for a couple of minutes, but has no idea what she's looking for or how to make an educated choice for which one is best suited. Finally, she picks one more or less at random, then heads to the wardrobe where the black lace...thing is, folds it carefully, and tucks it inside her robe before skulking back to her own room.
Not too long before midnight, she will don the robe, distaste evident on her face, put her normal robe on over it, then tuck the wand in her robe (I'm assuming a maga's robes has pockets or some such). She will head out to look for Marguerite after ordering Terrence to stay behind. ([color=red]"You will stay here and not come with me...and you will never tell a living soul what you see") She knows he won't obey...but she still has to go through the motions.
Anyone who chances to spy her that night can tell that she's visibly nervous, and she is praying for forgiveness for what she is soon to do the whole way.
When she reaches her destination, she will take off her outer robe, place it carefully over a nearby bush.
[color=red]"Marguerite? she calls out softly. [color=red]"It's time. You might want to walk me through it tonight, just to make sure I don't do anything wrong."
She then removes the lace robe, hangs it on the branch that Marguerite had indicated, walks up and down the path a few times very slowly (knife in one hand, wand in the other), occasionally stopping and turning in a circle. As she does, she makes sure that no one is watching: Per 0 + Awareness (Sight) 3 + die roll of 7 = 10.
She then returns to Marguerite's clearing and mutters, [color=red]"Might as well get this over with," her heart racing in her chest. She places the knife on the ground, says [color=red]"Tell me again, tell me of the day we first met," lays where the vintner had indicated, and...erm...starts to do the first part of the ritual (determined not to enjoy it). If she doesn't feel like she's done by the time Marguerite finishes her tale, she will ask to hear of the day Marguerite and Cersei first met.
When she's done the first part, she will wipe up whatever needs wiping up, take the knife, and approach Marguerite. Then something appalling occurs to her.
[color=red]"Um...Marguerite? Do I need to do that part of the ritual for each Vintner I prune, or just the once?"
She then takes the knife and carefully slices off some of the buds, placing them in her sack. She will then go from one Vintner to the other and slice off some of the buds...not all, not even most...maybe one in three or four. Hoping and praying that nobody sees her.
When she's done, she will put on the lace robe again, then her normal robes, then return to her quarters where she will go to bed and have a restless night.