The foxes of Cearnach have always expected their kings and queens to lead from the front. This suits Ciara just fine, as she's at her happiest when she's right in the thick of things. Whether it's arguing economic policy, building housing for the city's poorest citizens, or, as happens rather too often for her taste, leading her soldiers on the field, she takes her role as Protector of the City very seriously. This has earned her a great deal of loyalty from her people, many of whom had serious doubts as to whether Connor's bastard was fit to even rule over the kingdom her family had built.
Unfortunately, this means she is often away from home for extended periods of time, and away from her wife and family. She considers herself very fortunate, therefore, that Niamh is always so understanding and supportive of her and that her sweet girl is always the first to meet her with open arms. Even after all these years, the two of them are never happier than when they're together.