In the Alanna books, it’s mentioned once or twice that Alanna and her friend, Alex, spent a good deal of their time competing with each other to decide who was the best page/squire. However, you only really see one instance of this, and it doesn’t go well. SO HERE’S SOME ALAN(NA)/ALEX COMPETITION FOR YOU
They both lost this battle. Raoul had to make them stop before they were arrested for being a disturbance to the peace, and their friends unanimously decided never to mention this again.
I just want to see more of Alex and Alanna as friends. Excuse me while I go turn on some Adele and cry into my copy of The Hand of the Goddess.