Anthonis heard of a special visitor, one he could not dare wait long. He put down his quill, dusted the parchment with sand and shook it on the floor. The he straightend his white clothes and walked to the gates.
There he saw a familiar face of the man he met at mother's wedding. A man of honor and virtue, who's letter still sat unanswered on his desk in Gilraen, now almost forgotten under a pile of other letters. But weighting on Anthonis' mind non the less. At that time a shock, even more since Anthonis had not even found the strenght to visit his father's tomb under the church he visited every day, and twice on Sunday. But time put perspective on things, now his daily visits to the curch included at least a weekly visit to his father's tomb and together with his wife Parel he had attended the wedding of his mother, even though Holland was at war. Now would be the first time they would meet face to face alone, in a less formal setting.
Anthonis stopped in front of his new step-father and bowed.
Pax Vobiscum and most welcome Duke Barisone of Arborea. Neuling Anthonis Philippe Nicolas de Ligne Borgia at your service, sir of Den Myl and Chancellor of Holland, while I serve Jah and Holland I am in debt for your visit to our Castle. Please enter and enjoy our hospitality.
_________________~ Anthonis Philippe Nicolas de Ligne Borgia ~ †Chancellor of Holland ~ Ambassador to the Iberian Isle †~ †Married to Parel Elysia ~