Finally word came down that our long-awaited audience would come to pass today. So we were notified and given leave to prepare ourselves. That is, we were each expected to see to our ablutions. And more than just our dusty feet.
The guards who were to accompany us were not exempted. (If anything they needed it the more, or so was the considered judgement of our own Mei).
I volunteered first, then held Elijah’s staff as he saw to himself.
Not long after we had finished we were ushered up to the penthouse and seated in a reception area. And again waited.
Soon the double doors swung open and in walked the Supreme Commander and at his elbow, our Tomas.