Brady glanced at it, sweating despite the cool antechamber of their secret communications point.
An old powdered manservant who was sitting in the antechamber rose quietly and said in a whisper: "Please walk in."
Queen Isabella reigned from 1843 to 1868, and that period was one long succession of palace intrigues, back-stairs and antechamber influences, barrack conspiracies, military pronunciamientos to further the ends of the political parties - Moderados, who ruled from 1846 to 1854, Progressists from 1854 to 1856, Union Liberal from 1856 to 1863; Moderados and Union Liberal quickly succeeding each other and keeping out the Progressists so steadily that the seeds were sown which budded into the revolution of 1868.
On the morning of the day that the young couple were to arrive, Princess Mary entered the antechamber as usual at the time appointed for the morning greeting.
He paused in the doorway to allow a familiar shudder to pass before stepping into the brightly lit antechamber.
Rhyn's body felt wooden, and his heart flew. He opened the door to the antechamber and stopped, surprised at who sat within.
Rhyn left the cell block to Toby's protests and walked with Gabe through the antechamber and into the hallway on the other side. Gabe's gaze was dark, his air brooding. Rhyn opened a portal, and they crossed through to Gabe's cabin in the underworld.