Fergus Cousland swirled the drink in his glass and listened to the footsteps of the servants in the hall behind him, wondering who they were and why they were running so quickly.
He heard the heavy oak door open behind him and recognized his sister’s soft footsteps along with another set of heavy footsteps. Most likely her husband.
He took a deep breath and turned around, forcing himself to smile.
He adored his sister, and liked her husband well enough, but he couldn’t help but worry about why they had requested a private meeting before the Landsmeet the next day.
He had only arrived about thirty minutes before and he desperately wanted to get some sleep.
His forced smile quickly melted into a genuine smile upon seeing his little sister. It had been months since he had seen Elissa and he had missed her.
“It’s good to see you again, Lys, but I’m exhausted. Why couldn’t this have waited until the Landsmeet tomorrow?” he asked.
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