Vincent Gonzales <alchemicalnonsense2578@...>
With: Theo, Zaza
Where: The Witch Queen's Palace, the Jewel of the Desert
When: May 16th, 877 ROK - Evening
Antiphales' brow quirked in slight disapproval at his nephew's apparent distaste for the tea, but otherwise he gave no indication that he particularly cared about the feedback one way or the other. He wasn't the drunkard stumbling around like he was on death's door, here. He had his own demons to battle on a mission like this, the last thing he needed was to also need to babysit his nephew.
At word that the queen would likely be here quite soon, Antiphales' gaze moved instead to Esperanza and he leaned in. "Don't let her see your discomfort. It will only embolden her," he warned, though he tried not to make it sound like a reproach. Those in power, he'd learned, loved nothing more than to be reminded that they were your better. And that wasn't the kind of footing you wanted to start off on for any sort of negotiation.