Sarah Tintagyl Posted August 26, 2011 Report Share Posted August 26, 2011 Theresia had been elated upon receiving the message from Stahl that Dalmatia had accepted Austria's request to discuss the future of Hungary. The response had seemed positive enough and while Visari would not be able to make the trip, it was understandable with the recent problems in Ireland. That said Stahl was to be treated to the finest of Austrian hospitality and when his plane had landed in Vienna's International Airport, an armed guard of thirty Austrian Imperial Marines would be there to receive him, along with the Foreign and Vice Foreign Minister. From the airport they would travel through a vibrant Vienna, filled with the lights and sounds of a city going through the joys of restoration. Hofburg Palace was at the center of this and upon the limousine's entrance, a legion of attendants would be there to make sure everything was in pristine condition. The marble floors sparkled like diamonds and as Stahl was led to the Empress' private quarters for the meeting, quiet music from far off conservatories offered a feeling of relaxation to the extravagant structure. Finally, reaching the gilded doors of Theresia's quarters, the Foreign Ministers bowed, opening the doors and then dismissed themselves. The Empress had ordered that only her and Stahl were to be present and that privacy was of the utmost importance. When he entered, she rose from her chair, in a white gown that ran to the floor. The state sash of Austria in red and white, hung from her shoulder to her waist, clipped with a medallion of her office and on her head a tiara sparkled in the light of the chandelier. "Herr Stahl, Your Excellency," She bowed her head slightly and gestured to a red velvet chair across from her sofa. "Please sit." In front of them were two cups of tea and a plate of pastries to hold them over until dinner. "I appreciate you coming on such short notice and please do give my regards to the Autarch, I hope he is good health. That said, I would like to get down to business as quickly as possible, because I know you are an equally busy man. You stated in your letter that the future of Hungary was something that required a solution. Austria, too, would like to see Hungary as part of her future, especially in the way to reincarnate the Austro-Hungarian Empire of yesteryear. The discussion comes of course in how we can go about doing this, what problems could arise and how that both of our peoples can walk away happy, but with our friendship strengthened. Since you are already aware of Austria's proposition I would be intregued to hear Dalmatia's view of the situation and what you would like to see if Hungarian Concession is possible." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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