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In the Air

Somewhere Close to Bavarian Borders

Lorelei gazed from the windows of her ride, a Dassault Falcon-900 French government jet. The Danube raged eastwards below her, much like the construct she is in. Her eyes shifted back to the documents given to her.

Attempt to establish the following:

1. Non-Aggression Pact between Bavaria and France

Even the colour of this useless piece of paper gives her headaches. She had to google for any information on Bavaria herself, from her phone while on the plane no less. Worseo f all doesn't help without knowing what the government really wants. With a long sigh she rubbed her sore eyes, only to be startled by the intercom as the pilot's deep voice informed her, "Ms Shimazu, we have the Bavarian border in sight."

"They should be expecting us. Send the message."

Special Envoy of France, Lorelei Shimazu, requests landing permissions and an audience with the Bavarian Government over issues of common interest regarding formal diplomatic ties and cultural and economical exchanges.
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OOC: Note that the Donau/Danube is actually a rather calm river while flowing through Bavaria.

IC:

Special Envoy of France, Lorelei Shimazu, requests landing permissions and an audience with the Bavarian Government over issues of common interest regarding formal diplomatic ties and cultural and economical exchanges.

An answer came shortly after the message was received.

"Acknowledged. Please proceed to the Munich Airport, the guys there will guide you to the part of the airport reserved for international guests. 
Welcome to Bavaria."

In the meantime, the King was informed about the french envoy approaching, and prepared to meet him.

The Königsbau's dining hall was prepared, as the necessary time was nearing, anyways. Thus, Lorelei Shimazu - a strange name for a Frenchwoman - and the King, Maximilian the third, could talk about the treaty while eating.

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OOC: the Danube seems rather calm throughout the whole country, but hey its my RP ;)

IC:

Acknowledging the acknowledgement to their message, the pilot executed a slight bearing change that brought them straight on the path to Munich. Notified, Lorelei sat back, appreciating the scenery beneath her and trying to relax as the plane approached Munich Airport. Soon hailed by Munich control, the pilot skilfully brought his steel bird down to earth with a barely noticeable bump.

An Air Force stewardess entered, "Miss Shimazu, we've arrived. Are you ready to meet the Bavarians?"

"Hmm...?" Peeling her eyes away from the airport pavements, the emphasis on 'ready' caused her to lazily scan for a mirror. With a semi-heart attack she saw herself completely unpresentable. "Argh! Give me a second!"

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Several minutes later, a slightly embarrassed Lorelei appeared at the Falcon-900's exit, hoping she hadn't kept anyone waiting. "Um, hello guys?"

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OOC: But it's my country. =P

IC:

Awaiting the young lady was a tall, pale, thoughtful man dressing in dusty black, primarily due to having better things to think about than what to wear.

Havelock Vetinari, one of the nobles of Bavaria.

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(OOC: Ignore the sketch-lines, lol.)

"Greetings, Miss Shimazu, and welcome to Bavaria.

I am Havelock Vetinari, and are to escort you to the King's residence in Munich."

He did not take the time to bow, instead using it to point with a black walking cane, which had a golden tip, towards the vehicle they would be using.

A BMW limousine.

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As soon as the Bavarian spoke up Lorelei realised that she should have stayed home. Nausea overcame her as nervousness shunted any capacity to think. "Thank you, Mr Vetinari," she felt herself reply automatically, as sweat of unease condense between her palms. Without further adieu she awkwardly allowed herself to be escorted to the limo, taking deep breaths along the way and hoping Havelock wouldn't notice. It wasn't until they were safely on their way that she stopped to study the man. There's something... not Bavarian about this guy.

"Very exquisite car," she commented idly. "Mr Vetinari, pardon me but are you from around here? You remind me of Italians for some reason."

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Vetinari did notice the nervousness and the deep breaths of Lorelei, but did not comment on them, assuming that the woman likely was not used to flying or being a diplomat. He did make a mental note, however, so he could make sure to recognise any progress she made between this and potential future visits to Bavaria.

As she said"Very exquisite car.", he merely nodded, adding "BMW. A good manufacturer, if on the expensive side."

Once she asked the question about his origins, he smiled. "You are quite right. The Vetinari family is not originally from Bavaria, but from northern Italy. Some years before 1900 they emigrated north, meaning that I am a born Bavarian while having Italian ancestors. This would be the reaosn why I remind you of Italians."

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Lorelei wondered if Vetinari saw through the (probably shabby) facade of calmness she tried to put up, or was simply was kind enough to refrain from teasing her about it. But as the Bavarian went on to explain his family origins, a familiar, or rather less formal, subject eased her nerves greatly.

"That's a very colourful background you have," she replied with a warm smile. "Mine is a little similar, actually. My ancestors were in fact Germans, and my family, I was told, only relocated to France a few years before I was born. Interesting that fate would have you and I, of all people, make the first contact between Bavaria and France.

"So, is the King's residence far from here?

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Once again, Vetinari noted the subtle changes in the woman's posture, gestures and speech as she calmed down, though his expression changed not a bit, once again merely making a mental note.

"I see, I see. Quite interesting indeed. However, the surname you use would make one think that you are of japanese origin, even though you do not look the part. 'Shimazu' is uncommon in Germany."

A while later, when she asked about the distance to the residence, he answered quick and simple. "It is in the middle of Munich, the Königsbau. Roughly 30 kilometers as the crow flies, a bit more on the streets."

At the current speed limit of 80 kph, it would thus take approximately 23 minutes to reach the building, if no interferences appeared, such as traffic lights.

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Lorelei smiled at the mention of her surname. She gets that often from those unfamiliar with her family. "Yes, you're right of course. My grandfather on my father's side came from Japan." Her brows squeezed together a little in a soft frown. Soemthing twigged at long lost parts of her memories. Was he a Japanese diplomat to Germany? Is that how he and grandma met? "It was a long time before I was born though."

Upon hearing that there is almost half an hour left to the journey, she sat back, content to wait quietly. She couldn't help but notice how awfully precise Vetinari had been and wondered what that said about his personality.

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