Anne had waited patiently while Sam said his goodbyes to Aidan, and his mom, and Aidan, and his brother, and Aidan, and Aidan. And Aidan.
When he took her hand, she looked up at him and nodded "Are you?" She was just teasing, though, and squeezed lightly while kissing his cheek. It took only that long to arrive, not in her room, but at the foot of the expansive staircase in the front hall of the palace.
Immediately, there was the heat. Heat and the smell of the ocean and she smiled big. "Perfect."