As the plane came to a stop, the prytanis diplomatic assistants and guards were already prepared for exiting, while the prytanis was almost finished with his paperwork.
“Δεν θέλω να σε βιάσω, πρυτάνη, αλλά θα ήταν ιδανικό να χαιρετήσεις τον Ιησούς VII εγκαίρως. Άλλωστε, είναι η πρώτη σας διπλωματική αποστολή, είναι καλό να δίνεις μια καλή πρώτη εντύπωση,” one of the assistants hurried him.
I don’t want to rush you, prytanis, but it would be ideal to greet Joshua VII in time. After all, it’s your first diplomatic mission, it’s good to give a good first impression,
“Ναι, ναι, σωστά. Έχετε ετοιμάσει τα δώρα;” Kanidis asked, putting his abundant bureaucratic sheets and his laptop in his briefcase.
Yeah, yeah, right. You have the gifts prepared?
The assistant kept silence for a second, “Εγώ-”
“Ξέχασα. Και αυτό έγινε γιατί βιάζεσαι,” the prytanis finished his sentence for him, “Μικρά βήματα, κύριοι.”
Forgot. That happened because you are in a hurry. Baby steps, gentlemen.
“Θα πάρω τα δώρα, κύριε,” the assistant replied, taking in his arms the overflowing basket.
I’ll grab the gifts, sir,
As the delegation left the inside of the aircraft, their eyes were greated with the flags of the United Provinces and Emerald & Denver. Specially Kanidis felt a great sense of pride in seeing the flag of its home flying high in the sky.
When the prytanis arrived in front of King Joshua, he vowed ceremoniously before him, and the assistants and guards followed suit.
“It is an honor to be in your presence, majesty. It is also a great pleasure to be in the Union, specially after such a long travel,” he greated the king, arching back again with a swift smile.
He then motioned for the assistant carrying the basket.
"Please, accept this gift. It’s an example of our homeland, some Rhaynan goods of the highest quality: There’s two bags, one of Allo-Rhaynan coffee, and another of Nea-gyan coffee. There’s also various fruits from the shores of Lake Kryo, a variety of spicies used in Rhaynan cuisines, and some examples of Rhaynan literacy written by our most reowned ancient writers.
We hope these offers are of your liking." he finished, handing out the basket.