❝ Departmental Affairs: C Is For Congratulations. ❞
I own neither the minister, nor his boys. I'm merely borrowing them.

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"With all due respect, you didn't seem best pleased at the Prime Minister-elect's invitation for me to join you - the plural you, rather than the singular, though I'm by no means excluding you from--"

"Haste, Bernard,"

"To-- to join you at Downing Street,"

There was a pause. A heavy, awkward pause in which Humphrey glanced upwards, some unfathomable emotion creasing his brow before he caught ahold of himself, and answered in a cold, divorced tone.

"Congratulations."