"Honor, why are your Harringtons' now treating me as if I'm your equal?" Michelle's voice sounded querulous even to her. "They didn't last time I visited …"
Honor laughed, and Michelle glared at her. “I have my suspicions, Mike - you have seen how Grayson treats the Protector and his family, haven't you? And you are Elizabeth's cousin, and daughter to her Foreign Secretary." Honor turned her head and looked at her personal armsman, “Am I on the right track Andrew?"
“Mostly, my lady, but some of your Steaders also think that Captain Henke is seeking a place as your sister-wife ..." the two women looked at each other, and Honor blushed.