The maid hummed idly as she dusted the higher parts of the hallway outside the throne room. Princess Cadance was holding court, and so the maid was here, dusting the crystal arches of the ceiling while one ear kept track of the going-ons beyond the doors. Nopony ever seemed to notice that this particular part of the castle was always spotless, and the maid preferred it that way, as it made her job so much easier.
Shining Armor walked out of the throne room, stretching his back as if he had been sitting for a while now. Looks like he finally had some relief from the meeting, that or he was just tired from sitting. In the silence outside, despite the soft hum of voices coming from beyond the closer door, he was able to make out the hum of another.
Glancing up, he noticed the maid who was hard at work making sure the archways were spotless. “Hello up there! Looks like you’re doing great work up there.”