When Danny pulled up outside Scotland Yard, William was the first to leap out. He walked quickly into the building and took the stairs to the second floor two at a time, before knocking on the door of the Hawk’s office.
‘Enter!’ bellowed a voice.
William immediately informed the commander that the annual exercise had once again gone without a hitch.
‘I will only relax,’ said the Hawk, ‘when the Resident Governor calls me to confirm the Imperial State Crown and the Sword of State have been returned to the Jewel House and are safely locked up for another year.’
So Ross wasn’t the only one who thought that way, was William’s immediate reaction. He sometimes forgot that if anything were to go wrong during those critical fifteen minutes, he wouldn’t be the only person who would have to resign.