Vampire: The Porphyry Rictus
The Husband and Seneschal
Parker Doughurst is handsome, educated, and clearly foreign born based on his British accent, all of which begs the question of why he has fallen in with Prince Annie Lee. She is a tiny and horrifying tyrant, but he dotes on her as though she were a goddess. The two are obviously in love, if such an emotion truly exists, and they are obviously blood bound to each other, though they make petty gestures to try to hide it.
Parker acts as the voice of Annie Lee. Where she would compel, he convinces. Where she would command, he parleys. He understands that it is better to have the willing obedience of their subjects, especially considering that there is an alternative to their rule just over the Milwaukee River.