INT. STOREROOM. AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE. DAY
A small STOREROOM inside the Palace--Brooms, Mops, Cleaning Equipment. Outside, the party is visible as opaque shadows through the beveled glass of the ornate window. The sound of carols sung by the enlisted men gives way to a version of "SILENT NIGHT" played on a solitary bagpipe.
Inside, ALMÁSY AND KATHARINE EMBRACE IN THE DARKNESS.