Lumio headed off. A few moments later with a watchful Giovanni in tow Maria led Lucrezia to one of the balcony windows which looked out onto the garden courtyard. Immediately Lucrezia focused on Alessandro, she made no other movement other than a feeble attempt to remain hidden but her eyes suddenly became almost magnetically drawn to Alessandros form and she began describing what he was doing under her breath."Give me but a moment to confer with my servants as to the best place to see him from at the moment." Maria replies smoothly, then confides softly to Lucrezia "I understand the man in question is somewhat shy of visitors, so we shall need to be discrete."
She then urgently whispers to Lumio very quietly indeed "I have need of you in the gallery overlooking the garden in advance. Keep out of sight if you can, but if anyone arrives there before us, warn me. Go!"
Maria loudly tells Giovanni "Please ensure our guest does not trip on our gallery walk. I do not wish to risk there being any unfortunate incidents involving a guest of this house to bring sorrow to my family." with both a tone of voice and facial expression that suggests she is absolutely serious in that instruction.
OOC: OK, plan is in motion...
Maria was pleased to see no sign of homicidal rage or suicidal tendencies.