From Double Exposure:
They made their way to the second floor, bypassing the usual business front of the company, the elevator door opening onto a smaller reception area tastefully decorated with cream colours walls and photographs of older houses around the city. Some were in colour, others in black and white. One very old photo caught Ben’s attention, and he couldn’t resist taking a closer look at it.
“Very cool,” he murmured. The caption confirmed it was an example of the glass plate photography in popular use until the 1920s. “I love the other worldly effect it’s captured. Makes it look like the house is haunted.” Ben had long wanted to have a go at taking one himself, but it wasn’t worth the risk to Simon as the process used silver salts.
“We’re here to see the alpha,” Simon said politely to the receptionist. “He’s expecting us. My name is Simon Hawthorne, and this is—”
“Officer Frater warned us you’d be coming.” The receptionist glanced up at Ben and his eyes glowed gold. “He didn’t tell us you were bringing a human to the meeting. He’ll have to wait out here.” He growled. “Or better still, come back later.”