"Most other Auditors are...retired senior officers, admirals or generals."
"You are a retired admiral, Miles," Gregor pointed out cheerfully.
"But...not publicly, not on Barrayar. The dignity of an Auditor's office..really needs at least a captaincy to support it, don't you think?"...
"Very well, Miles. Allow me to cure you of this distraction." His magic Imperial finger...flipped down to point at Miles. "Congratulations. You're a captain. My secretary will see that your records are updated. Does that satisfy you?"
"Entirely, Sire." Miles suppressed a grin. So, it was a touch anticlimactic, compared to the thousand ways he'd dreamed this promotion over the years. He was not moved to complain. "I want nothing more."
And that's how I'm feeling about marriage at the moment. :-)