Rhyn reacted out of instinct.
His instincts reacted to the threat before he was fully awake.
To this question historians reply that Louis XIV's activity, contrary to the program, reacted on Louis XVI.
For the first time the memory of how he reacted when she told him she was pregnant wasn't a painful one.
His presence was overwhelming, and her body reacted with both terror and lust so strong it made her head spin.