|only_daughter (only_daughter) wrote in toujoursliberer,|
@ 2008-08-08 14:03:00
|Entry tags:||patience_hurst, plot|
Patience Hurst: Accepting Visitors.
Subject: Accepting Visitors Now
Who: Patience Hurst
Where: The Drawing Room in the Hurst’s house.
Open To: Angélique Worthington, Charles Hurst, Lord Hurst, Antoine Laurent, Melisande Auclair, any other upper-class young women or men who would like to visit Patience and make her feel better about herself.
Patience was recovering from her ordeal, resting herself on one of the large armchairs of the family drawing room, pillows pilled under her and her feet up on an ottoman. She had a box of chocolates graciously donated by her brother Crispin and was feeling rather happy with how the whole thing had turned out. True, she was bruised and her pride had suffered a fall. Also she couldn’t imagine going shopping for quite some time without a family member to escort her but there had been some perks.
Why, in that days news paper there had been a mention of her and the vicious attack perpetrated against her. The writer had gone to great lengths to describe her station, her family name – not her father was Lord Hurst and a prominent member of parliament – and that it was telling of today’s society that such a flower of English womanhood was rescued not by an Englishman but by a Frenchman. They did not mention Antoine by name though, which Patience found strange but she supposed there must still be revolutionaries looking for him and to have his name printed in the paper would risk his life.
It was so exciting. Like a good novella.
There was a knock on the door and Patience stirred from her thoughts.
“Who is it?” She called.