|Aimé Laurent (tigersatthegate) wrote in toujoursliberer,|
@ 2008-06-16 18:52:00
|Entry tags:||aime_laurent, antoine_laurent, plot|
Aime Laurent: After Lord Hurst's
Who: Aimé Laurent
Where: The Townhouse
Open To: Antoine Laurent
Aimé waited a few moments in front of the door to his brother’s study, trying to compose himself. He didn’t know what lay ahead of him but he was fearful of it despite himself. Antoine had been distant since their stay at Lord Hurst’s, even though Aimé had tried his hardest to earn his brother’s forgiveness and Lord Hurst had requested to see him again, breaking his promise had been a foolish thing to do.
It had been such an impetuous, immature thing to do and Aimé could do nothing but hate himself for it now. He should have put a stop to his love affair the first time Antoine commanded it. Aimé was never going to be allowed to take Mercedes as his lover so why had allowed himself to carry on with something he knew was just going to end up hurting them? And really, the son of a French Lord in the arms of a merchant with a fleet of only two ships, one not even finished, and no title to his name? What sort of life would that have been for Aimé and what would it have secured for the family? Nothing but insults and debts no doubt.
It was a good thing Antoine had discovered them. It had to be. Antoine would make sure Aimé had no more distractions, that he remembered his duty to the family.
Taking a deep breath Aimé raised one hand and knocked at the door, ready to face whatever his brother had in store for him.