Before Antoine could reply to her question, a pretty woman came rushing over to her. Watching the interaction between them, Antoine knew they were related even before the girl who's purse he had rescued made that clear.
Now he knew why she looked so familiar. She was Lord Hurst's daughter. Now, wasn't that a nice little change to things? He would have to remember to tell Aimé that he had played hero to his patron's daughter. That should be interesting. And, while she was young, she was rather pretty so at least there was that.
Bowing to both of the women, he took Patience's hand and pressed a kiss to it. A rather courtly gesture, he had always thought, but it did seem to make women smile. "I am Antoine Laurent, my lady. It is a pleasure to meet your acquaintance, Miss Hurst." Perhaps this encounter would serve a point after all. Getting on Lord Hurst's good side was a very good thing, as far as he was concerned. "No reward is required, my lady, I'm simply happy to be able to return your belongings to you." His French accent slid through the words, making the simple words seem even more exotic than they were.