Subject: Friends catching up Who: Katerina Ashcroft Where: Ashcroft Estate Warnings: None Open to: Kate Rochester
It had been a rather long time since Katerina had any guests at the estate, and she really hadn't been socializing much since the Hurst ball. Her thoughts had been preoccupied with a certain Naval gentleman who caught her attention with his sweet shyness. Kate had been hiding this information from her mother -- of course the Ashcroft matron knew about Makepeace; after all, she was at the ball. But as to Katerina's feelings about the man -- well, that was still a secret. And while the young lady was quite good at keeping secrets, she really wanted someone her own age to talk with.
Katerina had sent out an invitation to Miss Kate Rochester to come round for tea that afternoon. She hadn't seen her friend in quite a while and it would be lovely to have her for company. Katerina waited in the parlor for her guest, reading a new book she had purchased the day before.