|Nell Abbott (little_star) wrote in toujoursliberer,|
@ 2008-08-24 17:57:00
|Entry tags:||léon_belmont, nell_abbot, plot|
Nell Abbot: Something to Swing for.
Subject: Stealing, Spying and Treason
Who: Nell Abbot
Where: The Ambassador’s study, the French Embassy
Open to: Léon Belmont.
Heart hammering in his chest Nell let himself in through the servants entrance at the side of the embassy, nodding to a few of the servants as he passed but waving away any questions of why he had been absent from the ambassador’s bed chamber for so long. The papers he had hidden in the inside pocket of his coat were his only thought, that and turning them over to Léon. He had been fearful when he had taken them that someone had seen him and he was sure everyone in the street must have known what he had concealed on his person.
Lord Richmond had been more than pleased to show Nell the speech he had been writing and talk about it in length, he reasoned to himself and it wasn’t as if he wouldn’t return the thing later, but still he couldn’t bring himself to think what he was doing was anything less than stealing. And then showing it to the Ambassador when the content was the business of the English parliament, he was sure that was tantamount to treason.
Reaching the door he knew led to Léon’s office Nell knocked loudly, wanting this meeting to be over with as soon as possible. Helping the man locate French villains was one thing but this sort of favour was not one Nell wished to repeat.