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Re: New to the District

Post  Edward Torrington on Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:29 am

The general's suggestion was eminently sensible. If there were guest rooms, then they should certainly make use of them. And since Newbury hadn't appeared by now, Edward held small hopes that he would do so anytime soon.

This time he used the bell-pull, but he went to the door to give his instructions nonetheless - these things didn't need to be discussed in the middle of a drawing room. When he was finished, he came over to Miss Vickery again and reported:

"They are preparing a chamber for her, and the mistress of this establishment will be up with a chambermaid shortly to take care of her. I was assured that she is very capable of doing so."

Quietly, so that only she could hear, he added:

"I took the liberty to have one prepared for you, too, should you wish to flee our no doubt tedious attentions for a while."

He was very stately, calm and collected, perhaps even a little bit pompos, but in his eyes lurked the expression of a friendly puppy that hoped it had done the right thing, but was not at all sure about it.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Samuel Woodmarsh on Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:18 pm

Samuel frowned upon seeing that their new arrival was falling asleep. Well she would be no sort of company now. Might as well have her carted off to a guest room.

"Yes, it would be best to take the poor dear somewhere she may rest better," he observed, "She is obviously quite in need of doing so."

Goodness, if this was the sort of woman Gareth was keeping company with, his brother must have even less sense than Samuel had thought.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Keiju on Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:30 am

There was a light rap at the door before a round-faced footman eased it open. "Beg pardon, but the young miss's soldier is found. He is in the taproom and will be along at once..."

The footman privately doubted this would happen but no trace of this feeling was apparent in his expression or voice.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Edward Torrington on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:30 am

Edward nodded to the footman.

"Very good, thank you!"

He turned back to the sofa and said gently:

"Don't distress yourself further, Miss Ross. Newbury will be here in a moment." More to Emma, he added: "I'm sure he can tell us what is responsible for her condition."

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Re: New to the District

Post  Jenny Ross on Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:56 am

Jenny simply grimaced into her pillow.

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Re: New to the District

Post  George Hunter on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:03 am

One moment George was standing over a dead man, the next moment he was in a dim corridor, looking at Lady Helen Winwood, whom he last saw in London.

'George, what are you doing here?' she asked.
'I should be asking you the same question. Where is here anyway?' He looked around.
'I have no idea. I was just coming back from a morning's ride in Hyde Park,' she unconsciously smoothed the skirt of her riding habit of startling deep red colour, 'and then here I was. And a second later you appeared.'

George sighed. Helen was his friend, but he did not particularly want to have her around in a situation like this. There could be enough danger for him not to be able to take care of her as well. Since they both fell silent, he was able to hear a quiet murmur of voices.

'Come, Helen, let's follow the sound of the voices and see if we can find someone who will explain all this to us. Just... just stay behind me, alright?'

Helen nodded and they walked down the corridor.
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Re: New to the District

Post  Helen Winwood on Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:24 am

Helen followed George, meekly for once. As he pushed the door in front of them, she looked over his shoulder and saw a curious picture: a young pretty female asleep on a sofa, surrounded by three men and another young woman, though unlike the one on the sofa, this one was clearly a lady.
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Re: New to the District

Post  Jenny Ross on Sun Apr 08, 2012 4:24 pm

"Lamby," Jenny murmured.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Maggie Cotton on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:03 pm

Maggie entered quietly behind the elegant lady. She was pleased to see Captain Hunter there, though she did not expect him to remember her, but there were other officers and fine people that she did not know. Still, she was not here on her own behalf, so she took courage and cleared her throat softly.

"Beg pardon sirs, ladies, but I'll take my friend away to her room. She's not well, and the surgeon gave her something to make her sleep," she added, hoping that would excuse any social gaffes Jenny might have made in her strange state.

Now where was that stupid footman to help her?

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Re: New to the District

Post  Emma Vickery on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:21 am

"The surgeon? Has she then been ill?" Emma asked, turning at the sound of a new voice, to find that its owner was a young woman of about her own age, neatly dressed, with auburn curls escaping from under her cap.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Maggie Cotton on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:29 am

"Yes, miss," Maggie answered. "Nothing catching, just a headache I think."

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Re: New to the District

Post  Emma Vickery on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:48 am

"Then a cool dark room would be just the place to allow her to rest," Emma replied decisively. "I take it you are her friend?" And if she was, then this young woman would be a far better person to look after her than Emma.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Maggie Cotton on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:02 am

"Yes, miss," she answered, looking warily at the officers. "I'm Maggie Cotton, miss." She bobbed a small curtsey and hoped that Cotton would not get in trouble for this strange situation. It was really nobody's fault, except maybe the surgeon for not looking after his patient better.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Emma Vickery on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:09 am

Maggie Cotton... Why did the surname seem so familiar? She looked again at the girl, and smiled. "I hope you do not think it presumptuous of me to ask, but are you perhaps related to a Gabriel Cotton? He is my brother's soldier-servant."

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Re: New to the District

Post  Keiju on Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:15 am

The footman stood silently near by, waiting to be given further direction. He dared not interrupt the conversation between the two women. Especially not since one of them was obviously Quality.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Maggie Cotton on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:24 am

"Yes, miss. He's my husband." Maggie turned at the sound of someone behind her, and she was relieved to see the footman. The rest of the young lady's speech was lost on her while her mind was busily sorting out what to do with Jenny. She crossed over to the sofa and patted her friend's cheek, trying to wake her. "Jenny? Jenny, wake up. Don't fall asleep yet. We have to get you to your bed. Jenny! I think you'll have to carry her," she said to the footman.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Emma Vickery on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:29 am

"I have sal volatile, if that would be of assistance," Emma replied, offering her vinaigrette to Mrs Cotton. There were quite a few people here now, and this was becoming a most undignified scene. "Shall you require my assistance with your friend?" she asked, as the footman bent to lift Miss Ross from the sofa.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Keiju on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:50 am

The footman simply nodded at the first woman's direction and moved at once to obey it. To his private surprise, the girl he was to carry did not weigh as much as he'd feared.

"No, Miss," he said, answering the better-dressed woman's query.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Maggie Cotton on Sun Apr 15, 2012 10:57 am

"Thank you, miss," Maggie said, absently accepting the vinaigrette. Then she looked at it and quickly handed it back. It was far too beautiful. "I mean, thank you, but no, I think she'll be all right if we just find her a place to sleep. Thank you. So sorry for all the disturbance." She gave the footman an urgent look and moved toward the door.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Emma Vickery on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:10 am

"No, I insist," Emma said, getting up to press it into her hand. "You can give it back later, when your friend is recovered. If there is anything else I can do, please let me know."

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Re: New to the District

Post  Maggie Cotton on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:35 am

Oh help. Maggie grew rather alarmed, quickly imagining accusations of theft like that time with that bloody watch. She pulled her hand away is if the item burned her. "No. Thank you miss," she said firmly. She looked nervously at the men nearby, hoping they would take note. If that vinaigrette turned up missing, they could not say she was to blame. "I'll see her right. Thank you." And she bobbed another nervous curtsey.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Emma Vickery on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:47 am

What in the world had she done? It was nothing more than a simple silver vinaigrette, and yet the other woman had pulled her hand away as though it had scalded her. Perhaps if she could get the two women to a private room, it would help to calm Mrs Cotton's nerves somewhat?

"There is a room prepared for your friend," she said, opening the door for the footman; he had both hands full and Mrs Cotton appeared... distracted.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Maggie Cotton on Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:54 am

"Yes miss. Thank you. The housekeeper showed me." She gave the young lady a tight smile and slipped out the door.

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Re: New to the District

Post  Emma Vickery on Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:01 pm

And she had vanished like a ghost. Emma sighed and looked around the room. "I must apologise," she said. "I... I find I have the headache and need to rest a little." And so saying, she slipped out of the door after Mrs Cotton.

(They go here.)

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