Chapter VIII

My Dearest Lilian, It has become abundantly clear why you were so supportive of my journey to the Continent. All that talk of adventure and expanding my mind and experience, and all you really wished was that I would be absent from town when Lord Drummond finally made an appearance. I jest, of course -…

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An Utterly Non-Canon Interlude: When Characters Come To Call

"Oh, Lady Lochlane!" The woman outside the window was quite distracting. Waving and hollering and making quite a scene. It was all Lady Lochlane could do to disregard her and even this was becoming more difficult with each passing minute. "Lady Lochlane!" The summer months were meant for quiet self-examination and relaxation, Lady Lochlane had…

Chapter VII

Angela Patton had always found her sister’s acquaintance with Lord Dederick Drummond rather odd. The man was young, handsome, intelligent, and titled. What business did he have maintaining a friendship with Lilian Patton? Her sister certainly did nothing to encourage this affection, in Angela’s opinion. For example, their current position: Lilian had seen her friend…

Chapter VI

Dear Mother, I was so sorry to hear of the trouble at Lady Cassandra's wedding. She is such a dear woman and I cannot believe the society papers would be so unkind. Please let her know that there are those thinking of her in such hard times. Do not worry so about Lilian. There was…

Chapter V

The couples paired off as they entered the garden, as couples were wont to do when given the opportunity. As such, Lilian and Grant were left to trail behind the others, to make their own semblance of company. Grant was unsure of what to begin a conversation with and elected to voice a question that…

New Cast Page

Okay, so a surprise test (fine, four days notice, but still) and a paper due next Tuesday mean that there will likely not be a Simple Pleasantries chapter this week. Never say never, but the odds aren’t great. However, I didn’t want to leave this space empty so I thought I would do something I’ve…

Chapter IV

Dear Lilian, You must not fear me running off with Giuliano Portelli. He is an entertaining, but minor diversion. You know I would settle for nothing less than royalty in my marriage choices. How is the Princess Adelaide, by the way? You must inform me if she falls ill; I will return to Engsim post-haste.…