Whew! I almost missed this week. For some reason I had a life and didn't even give my story a second thought - read that as in NO words written this week. My bad, but I don't feel guilty. I spent time with family and hubby, so it was productive in a different way. Back to the grindstone next week. No excuses.
Last week we left off with Lord George cradling Kitty in his arms as they stood in a ditch. Creative license used with punctuation...
“There is a natural incline over there.” She pointed to the area where the gully gradually met the road. “If you must carry me, this would make it much easier to gain access. I don’t wish to be a burden.”
“Miss Bennet, you are no burden, I swear you are as light as a feather, but I agree, the access is much easier over there.” He began walking toward the berm and within minutes set her on her feet, holding onto her arms for a few seconds longer until he was sure she wouldn’t collapse.
“I’m fine, Lord George, I’ll be on my way.” She attempted a small curtsy and winced.
“What kind of gentleman do you think I am, allowing an injured female to walk home when I have a perfectly fine horse to carry us?”"No!" She pulled away from him and almost fell again, as this time her ankle refused to hold her weight.
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She just needs to accept his help and see what happens from there. But, I do like how fiercely independent she is. And that he doesn't seem to be turned off by it. :)ReplyDelete
Just let him carry you, Kitty. You know you want him to!ReplyDelete
No horse? Or no, she doesn't anyone to see them? Hmm. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
She might as well give up trying to be demure - her ankle isn't going to let her gracefully escape, clearly. Enjoying the story! Great snippet...ReplyDelete
Yay for the ankle - she might want tog et away - but it isn't going to let her.ReplyDelete
The spirit is fierce but the flesh is frail ❤ thank goodness! At least now he has an excuse to hold her!ReplyDelete
Great excuse to hold onto him while on his horse! I like her spirit but sometimes one just has to give in to fate! Great snippet!ReplyDelete
Me thinks she protests too much! Give him a chance to be a gentleman, girl!ReplyDelete
Sweet- she doesn't want to be any trouble, while he definitely wants to be bothered!ReplyDelete
I guess she's going to have to accept the ride, no matter how she feels about it.ReplyDelete
Yes, she will have to accept the ride and Lord George will have to sit ever so close.... a few more weeks away for that delicious scene. Oh, happy day!ReplyDelete
No use being proper. She'll have to accept that ride.ReplyDelete
That ankle isn't going to hold. She's going to have to take that ride! :)ReplyDelete
Very cute snippet. I liked it!ReplyDelete
He's trying so hard to be a gentleman and she won't let him. Cute.ReplyDelete
I forgot to sign up, but I still posted my snippet. http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/
He is too much the gentleman. And she's stubborn. Wonder who will win this small battle.ReplyDelete