Poor Kitty, taking a tumble into the ditch. Shall we see who the careless rider was? We ended last week with: 'She raised her hand, but when he went to pull her toward him, she cried out at the sharp pain in her side.'
And now, to continue:
"I'm not sure," she managed to breathe out and clutched her right side where the pain still radiated.
She finally glanced up at the rider, gasping at the sight of Lord George Kerr, brother of Lord Nathan who was to marry Miss Caroline Bingley in a few short months. She and Lord George met briefly at her sister's wedding breakfast, their conversation lasting only a few short minutes before she'd been called away by Mama.
"Miss Bennet!" He seemed equally surprised. "I'm so sorry for having caused you such undue pain, allow me carry you up this embankment."
Her cheeks flamed with embarrassment. She'd been giddy about the small attention she received from him last November and for months painted a romantic dream around his dark, good looks and storm colored eyes. Now, the fantasy presented itself in living color and she was mortified to be covered in mud and weeds, through no fault of her own.Oh dear...what now?
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She shouldn't feel embarrassed. If anything, he will feel embarrassed at causing her tumble.ReplyDelete
Oh what fun. Both are embarrassed but I'm not. Just waiting to see what happens next!ReplyDelete
Aww, poor girl, not at her best, but she's getting the romantic moment. I am loving this story, so well done! Great snippet...ReplyDelete
I'm sure she's made an impression anyway!ReplyDelete
Poor girl. I want to know what happens next.ReplyDelete
Although she seems terribly mortified about her looks, I hope she can enjoy the moment that even at her worst times, he's there to help her. That's gotta count for something. :)ReplyDelete
I'll bet Kitty is cute enough a little mud will only enhance her looks. :-) In the meantime, it's a great chance to get to know him better.ReplyDelete
If you've got to be knocked down by a horse, then if the rider is as dishy as Lord George it's gotta be worth it! :)ReplyDelete
How mortifying . . . but yummy for her!!ReplyDelete
It's nice to have some attention from a handsome man, but when you're not looking your best, it's got to be a bit stressful!ReplyDelete
A little mud won't matter, I bet.ReplyDelete
Nah - the mud won't matter.ReplyDelete
She has got to be so embarrassed. What a way to meet (or re-meet) the man of her dreams.ReplyDelete
What a meeting this will be. :) Enjoyed the snippet.ReplyDelete
Well, since it seems maybe he was the one who knocked her into the ditch, maybe he's feeling just as embarrassed?ReplyDelete
OTOH, being weedy and hurt and muddied and carried to safety by the man she's fantasized about doesn't seem like a bad deal, really - he's likely to go into "damsel in distress" mode - and that could lead them in interesting directions!
Love this little meeting! :DReplyDelete
So many people getting married, but not our Miss Bennet.ReplyDelete
Ummm... that's not entirely correct.... She won't make it easy for him, that's for sure.Delete