The Honorable Colonel Richard Fitzwilliam cannot see Miss Bennet or the annoying Mr. Camden over a HUGE epergne which squats in the center of the dining table, but he sure can hear them.
When Mr. Camden laughed again, Richard growled. Lady Northcott, seated to his right, asked if he were feeling well.
"Yes, Lady Northcott, just clearing my throat," he muttered and cleared his throat again in an attempt to assure her of his truthfulness.
He knew why Mrs. Bennet had seated Mary next to the guffawing baboon. No doubt she'd noticed Mr. Camden's ostentatious flirting within seconds of their meeting.
Laughter once again rang like church bells from that side of the table and he had the sudden urge to leap across the table and rearrange Mr. Camden's perfect face into something more abstract. If it weren't for that damnable centerpiece, he at least could tell if Mary were falling for the soon to be toothless idiot.
"What do you think they are talking about?" Miss Talbot, seated to his left asked after the last round of mirth subsided.
"Broken teeth," Richard muttered.HERE.
His jealousy is growing. I wonder how much more he'll be able to take before he reacts.ReplyDelete
Richard shall always be a gentleman. In his mind though, he's ripping Mr. Camden to shreds.Delete
What a delightful scene, Sue! I adore Richard and his introspection. Broken teeth indeed. LOL!ReplyDelete
Haha, love that final line! This is great, Sue! So nicely written! :)ReplyDelete
Sue, you leave us laughing and that's terrific. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Richard has some very ungentlemanly feelings there! I loved it though, felt like I was at the dinner party with them. Terrific snippet..ReplyDelete
I love this guy, Richard. That last line is so great.ReplyDelete
My, my this chap has a bit of a temper!ReplyDelete
Haha--broken teeth! I'm not sure Richard is going to make it the whole way through this dinner!ReplyDelete
Love that last line - made me chuckle!ReplyDelete
Hahaha I love this completely!ReplyDelete
I had to laugh at your last line. Cute. This whole snippet was quite funny.ReplyDelete