Sisters of String and Glass, Part 64

Chapter Fifteen - continued Abigail stiffened even while her flesh wanted to shudder with the cold. Her feet were cemented to the sparkling floor as Adrian slowly walked towards her and reached out to take her hands. For once, the gregarious Duke was silent, his eyes solemn and serious. Adrian's hands tightened around hers, almost … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 64

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 63

Chapter Fifteen - continued "Yes, of course," Abigail said, nearly breathing a sigh of relief as Madeline's body seemed to slacken a little. "Thank you, Abigail," Madeline whispered. "I will introduce you to the Duke," Abigail found herself saying just as voices beyond the parlor door could be heard and the sound of carriage wheels … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 63

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 62

Chapter Fifteen - continued Abigail bit the inside of her cheek as she watched Clarice and Violet hover around Camille. She knew Madeline and Muriel would be arriving soon for the final touches to their gowns. She had no idea what Muriel was wearing, but, considering the Count had returned, Abigail assumed she would be … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 62

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 61

Chapter Fifteen The stalk was easy for my sister to climb. Or so she said. She did mention a lovely view of the forest from up there. Passing through the clouds was a little more treacherous, so I'm quite glad she didn't contact me until after she was on the top side, though there were … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 61

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 60

Chapter Fourteen - continued "You know it's true. As a matter of fact, I was in town earlier and heard no less than three lesser lords mention they were hoping to find a proper lady they could court tomorrow. With everyone back in town and the biggest ball ever thrown on the horizon, it's more … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 60

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 59

Chapter Fourteen - continued Camille arched a brow. "Unless I follow through with my threat and tell Father everything she put Abigail and me through." "Why haven't you yet?" "Leverage," Camille said, shrugging one shoulder. "She had Abigail's safety hanging over my head while Father was away. I want to have something hanging over her … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 59

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 58

Chapter Fourteen - continued Quickly, her friend's expression shifted into seriousness. "Your father told Abigail my brother intends on escorting her." "In front of Muriel and Madeline." Andalissa winced and muttered, "Men." Camille couldn't disagree. Then again, her father hadn't expected Muriel and Madeline to turn out to be who they really were. He'd only … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 58

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 57

Chapter Fourteen - continued The doors burst open, making her jump. She turned and saw Geoffrey accompanying two servants carrying two large bags each. As soon as the three men were inside, Geoffrey slammed the doors closed on the cold wind and directed the servants up the stairs to Lawrence's rooms. "Geoffrey?" Camille asked. The … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 57

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 56

Chapter Fourteen - continued Camille watched her sister swallow hard, her eyes widening. But Abigail dipped a perfect curtsy, bowing her head in acquiescence. Seemingly satisfied, Lawrence took a moment to look at the rest of them before moving further into the manor without a word. Camille stood there in stunned silence just like the … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 56

Sisters of String and Glass, Part 55

Chapter Fourteen - continued Muriel sniffed as Camille and Abigail joined her and Madeline in the great hall. Camille suppressed the urge to roll her eyes at Muriel's garish skirts, so wide they could engulf mother and daughter. Madeline, at least, was more fashionable in a sky blue gown with a full skirt and a … Continue reading Sisters of String and Glass, Part 55