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Still posting from that “Steampunk Thing.” The first draft isn’t done yet and I’m hoping that this will keep me motivated to keep at it.
This picks up from last week.
I climbed down after him as he opened the door to the carriage and helped Miss Madison down the steps, the lady doing her best to keep her skirts off of the wet cobblestones while simultaneously holding her cape closed against the wind.
A door opened, spilling light out into the storm.
“Hurry, Miss Victoria. It won’t do for you to be seen at dinner with your dress all wet.”
“Then why did you send it along for me to change into?” Nevertheless she hurried to the door. “Besides, it will be dry by the time you’re done fussing over my hair and makeup.”
The other woman didn’t exactly “Tsk” at her, or if she did the sound of the sleet hitting the cobblestones covered it, and James chuckled.
“Anne has her hands full with that one, that’s for sure.” He shook his head but the fond tone in his voice took any censure from his words. “Go on inside,” he said. “I’ll take the carriage to the stable and turn Jasper over to the grooms and be in shortly. Your gear will be safe and out of the weather.”