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08-14-2011, 07:57 PM
Will continued to fidget in his private study going over what he was going to say, “Hello! I am Lord William Byron!” no that sounded too over eager, “Welcome I am Lord Byron!” now he was sounding pretentious! “Heloooo IIII aaammmm Loooorrrddd Byyyyrooooonnnn” okay now it was getting stupid, He walked toawards the wall near the door, and started lightly thumping the wall with his head. “My lord? Your guests are almost here” said an older man said opening the door, and ruining Will’s little session with the wall.
Giles had served the Byron family for years and had been a boon to Will ever since he got here, “Oh god Giles! Why did I ever agree to this?” Giles looked at him incredulously, “You agreed because you hoped that the having the Lunstri connections would help bring much needed business interest and status to the Byron name,” he said smiling wanly, “Rhetorical question Giles! Rhetorical question! I’ve never even met their daughter! What if she’s mean? Or contemptuous of my low status? This whole thing is worse idea than the one for Firewater!” Giels took him by the shoulders and began straightening his clothes, “Calm down sir! This is merely an informal meeting, there is still time to back out with grace if you so wish, though you may end up liking this girl, who knows? Just relax and be yourself,” William looked back at Giles as he straightened his tie, “which do you want me to do? Relax or be myself?” before taking a deep breath, “I can do this, I can do this” he whispered more for his sake than Giles before stepping out the door to meet his incoming visitors
08-14-2011, 09:59 PM
Samantha was riding side saddle on her gelding Junri, the big brute of black percheron snorted while shakeing his head. Her mind was on this first meeting with the new heir William of the Byron family; as her and her father Lord Raphael were staying the weekend there so that the young adults could get to know eachother. "Samantha you have that look on your face my flower....please, just try to get to know him this weekend alright? That's all I am asking right now from you." Lord Raphael rode beside his daughter hand on her shoulder reassuringly. He was a tall man that by posture and way he acted...could easily intimidate anyone of the weak mind. Samantha however prefer the kinder approach, having been blessed with her mother's beauty and father's keen intellect.
"Don't worry father, everyone deserve an honest chance and that is what I will give this Lord William and the arrangement, I gave you my word on it." With a small smile for her father the riding guards ahead of them made the turn into the Byron estate riding down the road on vigilant watch as they were trained. Samanth's long hair was partially styled up leaving half of the length down to move along her back like silk ribbon in the breeze. the light green dress she wore brought out the emerald coloring in her eyes, the ribbon lacings in the back had her sitting up tall as it accentuated her body in all the right places. Soon Samantha could see two men standing at the base of the stairs leading up to the large noble house. It was easy to see which of the two was William as she recognized Giles from around the city.
Circling the horses to face the host Lord Raphael dismounted, walking around to help his daughter down as Samantha landed softly. Walking arm in arm she curtseys with a small bow of her head. "Lord Byron thank you for inviting us to your estate for the weekend...may I present my daughter Lady Samantha." Raphael gleemed proudly as this has been a day he's been waiting for, hopefully it led to the young couple agreeing on the arrange marraige before they would leave in 2 days time. Now that was something he secretly kept his fingers crossed for.
"Greetings Lord Byron.." her voice was smooth and comforting, "please, I am purely Samantha to you as I would prefer to keep such titles behind us."
08-14-2011, 10:27 PM
When he saw the lady he was supposed to marry his eyes widened and he felt his throat dry up, she was gorgeous! with long flowing hair and sparkling green eyes and a supple body that any man would adore, he wondered now why Raphael agreed to this, with a daughter like that she could have any suitor she please, why settle for the scion of a near dead noble family? He kept his nervousness at bay as Raphael introduced himself, “I am honored to be the host for you Lord Byron and your lovely daughter,” He bowed and smiled at Samantha, “Alright Samantha, you may call me William..or Will, I…I prefer Will,” he cringed, he could tell by her precise movements and speech she was the real deal, a bona fide noble in every sense of the word, not just faking it as he was, he probably looked like a damn fool to these people!
“Come in will you? Let me show you around.” He said motioning them to enter the house. Despite the outward appearance habitable space in the estate was quite sparse, they were still rebuilding after the incident that wiped out the rest of the family. The entrance was still as lavish as ever so were a few choice rooms he would show them, “Forgive the quickness of the tour, we are still rebuilding after that..unfortunate fire, but! It has left us with a dearth of opportunities for radical expansion and renovation,” He took them to the library next, it was the single biggest room in the Byron estate now, and was perhaps one of the biggest private libraries in all of Perastra.
“This is the famed Byron library,” he said entering the center of the spacious room, “Tis like having a thousand erudite friends! Except none of them drink your port, or ask to borrow money,” he said laughing at his own joke, “ha ha yes! Umm..moving on!” he said directing them both towards the dining hall.
08-14-2011, 11:00 PM
Samantha was glad to see he was just as nervous as her as they proceeded to the famous library something she secretly had been wanting to see for herself for awhile now. "Oh Will! This library is so wonderful...it's better than I have even heard of!" Eyes wide and voice full of excitement as her father just chuckled and shoke his head. "Well if there's a time you can't find her...look here first." Samantha smiled as William guided them out and towards the dining hall "I do love to read...no one to judge you or tell you where you are needed."
As Lord Raphael had traveled through the night to make it to his estate in time to prepare for the weekend he had little sleep and was starting to show the signs on fatigue, yawning wide shaking his head as if it would keep him awake to no avail. "Forgive me but I think I will be laying down now so I won't be a sleeping stone at dinner...I trust you two will be fine by yourselves." Kissing his daughter on the cheek Lord Raphael had a passing servant take him to his weekend quarters. "My father works very hard though it does take a heavy toll on himself; so don't worry this is his routine as a pre-dinner nap always makes him a cheerfull man."
Touching his forearm softly as they stopped so she could look up into his eyes. "Will I know this is all new to you, I'll even be the first to admit that I am nervous too. But I'll let you in on a little secret." Smiling brightly her kind eyes showing the real person she is "I may have been raised to be the proper lady my father and our class desires... but you will soon find out that I love to have fun and yes, be a little adventurous. It took me all of the morning to convince my father to ride over here instead of taking the carraige. I couldn't resist being out in such a wonderful day!"
08-14-2011, 11:33 PM
Will smiled back, very aware of Samantha’s touch on his forearm. Nervous? Nervous didn’t even begin to describe his current state. “So you like to ride hm?” He said smiling, “I’d be happy to show you our stable if you wish” good getting out of the house would mitigate the chance of her entering one of the unfinished room and seeing what a wreck the estate really was, plus he preferred the outdoors and was glad she did too. Leading her outside the estate he headed towards the stables.
The Byron family had fancied the Kelpie or Water Horses as mounts, pale horses with filmy white eyes, that could run far faster than a normal horse and even pass through physical objects, they were also quite selective on who they let rode them and Will had just gotten to the point where they didn’t try to bite him quite as often. “What say you to a quick ride around the estate?” he asked moving his hand away from the creatures snapping jaws while still trying to look like he was comfortable there, “While we’re out perhaps you can tell me more about yourself, as you know I wasn’t…born to the family, so I have little knowledge of what growing up a noble is LIKE!” his sudden raise in voice came from the fact that the damn beast had found its way to his finger and had bitten down hard, their jaws weren’t strong enough to cut skin or break bones but it still hurt. Smiling and laughing it off he wrenched his finger out of the horses mouth before holding out his hand to assist her in climbing on one.
08-15-2011, 12:04 AM
Samantha sitting side saddle on the Water Horse's back she gently stroked the steed's neck gathering the reins in her right hand. "Please...may I see?" Indicating to the bitten finger taking his hand into hers bringing it up to her for a closer look. Thumb carefully stroking the red finger back and forth. "It still baffles me on how they can't bite too hard for such powerful creatures. Thankfully in this case as I wouldn't like to see you hurt purely because of their pridefull selves."
Riding side by side Samantha obliged to his request to tell him more about herself. "Well... my mother died when I was a young age..I don't remember much about her though my father says that I have every detail of her beauty and at times even her spitfire reluctance to follow the noble class's protocal." Eyes closing briefly taking in a deep breath of the warm fresh air, as nature seemed to greet the two with open arms. "With my father gone for business so often I occupied myself by staying outside as much as possible, I can't fully explain it but being out here is like my own claimed freedom. Something I would imagine that you can relate to Will." The water horse prancing in place for a moment wanting to move at a faster pace then what they were she leaned down stroking his neck again. "Shhhhhh easy now ...." Looking around she noticed the back of the estate under construction from the event that killed his unknown family. Eyes growing wide as they walked past the many large gardens that hasn't been even touched yet. "It is nice to see you taking hold of the renovations here Will; I can tell you take great pride in what you work for....I admire that and...." biting her lips a bad habit when she was deep in thought. "With this arrangement I wouldn't mind at all getting dirty in those gardens to help bring this place back up to it's original glory with your own personal touch ofcourse. And I don't mean telling the gardeners what to do..I literally mean getting down on my hands and knees and doing the work myself...if I am to be living here I would love to be able to take pride in this place knowing I helped."
Turning her focus back on Will now studying his face to see what his reaction would be with the new found fact that she wasn't a lady that preferred to stay shaded indoors like a secret treasure only to be brought out as a display on her husband's arm.
08-15-2011, 12:39 AM
He had frozen in fear when he had realized where they were going, but much to his surprise she didn’t seem to mind, not only that she was even impressed. He beamed with pride at her words, he felt so out of his element, just stumbling around in the dark, and it was a nice change to get some validation for his hard work. “Well we do need gardeners,” he said smiling, “I’m no noble, no matter what a piece a paper might say, I’m not used to letting people do things for me either, so it’s wonderful to meet someone who wants work make something their own…it’s why I agreed to be a part of the Byron family, I didn’t just want to live off my families wealth simply coasting on its former glory, I wanted to make it mean something again.” He still wasn’t sure why he felt this way, why should he care about a family he had never known or had never met. He scratched his head nervously, he hadn’t spoken to anyone this plainly since he became a Byron, what was it about this girl that brought that out of him
08-15-2011, 01:26 AM
Samantha noticed that Will slowly started to relax more around her...even she was starting to truly enjoy his company as they rode around the very large estate not even keeping track of time as the hours passed away before returning to the stables for the evening. She was growing to respect him more and more as the man he is rather than the title that was bestowed upon him. Looking down at him as she was still sitting on the water horse. "Well now Will...excuse me if I seem foward, but after our long ride I feel you are a very respectable man in many aspects. With saying such I can honestly say that I am looking foward to knowing more about who you are in the many years to come in our life and yes, build the Byron name up to reflect the views and beliefs that we already share together." Letting him help her to dismount she rested both hands on his upper arms while standing on her own two feet again. Their moment interrupted by the voice of Giles clearing his throat in the doorway to the stables. "Oh Giles...Will here had just finished showing me the grand estate...it is very wonderful renovations and all." Bowing her head to the older gentleman in respect.
08-15-2011, 02:14 AM
He was surprised he was enjoying her company as much as he was, he thought helping her off the horse. Her soft hands on his upper arms as he stared into those beautiful green eyes, a slight cough interrupted the moment as they both turned to see Giles looking at them. Samantha reacted first, which made Giles smile and return her bow, “Thank you milady, it as taken much effort to bring it this far, my hope is that I can see it again in its former glory in my lifetime,” he said before continuing. “ I just wanted you to know that it is time for dinner, I have already alerted Lord Raphael and he should be down shortly.”
Will sat around the circular dinner table, Samantha beside him. Of all the perks of being a noble he liked the dinners the best, cooking was more an art form, a show even, with presentation being just as important as taste and texture. Will loved it which is why he was currently shifting in his seat excited, far to excited than it was appropriate for a noble to be, wondering what the head chief would do next. The lights dimmed as the head chief entered brandishing his control rod. With a flick the ingredients that had been laid out beforehand started rising into the sky. The next few minutes were a whirl of activity, as great globs of jelly and sauce split apart and started flying about being absorbed by rolls of bread, thin slices of tender meat flew into buzzing swarms of spices before before flaring up in multihued rays of light cooking them to perfection, when all this were done the array of food settled onto their respective plates. The head chief bowed, as Will clapped loudly, he then noticed he was the only one doing so with such enthusiasm and awkwardly slowed down and looked around trying to avoid eye contact embarrassed again.
08-15-2011, 02:42 AM
Samantha smiled when Will had stopped applauding to the chef's dinner permormance. Placing her hand on top of his forearm once more to let him know that he was ok. "I was more captivated than excited...it was a beautiful performance not to worry."
Durring the meal Samantha was engaged in a conversation with Giles about the progress of the renovations, what was destroyed. She was curious why Will was expanding the already big estate home. Though Giles was being sneaky with her questions not giving her direct answers, knowing this she played along. "So almost the entire west wing is being expanded? But thats such a task at hand unless the structure itself was deemed irrepairable perhaps?"
Lord Raphael nudged William under the table with his elbow talking softly so that his daughter couldn't hear. "So I heard that the two of you took a very long ride along the estate grounds... I can tell my daughter enjoyed it immensley as I hope you did too." Pointing down to a small blue box he hand in his other hand under the table. "I hope you don't mind but....I took the liberty of bringing this with me today." Opening the box it revealed a ring...the band looking as if the purest water flowed inside sparkling at times when the light caught it just right. A rare moonlight blue pearl in it's setting on top instead of a traditional diamond of sorts. "Her mother came from a long line of water nobility like yourself...this was the same ring I proposed to her mother with...as it was my wife's mother's..and her mother before hers and so forth back to 6 generations. i thought if you do ask her this weekend...that you may like to present this ring to her as well." Placing the now closed box on William's thigh casually giving the young man a wink. "In your own time.." going back to his meal as if nothing was ever discussed.
08-15-2011, 03:11 AM
Will gaped at the beautiful ring Raphael showed him, and even more so at the history. The ring was worth far more than he was, how many lives had it touched? And now he was just being given it on the off chance he might want to marry his daughter? Once again Will felt out of his element, he wasn’t worthy of being given something this valuable, he wasn’t even worthy of this mans daughter… Still contemplating he slowly almost tenderly took the little box and put it into his pocket, he turned towards Raphael and murmured softly “I’m honored.” He turned towards Samantha and beamed at her. “Most of these expansions are for the sake of business, The Byrons were once content to supply simple enchanted water for the use of making potions by other families, I was hoping to start making our own finished products, though…honestly we have more space than we know what to do with, I was hoping…you might have some suggestions on what to do with it.”
08-15-2011, 03:34 AM
Samantha looked at William she felt touched that he asked her for ideas on what to do with the expansion to his family's home. Noticing he was saying the word "we" alot making her smile. "Well....one making our own finished products would be hard work to start off and launch but I think its a good idea. As for what to do with the extra space I would have to think about it?? I'm sure we can figure something out if we put our minds to it. Ofcourse that's once I figure out every room here without getting lost." Chuckling as Samantha knew with so many rooms it would take a long time to figure what and where all the rooms are in the first place.
The servants were clearing off the table when Lord Raphael stood up. "Well this old man is going to see to some business in town that needs my attention. I'll probably see you all again in the morning...sleep well my flower." Kissing his daughter's cheek and shaking William's hand before heading out this time going into one of the carraiges that accompanied their party this morning.
Samantha stood up as well refreshed from the great elaborate meal. "Will could you please show me where my room here is for the weekend? I would like to wash up and change for the night. Before I go outside perhaps to the courtyard and breath the cooler night air.... that is unless you had other plans for us..I am still just a guest here after all and you the master of this house. " Winking at him just to tease a little about the "master of house" comment letting him know that she did have a playful side.
08-15-2011, 04:20 AM
Will smiled and chuckled nervously, all the while having a mild heart attack from her ‘master of the house’ comment. “Certainly! I’ll show you how to use the bath as well, they can be a bit confusing at first…at least they were for me,” he said remembering his own disastrous attempt to use the bath on his own.
Offering the crook of his elbow he led her up the stairs to a pristine marble room, There a spacious empty pool sat, with a large crystal floating above it, “Tapping the crystal will fill the pool with water and the temperature can be controlled by twisting your hand while in it, left hand twists for warmer, right hand twists for cooler” he explained showing with his own hands, “There’s some different oils and soaps in the cupboard over there, as well as towels and a mirror,” he said pointing, he honestly had no idea what some of them where for and was scared to try them, “Just tap the crystal again to empty the pool when your done…oh! Almost forgot!” he said picking up what appeared to be a pumice stone on a nearby bench by the door, “Tapping this three times will cover you in a cloud of fog,” he said tapping it three times, suddenly his body was covered in a dense layer of fog, “it’s transparent on my side so you don’t have to worry about stumbling around” he explained tapping it again causing the fog to dissipate, “it’s just so if you wanted to get dressed in your room you don’t have to worry about going outside you know…” his faced turned a bit red as hesitated finishing his sentence, “naked.”
“Speaking of rooms!” he said changing the subject, “Let me show you yours!” he said leading her towards her room. The room was a simple but elegant bedroom, with a framed picture of a well dressed blonde teenage girl on the verge of adulthood. “This room belonged to one of the former ladies of the house…Rosalyn…Rose..you know what? I think it was Alice…yes that sounds right.” The room had been one of the few that had been almost untouched by the fire, even the old painting in it had been spared. “Alright! You have the run of things, enjoy your bath! I’m going to take a soak in a small metal tub” he said sounding like he was joking but really he wasn’t, “then I’d love to meet you for a nighttime stroll through the courtyard if you’ll have me..” he said before bowing and leaving the room.
08-15-2011, 04:44 AM
Samantha thanked him for showing her the bathroom that was saved from the fire and her room. Agreeing to meet him soon as she was done. Finding a dress that would serve well for their stroll tonight..the kinds she preferred to wear when there was no reason to get all dressed up proper. Closing the door to the bathroom she tapped the crystal and turned it for some hot water. Minutes later she was in the washing pool having put in her own oil in the water to scent her skin to smell like daffodils and fresh rain. Humming loudly a sweet melody one thing was for sure....the large room echoed wonderfully to her voice.
After freshening up and getting dressed leaving her long clean hair free down her back. Samantha made her way down to the entrance of the courtyard softly leaning her right shoulder against a tall stone pillar as she waited for William. Looking at the courtyard and grounds excited by the thought that if he agrees to make the betrothal official and wed her. That together they could really make this place theirs.
08-15-2011, 05:05 AM
He sighed as he laid down in the metal tub full of heated water, he didn’t trust that bath after what happened that one time and took to washing the old fashioned way. “alright Billy old boy, things have gone well” he said to himself, talking out loud to himself was a habit he had as a child but had broken later on, but being a noble had brought it out again. “Plus she seems genuinely nice! Oh god who am I kidding, she’s perfect in every way!” it was true really, she was much too good for some no name orphan, sure things seemed fine now but how long could that last, he was terrified that his façade would slip and he would revert to full on dumb peasant mode, and ruin things. He sighed loudly, what would Jenny say? “If she dinnit like ya, she’d be gone already,” he said mimicking his old orphanage friend's voice, “now put sem pants on ya spaz!” He laughed feeling better.
He dressed in something more casual, though still more refined than anything was used to as he, headed towards the courtyard. He noticed Samantha leaning against a pillar and walked towards her. “Good evening Milady, you are looking lovely!” he said doing a sort of mock bow, he felt redundant saying it but still…he needed to say something to break the ice.
08-15-2011, 05:21 AM
Hearing teh familiar voice Samantha turned to her side to face him full on. " Why thank you m'Lord...and as it's just us tonight please...I don't care for the formality between us my dear Will. As you are looking quite handsome tonight too." For being from such a noble background Samantha felt that formalities amongst family, in this case her possible husband, was not nesessary. Placing her hand inside his, fingers intertwined she looked back out to the courtyard the starts were starting to glimmer in the sky one by one. "Shall we then?" Walking down the steps into the courtyard hand in hand. William was everything she wanted..a noble blooded man to pleasure her father, but a kind...down to earth, hardworking man that she knew they could spend many nights like this just talking about anything and everything.
08-15-2011, 05:42 AM
He chuckled, “I know I was just teasing you,” he said, enjoying the feeling of his hands entwined in hers as they walked out into the courtyard hand in hand. Once again he wondered why him? She could have any suitor she wished, there were many families with much more power and prestige, families that hadn’t died in a terrible fire leaving only a single orphan with vague ties to the family line. They sat together on a nearby bench; despite his inherent nervousness he enjoyed the warmth and closeness of her. He breathed deeply of the night air, she smelled of daffodils and rainwater. He smiled at her, uncertain of what to say afraid of ruining the moment, so he decided to stay quiet and let her guide the conversation.
08-15-2011, 06:11 AM
Looking up at the stars not wanting him to ever let go of her hand " you know...I love looking at the stars but I don't know much about the constellations or where to even find them each night..." Pointing up into the night sky with her free hand "I know that's Orion, and the Big and Little Dipper...oh and that one over there...." Biting her lower lip daring herself just to say it now before she chickens out "makes me want to tell you that I am really loving being here in your estates by your side. Even with your background it doesn't phase me at all...it's your soul that I am growing to like more and more. I know we just met but.." Looking down to hide her blushing face " it is the truth dear Will."
Oh my god I can't believe I just said that! I'm acting like a little girl with a crush! What is wrong with me?!!
Samantha was completely out of her territory.....never would she say such things especially to the one that she is unofficially betrothed too. It wasn't proper and if her father ever found out she would be getting more than an ear full on how after all those years of the finest teachers and finishing school....she was acting out of her place.
08-15-2011, 06:26 AM
He followed along as she pointed out the stars to him, he didn’t know much about stars either, Jenny had been the star person not him. He was shocked by what came out of her next, not once had he met any noble that had been so forthcoming. He cupped her face in his hands and looked into those beautiful green eyes, “I love having you here Samantha, and I…and I want you to stay here with me. I thought the name Byron was a curse, a responsibility I never asked for and did not want, but now I think it was a blessing…because now I’ve met you.” Despite his own anxiety and sense of decorum he reached down and kissed her on the lips.
08-15-2011, 06:43 AM
Hearing what William wanted...feeling his strong hands on her soft face...and then..then the kiss. Oh the kiss! Samantha returned the soft kiss with her lush lips, hand raising up to find a home against his neck where it met the shoulders the thumb on his lower jawline. Her heart was pounding in her chest so fast she was afraid it would burst right out. Calming down bringing herself back down from rising into the clouds she smiled against his lips before breaking the kisss. Forehead now resting against his looking into those deep kind eyes.
"Why that almost sounds like a proposal my dear Will...." Biting her lower lip again as her other hand resting on his chest where his heart was, easily feeling his rapid beating heart. A wave of warmth filled her body sending goosebumps all over her skin when Samantha realized that his hands were still cupping his face. But she didn't want him to let go....not ever.
08-15-2011, 07:05 AM
He laughed softly, as her forehead rested on his, “It did, didn’t it?” his heart was pounding, no doubt she could tell since her delicate hand was on his chest, he probably would’ve if he hadn’t left the ring on the drawer by his bed… wow what crazy day this had been! He had no idea how he was going to get to sleep tonight. “Tomorrow night, I want it to be proper and special,” she deserved that much at least, he smiled lightly rubbing her cheek with his thumb, enjoying the smoothness of her skin “That’s one drawback of having me as a husband, I’m terrible at surprises.” He said laughing slightly as he kissed her again, lightly this time, before pulling back, not wanting to break the physical contact, but knowing that they really should. Reluctantly he took his hands off her face and placed them on her hands, “Tomorrow then, I want it to be a proposal that will be worthy of you.”
08-15-2011, 07:35 AM
Samantha was full of emotions all of them she only dreamt of having before. Quickly growing to love each kiss more. Holding hands once more as they both stood up, looking up into his eyes. "I'm truly touched that you want to go through the trouble of planning such....and don't worry, I am pretty good at planning surprises so as your wife I will try to make sure you don't figure them all out." Even though the proposal upon his request wasn't until tomorrow she had just given him the answer referring to herself as his wife. Walking back into the estate hand in hand a new, vibrant life with in her that made her beauty radiate even more than when she first met William this morning. Stopping at her bedroom she rose on her toes to kiss him one more time briefly. "I look foward to tomorrow then....goodnight my dear Will, please sleep well." Opening the bedroom door she silently slipped in, carefully closing the door behind.
Samantha then danced so excited for tomorrow and the rest of her life as his wife. Humming softly as the young woman brushed out her hair sitting infront of the vanity looking at herself in the mirror noticing she couldn't stop blushing reliving each kiss they shared. Going to bed amazingly able to fall asleep quickly to rest the entire night.
The following morning Samantha woke up very well rested and refreshed. Beaming with delight, she quickly braided her hair up elegantly and put on a proper light red dress very similar to the one she wore yesterday tieing the ribbon lacing in the back tight and secure. Opening the amoire that was full of her clothes Samantha took out the one that she had chosen to wear just for tonight when he proposed to her. Hanging it on the door, spraying on her perfume smelling of sweet roses before going down to the dining hall for breakfast the sound of her heels echoing down the halls. "Good morning father! Did you sleep well? It was a beautiful night last night wasn't it?" Kissing Lord Raphael's cheek before sitting down in the same seat as she did for dinner thanking the kitchen chef that brought out some orange juice and melon slices until breakfast was ready. Unable to stop smiling her father raised his eyebrow working on eating a poached egg having arrived not long before hand. "Well well I haven't ever seen you like this...it suits you very well my flower. But seeing no ring on your finger I am left to assume there are big plans for tonight?" Nodding her head before taking a sip of juice he grinned chuckling out loud. "Wonderfull! Absolutely wonderfull Samantha I can't wait to hear about it afterwards then!" Wiping his mouth clean standing up "then I am off to find the perfect betrothal gift for the couple I have a few things in mind as is....I will be back for dinner..and don't worry I won't be hurt one bit if you two aren't here." Walking off to ask for the carraige to be ready feeling so glad for his daughter knowing she would soon become a wife and his worries over her wouldn't feel so heavy. Leaving Samantha to enjoy breakfast with Giles and William.
08-15-2011, 08:08 AM
Walking back to his room Will felt as light as light as a feather heading towards the drawer by his bed and opened the little box studying the ring in the moonlight. The ring seamed to sparkle and glow in the night air, he couldn’t help but smile for the first time since he was declared a Byron he felt truly blessed. He yawned and fell asleep surprisingly quickly.
“This couldn’t have gone any smoother Giles! I told you this was a good idea,” Giles smiled wanly and rolled his eyes, “Yes twas foolish of me to doubt you sir,” He smiled as he continued to button up his jacket, “Oh this couldn’t be better tonight I’ll…I’ll.” He froze as a horrific thought entered his head, he had no idea what he was going to do! “I have no idea what I’m going to do!” he exclaimed panicking “Oh I told you this was a bad idea! Why did I let you talk me into this.” Giles placed on hand on his shoulder, “Calm down sir, we can think of something” Giles then proceeded to lay down his own play. Despite his anxiety he couldn’t help but smile at the cleverness of it.
At breakfast Will bowed as Raphael turned to leave. Taking Samantha’s hand in his own, he smiled warmly and kissed it, “I was wondering Samantha, if you would like to take a ride with me through the countryside,” he said before winking, mimicking her own actions the night before
08-15-2011, 08:20 AM
Now realizing why the chef had given her a little something for breakfast to tide her by she nods. "I would love to my dear Will..." Following him hand in hand as the day was already off to an early start... Samantha wondered how long he had been planning this last night hoping he least got some sleep for his own good. "My father as you may have seen is ofcourse very happy about today...guess I gave it away with my smile but he won't be complaining one bit. Ofcourse neither will I...I am looking foward to this and hope you didn't go through too much trouble on such short notice." Walking to the stables Samantha accepted his help up to the steed he had chosen for her centering herself side saddle gathering the reins as she waited. Today she had no idea what was going on, only the end result. Blowing him a kiss.
08-15-2011, 04:50 PM
They eventually found themselves in a large open field, they were in a small clearing with lovely red rose bushes on either side of them, still a fair distance away a rather large house could be seen. He waved for them to stop and pointed towards the house, “I grew up in there,” he said voice full of emotion, “I used to come out here every day, I loved playing out in this field, out here I learned how beautiful a rose can be,” the memories were coming back in a flash, he hoped this wasn’t a mistake bringing her here, he wanted to show her something about Will, not just the Byron family, “Out here I learned how beautiful a rose could be, in there though,” he said gesturing to the house, “in there I learned that roses also have thorns,” he sighed, “So!” he said voice suddenly brightening and with a smile on his face, “Who’s ready for lunch?” he asked getting off the horse and taking out the supplies out of the horses pack. He laid down the cloth cover, and several light dishes as well as a bottle of white wine, sitting down he patted one side entreating her to join him.
08-15-2011, 06:42 PM
Seeing the large house and hearing his past made Samantha smile brightly. The lunch looked delicious and the setting was beautiful. Removing her shoes so her barefeet can feel the cool lush grass beneath them; taking a rose from a bush as the horses graze in the clearing. Putting the rose in her hair she sat down beside him...guiding Will to lay down resting his head on her lap. With a hand on his chest " I feel greatly honored that you wanted to show me of all people the place where you grew up...its so wonderful out here. Peaceful, inviting, away from the city especially." Feeding Will some fruit with her own hand smiling down at him thinking about something brilliant. "Tell me my Will....is anyone residing there anymore?" Taking a few bites of lunch herself the warm sun kissing their bodies.
08-16-2011, 01:44 AM
Will smiled enjoying the warmth and softness of her lap as she fed him a piece of fruit, He looked up at her beautiful face, admiring the one of the roses he grew up with now in the hair of the woman he loved. His heart skipped a beat when she called him ‘her Will’ even though the question brought dark memories to the surface. “No, not anymore,” he answered still smiling but with a touch of melancholy in his voice, “There was an…accident awhile ago and the orphanage was closed down,” he explained taking the her hand in his own,” The memories inside that house are…darker, than the ones outside.” A faraway look going into his eyes, shaking it off he went back to a sitting position before kissing her lightly, hand rubbing her shoulders, “later, I may tell you the story, not today though, I want today to be about something good,” he said before pouring himself a glass of wine, “I heard this is good vintage,” he said taking a sip, “Not that I’d be able to tell good vintage from bad of course,” he said chuckling.
08-16-2011, 02:17 AM
Samantha's eyes closed as he kissed her, his strong but tender touch on her shoulders made her mind slip away from the moment only going on feelings before he spoke again. "Hmmm? Oh..oh yes I agree and please don't feel rushed..I'm sure you will tell me in your own time and thats ok."
Enjoying the secluded picnic lunch together in their own time, listening to what he said gave her an idea for what she hoped, would be the perfect engagement present to present to him tonight. As nobles and unwed, a guard and servant always accompanied the couple a fair distance away. She was looking foward to the day when they could go places by themselves but for once Samantha was glad they were there. As William went to collect the grazing horses she made quick work to talk to the servant. "Lord Byron informed me no one resides here and the place is abandoned...." Scribbling something on a piece of paper. "I want you to go here and give this note to my father....do whatever he asks please as I have to have it before he proposes to me today. My father will know how to get it...go and hurry please...thanks!" The servant looked over the paper smiling and nods quick to race away on his horse as the guard gave her a wink liking the idea.
Thanking William for gathering the horses she mounted onto the saddle relectant to let go of his hand. "So where to now Will?" she had to ask as they rode away her mind was excited for the next surprise and for what she was planning trying so hard not to show that she was gathering up a surprise for tonight. Praying he would love it.
08-16-2011, 03:01 AM
Will smiled mischievously excited for the next bit, briefly wondering what she had spoken to the servant about. “Well my lovely Samantha, I’ve found the best thing to go with a lunch like that is a bit of dancing and there’s no place I’ve found better for dancing…."
“THAN ON TOP OF AN AIRSHIP!” He cried as he felt the winds buffet him as he stood on the specially made platform as the airship he commissioned rode higher into the sky. He loved thesethings, he and Jenny had played a game called ‘Airship’ nearly every day. Smiling he took her hands in his as he signaled for the band to start playing. jThe instruments sounded and the players started playing a rather energetic jig. He bowed in a ‘may I have this dance?’ sort of way, glad Giles had insisted on all those dance lessons.
08-16-2011, 03:18 AM
“Well my lovely Samantha..." She loved how that sound...his lovely....
Not often did she ride on an Airship, her father thinking they were just too dangerous for his "special flower." So when Samantha was soon finding herself aboard one with the man she was growing closer and closer too it as truly something else. Looking at the scenery below them she couldn't help but to gasp at the beautiful country side. "It's so wonderfull...I would love to do this more often with you, I really would." Looking at the passing vineyards below them; hearing the band start up and Will asking her to dance... Samantha curtsied to his bow " I would love to Will..." Placing her hand on his shoulder, her other hand in his noticing he must have been taught how to dance at some point in his life as his form was really good. Kissing his lips softly when she felt his other hand go to her waist, then dancing across the floor gazing up into his warm eyes. "You know, I find myself missing your touch when I am not in your arms..." Samantha liked that she could speak her mind to him without ridicule. Dancing here felt like they were dancing on clouds, with all this alone she would never forget this day. Lost in time as he led her across the ship twirling in tune with the music, giggling softly when Samantha was dipped.
08-16-2011, 04:03 AM
He smiled at her as they continued to dance, “In truth I miss it when you’re not in my arms..” he stifled a chuckle, “That sounded far better in my head…I’m going to blame that one on the altitude,” He laughed as they continued to dance the music playing as the wind whipped through him. He finished the dance by dipping her and he thought his eyes would bug out of their sockets, she was quite voluptuous and he could see much, quickly he brought her back up and kissed her. The sun was beginning to set, “Let’s go back to the estate, I have one more surprise before we’re married” he said leading her towards the edge of the platform. He looked at the horizon as the band disbanded, this was it after his next surprise he would know for sure if she wanted to marry him. He looked back at her, god she was beautiful, and he ached to say the words that had been on the tip of his tongue all day, but refrained, he had to know for sure, not for his sake but for hers.
08-16-2011, 04:45 AM
Standing at his side looking at the sunset " I can't wait...this day has truly been better than I could have ever imagined.." Turning to face him, Samantha looked into his eyes both hands on his chest, what she had to say next she needed to make sure he knew was from her heart. "William....Will...I know we have just met, and this is an arranged marraige. But I've been dreading tomorrow when we have to leave back to my father's estate because..." taking a hard swallow closing her eyes tight not wanting to see his face if this went wrong, opening them again knowing he had to see the truth in her own eyes. "Because I am slowly growing to love you, not Lord Byron that I first met on the steps yesterday morning... But the Will that has embraced my more...liberal side and has shown me nothing but kindness. I only hope that I can spend the rest of my life here..." softly patting his chest above the heart. "In your heart, and in your embrace as your wife."
Turning her head to look at the sunset again she saw William's estate approaching. Noticing her father's carraige outside of the stables she knew what was requested was done. In quick time apparently...praying she could present it to him...praying he would love it.
08-16-2011, 06:27 AM
Will helped Samantha off the airship. “I need to prepare something, go see your father and then could you meet me in the gardens please? There’s something I want to show you alone” he asked kissing her hand before departing.
He waited anxiously and jumped when he saw her approach, they were alone this was something he had to do for her and only her. He turned and faced her, he was dressed in the simple clothes he had asaved from before his sudden rise in status, a simple woolen shirt and brown pants, they were quite clean but compared to the fine outfits before he must look quite drab and unwashed. “This is me Samantha, this is the real Will,” he took a deep breath trying to remember the words he had memorized, “I know what you said on the airship, but I needed for you to see it for yourself…I will never be a noble, it’s simply not in me, I’ve struggled just to maintain the façade, that’s all it really is Lord William Byron is just a role I play,” He took her hands, in his own and placed them on his chest, “I love you! But I couldn’t trick you into marrying a persona, falling in love with Lord William Byron only to have the illusion vanish,” He smiled tears in his eyes, “ I am Will, though when I was young I went by Billy, I am the nervous, awkward bastard son, of an indiscrete noble and a star struck maiden, and I love you” he said kissing her clasped hands, “I wish I could be as refined and practiced as the hundreds of more worthy suitors out there, but I can only be…Will, and if that’s not enough I’ll understand.”
08-16-2011, 06:48 AM
Oblidging him as they departed she went straight to her father after changing for the night into the dress she had picked out this morning. Finding her father relaxing in a sitting room he gleamed at her immediatley standing up kissing her cheek. "Oh Samantha! If he doesn't propose to you in that dress the man is crazy!"
"Oh father I want him to choose me not for just my dress but thank you anyways....did you complete what I asked for?" Lord Raphael nods giving her the paper tied nicely in a red ribbon. "Yes it was simple enough to do...very secluded...not even touched my man's hands. And I think its a perfect gift for him." Kissing her on the forehead lovingly as a father would. "Now go...don't keep him waiting." Taking the roll of parchment hiding it in a purse she hurries off to the gardens.
Arriving to find a simple man in simple clothes that looked like William she wasn't taken back at all. Smiling each time he kissed her hand in his. Thumbs stroking softly back and forth on top of his hands as he said what he needed to as she listened intently before speaking to him. "I knew the difference between Lord Byron that you act, and the Will that you have personally shown me. To see you like this...as Billy now, only touches me more that you were willing to show me this. I deeply admire you for such and...." Reaching up to wipe his tears with her thumbs holding his face in her soft hands looking back into his eyes a stray tear running down her own face. "I love you Billy...my strong, open, kind, down to earth Billy. I don't want to be the wife of a true noble man who only does his duties, isn't around me and doesn't show me love like you have this weekend." Taking a deep breath "I want to be this Billy's wife....doing things our own way combining both worlds into a symphonic harmony."
Samantha then waited to hear what he would say...it was an emotional time for the both of them. Hands still on his face wiping each tear away from his eyes.
08-16-2011, 06:59 AM
Will chuckled happier than he ever thought he could be, “You don’t have to call me that, Billy was just a boyhood moniker, please” he said coughing awkwardly, “it’s just Will to you,” He turned away from her heading towards a nearby by bush, in it he pulled out a finely tailored pair of pants and jacket, “Sorry,” he said sheepishly as he struggled to put the new pair over the ones he already had on, “but I feel like a buffoon around you as much as it is, I’m not going to add to that by proposing to you in drab peasants clothes,” he explained buttoning the jacket. Pulling out the little box, he knelt on one knee in front of her and said, “Lady Samantha Lunstri” he began opening the box revealing the beautiful pearl ring Raphael had given him, “..will you marry me?”
08-16-2011, 07:12 AM
Eyes filled with tears as she recognized the ring instantly, then with the words to go with it from the man she was growing to love. Looking down at him she nods "YES Will!! Oh everyday yes I will marry you!!" Watching him slip the ring on her finger...a perfect fit to her amazement she waited until he rose to wrap her arms around his neck on her tip toes. Unable to wait a moment longer she kissed him hard and lovingly not stopping at all. Samantha would soon be Lady Byron, Will's wife....and she couldnt wait for that day now. Reluctantly breaking the kiss she lowered herself to flat ground getting the rolled up parchment out handing it to him.
"Here...this is my engagement gift to you, you gave me the idea when you showed me where you grew up. I pray you love it....I thought it would be a perfect place for us to build our own small estate, retreat, just for us how we want it secluded in the neighboring woods of the city. Somewhere where our children can play in the summertime without the worry of nobility...a place where we can be just ourselves. I hope you like it."
Biting her lip as he unrolled the parchment and read it, the bought land about two hours on horseback away..it was more than enough land of a house of their size and choosing, gardens, stables...whatever they wanted to build there for their family as it was expected for them to carry their noble bloodlines down to a new generation in due time.
08-16-2011, 07:41 AM
He looked at the deed smiling, they hadn’t been engaged for five minutes and already she was proving how much more clever she was than him. Their own summer getaway…he was still so focused on renovating the estate he had scarcely thought about what’d he’d do if he wanted to get away from it all. “I think…it is an inspired idea, and a wonderful gift, thank you, thank you thank you!” he said kissing her, pulling away quicker than he would like he took her hand in his, “Shall we go Lady Byron?” he said smiling, all of a sudden liking that name a great deal more. “Giles has been working on a surprise dinner party all day for our engagement…see I told you” he said laughing referring to what he had said about being terrible at surprises, Giles had been the one to suggest a picnic lunch and some dancing it had been Will’s idea to have lunch by his old orphanage, and to dance on top of a airship, before coming back for a party of special significance, Giles had even made mention of something called ‘fireworks’. As they walked back towards where Giles and Raphael waited hand in hand, Will turned his head to look at the woman he adored, “I love you.”
08-16-2011, 07:57 AM
"I love you too Lord Byron every day more." Samantha said to her now officially betrothed. Entering the dinner party... the band that was in the air ship with them was playing some music for the people that were there...noble people from around the area some she recognized as her father's friends and associates he works with. The others she had no idea who they were. Lord Raphael clearing his throat for silence "tonight is a special night as we are all here to celebrate something very special..... and now I am very proud to announce the engagement of my daughter Lady Samantha Lunstri soon to be Lady Byron..and Lord William Byron whom I look foward to call my son!" Applause and cheers filled the room as they went to the middle of the ballroom before the band started up again and knowing William was in simple clothes under his dress pants and jacket she leaned to whisper in his ears chest against chest. "This is a great party....but I don't want you to be uncomfortable with what you are wearing underneath the dress clothes...and I don't really care to have so many eyes upon me with these dinners. We made our presentation here...and if you don't mind, I would be happier to leave this ballroom and go somewhere more quiet if you like the idea ofcourse my Will..." Looking at him forehead to forehead now rubbing his shoulders as she could hear the many pathetic nosy whispers of others around them. Something that always rubbed her the wrong way. Samantha didn't want their day ruined by the gossip of nosy nobles.
08-16-2011, 05:59 PM
Will smiled rubbing her arms enjoying the closeness of her. “That’s fine, it’s just as well I tend to ruin these kinds of social gatherings, I’m sure you’ve heard the stories…most of them are true.” They walked hand in hand silently sneaking away from the party towards the gardens. “It’s not terribly noticeable I’m wearing something under this is it?” he asked as they found themselves alone with each other, “I know they must look a bit…lumpy, but that could just be extra layers, right?” he asked as they sat on a nearby bench, Samantha leaning inst his chest. “I know why you wanted to get away,” he said stroking her soft dark brown hair, “I’ve been gossiped about since I became a noble, I seem to attract scandal everywhere I go. I want you to know it doesn’t bother me anymore,” he said leaning down and kissing her forehead, “now there’s only one noble who’s opinion I care about..and that’s yours.”
08-16-2011, 06:35 PM
Sitting down with him resting against him smiling when he kissed her forehead. "No it's not that noticable, no I don't care about what they say about you. Yes I've heard about the past incidents but in time we both will master these dinners and balls. I just hate whispering and gossip all together." Rubbing his chest softly resting head on his shoulder watching the fountain in front of them. "I am glad it doesn't bother you...and my opinion is that we need to do these balls and dinners yes...its apart of our nobility and we can't run away from them. However we need to do things our way so that we are both comfortable and if the other nobles don't like it then they are welcome to come, say their 'Hi's' and leave I won't be hurt one bit."
Hour later it was well dark and the dinner was finally comming to an end as their guests left. Seeing as William's house was again quiet and theirs once more the couple went back inside. Samantha had a very busy day, her father was already wrapping up his tasks for the night in his quarters packing up some for tomorrow when they would leave. She didn't want to leave here and be apart from him....but she had to at least for the following week until he and her father agreed on living arrangements as if she were to stay there they would almost never be alone. Ofcourse that wasn't much different than now anyways as a guard followed a distance away from them as they went to the bedrooms. "I am sad that I have to leave tomorrow.....but I'm only 45 minute ride away. Hopefully I shall see you sometime this week?" Looking up into his eyes holdign both of his hands as they stood between both bedroom doors int he middle of the hall.
08-17-2011, 01:56 AM
My love you will have to struggle to find a moment without me,” Will said with a chuckle, leaning in for quick kiss before they separated heading towards their rooms. Will sighed lying on his bed, mulling over the day’s events, hard to believe it was just yesterday he was frantically worrying about what he was going to say, now he was engaged to a goddess, a brilliant kind hearted goddess who inexplicably loved him back. Will closed his eyes smiling as he thought of her as he drifted to sleep
Will stood beside Samantha as the horses she and Raphael had rode in were brought in by a servant. Will clasped her hands in his looking into her eyes, “Two days at the most, and I will see you again my heart.”
08-17-2011, 02:35 AM
Retiring to her room for the night Samantha took a long, hot bath in the other room before going back and falling asleep....it did take her awhile to close her eyes though. This day she would never forget. A loving, protective, smart man wanted to merry her...to make her HIS Lady to hold for the rest of their life. Samantha couldn't wait.
“Two days at the most, and I will see you again my heart.”
Smiling she kissed his forehead on her tiptoes to cheer William up. Accepting his hand when he helped her mount into Junri's saddle....sitting sidesadde as always. Looking down to her betrothed her left hand on the side of his face. "I will be waiting for you then....always waiting for your return to me." Kissing her fingers, then the kissed fingers onto William's own lips. Her dad smirked loving to see this reminding himself of when he and his deceased wife shared such moments.
"Come now my flower...it's time to go. Lord William...we shall discuss my flower's and your living arrangements when you come in couple of days. You have a great soul in you...I am proud to soon call you my son." With that they left on horseback with their guards and carraige behind. Samantha was silent as they went back to the home she grew up in.
When they rode into the Lunstri Estate the servants were congradulating Samantha seeing the family engagement ring on her finger. She couldn't stop smiling at all...neither could her father.
Couple days had passed with Lady Samantha keeping busy reading books in their own big library though still not as huge as the Byron's. Taking a trip with her father into town to take a trip on a unmanned boat in the canals. Telling him everything about the day of the proposal. "Well well....he certainly thinks the world of you...that's great and good thinking about getting some land to build your two's own family summer retreat. Hopefully by time of completion I'll be a Grandpa." Winking at his daughter with a smile.
The second day Samantha was in the garden tending to some plants that could use a little tlc durring the hot weather the past few days. Humming softly as she worked with her enchanting voice almost like an aphrodesiac on it's own. Wearing a light blue dress in the style she usually wore when alone in the estate with no guests. Showing her heavy cleavage that tanned in the sun
08-17-2011, 03:31 AM
Will walked into the shop nervous, he was planning on seeing Samantha the next day and wanted to give her something special. Giles had suggested flowers and the like but Will knew she had nothing but flowers growing up in a family that specialized in botanical magic, the plant angle was good but it needed to be something unique, and Will knew almost nothing about plants, so it was with some difficulty he had found himself in this little shop that dabbled in the strange.
“Welcome! Come in!” said an old man with a strange looking eye, “You have come looking for a plant yes? Something special and unique?” the man laughed at Will’s surprised expression, “Oh come now! Surely you must realize a noble such as yourself can’t simply walk the streets without being noticed? Nevermind that! I have something for you!” He said reaching under the counter and pulling out a tall sprout with a bulb on top that looked oddly like a mouth. “Tis not a mouth,” the man assured, “That would be silly, it is but a a flower bud that has yet to bloom, though it is not a flower it is something far more…” as if on cue the plant gestured at Will seemingly on its own, Will was taken aback as the man nodded, “Yes it is a sentient creature, one which will grow quite large, to about the size of a small tree, it is clever and quite loyal to those it grows attached to.” The man continued placing the pot in Will’s hands, the plant gestured again, “These things are rather carnivorous, so watch what you feed it, lest it grow fond of a certain kind of meat,” he said rather ominously, “however beyond that they are easy to care for and can prove to be a friend for life, one man even claims to have been saved by one of these plants, pulled from the earth after being buried alive by the thing’s long strong roots.” Will smiled bedazzled by the little plant and the man’s sale pitch, “I’ll take it!” he cried, the old man clapped, “Wonderful you should give it a name by the way.” Will thought while the man wrote down his asking price, “I’ll call you…Audrey.”
Will walked through the Lunstri estate, Audrey in hand. He had come alone and unannounced hoping to surprise Samantha with his presence and gift. Wandering aimlessly he headed in the direction of the gardens he stopped when he heard an angelic voice humming, it could only be his Samantha. He smiled when the plant gestured towards the noise, “That’s right Audrey, that’s your new mommas voice!” he said as he headed further into the gardens to the source of the sound.
08-17-2011, 04:00 AM
Hearing someone approaching Samantha turned around the lilac bush she was shaping to not intertwine with the other ones was now stronger and in full bloom. Her face lighting up seeing her love with something behind his back. "Will!!!" Running over to him arms wrapping around his neck kissing with all the passion she had for the past couple of days missing her betrothed so much. "What a wonderful surprise I've missed you so much!"
Samantha's face was full of happiness, love for him in her soft eyes. "I'm so glad to see you my love! Father is in his study waiting for you two to figure out the living arrangements." Kissing him one more time softer now. She was a little more tanned having spent the past few days in the garden.
08-17-2011, 05:41 AM
Will smiled at her Audrey in the back of his hands, she wore a light blue dress which was a bit stained from dirt, she was tanner than he remembered a light sheen of sweat from the sun made her skin glisten accentuating her ample cleavage… Will shooke his head least he lose his train of thought entirely, “How is it my love that no matter what you’re wearing you always look radiant? There’s not a suit in the world that I can wear that could make me look presentable next to you,” he said laughter in his voice, before revealing the potted plant. “By the way I got this for you! From a very respectable vendor I might add,” he wanted to clarify that one point after the weird looks he got from Giles. The plant for its part twitched towards Samantha, and did what could almost be a sort of bow. “I think that means he likes you! I call him Audrey,” he said handing the plant to Samantha, “By the way where is your father? I must confess, I’m completely lost here.”
08-17-2011, 06:02 AM
"Oh love he's so wonderful I know exactly what he is and they are so rare! Thank you!!"
Knowing they can hunt for their own food long as allow insects then when older small animals into the gardens to feed off of Samantha touched his leaf arm curtsying back before setting him down by some roses for a little shade and good spot for insect, watering his pot. "A pleasure Audrey....I know the perfect place for you but it will be awhile before we are there....until then you have plenty of room in the pot and insects to eat. Please excuse us while we go inside....enjoy it here."
Looking back up to William "I will take him to you now then as yes this place can get you lost easily...just like your estate my Lord" she smiles with a wink. Holding his hand as they walk arm in arm first stopping at her bedroom as she excuses herself....putting on a soft pink gown of same style wiping the sweat off of her body putting the intoxicating perfume of lilacs and spring rain on before comming back out. "Father wouldn't care for it if I came with you looking like I had." Kissing him softly before guiding to her father's study the doors were wide open. "Father...William is here for you."
Lord Raphael smiles looking up at the two. "Ah wonderful my boy come, come a pleasure to see you as always especially with my dear flower in your arms." Kissing his daughter before shaking William's free hand. "Samantha can you get us some coffee and some of those cookies you made this morning?"
"Ofcourse father" Kissing William's cheek before walking back down the long hall her steps echoing some. Lord Raphael sitting beside William in some comfy chairs in his study. "So to business before you spend all your time with my flower again, mind you this old man will never complain about it...." Smiling wide. "Living arrangements durring the engagements, first tell me what you would want, and could live with for the time being and let us men work this out."
08-17-2011, 06:40 AM
Will gulped, suddenly flummoxed, living arrangements? Oh god he had forgotten all about living arrangements! What did that even mean anyways? Oh why hadn’t he brought Giles with him? Once again he had bitten off more than he could chew, ‘oh I’ll just go out on my own and see Samantha, it’ll be a surprise!’ bleggh and now here he was sitting on a ridiculously comfortable chair on the verge of looking like a damn uneducated buffoon to the father of the love of his life! “With respect Lord Raphael,” he began trying to fake a calm he hardly ever felt, “you have been engaged before, I have not, I would like to defer to your wisdom on this matter, you know your daughter better than I, and I’m sure I will be comfortable anywhere.” That sounded nice and humble right? It didn’t sound like he had no idea what he was talking about and passing the responsibility onto Raphael right? Right?
08-17-2011, 06:50 AM
Lord Raphael chuckled "easy my boy....I have put thought into this durring the weekend and have several ideas I am comfortable with" Reassuring the nervous William. "One...she stays at your estate durring the engagement, two you come here when you can, even staying on weekends, or three we do have a summer retreat, a smaller estate but plenty of wooded area to relax and get to know eachother more without the city's whispers....any of the three I am fine with. I know with the reconstruction of your family estate you need to be there alot so the decision is yours...we can do a combination of any of the options as well." Leaning back he smiled waiting for his reply.
Samantha was in the kitchen pouring the 3 cups of coffee and laying on saucers a couple of her best white chocolate chip cookies for each of the men. Humming softly to herself making sure she had the cream and suger as well for the coffee. Placing everything on a tray to carry over as Samantha starts the long walk back.
08-17-2011, 07:11 AM
Will relaxed at Raphael’s reassurance and suggestions, though wondered why on earth the man would be so patient with him? What exactly was he planning on getting out of this arrangement…Will pushed those thoughts aside, it was probably just paranoia on his part, Raphael seemed like a good sort after all he did raise her didn’t he? He thought about what he was going to say when Samantha brought in the coffee and cookies, smiling and silently thanking her he took a bite, these were really good! Was there nothing she couldn’t outdo him in? Self debasement perhaps… “You are right I do need to stay at the estate a great deal….” He began thinking carefully, “Why don’t we combine the first two ideas? She could stay with me on the estate for the weekdays, and we both could stay at the Lunstri estate on the weekends, we can modify it a bit of course, she doesn’t have to stay in the Byron estate the whole week if you don’t want her to..” He didn’t want to deprive the man of the company of his daughter of course plus, he liked the Lunstri estate, and would’ve suggested staying here for longer than the weekend if it didn’t mean holding off the repairs… Damned Byrons and their easily burnable estates!
08-17-2011, 07:35 AM
Raphael looks at Samantha "Well able to see my daughter on the weekends would be very nice and you ofcourse...and you two need to deal with your estate with the reconstruction..alright that should do well and we can always go to the summer retreat on the weekends if we wanted anyways. I agree" Smiling he shook William's hand thanking his daughter for serving them such heavenly treats.
Samantha sat down beside William in a smaller chair glad to hear the talking was done between the two men. "If you like you can stay here long as you want today and leave whenever you wish with her....I will have the servants take her things over to the byron estate immediatley and leave a few here for the weekends."
08-17-2011, 07:51 AM
Will smiled at Samantha taking her hand in his glad everything went so smoothly, “I wouldn’t mind…spending the night here, if you’ll have me, I’d love for you to show me around.” He said, he wasn’t worried about Giles, he was always running off like this, besides it was only a fort five minute ride, he could just send him a message. He stood up and pulled Samantha along with him. “Would Milady care to show me her wonderful garden?” he said with a smile, he knew she was passionate about botany and he wanted to learn everything about it.
08-18-2011, 12:47 AM
Lord Raphael nods "even better as whenever the two of you leave tomorrow her thing will be there for the weekdays and it won't be so hard on both our servant....Samantha my dear, please show your betrothed where he will be staying...the available one near your room" A big grin on his face as Samantha nods, a servant taking the empty tray to take Williams hand as they walked away. "Well that turned out very well...allows for the reconstruction to continue on schedule...get away on the weekends...and we see eachother everyday even if it's for a few hours." Kissing his cheek.
Going through several large hallways, pointing out the family's ballroom, her special study area mostly just for the botanical work in the family's business her father only allowing this as she more than excelled in it even topping his own gifts. Lord Raphael's quarters just in case William needed to speak to her father in private....finally down a separate hall two bedrooms doors on the same side stopping to the one on the left facing the wall. "Here is your room where you shall stay whenever you are here until we are wed...Mine is the one on the right so I shall be near you always a bathroom in both bedrooms so privatcy is not an issue. Feel free to look around in there while I slip into my room my love." Kissing him long and soft before going in, full of smiles Samantha took a hot bath so she would be washed up for dinner that would be soon approaching. Dressing in the same dress, brushing her long hair leaving it down and loose to her hips something he hasn't seen before. Stepping out unto the patio as they were on the second level breathing in the scents of the garden below she walked to the right.....knocking lightly on the huge french doors looking into his room; as her father gave them a great gift of being able to be so close as she smiles and waits for her love. The guards int he garden still able to watch them.
08-18-2011, 03:24 AM
The pale man smiled under his black hood looking down from the roof at the woman he had been contracted to kill. He looked to see the guards turning away at the appointed time, he had paid a contact to switch the schedule so that the guards ended their shift hours before the next ones would show up. Quietly he landed behind the young lady pulling out a strand of razor thin wire. Quick as a blink he looped it around the girl’s neck tightening it strangling out any cry for help, as she struggled and flailed against his hold to no avail. As he waited for her to give up the ghost he looked her over leeringly, admiring what he saw. It was a shame, she was quite pretty but then that was business for you, can’t just kill the ugly ones for a living…
Will panicked trying to stopper the flow of water, “Oh god, oh god oh no!” he should have never tried to start the bath on his own! Now the water was pouring out of the bathroom and getting into the fine wood of the bedroom and the expensive carpets. He had taken off most of his clothes, he was barefoot and wearing only a white undershirt and dress pants. Panicking he rushed towards the exit to his room, hoping to find more towels in the other parts of the estate.
He burst out the door startling the assassin who took a few steps back still holding the now faintly struggling Samantha. The assassin shifted his stance maintain the wires force on her neck with one hand and pulling a knife with the other. Will paced forward and back, knowing how little time she had left but not knowing how to help without getting stabbed himself. Nerves and panic setting in, Will charged The assassin reacted stabbing the knife deep into Will’s upper arm, but not without being tackled by Will, The force of which sent him sprawling back releasing his hold on Samantha and sending him backwards over the edge of the balcony and landing on the hard ground below. Will still too strung out on fear and panic scarcely felt the knife still jutting from his arm as he picked up the sprawled form of Samantha propping her up against the support rail as she coughed and spluttered for air. “My love! Please be alright my love!” he said near tears helping to keep her upright as her chest rose and fell quickly as she continued to take great gulps of air.
08-18-2011, 03:43 AM
Remembering knocking on William's grand french doors seeing water comming out she was about to open the doors to shut the water herself before she felt very thin wire pressing into her neck from behind. Unable to even scream the pain was excruciating!! Struggling...trying to kick the stranger, step on its foot..something!! The wire tightened more feeling it cutting into her neck blood rubbing down her collarbone, down to the chest staining her dress. Samantha couldn't breath! The stranger was too strong!! Kicking his groin from behind in a desparate attempt he apparently didn't like that at all groaning before feeling something almost like a needle into her lower right back. A poisened feather needle...the light was fading for her fast suddenly feeling her knocked down to the ground when William came to her aid.
“My love! Please be alright my love!” he said near tears helping to keep her upright as her chest rose and fell quickly as she continued to take great gulps of air.
In a very weak, very raspy hoarse voice..using what energy she had left to turn around pointing to the poisoned feathery thick needle in her lower right back. "Poison....get father...love...help......" Passing out on the ground as everything blacked out for Lady Samantha as blood stained the top of her gown well..cut was deep but not enough to kill.
08-18-2011, 04:02 AM
Will pulled out the feather comprehension suddenly dawning on him as he rushed to find aid.
He had babbled his explanation to Lord Raphael showing her the needle, The Guard Captain recognizing it understood the severity of the situation, “It ain’t poison,” he explained quickly “it’s medicine made to slow down a person’s heart, the man must have been paid a good bit to afford enough to stop her heart.” The three of them rushed back towards the patio Will leading the way. Samantha laid there not breathing a pale sunken look on her face and Will feared the worst. The captain knelt down and placed his fingers on his neck. “there’s still time” he said reaching for his pack. The captain withdrew a small syringe and with one swift movement jammed it into her chest plate directly above her heart and pushing the plunger down. Samantha jerked and gasped coming awake with a start breathing heavily. Will cradled her head in his arms grateful that she was alive, The guard captain pulling out the syringe, looked out the balcony towards the gardens. “There should be two men stationed here….where the fuck are my guards!?” the captain yelled, “Ohhh heads will roll for this…Lord I will not let this go unpunished!” the captain turned back to Will, "You should get that arm treated," motioning with his head at the knife still stuck in his arm, Will turned seeming to notice the knife for the first time, "oh god...Oh god!" he cried the pain that he had blocked out till now rushing back with a vengeance.
08-18-2011, 05:00 AM
The Duke of Haryon was sipping some coffee with a delicious pastry on a small plate at the cafe's table he was sitting at. Watching the sunset going down over the harbor at the end of the canal where it turned. A smile on his face...
Well Lord Byron...by now you should be crying over the lifeless body of your Lady Lunstri. She was a real beauty oh yes... but if I could never have my Karisa at my side as my wife. As it would have been if your scoundrel of a father didn't woo her with his kindness and efforts.. Then neither shall you have your bethrothed! Now you will experience the lose and agony of love's death..
Seeing the assasin walking rather stiff to him already dressed in the clothing of a well-to -do man. Duke Haryon's eyes narrowed offering him to sit at his table ordering a meal and coffee for his "friend"..... Something went wrong...
Lord Raphael seeing his daughter alive ordered the servants to fetch the doctor from his home immediatley, letting the head guard work on William's wound to stop the bleeding. As he picked up his frail flower trying hard not to cry though his eyes watered. "Its ok....just do an investigation on what went wrong and bring the one who's to blame to me personally when you catch them...." Carrying Samantha to her bed, other servants making quick work on changing her into a silk floor length night gown low cut with lace cups. Wiping up the blood from her skin placing a cool cloth over the neck wound until the doctor arrived. Opening the doors again seeing William's arm stopped bleeding, glad for his lead guard who was so devoted to the family. "William...I want you to never leave her side go to her now and never leave until I return...I must summon other nobles and talk to them to see if they have any word about anything to this...." Servants pulling out a lounge chair from near the fire in her room to beside her bed.
Samantha was breathing and alive now...but was unconcious for now as her body was weak understandably. Laying on her back in her bed the sheets covering her up to her waist. The doctor running in ordering everyone out of the room but the Lead Guard and William having been told but Lord Raphael he was allowed there. "Oh Lady Samantha my sweet dear..." shaking his head having removed the wet clothe over her neck opening his medical bag up on the nightstand beside the bed. "Lets see what I can do..."
Almost an hour later he covered her back up with the sheets closing his bag having been silent while he worked on the both of them finally speaking now as Lord Raphael was there for the results. "Well your guard was right.....her heart almost stopped for good, it was quick thinking on your part Lord Byron that saved her bless your soul..." A reassuring hand on the young man's shoulder. "Now...about your daughter Lord Raphael...and your betrothed Lord Byron. She's alive...and I treated the spot of penetration on her back but the medicine is powerful so you need to have the bandaged there changed daily it will help draw out any residual drug out of her. Her neck I used a healing crystal but with the heavy stress on her heart it will still take 2-3 days to fully heal to again keep the neck clean and new bandages every night to help out. She contracted a fever which is understandable so weakened...but the crystal will make sure it's broken and gone by morning... and waking up by then too. A cool cloth over her forehead will ease her discomfort." Lord Raphael nodding, "for after care now.....she can't have her heart stressed, or beating too fast. So no activities for a solid week; past a slow walk...if she's up to it a slow horseride if you ride with her Lord Byron I'll allow. The fresh air will do her good. No gardening, no events, nothing....that heart is far too stressed. Give her as much love as you possibly can...I know it may sound strange but I've learned that love really helps the recovery and the spirit. Lord Raphael infromed me of the living arrangements durring the engagement.....I will allow this but a covered carraige for tomorrow to travel to your estate and no walking for 24 hours...I will come to check on her and you in 2 days time and we shall see if any aftercare will need to be altered then. But be glad...I know Lady Samantha and she'll pull through strong."
Smiling at both loving men in her life he leaves after Raphael thanked him gratefully...a servant letting him know other nobles he called for were starting to arrive. "William I will be back in a few hours to see how you are both doing...now I need to see what other of my noble friends know." Leaving the room he left a guard in both entrances outside the french door closed to not chill her.
Samantha slept soundly in shallow breaths in her bed alone in her bedroom with William.
08-18-2011, 05:28 AM
Will sat stroking the sleeping Samantha’s hand in his. His arm ached the doctor had done wonders and assured him that the bandage he wore would insure their would be little scarring but he couldn’t take away the general aching as he did the pain. He continued to watch his love continue to breath her shallow breath, Hearing her moan he felt the cloth and deemed it to dry and went to replace it. Taking off the warmer one and replacing it with the cool wet one he could feel the heat radiating from her head, she sighed softly as the wet cloth absorbed the heat and she went back to resting peacefully.
Will’s mind was awhirl with dark thoughts as he placed his hand back on hers. Hadn’t he lost enough loved ones in this life time? Now… because of some Noble, some…Monster, he had almost lost the love of his life. Will then swore that he wouldn’t rest until he had ended him, no arrests, no parades, not even a shallow grave to commemorate his passing, he wasn’t just going to kill him, he was going to erase him from existence. This man wanted to play a game of assassins? Very well, my move now you bastard he thought, soon he would make his move, but not yet, he was needed here with her. He kissed her fingers lovingly only moving from his post to change the cloth, until eventually he passed out from exhaustion head resting on her bed and her hand still in his
08-18-2011, 05:41 AM
In the very early morning Samantha finally woke up, no more cool clothes on her forehead as she broke her fever in the early dark morning hours before and a servant removed it so she could not get chilled. Lord Raphael spent the late night talking with the other nobles that were his best of friends. All agreeign to span out and see what news they can find out and reconvine at one of their houses 2 days from now. Checking on his daughter right after her fever broke it hurt him to see her like this...but he smiled seeing the exhausted William right there holding her hand as his head rested ont he bed by her hip. Confirming once more he chose the right man to talk to about marrying his weak flower. Covering William up with an extra blanket over his shoulders before going to bed himself.
Opening her eyes slowly she felt William next to her...remembering everything until she blacked out. So glad she was alive and he was too. Her throat was on fire....the throbbing pain feeling a bandage wrapped around, her back aching as well but she didn't care..she'd give her life if it meant he was safe. Wincing to swallow Samantha rubbed her thumb over his hand to wake him up....Seeing her love opening his eyes raising up his head she tried to speak. Oh god did it hurt!!! Taking several raspy hard breaths coughing some and wincing as it wasn't pleasant at all either. "Morning....my.." coughing again. Trying to sit up unsuccessfully. "my ..love."
08-18-2011, 06:01 AM
Will woke still groggy feeling Samantha’s thumb move. He hushed her and gently pushed her down when she tried to get up, “Don’t speak my heart, rest, I’ll get you some water” he said moving up and head taking one of the glass cups and filling it with water. Moving back to the bed he gently propped her head up and tilted the glass toward her mouth.. after taking a few sips, he pulled the glass back and placed it on the table nearby. Stroking her hand he said “I decided I don’t want you travelling at my estate right now, you should rest and recover here in your home, don’t worry though I won’t be leaving your side,” if the doctor said she could go in two days when he came back then good, but he wasn’t going to risk any injury moving her now. He leaned over and kissed her forehead, “Do you think you are up for some breakfast?” he asked in a soft whisper, “Afterwards I’ll change your bandage if you’re feeling up for it.”
08-18-2011, 06:23 AM
Nodding to some breakfast and the bandages as she started to focus more after one hell of a night she wished to never relive again her eyes moved to the opened doors her father standing there with a smile of relief seeing his daughter awake. Hearing what William said.
"Actually Willaim....the nobles that I trust and my lead guard talked last night. For all we know they think she's dead and for now we want to keep it like that until we find out anynews. Saying such this place and your place would be too easy to tell any sign after a few days if she's alive. So when the guard and I talked just now we feel we need to move you two soon to the family's hidden smaller estate where both of you will be safe and she can rest comfortably....I already cleared it with the good doctor and long as we leave now before the sun is high and the heat gets too much he will allow it and meet you two there to see to her. I will meet you there tonight to check on things and even Giles will be there with your water horses to stay at our stables with her steed to ease in the trasition. I will talk to Giles more today about the reconstruction so I can make sure everything still is done on time....I know it's a big burden for you to care for my daughter right now... But to make sure the estate of yours is still on schedule and tended to is the least I can do..." Kissing Samantha's forehead and even William's, "I can't stand to lose you two...either of you so please, I have breakfast ready just some juice and oatmeal for you my flower and a hearty breakfast for you my son....you saved her life yesterday and i am in your debt. Please eat and get ready we will have to go soon to beat the heat. I'll see to the carraige myself." Leaving the couple as the fathers mind was racing wanting death to the one who hurt his new family and hurt that they suffered what they did and not him.
Servants soon brought them both their breakfast as Samantha tried to get up again shaking as she did flopping back down on the bed whimpering in pain the servant giving William a crystal "My lord put it on her heart the doctor said....to ease a little of the pain of you both and calm her heart." A tear down Samantha's eye she wanted to move and do things so badly she hate being weak.
08-18-2011, 06:48 AM
Will nodded thanking the servant before placing the crystal on her chest. Noticing her distress he brushed off the tear with his finger and lightly kissed her on the lips, “this will pass,” he reassured helping her to a sitting position now that the pain had been alleviated a bit, “you are lovely and wonderful and kind and I adore you now as I did before.”
The carriage had been specially arranged not only to allow Samantha to lay down comfortably but also to minimize the shifting movement of the horses. Will smile down at her and raised her hand to his lips. Along with most of their things he had also brought along Audrey who was still in the pot but had grown quite a bit larger soon they’d need to plant it for good, he remembered what the man had said about plants like them and was hoping it would act as a sort of guardian, They had been travelling for awhile now and were making good time the sun had yet to truly beat down on them. Will was thinking hard on how to reveal his plan to Giles, if he was going to do this he’d need to leave the summer house but he’d need Giles to watch over her while he was gone. They stopped finally there and the doctor who had come the previous night stepped inside. “Doctor! Thank you again for the bandage for my arm, it feels much better now,” he wasn’t lying, he was used to needle and string for his wounds with maybe some painful alcohol rubbed on for disinfection and a shot of whiskey to ease the pain, not the
08-18-2011, 07:01 AM
"Don't worry about it Lord Byron a pleasure..now Lady Samantha lets see how you are fairing hmmm?" Stepping into the carraige checking her heart, signs of fevers or any discomfort fromt he ride. "Well you are doing well my dear...a little hot and you need to calm your breathing but you made it fine. You may take her in now to rest Lord Byron.. I will see you two here in 2 days....the servants know where to fetch me if she takes a turn for the worse." Leaving the carraige Samantha smiles being carried in her love's arms. "Please....I want" couching and wincing clenching fist as she hated this. "couch...sit up...anything but the bed..my love." Taking deep breaths afterwards she was determined to least work on speaking more "can you change..bandages...now please?" Feeling them rub on her skin the wrong way having had no time to change them before they had to go. She loved her William so much and this only made her love him more. Rubbing his chest softly smiling at Audrey blowing him a kiss to cheer the plant up.
08-18-2011, 07:23 AM
“Don’t mind Audrey he’s just looking for attention,” he said carrying her into the simple summer home to the couch as she asked, he would have liked her to lay down and rest but…he couldn’t say no to her. Placing her gently on the couch so she was propped up but still supported he pulled out a cloth and the special bandages the doctor prescribed. He lifted the simple white shift she wore revealing the bandage on her lower back, he carefully eased it off revealing the small well healed hole in her olive skin, the wound had not been deep the drug being what did the most damage. He carefully placed the new bandage and lowered the shift.
He dunk the clothe in a nearby bowl of water bracing himself for what came next, “let’s clean your neck as well” he said unwrapping the bandage around it, wincing at what he saw, the wire had cut deep and had actually shredded the skin when the assassins movement from being startled had pulled the wire up and down, it was red and angry looking and if wasn’t for the doctor’s magic these would no doubt be scars she’d wear for the rest of her days. Bitter anger rose up in Will at the sight of it but he forced it down needing to focus on the task at hand, squeezing the cloth he dabbed as lightly as he could though no doubt it still hurt. Satisfied that the wound was clean he wrapped a new bandage around her throat and lightly kissed her. He was torn wanting desperately to talk to Giles but at the same time never wanting to leave her side. He sat down beside her taking her hand in his, and waited.
08-18-2011, 07:37 AM
Seeing his eyes as he saw her neck she had to remind herself that it would all heal soon enough but the pain was so bad oh she hated every moment struggling some fromt he pain. When he was done she returned his kiss feelign a bit better sipping some water herself before speaking. "I wanted to thank you for saving my life and tending to me....you don't have to I am strong willed and the servant can tend to me until its time for the bandages...that I only trust you for...I'd love to walk to the garden or anywhere with you.." breathing hard drinking little more water. "yes I'm stubborn with ill or wounds and I'm dying to walk or something..." Looking to him with pleading eyes.
The Duke not pleased about the complication with the assasination though still knowing she must have died. Kept to his routine of work, seeing other nobles, and his usual events so no one would suspect him though all inside. He was grinning bigger than a chestshire cat soon Lord Byron would be so sad his family business would show the decline of his heart.
08-18-2011, 07:56 AM
He smiled wryly loving her. “if our roles were reversed and I was the one injured, would you ever leave my side?” He shifted uncomfortably at her question, “My heart it hurts for me to deny you anything but…you’re breathing so hard, and all you’ve done is sit up and speak. Please don’t ask me again, if you ask me again I’ll be forced to comply and if something happens to you…” he paused his voice full of emotion “I’d never forgive myself.” He leaned in and kissed her again, “So please…my love..my heart...please rest for now, just for today? Afterwards I’ll take you out walking I promise.”
08-18-2011, 08:06 AM
Sadly she knew that he was right no matter how she wanted to be independant from the wounds. "Yes...you're right... " returning the kiss deeply rubbing his chest. "You need to rest too...can I ask...if you rest with me...in my bed." wincing "over the covers so we abide by noble laws ....if I stay in bed and rest tomorrow can we go for a ride? Please? Right now I don't want to even sleep without you touching me so I know I'm not alone..." blushing deeply as it sounded so sappy but in her very weakened state the more she felt calm the better for her heart she remembered the doctor saying. "Audrey could be with us to guard so you can rest too and not worry...I know you are worrying." Looking deep into his eyes.
08-18-2011, 08:16 PM
Smiling Will picked her up cradling her, “oh no Audrey’s an outside plant besides he’s getting too big for the pot,” he said taking walking up the stairs towards the bedroom, “and I only worry because I’ve already lost plenty of loved ones, I don’t want to lose you too..” He saw Giles in the hallway looking at him, “Sir you wanted to..” he began, “Later” Will said before looking down at Samantha. He gently placed her on the bed and kissed her before walking to the other side and laying down beside her. Instantly he wanted to close his eyes and fall asleep but resisted the urge and took her hand in his. He hadn’t realized how exhausted he was until now, as he shifted closer to her, lifting himself by his elbow he leaned over her and kissed her, “if you need anything, just ask my love.”
08-18-2011, 08:26 PM
Under the sheets with him on top of them she laid on her side moving to rest her head on his shoulder hand on his chest rubbing softly. "If you need anything all you have to do is ask too....I'll do anything I can even in my state now." Kissing William softly before she fell asleep in his arms. Letting herself recover still as she slept for many hours. Even into the evening skipping lunch. Tossing and turning alot but she was asleep and right now her body dealt with the dreams wincing and grabbing her throat in her dream. "noo....go away...Will help....no air..help!'
08-18-2011, 08:55 PM
Will slept beside her, enjoying the warmth and closeness of her body. He awoke with a start when she started shifting, and crying out, he leaned over her prying her hands off her throat afraid she might injure herself , “I’m here Samantha, wake up! It’s alright.” He saw her eyes fly open. He held her for awhile cradling her upper body, “It was just a nightmare my love, everything’s alright,” he said noticing the darkened sky. “Looks like we slept past lunch, your father should be here any moment. You want me to get you some dinner?” He asked stroking her hair and kissing her forehead.
08-18-2011, 09:12 PM
"Yes please.." having a bad coughing fit rubbing her throat. "ask him for the tea for nightmare too if you can." Saying in a raspy voice sitting up breathing hard but doing it by her will power. "Only him and I know it..." Kissing her love back rubbing his thigh "did you sleep well then? Arm " wince "feeling any better?" Even when she woke up in pain the first thing on her mind was her William. She would do anything for his happiness.
Lord Raphael was arriving in his carraige spending the night at the hidden summer estate to keep a father's loving eye on his daughter. Though admitting that he wasn't as worried knowing his soon son William was tending to Samantha. This old man was feeling the stress of older age that was for certain but he had plenty of years left. Walking into the kitchen asking the servants what was for dinner as he nibbled on a cut of meat. The cook whacking him with a wooden spoon as he withdrew quickly with a smirk.
08-18-2011, 09:31 PM
Will yawned still feeling groggy and stressed as he headed towards the kitchen. He was surprised when he saw Raphael. “Good evening Lord Raphael,” he said shaking his hand, “You just get here?” he asked as he headed into the kitchen the cook handing him a tray with a bowl of soup and a glass of milk. Taking the tray his mind flashed to what Samantha asked him. “oh almost forgot,” he began exiting the kitchen, “You’re daughter asked for some sort of special tea, for nightmares?” he said as they headed up the stairs. Halfway there Will stopped and asked him in a whisper, “Any new information?”
08-18-2011, 10:29 PM
Bringing up the special tea full of certain herbs that would ease the mind for all three of them after last night. "All we know is that it was definetly hired hit. Someone near the city or in but thats so many people I am hoping the meeting tomorrow will enlighten us more...as my soon son you are welcome to attend as well. My captain of the guards can watch Samantha durring such time." Seeing Samantha sitting up propped against some pillows. "Well good evening my strong flower...William has told me you've been sleeping most of the day away...thats good." Kissing her forehead handing over the tea.
Samantha smiling at the two men in life accepting the tea she took a few sips the hot liquid on her injured throat did feel good...really good. "Thank you father...and yes we both did thankfully." William to her seemed like he'd seen better days his mind wrapped around something but that would have to wait. Sometimes it was best to let men worry and think she has learned. Her breathing calming down as she touched her neck and chest aching as it healed.
08-18-2011, 11:11 PM
Will walked into the smoky flophouse, nerves on edge. He never frequented places like this even before he had become a noble, he looked around at the many scarred men as he lifted his hood. “Billy?” a familiar and feminine voice queried. He turned and recognized the person, surprised and yet not surprised by who it was “Eleanor?” her face had changed little, she still wore her dark brown hair in the short bob cut of her youth, still wore the passive emotionless face though now he could see a small scar running along her jaw line and a dark red tattoo of a lightning bolt running down her left eye, she wore a dark sleeveless felt shirt over a skin tight chainmail shirt and leather gloves. “So..Never thought you’d be the type to need some wet work done,” She said mouth twitching awkwardly as she crossed and uncrossed her dark brown leather pants covered legs. “Are you..are you trying to smile?” he asked perturbed by her twitching mouth, “…maybe” she said. Will chuckled finding how funny how little she had changed, “Well stop it, you don’t have to pretend in front of me,” Eleanor dropped her attempt her face going back to its passive emotionless self, “preciate it,” she said not sounding particularly appreciative.
Will explained what he wanted as Eleanor nodded, “Come with me” she said leading her to a table where a bald scruffy man snored away. Eleanor kicked the table hard, making the man splutter and stumble awake, “Customer” was all she said.
As they talked, Will started to understand their unique working relationship, the bald man Jack was the brains, the one with connections the one who knew how to get information, Eleanor was the muscle the one who actually snuck into the house and killed people. Jack explained that it wouldn’t take a skilled assassin like the one that was hired to realize his target wasn’t dead, they agreed to meet him at the summer estate later the next day to ensure its security as a hideout and to go over what they planned to do.
Will rode back just before dawn. Tired he headed nodded to Giles relieving him and headed towards the sleeping Samantha. He kissed her gently trying not to wake her up and laid down beside her, his arm over her shoulder and drifted to sleep.
08-18-2011, 11:33 PM
Waking up feeling her love finally laying down beside her to fall asleep she didn't bother to ask where he was all night..that can wait until he has gotten some sleep. Couple hours later Samantha had enough of laying still like a wounded animal, taking a hot bath to get entirely clean even holding a hand mirror to clean her neck it was looking better....from what her father said the doctor was right...another day would heal it fully. Bandaging her wounds again and getting dressed in a light green dress tightening the ribbon lacings on her back it was like the one he first met her in, this on least allowing access to her back for the doctor. Putting her hair partially up nicely she asked a servant to accompany her to the kitchen just in case she felt too weak. Sitting down in a chair to rest, sipping on some water, she was determined to make William breakfast in thanks. It took a longer time with many rests to sitdown but walking back slowly concentrating to keep her breathing and heart calm; the servant glad to carry the tray over to her quarters as she slowly sat down on the bed beside him tray in front of her. One hand rubbing his arm and back as she poured the coffee. "Good Morning my loving warrior....I made you breakfast..." The tray filled with coffee, juice, eggs, bacon, french toast and some fruit.
08-18-2011, 11:55 PM
He awoke to the sound of Samantha’s voice still feeling groggy, he was surprised to see her up and about wearing what looked like the same dress she wore when he first met her, and apparently she had brought him breakfast. “My love you didn’t have to do that, I’m the one that’s supposed to be taking care of you remember?” he teased as he pulled himself up and kissed her. “I’m glad you’re feeling better,” he said taking a sip of the coffee. “Maybe later we can take a walk together? I finally planted Audrey he’s getting pretty big,” he said tucking into the food on his plate before remembering last night’s events. “Oh! Almost forgot, I have some…friends, coming over later today, I don’t know if you’re up to it but you’re welcome to join in.”
08-19-2011, 12:31 AM
"Sounds great....lunch will be nice with some of your 'friends' by I look foward to it." Smiling back snacking on some eggs, something easy to get down. "I was thinking maybe I could convince you after the friends leave to maybe take a horseback ride? I could pack some treats and spoil you some...you know you deserve it after all of this." Rubbing his chest some even feeding him a few bites of his breakfast herself. Samantha was determined to make sure he knew how much she loved him and appreciated all the extra care he's gave her durring this recovery. Seeing the doctor in the entryway with a smile. "Well Lady Samantha...this is a sight for worried eyes."
08-19-2011, 01:15 AM
Will smiled loving her, “I’d love to go out riding with you, but don’t think you have to treat me…I didn’t do anything you wouldn’t have done for me.” He heard the doctor approach and stood up. “Good morning doctor!” he said shaking his hand. “How is she?” he said curious about her condition, but also curious on how his medicine worked, he had never seen such a speedy and relatively painless recovery from wounds like theirs and was curious to know more about it.
08-19-2011, 01:38 AM
After checking the wounds really examining the neck, taking her temperature and listening to her heart; being very precise and taking his time before answering any questions. "Well I'm very pleased with your progress Lady Samantha." Giving the beauty some herbal tea to ease her heart, looking at William and the newly arrived Lord Raphael. "She is doing good...the neck will be healed tomorrow night no scarring even but it will start bothering her flexibility wise so I will leave a special lotion to help with that. No bump on the back so any residual heart drug is gone...though her heart itself is still recovering but it still sounds strong and steady. So all in all I can't ask for much better...still 3 days of no activities to stress the heart. But otherwise keep her safe and loved for the strength she needs." Checking Williams arm it almost fully healed "as for you Lord Byron...." pointing out the same cream for Samantha. "Use that too there is plenty for the both of you and will ease any stiffness. I will see you all in another 3 days keep it up." Lord Raphael walking the doctor out as Samantha sat up on the edge of the bed her feet almost touching the floor. "See I'm doing just fine as are you...I'll make sure our alone moment is very well liked."
08-19-2011, 01:57 AM
Will leaned down and kissed her, “I’ll hold you to that,” he said smiling. Before helping her up, “let’s sit down in the garden awhile, the people I mentioned will be over soon.”
Jack whistled as he shook Will’s hand, “Nice place ya have here, got any booze?” he asked smiling, “You are a slob,” Eleanor said matter of factly “and I’m embarrassed to be associated with you.” Jack just laughed as Will pulled Samantha to his side, “This is Lady Samantha my betrothed. And Samantha, this is Eleanor an old friend from the orphanage and her…business partner.” Jack nodded, and Eleanor curtsied which despite her lack of a dress still seemed rather refined and well practiced “Charmed”. The four of them sat down on circular outside table. “I asked them to come here,” he explained, “They specialize in security and I wanted them to look over the estate,” it was partially true, they were here to do that but that wasn’t all, he hoped she wasn’t perturbed by his forthrightness.
08-19-2011, 02:28 AM
"Estate huh? Well alright it will be a pleasure to get to know the both of you." Samantha knew better that something deeper was being plotted. As it seemed harmless enough there was no point to bring it up that would be a conversation for just her and William. "I then look foward Eleanor to getting to know you better and have a great time. There is plenty of room for more guests here you will have rooms by the nightfall ready" A warm smile on her face as they ate lunch of some turkey breasts, salad and light pasta. "Will my love, you and dear Jack here will have to talk to the Captain and father about security specifically...but that is a conversation for you all. I am sure Eleanor and I can get into enough trouble by ourselves." Winking at the young woman near her age if not exactly. Her long hair flowing int he breeze touching her shoulders as she held William's hand under the table.
08-19-2011, 02:47 AM
Jack laughed good naturedly, “no offense to your dad or guard…but if nobles or their guards knew anything about proper security, I’d be out of a job!” he said cleaning his plate and standing up, “I’m gonna go take a look around see what I can see you know..you coming Will?” Will smiled nervously, “No..no I think I’ll stay here.”Eleanor looked at the bandage around Samantha’s neck, “Strangulation right? Unreliable, I never use it myself I prefer knives a quick slice through the throat and you-“ “Eleanor!” Will said interrupting her, “I got this bird seed just for you, why don’t you go feed some hmm?” holding out a small bag he had brought for this eventuality, Eleanor’s eyes briefly lit up as she took the bag walking a few feet away from the table. “Sorry my heart, but I do not want to leave you alone with her,” he whispered, “The thing about Eleanor is…and to her credit she’ll be the first to admit it, but she is a complete psychopath, does not understand the difference between right and wrong.” He heard a whistling noise and turned to see Eleanor had already attracted several small bluebirds and was now whistling to them as they pecked seeds from her hands, “Also she likes birds” he said with a shrug.
08-19-2011, 03:00 AM
Samantha was so glad when William interrupted Eleanor once she talked about death fromt he throat with a knife versus...how she was strangled. Shivvering some in her stong love's arms. "Yes please don't.... I will ask for a bird or two to be put in a big cage in her room then. Maybe that will please her nicely...." Kissing him as she stood up. "Will one of them always be with us or what is going to happen?" Walking some stretching her legs out as they talked. Knowing William would have to be in his own bed soon enough after her recovery she was sad for it...but also know that it wasn't forever. Soon she would be his wife sharing the bed rightfully with eachother, blushing with the thought of them in a bed.
08-19-2011, 03:18 AM
“Oh don’t worry it’s nothing like that,” he said walking with her holding her hand. “Jack’s just going to look around the estate, give us a few pointers..then they’ll both probably sleep for the rest of the day and start talking to their contacts come nightfall, we’ll hardly ever see them.” Eleanor walked silently behind them, no longer content with the birds, she walked faster walking alongside Samantha, “You make him very happy,” she said, “…Billy’s always been nervous always been scared, he doesn’t act it so much when he’s with you.” Will looked at her curiously, “Was that a compliment?” Eleanor shrugged, “…maybe” Staring at Samantha with her dark brown eyes, red lightning bolt tattoo shining in the sun, “I’m sorry about the knife bit earlier, I often forget what’s appropriate to say and what isn’t,” not sounding particularly sorry but Will knew it was rare for her to apologize for anything.
08-19-2011, 04:03 AM
"I accept your apoligy Eleanor not to worry, and I hope so...I'd give my life for his happiness and life." Resting her head on William's shoulder as they walk hand in hand. Enjoying the walk for a good while before she felt her legs losing strength having to suddenly sit down on the sitting ledge of a large fountain doubled over breathing hard into another coughing fit though not as bad as the previous night's. "I...hate.." coughing hard gasping for breath "owwwwwww."
Eyes closed trying to center herself wanting this to pass knowing she pushed it too hard. Samantha was cursing at herself for not listening to her body knowing instead of walking she should have laid down to rest. Finding a way to have it pass she started to breath a bit better slowly standing up a bit dizzy. "ugh I just want this over with there is too much to do with the wedding as is/"
08-19-2011, 04:25 AM
Will was frightened out of his wits when she doubled over and started coughing. “I’m going to take Samantha to her bed she’s had enough,” he said to Eleanor he didn’t know why she was scarcely paying attention. Scooping her up and cradling her, he carried her towards the estate, “you scared me back there, you shouldn’t push yourself like that,” he gently admonished her. Inside he took her to her bedroom, strange he had spent more time in here than he had in his own he thought with a smile placing her on the bed. Rubbing her shoulder he kissed her, “How’s your throat? You need some tea? Let me get you some,” he said moving to fetch her the special tea from before.
08-19-2011, 05:25 AM
"You spoil me far too much my dearest love." Sipping on the herbal tea thankfull for the soothing liquid. Sitting while propped up with the pillows. "And I am sorry for scaring you...I don't like this either. I'm sure after a long rest I will have enough energy to still do our private time...the day is still plenty young my loving Will." Pulling him to her lips gently by his tunic kissing long and soft with all her heart.
Laying down feeling better but definetly drained holding his hand lightly she fell asleep peacefully. Breathing smoothly and sound as her body restored it's own self.
Lord Raphael silently watching the soon son tend to her every needs to settle her to sleep. A warm smile on his face " she did too much now didn't she William? I'm afraid she always will with that strong spirit." Chuckling as he allowed for a servant to take the tea tray away arm around William's shoulder as they let her sleep the captain of the guards on post at the doorway. "Has there been any news on your end? Anything I can do for you son?"
08-19-2011, 06:34 AM
Will thought for a second wondering what he should tell him. “ the people I hired are keeping tight lipped about their plans, no news on the contractor but they did find out who the assassin is,” he took a deep breath, “They call him ‘The White Death’ no one knows his real name, he’s supposed to be renown for his discretion and skill, and specializes in killing high profile people, he’s supposed to be very expensive so whoever hired him must be very wealthy,” Will shrugged, “and that’s all I know, right now”
Eleanor sat on one of the benches in the garden a small blue jay had landed on her index finger and she was now stroking it with the other two fingers. Jack walked over and sat down beside her the sudden movement startled the bird causing it to fly away, Eleanor seemingly not caring turned towards him. “Is it done?” she asked, “Yep, feelers are goin out!” he said smiling, they had talked over their plan on what to do and decided they were going to subtly throw the word out that Samantha was still alive and was hiding out in her summer estate. They planned to lure the assassin to them before thwarting his second attempt and having him scurry back to his contractor revealing his location. Eleanor nodded, “Good I’ll be ready,” she had promised Will that she would keep Samantha safe and would kill whoever hired the assassin and Eleanor despite her faults never lied or went back on a promise once it was spoken.
08-19-2011, 02:20 PM
Samantha had slept for several hours before going to the kitchen picking out a good aged wine, fruit, and even a few brownies that she whipped up quickly. Busy attaching the basket to the saddle bags wanting to surprise him. A servant findng William bows "my Lord, Lady Samantha requests your presence at the stables sir."
The Duke was starting to wonder whether Lady Samantha's death was a true success, rumors were starting to trickle out. And the fact of no funeral or memorial from Lord Raphael did prove interesting, though he was a very busy and quiet man in which such could be overlooked. Either way he sent out his assasin again to only see whether such rumors were in truth or not.
08-19-2011, 09:03 PM
Will thanked the servant and headed for the stables, surprised she was up and about so quickly. He was glad to see her trying to be active but hoped she wouldn’t overexert herself, luckily the horse would be doing all the work this time around he figured.
The man known as the ‘White Death’ was furious, his contacts had just told him that his target was still alive but hiding out in some summer estate. It didn’t take him long to find the location but still…the guards would no doubt be on high alert, he had doubled his asking price for the attempt, knowing that despite the inherent difficulty, if they were sloppy enough to reveal their hiding spot they’d shouldn’t pose too much trouble. Tonight, he would do it, tonight.
08-19-2011, 09:35 PM
Hearing someone behind her approaching she turned around soon with a big grin on her face. Greeting William with a close hug and deep kiss. "Glad you came..in perfect timing too as I just got done with the preparations my strong warrior." She teased rubbing his chest before she was in the saddle in front of him. Back softly resting against his chest head on his collarbone as Samantha guided him to the spot she knew of that barely anyone could see inside. Only looking back to see a few guards following along with for their protection.
When they arrived inside the thick small meadow grove she helped to hand him the blankets, wine, and small meal she prepared in light of tonight. The lady opening her arms to his eyes. "Can you help me off his horse now please so that I may proceed with the spoiling of your kind soul?"
08-20-2011, 03:41 AM
They rode together, it was something Will hadn’t done to before and he rather enjoyed it, though he was glad she was the one who took the reins, feeling her head resting on his chest and the general closeness of them…it was a little distracting to say the least. He gazed in wonder at the lovely meadow she had led him to. “How did you ever find this place?” he whispered in awe. Sliding off the horse as it came to a stop and helping to unpack the small meal she had made. He smiled at what she said, pulling her off the saddle and into a close hug, “You don’t owe me anything my heart, I love you and it was a pleasure to take care of you,” he said as he slowly leaned toward the ground, they hit the blanket softly the grass beneath cushioning them him on top of her, and kissing her lightly before sitting up. “Now how about some of that wine?” he asked
08-20-2011, 03:51 AM
"I told you I love being outside away from the nobility life...." giggling as he carried her to the blanket. Laying Samantha's body down carefully she inhaled softly with his weight on top of her looking deep into William's eyes. Her heart was racing but she didn't care...it was a glimpse into what their wedding night would be...it felt so....one.
"Hmm? Oh ..yea..the wine." His voice brought her back from the thoughts caressing her mind. Grabbing the bottle and two glasses she filled them both up handing one to him smiling. Uncovering the cheese and crackers, chocolate covered strawberries, and brownies. Grabbing a strawberry as she feeds it to her soon husband.
08-20-2011, 04:37 AM
Will chewed the strawberry enjoying the juicy sweetness of it, smiling and stifling a chuckle at her feeding him like this. Swallowing he took a sip of wine enjoying the scenery. The lush greenery took him back to his own childhood, him and Jennifer playing in the fields laughing and making silly rhyming songs, the special vow they took…”I wonder if you still remember her Jen? Even after all she did,” he whispered, he noticed Samantha looking at him and shook himself out of his reverie. “Sorry my love, I was just thinking about bygone days,” He said plucking another chocolate covered strawberry into his mouth, “Ha ha for all the magic I’ve seen, I think the best thing the nobles invented were chocolate covered strawberries.”
08-20-2011, 04:47 AM
Finally after a long time of just enjoying eachother's company....his head was now in her lap once more. Idly rubbing his chest and stomach watching the sunset before them behind the mountains in the near distance.
"We probably should be heading back....I suppose it's safer for us both inside the small estate than out here in the darkness." Hands cradling his head, Samantha moved out from under William onto her knees leaning over kissing so long and soft. Rising to her feet elegantly before collecting the empty containers to pack in the saddle bags again. When the mounted back up she had kept the blanket out as the nights were still cool. Wrapping it over his shoulders she kept extremely close to him both legs over his left thigh left side against him fully keeping the blanket around the love growing couple.
08-20-2011, 06:18 AM
Will leaned down and kissed her, as she laid in her bed. “I’ll just be in the next room okay? Call me if you need anything,” he said and headed towards his own room
The pale man looked at the sleeping woman he had been assigned to kill, he still couldn’t get over how easy it had been you’d think they’d learn he thought as he raised the knife over his head. He felt something hard bump against his head, “boom headshot,” a feminine voice said behind him. Oh bloody hell he should’ve expected this…”So I guess this means..” he started “yep” she said, “And you are here too..” he started again, “Mhm” she said back. “Fair enough, what do you want now?” he asked maybe he could reason out of this she hadn’t killed him yet… With her free hand she pulled out one of her knives, “for you to scream” she answered as she plunged the knife into his shoulder blade. He screamed in shock and pain and tried to swipe at Eleanor with his own knife. She grabbed his arm just as Will burst into the room shocked to see what had occurred. Grabbing the back of his head Eleanor smashed the mans face into the window, once..twice and the window shattered. The man known only as the White Death, leapt from the window and raced off into the night unknowingly followed by Jack. Eleanor calmly took a nearby towel and began cleaning her face and knife of blood as Will raced over to Samantha and cradled her in his arms as he waited for an explanation. Casting a sideways glance at the two she shrugged “Twas a trap,” she said and went back to wiping the blood off her shirt.
08-20-2011, 06:43 AM
Samantha had screamed durring this all so loudly in a light blue fulllength silk gown with lace cups she was in William's arms shaking trying to catch her breath as opening her eyes to the assasin over her with a knife almost scared her to death.
'A TRAP...A TRAPP? I..I..." unable to form words so furious but she did know why they had to as well. "I need to walk...i'll be ok" getting up after kissing william and hugging
eleanor she walks the halls cold as she had very little on but she had to clear her mind. It had to be done....but he escaped again ......jack better kill him or she'll never be able to sleep again until that time. Tear leaving her face she wipes it off and goes intot he kitchen ordering any servants out and barracades the doors shut baking up a mad storm to release her adenaline heart pumping energy not careing she couldnt breath well
08-20-2011, 06:56 AM
Eleanor placidly watched her leave, “She seems upset, can’t be good for her heart.” Will felt angry words rise in his throat but knew they wouldn’t do any good. Yelling at her would be like yelling at a lamp, one which could at any moment stab you. “God dammit Eleanor,” was all he said as he rushed after Samantha. He tried opening the kitchen door but it was blocked, he knocked frantically, “Samantha! You need to calm down! Think of your heart!” Taking a few steps back he slammed into the door, bursting it open. Inside he saw Samantha cooking frantically her breathing hard. Rushing towards her he pulled her arms down, “it’s okay my love, it’s okay, I’m here.” Gently he pulled them both down into a sitting position, his body propping her up as she continued to breath hard. He hushed her one hand wrapped around her collarbone the other rubbing her stomach lightly. He could feel her heartbeat thundering through his arm, with him in an undershirt and white boxers and her in a blue silk gown this was the most undressed they had been together.
08-20-2011, 07:06 AM
Feeling his touch and his soothing words Samantha slowly started to calm down it took awhile but she did it her heart aching so badly but she didn't care. She saw William in just an under shirt and boxers suddenly realizing what she had little of on. "I'm...your..." breaths then smirks "well I guess well only see more of eachother in a month anyways...but...can I finish...if you help?" Kissing his lips softly groaning to rub her chest "I need that healing crystal....please it aches so much..." Looking back up to her soon to be husband. "I'm sorry for my actions...but this is what I do when I am frustrated or angered....let it all out by baking right then and there...I didn't mean to scare you. "Noticing the door bursted open looking him over. "Oh Will are you hurt?!"
08-20-2011, 07:13 AM
“I’m fine really, let me get that crystal” he said getting up and rushing out for it. He came back and placed it on her chest as it glowed and worked its magic. “I’ll help you finish, but you really should get some sleep,” he said helping her up. Will looked into her eyes feeling guilty about her distress, “I’m so sorry about what happened, they didn’t tell me anything about what they had in store.”
08-20-2011, 08:06 AM
Feeling better Samantha gets up hugging him reassuringly to then with his help. Knowing otherwise she wouldn't be able to continue... "I know...I believe you my love." says calmly putting the baked goods in the oven the servants comming back in as soon breakfast wouldhave to be started. Asking them to take the good out when they are ready Samantha holds William's hand walking out of the kitchen back to their bedrooms slowly. "I dont want to worry anymore over my life.....I want to be alive and well and your wife thats all." At the bedrooms she kisses softly, rubbing his chest up and down underneath the under shirt not breaking the kiss.
08-21-2011, 02:44 AM
Will felt her hands rub against his chest as his arms wrapped around the small of her back, he knew they should probably stop but didn’t truly care if they didn’t as Samantha leaned back onto her bed with Will on top still not breaking the kiss. Will enjoyed the warmth and softness of her as he continued to kiss her, his hand rubbing her thigh and lifting up her silken gown.
Will, Jack and Eleanor now sat down in the table in the gardens sipping coffee as dawn began coming in. Jack had come back awhile ago and had decided to talk now before everyone else was up. For some reason Jack continued to give Will a strange knowing smile, “What?” Will asked confused, “Nothin,” Jack said shaking his head smiling not disappearing. Will sighed, “do you have something or not?” he asked growing impatient. “I’ll tell you trackin that sumbitch has taken years off my life…but it was worth it,” Jack began, “You have the name?” Eleanor asked, Jack nodded “The Duke of Haryon is your man,” Will paused trying to recall that name, “Never heard of him,” he said shrugging. Jack seemed disappointed, “The good news is the Assassin isn’t gonna talk, not if he wants to keep his job, so for now the Duke doesn’t know what we know.” Will smiled a plan forming in his mind, “We’ve got an opening,” Jack nodded, “As big an opening as the window was last night,” Will paused, “Beg your pardon?” “The window, it was open, I heard everything,” he said with a leering smile. Eleanor nodded, “it’s true I broke it with the assassin’s face remember?” Will gulped down the rest of his coffee too stunned to speak as Jack laughed, “Relax! Mums the word!” he said. Will fought down the sudden redness in his face and began discussing his plans with the two of them.
08-21-2011, 03:18 AM
Samantha woke up just past dawn. A smile on her face as she sat up slowly seeing her gown and underwear on the floor...and his.. Wrapping a sheet around her body she knew what they did was...wrong; they were unwed but only by a few weeks. For once Samantha didn't care she realized while stepping into the hot pool size of bath. While thoroughly washing her body all she could think about was his touch all over her curves, every curve. The brief pain soon followed by the purest passion of pleasure as they were one. Very glad her father wasn't in the house that night...he had his things to do in the city as the business wouldnn't run itself.
Minutes later she walked out in the usual dress style she wore in the lightest of pink...elegantly braided her hair back with some small pink flowers interwoven. She had a new found energy that was for sure. Finding the group having coffee in the shade of the garden she was quick to notice Eleanor and Jack giving her look full of grins. William was bright red but a twinkle in his eye when he saw her. Looking up to their window seeing the broken glass as the captian had pointed to with a wink and finger to his lips knowing of young love with his wife he wouldnt say a thing nor his men. "Oh lord.....you all...we..." sighs and kisses William softly before sitting down right next to him. "Good morning me strong love."
08-21-2011, 03:36 AM
“Good morning my beautiful heart, you’re looking much better today, how do you feel?” Will asked smiling placing his hand on her knee. She didn’t seem particularly embarrassed so why should he, “We really ought to get that window fixed,” he murmured. Leaning in he kissed her, “I’m sorry my love but I’ll need to be gone for most of the day, I have…a business arrangement, I’ll be back by nightfall though,” today he was going to pay a visit to Lord Haryon, they had already sent a message to come to his estate for a business proposition. Jack would be bribing the guards, while Eleanor would kill the assassin, he would be alone and defenseless for what he had in mind….
08-21-2011, 03:54 AM
After the attempted re-assasination even Samantha knew what would have to happen and as all three of them were going to be gone she was left to assume only one thing. Cupping Will's face in her hands she looked him square in the eyes. "You come home to me alive and well...and I will see to it the window is fixed so we don't have anymore...happy grins on others faces. Smiling to Jack and Eleanor as she rubbing Wills back. "I am going to stay here...in the library is a secret passage behind my family's portrait... It's keep going straight don't go anywhere else and I will be waiting at the end... I am NOT going to have another fear on my life."
08-21-2011, 04:04 AM
Will stepped out of the carriage and into the estate of Lord Haryon. Unseen Jack was already making his way confirming his arrangement with the guards while Eleanor was hunting for the assassin. “Lord Haryon!” Will said bowing in greeting, “Thank you for seeing me on such short notice, but I have a business proposition too good to wait!”
08-21-2011, 04:11 AM
Lord Hayron greeted the young Lord William with a very slight bow. All morning he was beside himself wondering why the man who he wished to experience anything worse than death. Wanted to speak with him with this idea of a proposition....
The death of his Lady Samantha must have damaged him more than he thought....this pleased the Lord greatly though he was still weary. Noticing the young man had bags under his eyes as if he had no sleep the night before; the older one showed him to his study leaving the french doors leading outside open. The familiar clunk of his walking stick on the floor as he moved around the desk to sit down in his leather chair. "Tell me then Lord William...what is this proposition that you had to urgently see me for...is everything alright in the Byron business?"
08-21-2011, 04:28 AM
Will shook his head feigning a deep sadness. “Sadly not, tragedy has struck my household and I fear I may never recover,” Will sighed plopping onto the chair beside him, “However! I do believe our potential partnership could benefit us both.” He said feigning a sudden cheerfulness laying out his plan.
The White Death peeped through the hole in the wall within one of his secret hideouts in the estate, he was now aiming a cross bow bolt directly at the heart of Lord Byron, suspecting what he was going to do. White hot pain flashed through his side as he dropped the crossbow in surprise, he tried to scream but his mouth was filling up with blood, looking down he saw a knife jutting into his lungs. Struggling to stay up he felt slender fingers wrap around his hair and jerk him up before a sharp blade ran across his throat.
Will continued his idle chatter until he saw Eleanor bolt to the entrance to the mans study and slam the door locking it. Lord Haryon startled began to move, but with one fluid motion Will grabbed his walking stick and swung it across the old mans head. Lord Haryon stumbled to the ground in pain and confused. “What did you think I’d do after you killed her?” he yelled, slowly making his way towards the frightened man, “Did you think I’d lie there and take it? That’d I’d crawl into a hole and die? That I wouldn’t use every resource in my disposal to hunt you down!?” He yelled and smashed the walking stick across the mans chest finally breaking the thing and sending the man into another howl of pain. “What I don’t get is, Why! Why her?! I don’t even know you and Samantha surely doesn’t either so Why!” he was screaming now his face boiling over with rage.
08-21-2011, 04:42 AM
Lord Haryon was chutching his chest..his heart was aching no from the failed attempt at revenge but his heart that the Dr.'s told him was getting weaker with old age was failing him now from the sheer shocked of the ambush.
Why! Why her?! I don’t even know you and Samantha surely doesn’t either so Why!”
"Because...' he said in a raspy voice groaning and breathing hard as if trying to desperately get enough air into his lungs. "Your father took the only woman I loved from me..." Spitting out blood as he saw a woman approaching him and another brute of a man approaching from outside. "I was the one who buned your family and house down....I was the one who was going to succeed from their death. But you came...you came from no where and I knew I had the perfect chance to hurt you as your father hurt me. I wanted the bitch you were to wed death at my feet so I could relish the feeling of deflowering her before she would be burned and spread across my gardens!" Suddenly he felt the huge man from behind hooking his arms stretching them back making it feel his sockets would be torn out. The woman grabbing his last remaining grey hair forcing him to tilt his head back exposing his neck....he knew this was going to be the end... "Mariana I'm comming my love...." was all he whispered silently.
[you can kill then fast foward to the wedding day if you want as seems suitable?]
08-21-2011, 05:03 AM
Will laughed mockingly at the old mans face. “You..you think you know pain? Nothing you’ve felt could compare with what I’ve endured, what I survived!” Eleanor looked at him hard knowing what he spoke of. Will stared with contempt in his eyes, “You are a pathetic old man, and if you had simply gone after me I could forgive you…but you involved the woman I love, the only thing good that has happened to me in years, and no one, not you or anyone else is going to take her from me!” He turned towards Eleanor, finish quickly, afterwards toss him into the firepit or something, I want no body being found. Guards will be coming in for a show, but all they’ll get is a disappearing act.” He turned towards the door and headed for the carriage not wanting to see what was going to take place, as Eleanor calmly slide the blade across the old mans throat.
Will looked into the mirror, his dark hair had been brushed back and the specially tailored suit he wore cut him as a dapper fellow indeed. Their wedding day had finally arrived and Will was feeling nervous. He breathed deeply practicing, “I do!” no that sounded too overeager, “I do” now it sounded too sexual, “III dooooooooo” now it was getting stupid again. He began lightly thumping his head against the wall until the door opened and Giles stepped in, “Sir don’t do this again, you’re needed downstairs,” Will straightened himself, “yes yes I know,” he said taking a deep breath, “I can do this, I can do this,” he whispered
08-21-2011, 05:30 AM
Samantha was in a room that was reserved for the bride. Back at the Byron estate for the last week to help her father with wedding details.. The woman was dressed in the finest gown specially created for her for this day....their day.
-Knock knock knock-
"Come in!..." Turning around she smiled brightly seeing her father in the doorway quick to closing it behind him just in case Will was going to attempt at getting a peek. He remember how many times he tried on is wedding day too. "Oh my flower....you are simply heaven in a woman! William is the luckiest man alive to have you as his bride finally..I mean look at you...you are simply glowing!" Kissing her forehead the proud father linked arms with her after lowering her veil to cover her face. "Come my daughter...your mother is smiling from heaven above...as I get to share this with you.."
Glowing was right...a week before the wedding Samantha was sleeping more and a bit queasy to the stomach in the mornings. Pre-wedding nerves is what her father said but as they did want her at her best for the day the doctor was called urgently. After a short check up and discussion of what was going on Samantha heard something that she didn't expect for least another year...
"congradulations soon Lady Byron...your 3 weeks pregnant...."
The doctor gave her special recipe for a tea that would ease her morning sickness and just said she needed final rest for the big day was all...allergies he explained to cover the special tea to William and Lord Raphael as they both agreed it would mean more for her to tell him the blessed news on their wedding night.
"You ready?" Looking up at her father she gave a nod as they music changed to announce her arrival...opening the doors to outside Lady Samantha walked down the aisle looking better than ever. She couldn't help but smile at her Will he looked so handsome but almost shaking like a leaf the poor man. At the alter Lord Raphael opened up her veil draping it over her fully high and elegant hair. Kissing both cheeks before shaking Will's hand kissing him on the forehead. "You have my daughter now....cherish her always like I have and always will my son." Linking the couples arms together and taking his seat the priest started the ceremony.
08-21-2011, 06:04 AM
Will had scarcely heard Raphael’s words so enthralled was he by Samantha, she was gorgeous her wedding dress sparkling in the sun she looked very much like an angel coming down from heaven. She smiled and linked her arm around his, the priest droned on but he wasn’t listening, he still couldn’t believe he was marrying her, what great deed had he ever done to deserve such a picture of perfection. He was shaken out of his reverie by the priest who had repeated what he had said, realization suddenly came to him “I do” he said as she said the same and finally they kissed.
08-21-2011, 06:16 AM
Kissing in front of everyone to cheers and celebration. The now married couple turned around to face everyone the priest saying brightly.. "I now present to you Lord William and Lady Samantha Byron!"
The afternoon was filled with the finest of foods, great speeches and a dance involving just the happy newlyweds sharing many kisses together. Samantha was truly happy....and knew she always would be now. "Come now my husband....let us consumate this tonight...." She whispered in his ear.
Soon they were both in their new very grand bedroom chamber now where the once wing that was being added on to now stands. There was still an empty room down the hall from them but she now knew what it would be designed into. Smiling as Will locked the door she took his hands in hers backing up to the never used huge bed. Guiding him to sit down on the edge as she removed the wedding dress from her body. Soon naked before her husband she smiled taking a hidden box from underneath the bed handing it to him. "Before you take me in our bed as your wife....you must please open this box I kept from you for this very night for a week now."
In the box was a pair of white satin baby booties with a note saying "I'm pregnant!"
08-21-2011, 06:40 AM
Will was in the process of taking off his clothes as well when he opened the box, he froze when he read the note the words echoing in his mind, ‘I’m pregnant’ a child of his very own? The thought of raising a family had never really occurred to him. Yes he knew analytically that he would have to sire an heir but it didn’t feel real to him, he had never had a family and had no idea what one would feel like the whole concept was so…foreign. He thought back to his own father…not the Byron man, he could go to hell, but the man who had actually raised him the groundskeeper Gregory, the big giant of a man who would always pick him up and carry him on his shoulders, the man who had read to him every night, the man who had given him his name… He looked up tears in his eyes at the naked form of the woman he loved, the woman he called his wife and smiled. He went to her, kissing her deeply, one hand stroking her hips and the small of her back as he took off the rest of his clothes
They laid there naked under the covers. Him laying on his side facing her back holding her close. He pulled himself up and kissed the nape of her neck, before laying back down and stroking her still taut belly. “Do you know what gender yet?” he asked in an almost whisper, “I hope they have your green eyes, and your soft brown hair, or your lovely skin.” He cupped her breast briefly before pulling her around to face him smiling, “In fact I hope it’s only a few passing traits they get from me.”
08-21-2011, 06:56 AM
His embrace was so wonderful to her....laying on her back to face him she smiled. Loving the gentle touch he was already applying to her child growing flat stomach. A deep warmth felt radiating from his as the pregnancy made itself known well to the touch. "The gender is uncertain....and will be for another month or two the doctor says we may or may not know it's entirely up to the one growing inside me from our love." Kissing him softly so glad to hear him excited over this it was a worry of hers for the past few days how he would react. "The doctor did check me this morning before the preparations for the wedding....and you are right. It is a "they..." but by how many is they I have no idea. I was hoping our babies would tell you one day..." Idly rubbing his chest as the single sheet was hugging her lower hips accentuating the glowing stomach. "I hope they get more than a few passign traits of yours my strong warrior....as you are a great man...and I know aneven better father."
Smirk on her lips as she kisses his hand before placing it back on her stomach with hers placed over the stong hand. "Least we know now what to do with that large empty room down the hall from us.."
08-21-2011, 07:12 AM
He chuckled “Oh god what if they get my nervous disposition? Or my old habit of talking to myself?’ he said feeling the new life growing in his wife’s belly. He smiled sadly thinking of the last time he saw Gregory, poor man, he had been a flawed man and hadn’t been there for him for most of his life, but he had given him as much love as he could with all the time he had, and that…was enough. “I don’t know much about being a father,” he whispered, “The man who raised me, he…he was very sick and couldn’t be there for me for much of my life.” He pulled himself up and kissed her lips, and then kissed her neck and began to leave a trail of kisses all the way down to her belly button, “But I promise hold them, and tell them stories, and make sure they never ever doubt how much I love them.”
08-21-2011, 07:25 AM
Samantha ran her fingers through Will's hair as he kissed and loved their children in her. Humming softly with closed eyes as she was understandably tired from tonight alone. And yet her passion and love for him was always burning looking down to him..
"I know you shall keep your word to them....and to me...but come let them sleep as you and I my potent love." giggling softly as she coaxed her husband's face up to hers feelign his settle once more between her legs. Looking up in his eyes "keep joined in passion as it is our wedding night still....and there is no need to waste just a wonderful time." Placing his hands on her breasts teasingly rubbing her hips to his member.
Late the next morning Samantha woke up wincing as she threw a robe around her nude form escaping Will's arms. runnign to the bathroom as the nausious took over as she hurled.
08-21-2011, 07:42 AM
Will felt Samantha leave his arms and woke up and watched her throw on a robe and race to the bathroom. Will stretched and got up, and put on the pair of boxers he had on the night before and made his way to the entrance to the bathroom. He grinned wryly watching his love vomiting, “Ahh the joys of motherhood eh?” he said with a chuckle, “let me go get you some of that tea,” he said heading towards the kitchen. Leaning down he offered her the cup before standing across from her. “I was thinking…for our honeymoon… we could commission a ship? Explore some of the islands around us? This’ll be our last chance for awhile to have an adventure. That is if my beautiful even while puking her guts out wife feels up for it?”
08-21-2011, 07:55 AM
Wiping her mouth with a washcloth to then rinse with water before taking the tea. Sipping some briefly as its effects were almost immediate. "Mmmm well one thank you for the compliment my dear love." Kissing his cheek as she had yet to brush her teeth. Starting the pool of a bath with hot water addign some of her special lilac and spring rain oil to coat and scent her skin. "That actually sounds wonderful....though I would ask if we could have an air ship? As that will most likely do better for your babes and in turn save me some discomfort."
Removing her robe she went into the water sighing in relief beginning to thoroughly wash herself clean from head to toe before his eyes inviting him to join her. "Perhaps you wish to smell cleaned and refreshed after last night my husband?" Blowing him a kiss with bubbles showing that she was fine. "I was also thinking if we could go into the city for a nice day....I miss walking the markets and floating along the canal. With all that was going on this past month I've been couped up in estates. Unless you had something else in mind."
08-21-2011, 11:25 PM
Will smiled taking off his boxers before stepping into the warm waters of the pool. “You know I can’t say no to an airship,” he said holding her close, “I’ll commission one of the smaller ones so it’ll be just the two of us,” he said kissing her softly caressing her shoulders. He had always wanted to buy one of those small two to five man airships he had been to busy and had never known who to invite until now. Placing his forehead on hers “A day in the city sounds wonderful, I can’t think of a better way to spend it,” he said before smiling mischievously “well I suppose there is..one way,” he said trailing his fingers along her stomach heading downwards…
The day was sunny but not rather cool for midsummer as Will helped his wife off the gondola. He smiled at her hand in hand as they kissed, he smelled like her now…like lilacs and spring rain, that stuff actually felt rather good on his skin he should use it more often. “Well my love where do you want to go first?”
08-21-2011, 11:43 PM
Returning the kiss she smiled as her stomach grumbled in protest. "Well.." holding his hand as they walked down the hill from the gondola, Samantha was wearing a nice broad shade hat that was resting on her back; after her father insisted she keep her face shaded to not overheat after they told him the joyous expecting news. Much to his excitement as he kept hugging and shaking Williams hand telling him "I have waited far too long to hear those words...you have made this expecting grandfather very happy!... Again!!" before going down each hall telling everyone he could. Lord Raphael always did have a harder time hiding his stronger emotions.
"Well considering we skipped breakfast because of our...very extended bath." Winking to him some as the hat bounced off her shoulder blades some. "I suggest the market first my Will so your babes can ease off their persistant complaint of hunger in me. You need to eat too daddy." She giggled tot he last part walking a bit faster ahead of him breaking their hands apart. Samantha may be married and pregnant..but she was still very much alive.
08-22-2011, 12:38 AM
Will stopped walking when he heard the word ‘daddy’, him…a father? The concept was still so new to him. Shaking off his reverie he raced to catch up with Samantha laughing as he ran. He was still laughing when he caught up to her matching her stride, “That was rather rude, distracting me with the D-word like that!” he said happily, “ I must warn you I’m a notorious sampler, I’ll be bringing you back all kinds of different things, after all your eating for two or three now, isn’t that right….Mama?”
They had spread out across the market both later their own particular tastes guide them. Will went into his standard routine of buying a sample of something from random stores, he enjoyed trying new things and always tried to go to completely random stores each time, every once in awhile he would eat something he liked and buy more before rushing over to share them with Samantha. His nose twitched as he picked up the smell of fresh bread and wandered into a nearby bakery. His mind was still going through all the possible things they could do on their airship trip, going to different islands, hovering just above the ocean or flying high above the clouds, he couldn’t wait. He ordered one of the rolls and bit into it, he was surprised and delighted to find it was full of chocolate and ordered three more before rushing to find his lovely wife.
08-22-2011, 01:06 AM
"Even him referring her as 'mama' made her stop mid stride and look up at him. "Hmmmm touche my husband. And, yes 2 plus me would be eating for three...though I almost hope it's not much more than that...the though is...overwhelming I have to admit."
Bidding her husband happy market hunting going on her own way for some delicious melons she saw down an aisle to the right. Samantha soon found out he wasn't kidding when it seemed almost every 10 minutes he was calling her name. Having her eat something more that he deemed worthy of their growing family. After awhile Samatha had purchased a cloth bag, filling it with some things for their lunch; once she found out through market gossip that there was going to be a nice live play at the city park's ampitheature at midday.
Sitting down outside a cafe along side the market, she had ordered some of Will's favorite tea for the both of them. After going to the park event's booth to reserve a lush 3 wall curtained canopy over looking the ampitheature to relaxed a bit more. Sipping her tea Samantha couldn't help but smile catching sight of Will walking to her with a bag of pastries. "I ordered your favorite tea thinking we could sit for a bit and here I see you found something else for me too eat hmm?" Chuckling as they kiss, Samantha even sneaking in one more kiss before he sat down. "I hope you don't mind but seeing as we had no set plans I discovered through market gossip; that there was going to be a good live play in the city park's ampitheature midday...I took the liberty to reserve us a lush canopy overlooking it so we could get out of the sun at it's highest time and enjoy watching the play more..." Handing Will the reserved play and canopy tickets so he can see."
08-22-2011, 02:27 AM
They kissed and Will sat down smiling, “I know you must be tired but I couldn’t help it this time, they have chocolate inside them!” Will said as if that explained everything. Will smiled excited by the concept of being in one of those fancy canopies to see a play, he had never seen one as a noble and was used to sitting in the cheap seats. “Lord Connobar…have you seen it? It’s awfully violent…if you’re up for it I am.”
Lord Connobar told the story of tyrannical ruler who had waged war across the land, whole kingdoms were conquered until the day of the siege of Barthlamaw a tiny kingdom who had nevertheless held off the brutal army and one of its knights Sir Wilson had slain the brutal Lord. The play was interesting in that it took place almost entirely in Barthlamaw the night before the great battle, showing the siege from many viewpoints including that of Sir Wilson and Connobar who through a surprise twist in the end were related. Lord Connobar was actually the father of Sir Wilson, Connobar had gone mad with sorrow and rage over the believed death of his only son and Sir Wilson had become a knight only after seeing the brutality of Connobar’s war.
It was a stirring tale full of tragedy and heartbreak and Will loved it though it did reflect certain dark moments in his own past. Will smiled and took a sip of tea, “I heard the effects have gotten really good in the last couple of years.”
08-22-2011, 03:00 AM
"Yes I really do love plays... I even hope durring our vacation on the airship that we can see many from the various islands... Lord Connobar I saw it with father years ago so it wil be nice to see again especially with you. I even collected a few things for a light lunch as it is a 4 hour play. Though do forgive me if I nap a little... I did alot of walking around the market like you and am sure I will be tired by then. I will try to keep awake though as I feel I was smart enough to reserve the canopy for the play and a small children's one thats only 2 hours after it just in case." Sipping her tea Samantha's eyes light up remembering something as she leaned to the side reaching in the cloth bag she had their lunch in to bring out a small box handing it to Will. "I also went to the store that I have my bath oils created from... though I will go there again closer to our honeymoon date I wanted to have one created for you. I did notice how you seemed to love the feel of it on your skin this morning my Will." The small box had enough for 3 weeks of heavy use...created with the everlasting smell of the air after a rainstorm, cedar to energize him, and the slightest hint of tiger lilac that blended well to ease his mind.
Eyeing the chocolate filled pastries Samantha couldn't help but take one as he did go through the trouble of seeking them out afterall. Biting into it as the chocolate center coated her tongue like satin. She couldn't help but let out a content moan; a look on her face that told him it was the perfect thing she was craving all morning long. Catching his eyes she smiled "yes..you seem to have found the perfect thing for my stomach this morning..." giggling "thank you."
After their tea and pastry break, Samantha eating one more before insisting Will have the last one. They walked hand in hand to various stores that were along the way to the park's ampitheature. Samantha loved to walk and expressed her idea that even on the air ship it would be good idea for them to continue with it so to stay healthy durring and even after the pregnancy as she hoped their babes would love the experience of being outside as the both did.
Finally reaching the park and led to their reserved canopy with a sign over the entry way reading "Lord and Lady Byron." Samantha couldn't help but take her shoes off to touch the grass just inside of the eleborate canopy that further in had a very soft round bedding for two with more than enough pillows in different sizes and shapes. Folded light blankets and sheets to one side for those who wanted to rest or sit on the grass just inside the canopy itself.
Laying out a very large blanket over the grass she sat down on it, their place giving the perfect view below into the ampitheature where they could easily watch and still have privatcy. "I hope you like it in here my dearest.... I always did find it the perfect spot to enjoy the good weather and entertainment"
08-22-2011, 04:17 AM
Will taking off his own shoes trode over and sat beside her. He was excited to see it with her as he enjoyed this play and this canopy situation made it even more comfortable to do so. They watched in rapt attention as the play began holding each other in their arms. The scenes went by in its usual way, they laughed at the antics and inner musings of the Silent Thief, and enjoyed the sexual tension of the dialogue between the Chaste Priestess and Sir Wilson. As the play continued and they had their lunch he heard Samantha’s breathing deepen he saw that she had fallen asleep in his arms. He shifted his position so her head was now laying in his lap. He sat like that stroking her hair as the play sped on to its unhappy climax.
They walked happily through the city streets heading home after a long day. Will stopped as they started to pass a small dusty bookshop, strange through the window he thought he saw someone.. He looked through the window and was rocked. He saw her sitting behind the register, she had changed a bit, she had grown out her light brown hair and tied it into a close cropped bun, she wore a light grey almost frumpy overcoat, her hazel eyes were now flitting back intensely reading a book. He knocked on the glass, “Jen!” he called out causing her too look towards him, for a moment there was nothing then comprehension lit up her eyes. She got up and rushed out the door pulling him into a hug, “Billy!” she cried. Smiling they both took a step back, he bowed and she curtsied before the both burst into laughter at their reenactment of their old Aristocrat game. Giggling like kids they clasped each others forearms, “I can’t believe it’s you!” they both said at the same time before bursting into laughter. “Look at you!” Jennifer said admiring his clothes which though not as refined as some of suits were a damn sight better made than most commoners, “Look at you!” he said back, “You work there?” he asked motioning towards bookshop. “Yeah…though to be honest I practically live there!” she said giggling before looking behind him at Samantha. “Oh!” he said embarrassed that he had forgotten her in all the excitement, and motioned her over. “Jennifer, this is my wife Samantha. Samantha this is my oldest and best friend Jennifer.”
08-22-2011, 04:38 AM
"Oh Jennifer" curtsying in respect to the childhood friend of her husband. Linking arms with him again "Will had told me so much about you! I am so happy to finally meet the one who went on so many adventures with my Will. though I admit I'm a bit jealous...would have loved all those adventures too." Giving a winkand grin to both of them knowing she was referring only to the adventures...she had Will as her husband and knew together they were the happiest ever.
"Please say you will join us tomorrow night for dinner at our estate! I would love to get to know you more before we leave for our honeymoon vacation before the children are born!" Samantha was exdcited...as any friend of Will's was a friend of hers as well.
08-22-2011, 04:54 AM
“Oh…told you about our adventures did he,” she said looking at Will her face asking him a silent question. He shook his head, no he hadn’t told Samantha about that one yet. Jennifer nodded and turned back to Samantha smiling. “Well I can already tell your too good for him!” she said ignoring his mock offended “Heeey!” “I’d love to go to dinner at your…estate? Did you just say an estate?” Will coughed awkwardly. “Ha ha yes, long story short, turns out my family was nobility! Specifically the Byrons.” There was a moment of awkward silence, he was afraid of this happening of him alienating her with his newfound status until Jennifer broke the silence “ha ha, no wonder they left you!” She laughed as he feigned offense stifling his own laughter as the tension between them dissipated. “You are a turd, a complete turd,” he said lightly punching her shoulder. They continued talking and laughing, sharing old times.
The sun was setting as they rode a carriage the rest of the way home. Will looked at his wife and kissed her and smiled. “Thank you for going ahead and inviting her for dinner like that” He said rubbing her arm, “She’s very dear to me, we’ve both been through a lot..” he stifled a shudder as the sound of a gunshot ran through his head. “She’s…more than a friend to me, we’re like family..I guess it’s…it’s complicated.” He said as the carriage went to a stop and he helped her down.
08-22-2011, 05:07 AM
"You are very welcome and don't worry" walking inside to their place to the dinning hall for dinner." "I understand what you're saying...she's in all sense but blood your sister; and I for one am looking foward to our kids having an Auntie Jen"
Enjoying their dinner Samantha was still working up the nerve to ask Will something...sipping some icewater as wine was now out of the question. "Will my dear? Can you..I mean do you mind..." looking into his eyes. "Can you please tell me of this adventure between you and Jennifer that you have not told me? Please? You know I love you endlessly and nothing will ever change that my strong warrior." She said placing her hand in his palm.
08-22-2011, 05:51 AM
Will laughed good naturedly, “ha ha you don’t have to say it like that, I’m hardly an old man returning from across the ocean…but alright, how about I tell you how we first met?” he said smiling, “Which means I’ll of course have to start at the beginning with the man who raised me.” He leaned back in his chair, closing his eyes forming the story in his mind, he sighed and opened them again. “The man I consider a father was a groundskeeper named Gregory, he found me one night lying in the middle of the fields bawling, he took me in and raised me as his own, he named me William after his own son who had died rather young…”
“Papa! Papa!” the little boy cried sitting bold upright in his bed. A giant of a man still dressed in his work clothes blue overalls and shirt over his tanned skin and a blue workers cap over his brown but graying hair walked into the room. “What’s wrong Will?” he asked deep voice full of concern as the big man took the small child into a hug. “I had a bad dream,” Will said slightly embarrassed but still scared. “Here let me tell you a story,” the big man said sitting on the chair by his bed and placing Will on his lap before taking off one of the many custom made children’s stories he had made….
“That big man was always working on those stories, I must’ve read hundreds of them,” He said smiling at the memory, “Technically I was part of the orphanage but I never left the man’s house in those days, he was the world to me after all.” His smile fell as he prepared himself for the next part. “However...” he began, “as I grew older he became very sick, he’d often forget where he was or what he was doing, when he talked to me…it wasn’t me he was talking to, it was his old son the one who died he talked to, he started making me wear his old clothes even though by this time they didn’t fit me, and he locked me my room believing me to be sick, sometimes for days at a time…”
“Papa! Let me out Papa!” An older but still small Will cried beating his small hands against the door. “Now, now Will, you need to rest so you can get well, I’ll let you go out and play tomorrow,” the gruff voice of Gregory said. “That’s what you said yesterday,” he grumbled knowing it wouldn’t do any good, Gregory had already left. He shrugged and took out a piece of paper and pen, at least he still had his pen pal! He thought with a slight smile…
“That how it started out” he explained, “Jennifer knew someone was living in that house and had finally wrote a note and slipped it through my window,” he smiled at the memory, “Every night we’d leave notes for each other back and forth, until one night she came and saw me in person…and convinced me to escape…”
“Come on” cried a little girl with close cropped brown hair and hazel eyes tugging Will. They had just escaped Gregory’s house but Will was nervous about leaving. “I..I don’t know if I should Jen, I’ve never been out there before..” Jen smiled and patted his shoulder. “Don’t worry okay? You’re free now! We can go out and play in the gardens and everything! Don’t worry I’ll be here for you, you’ll see…”
“Leaving Gregory wasn’t the hard part, the man was no longer a father to me, but a warden imprisoning me in that house,” he said, “But I was nervous and scared as a boy and that house was all I knew, I would’ve never left if it wasn’t for her,” He sighed feeling melancholic, “and that’s how we first met,” he said kissing her hand. He pulled himself up off the chair and took her into a hug. “There are other, stories I haven’t told you yet but…that’s for another time, I want our marriage to be about the future, I’ve made peace with my past long ago,” he said kissing her.
08-22-2011, 06:09 AM
Samantha returned his kiss in Will's arms with all the love she had for him. Cupping his face in both her hands wiping a tear or two away with her thumbs. "Thank you for telling me that...I am very honored you told me my love. I am in no rush to hear you're stories....when you are ready I will be in your lap to listen." Kissing him again before taking his hands, Samantha took a step back and placed them on her still taught pregnant belly.
"Just remember this....everything happens for a reason...was happened then, led to you becoming Lord Byron." Placed her own hands over his as the radiating warmth from her stomach increased as the babies felt their father's touch. "And you becoming Lord Byron...led to our marraige...and now you will soon be a father..a wonderful father..." Smiling she took her hands to his chest rubbing up and down softly. Samantha's eyes showed every once of love for Will as she spoke softly like a melody. "With that said... I would love it if even you in time made story books for our children..to keep the good memories alive.
Now, how about we go put this family to bed daddy. As there is a long back massage with your name on it from your always loving wife..." Blowing him a kiss she left his arms to casually walk out of the dining hall to their bed chamber, seductively swaying her hips with each step looking back at him with a wink.
08-22-2011, 07:01 AM
He smiled at what she said; glad they had both taken it so well. He hadn’t told that part of his life to well…anyone, even Giles knew only snippets of stuff about Gregory. He honestly had made peace with his past, otherwise he doubt he’d be able to tell that story still, he smiled at the thought of writing his own stories for his children. He smiled and watched her walk away, admiring the sway of her hips. Finally he picked himself up and raced after her catching up to her just as she was about to enter the bedroom. Placing his hands on her hips he kissed the side of neck, “you know… I wouldn’t mind giving you the massage this time,” he said cupping her breasts and laying a series of kisses down her neck.
08-22-2011, 07:23 AM
The next morning Samantha was carrying a breakfast tray down the hall to their bedroom. Having been woken up early from the morning sickness she had washed up, drank her tea in the kitchen after getting dressed, and made breakfast for him all amazingly without waking Will up.
Closing the door behind her, long hair loose down her back not putting it back yet as she wanted to get to the kitchen quickly. Samantha kneeled on the bed leaning over to the sleeping Will on his back, kissing his lips softly. "Good morning my dearest husband...time to wake up. I made breakfast for you...after last night's massage I figured was least I could do and you would need the energy." Winking as she let Will sit up against the headboard she put the breakfast tray with tall legs over his lap to met him at the perfect level. The tray filled with a tall stack of buttermilk pancakes with hint of vanilla in them, eggs how he likes it, sausage, bacon, toast, breakfast potatoes, juice and tea he loves for breakfast. Taking her cup of tea from the tray it being her second cup for the morning wincing some at small wave of nausia. "They say good morning too." Smiling as she feed Will a bite of egg.
"I already sent a messenger to Jennifer as well letting her know when the carraige will be by to pick her up...after Giles arranged for a dressmaker to take her shopping for a nice dress. Its the least I could do after your story last night in thanks. I mean its not like I want to flaunt our money at her...but thought she like any woman..would love a dress that fits just right and the scenic carraige ride over here."
08-22-2011, 07:57 AM
Will awoke feeling Samantha’s lips on his, and saw the large breakfast his wife had prepared for him. “Aw you didn’t have to do that for me, I’m not the one who’s pregnant after all,” he said smiling in remembrance at her mention of last night as she fed him a bit of egg. He started working through his breakfast offering her bites of some of it as well, when she mentioned Jennifers arrival. He smiled reassuringly, “Don’t worry, she knows me and she knows I wouldn’t do something like that, but uh…can you do me a favor?” he said squeezing her hand, “can you not bring up the story of how we met? Its not that I’m embarrassed or anything it’s just that…if she knows you heard the beginning she’ll assume you’ll know the ending as well,” he looked up into her eyes, “and that’s something I alone need to tell you.”
Jennifer walked out of the carriage and stared at the estate, she wore a new blue and green dress that hugged her figure perfectly and she had let her hair out of its bun so that it fell down to her shoulders. Rotten bastards she thought bitterly, all this money and they just abandoned him? They deserved that fire. As if on queue Will raced up and lifted her into a hug, she laughed “alright alright, put me down you’re mussing up my dress!” he laughed and complied before studying the changes, “you look different with long hair,” he said. She nodded and giggled, “Feels different too, it’s more…itchy. I don’t’ know how your wife does it,” Will laughed and motioned her forward. “Come on let me and my wife show you around!”
08-22-2011, 01:30 PM
Soon enough Samantha and Jennifer were strolling through the gardens in linked arms like sisters giggling together at the man walking to Samantha's right. "Well this has certainly been a treat to hear of my husband's comical antics growing up!" Kissing Will softly by the fountain when they all stopped. "I don't know about you two but I for one am starving and you Jenny....must not be shy to come around here anymore! You simply must come often to spoil the children so they can spend time with their Auntie Jenny." The women hugging before they all walked back inside to sit down in the dining room to enjoy in the entertainment that the chef performs to make the most extravagant, delicious creations before their very eyes. Samantha at times looking over to her husband with her enchanting, loving eyes. As her hand never left his strong grasp.
08-22-2011, 11:53 PM
Jennifer watched in amazement at the chief’s performance clapping loudly, “That was amazing! You do this for every meal,” Will stifled a chuckle remembering his own embarrasement as he rubbed Samantha’s had with his thumb. “I gotta tell you Will it’s astounding that we’ve run into each other after all these years,” Jennifer said trying out several the dishes most of which she had no doubt never seen before, Will shrugged smiling,”It’s not that big a coincidence I mean I ran into Eleanor a couple of months back,” Jennifer gave him a curious look, “Really? I’m surprised she isn’t in an Asylum,” they both laughed, “No, no she’s actually a bit of a hit man for hire now,” she paused thinking, “That…is both horrifying and at the same time not in the least bit surprising,” Will chuckled as Jennifer turned back to Samantha.
“So going on an airship ride huh? Ha ha that brings me back, we were all obsessed with them you know especially Will, we used to pretend the entire orphanage was a giant airship…it made being stuck inside…slightly more bearable.” Jennifer cleared her throat as Will stared his expression enigmatic. “So…children you say? When are you due?” she asked smiling at the odd concept of nervous Billy being a father.
08-23-2011, 01:06 AM
Taking a sip of water "mm yes, well I'm still very early along...the doctor says I can be due 7-8 months from now since were not just having one. All depends how fast they grow and how active I am in that last term. It was sweet though, I'd think you get a laugh this morning as we went to the market this morning on our day out and.." Looking at Will with her bright eyes and glowing complexion, "Will here was finding me every 10 minutes almost with some other food in his hands insisting I eat it. I still don't know how I managed to eat so much come to think of it." Winking at her husband to let him know she just had to tease. "But yes we will leave soon so we can both enjoy the vacation before I get too far along ans we prepare more for their arrival."
08-23-2011, 02:15 AM
The night passed quickly filled with laughter and talking but eventually it was time for Jennifer to go. Will waved goodbye with one hand while the other held onto Samantha’s waist. As the carriage faded into the distance, Will smiled and kissed her, “I love you,” he whispered.
Will walked hand in hand with Samantha to his commissioned airship. It was a decent sized airship, small enough to be run by one person but still big enough for four people to walk around easily, the thing was built very much like a ship of the sea, in fact it used to be a sea clipper before it had been reconfiguered to fly in the air. They were stocked full of supplied that could last for months with just the two of them and it was time for the maiden voyage. All grins he headed up the board helping Samantha along before heading towards the captains cabin.
The system was relatively simple, a helm for steering a leaver to go forward and back, up or down. In truth the system was rather archaic it didn’t go very fast, but it was smooth the boat part cutting through the air just as well as it did in water, and even at full power it was very quiet. Starting up the engine the airship slowly climbed higher and higher, until they could see for miles he turned the wheel east and pushed it forward towards the ocean. Their path was set so he didn’t need to be at the helm for awhile so he headed back towards Samantha to enjoy the view.
08-23-2011, 02:42 AM
Samantha was standing against a tall ledge watching the view. Breathing in the sea air, her hand on top of her growing belly that definetly at this time had a good bump on it ....giving the appearance she was 4 months along if there was only one. Her hair partially up letting the breeze swirl the strands softly around her shoulders and face.
Looking at Will she smiled. "This will be so nice....perfect timing really with doctors lined up along certian islands to keep with our check ups....and be back just when I hit the last trimester.. Thank you so much, this is a fantastic air ship for us." Kissing Will very deeply as she jumped some. "Oh! They kicked again! Apparently they agree daddy.." giggling putting his hand on her stomach as they kicked hard.
08-23-2011, 03:12 AM
Will smiled feeling the kick. “we’ll keep it low for now, so we can enjoy the view, but just wait until nightfall, I’ll get us above the clouds then, it’s… a sight you really have to see to believe,” he said holding her close and rubbing her shoulder. He was blissfully happy, standing here high above the clouds with his beautiful wife and burgeoning family, “We’ll have to wear jackets though, it’ll be rather cold. If the charts are right the first inhabited island isn’t for another day or so, but…there’s lots of uninhabited islands around here,” he grinned, “I wouldn’t mind stopping every now and then to do a little exploring if you are.”
08-23-2011, 03:37 AM
"Hmmm think I'll opt for a blanket so I can stay in your arms but I can't wait." Kissing her husband passionately. "And a small hike sounds good...best to do it now rather than later. Any chance one of those islands have a hot spring that you and I can..." Sliding her hand up his tunic kissing the base of his neck where the shoulders meet. "enjoy nature a bit more freely?"
Samantha's eyes were suggestive as she fed him a strawberry from the small handful she had resting on a chair in a soft towel. Mmmm so juicy aren't they? I can't seem to get enough of them...or those chocolate pastries you found that one day. "Giggles and takes both his hands in her "so, what would you like for dinner hmm? I'm cooking..."
08-23-2011, 04:31 AM
Will chewed the strawberry enjoying his wife’s flirting. He smiled pulling her close, “You don’t have to do that, this is your vacation too, I’d be happy to cook for you once in awhile. As for your hot spring idea…there might be something nearby, I’ll have to check the charts though.” He said kissing the side of her neck. “We’ll have to be quick though, I want us back in the air by nightfall, though come to think of it we can always come back down and camp out there.”
Will whistled as he tossed the brine shrimp around in the crackling pan. He had in fact found an island with a hot spring nearby and had turned the ship towards it boosting the speed so they’d be there several hours before sunset, it was a newly formed one who’s volcano had gone inactive just recently and was starting to form pools of water some of which were heated by the volcanic heat. Satisfied they were done he speared the shrimp on skewers making about eight of them, he had gone a bit overboard on the shrimp buying so they would have to use as much as they could before the preservation magic wore off and they spoiled, he suspected with a laugh they’d be sick of the stuff by the time the trip was over.
He exited the kitchen plate of skewers in hand and laughed at Samantha’s surprised expression, “I never did tell you I worked in an inn did I?” he said chuckling, “I know between me and Jennifer you’ve just assumed my entire life was me being an orphan and then a noble but it wasn’t! I’ve had several jobs in the past,” he said grinning and offering her two skewers.
08-23-2011, 04:53 AM
Gratefully taking the skewers she used her long fingers to pull them off and into her mouth one by one. "Oh I know that sweetheart but mmmm!! These are really hitting the spot! How is it that you know exactly what the babes make me crave for?" Kissing him softly in thanks patting the spot beside her on the cushion ledge that provided the best view from inside. "Thank you for finding an island with hot springs....this will be great I even made your chocolate covered strawberries you love so much. I was thinking about your camping outdoors idea...what about we lay out on the deck tonight....then at the first inhabited island you and me can get a very nice canopy tent style by the beach...maybe in a little private cove...kinda like how the canopies are in the park?? " Feeding Will some of the shrimp from her fingertips.
"And no, with the way the twins are making me crave your shrimp...we may even have to buy more at a restocking point!." Giggles as Samantha's face lights up loving being in the air ship. "I really would love to take trips, big or small, on our airship with the family...Giles, Jennifer, father too. Maybe for a day or overnight as a private celebration soon after they are born?"
08-23-2011, 05:16 AM
Will smiled at the thought of them lying together on the deck of the ship high in the air as she popped another shrimp into his mouth, how did she always manage to have the best ideas? He chuckled at her suggestion of restocking, “Oh my dear Samantha I think you have truly underestimated how overboard I went with the shrimp buying,” he said leaning in and kissing her, “Thank you though, and I think a big family celebration sounds wonderful,” he had to admit this airship may have been the best thing he had ever bought.
He carefully placed the airship down landing it on a nice clear spot slightly away from the shore. The place was almost nothing but black volcanic rock with bits of green lichen growing in some of the cracks, he made a mental note of its location, no doubt it’d become a lush tropical paradise in time and having the location of a private oasis like that could be fun. “Careful” he began helping Samantha off the ship, “it’s quite rocky.” They moved further inland through the hard black rock towards a small bubbling pool. He stuck his finger and found it hot but not uncomfortably so, he nodded and smiled standing up “This is the place,” he said starting to unbutton his shirt.
08-23-2011, 07:20 AM
Samantha had brought a blanket with them and few towel along with the small basket of chocolate covered strawberries. Taking off her dress, letting her long hair down and free; she with Will's help lowered her body into the hotspring sighing as the water was perfect. One arm draped around Will's neck for balance and just cause them naked together in the water was exilerating. "Mmmm this is wonderful.." dipping her hair into the water standing up straight as tiny streams ran down her neck and shoulders. Running over the swells of her bare breasts.
Reaching over taking a small handfull of the strawberries as Will found a rock underwater ledge to sit comfortably on, Samantha sat on his lap legs draped over his right side "open wide now my love...." feeding him each bite.
08-23-2011, 08:10 AM
Will chuckled as she sat in his lap feeding him strawberries. “You spoil me, you really do,” he said one hand on her back supporting her, the other lightly stroking the swell of her belly. Finishing the last of the sweet chocolate strawberries he smiled, shifting forward so that he was now on the edge of the ledge he was sitting on. He then gently moved her around so that she was facing him her legs on either side of his hips. Grinning he kissed her neck and shoulders as his hands now on the small of her back pulled her closer…
With a grunt of effort Will pulled himself out of the water into the freezing air. Taking a towel he wrapped it around his waist and turned back to Samantha still in the water. “Sorry, but if I stay in there any longer I’ll start to cook.” He looked up at the sky the sun was low in the west but still wasn’t quite setting. “We’ve still got a few hours you want to stay here for now?” he asked. “Also you coming out? You don’t have to if you don’t want to, I’ll probably come back in if you don’t,” he said grinning and offering her a hand out if she wanted it.
08-23-2011, 08:37 AM
Reaching for his hand to help get out she stopped and winced feeling a good kick...the water around her swelled belly glowing blue. "Will!! Will look!!" Another kick and the water turned pink....back and forth as the babies kicked out having been awakened from the blast of cool air on the top of her stomach. Looking up to him with eyes sparkling like the deep sea she got out the drips of water running down own the curve of her stomach glowing blue or pink depending on the kick. Putting both Will and her hands over it. "Amazing...the water had some magical properties I guess afterall....blessing us with the knowledge of what we are expecting." Samantha was so happy to know they would have a strong boy and lovely girl heirs to carry on the bloodline.
Shivvering from the cool air she dried off with a towel and got dressed leaving her hair down to fully dry, figuring to take a bath to wash later tonight in their airship. "I think we need to really mark this island and the hotspring for each time we are expecting... my strong wonderful Will. I love you so much." Kissing deeply
08-23-2011, 08:55 AM
Will had been startled by the sudden display of magic though it seemed benign, he felt a tad bit of professional shame, he was supposed to specialize in water magic and here he was swimming in it for all this time and hadn’t known. Those feeling quickly gave way Samantha told him what it means, a boy and girl, knowing their genders made it feel even more real to him, he mused about it a little until Samantha pulled her into a kiss. He smiled as they finally broke off the kiss still holding each other, “We’re going to have to think of names for them now,” he said grinning, another more worrying thought crossed his mind, “What do you think that spring is exactly? It can’t just tell the genders of babies can it? I’m no expert but I’ve never known wild magic to be simple and benign like that…are you sure you’re feeling alright?” he asked placing his hand on her stomach with a worried look.
08-23-2011, 06:20 PM
"Yes I...I'm feeling just fine reallly.." Kissing Will reassuringly before grapping one of the now empty containers filling it up with the hot spring water before putting it back inthe basket. "Here...maybe tonight if we put this in the bathwater it will show us what else it can do."
Making their way back down to the airship Will seemed more weary about where she stepped to make sure she got down without even twisting an akle. Samantha knew he would be worried and wasn't going to stop him.....this was his family he had everyright to worry, fuss, love... do whatever he wanted.
Back on the airship as it rose higher into the air at sunset...slowly rise past the clouds. Samantha took the container of spring water and poured it into the bath water. It soon was steaming at the tright temperature. Walking back out to the upper deck to see Will at the controls. "The bath water is steaming and ready for us...shall we see what other secrets the water has yet to reveal?? " Kissing him softly Samantha then had to sit down in a chair taking time to breath. As she had a sudden wave of exhaustion...thinking it had to be from the long hike.
08-23-2011, 07:19 PM
Will leaned down hands on her arms, concerned a bit from her sudden exhaustion, especially since had just gotten over his own, “My love I appreciate the sentiment but…I really do not want to use the water until we know for sure what it is, how about we get it checked during one of our stops?” he offered, he may be over reacting he knew that, both their tiredness could be from the excitement of the day, but still it was wild magic and it was important to be careful around that kind of stuff. He leaned in and kissed her lightly, “It’s almost nightfall, sit and rest I’m going to set up our bed on the deck.”
Night had finally fallen; Will had turned off the engine so that they’d just drift, now it was completely quiet as Will and Samantha stood over the edge of the deck looking out at the sky, a blanket over both of them as they held each other tight. High as they were the stars shined even brighter illuminating a never-ending sea of silvery clouds, the moon was full and casting its own pale light on the scenery, as they drifted aimlessly. Will smiled happy that he had been able to share this with her, holding her close one hand rubbing her belly feeling the life within it, lives he corrected mentally. He leaned in and kissed the side of her neck, “we still need to think up names,” he murmured softly laughing at his awkward break of the silence.
08-23-2011, 08:24 PM
Samantha smiled...carefully laying down in the deck bed Will created for them...sitting up propped up with many pillows. She coaxed her husband to lay his head on her growing belly rubbing his shoulder, rubbing her fingers through her husband's hair. "I have been thinking about that...." covering them up with a soft blanket up to her hips... Having lifted her gown up placing Will's head back on her belly that was well framed by the fabrics..skin to skin. "What about Jennifer Monique...after your friend and my mother for our baby girl... and Raphael Gregory or Gregory Raphael after the father figures in our life for our baby boy."
08-23-2011, 09:32 PM
Will smiled resting his head on his wife’s belly, watching the stars overhead. “The boy’s name sounds good but for the girl…do you think it could be Wendy Monique instead of Jennifer?” If Samantha had known she would’ve been shocked at his decision, the girl had caused him and Jennifer a lot of pain, but…they had both been weak when they should’ve been strong, and in the end she had been punished for it just as he had, she had been a frightened needy girl and she didn’t deserved to be forgotten. He smiled the memories fading, turning his body around he kissed her belly. Positioning himself so that he was parallel to her, slid himself forward towards her face trailing his fingers along her body lifting the gown the rest of the way off her until his face was in front of hers and kissed her deeply.
08-23-2011, 10:45 PM
Agreeing to name their babies Wendy Monique and Raphael Gregory it was several weeks after that now. Samantha was getting a bigger stomach by far, the island they were going to next was to also see the previously arranged doctor. Most of her time was spent cooking when Will would let her and sitting with her feet up on the deck with a good book or next to him.
Samantha was standing up looking ahead to the circle of wonderful well populated islands around their airship. Looking foward to being able to take a nice walk, wearing a soft green dress that shaped their twins and her heavily enlarged breasts well. Hair braided back for ease she was deep in thought; their trip was only a few days from ending which meant they would be home soon. But her belly was bigger than it should be for having a month left and the woman didn't want to be delivering anywhere else but in their bed.
08-23-2011, 11:30 PM
Will shifted the lever so that the ship went into a slow decline as they neared the islands. He thought back to what the magic expert had said about the water. Apparently it had only affected Samantha and the babies and how they weren’t sure, it wasn’t anything malignant he had assured. Both babies looked fine and Samantha was in perfect health. He walked out of the cabin and smiled as he spotted Samantha looking out towards the island. Her belly had swelled dramatically in the intervening time, for some reason she always looked a month ahead of what she really was, it wasn’t bad but it was concerning which was why he was glad they were seeing another doctor today. Standing close behind her he put his hands on each side of her swollen belly, “My heart you are the very picture of motherhood, how are you feeling?” he asked kissing her neck.
08-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Leaning softly against Will she smiled some closing her eyes. "I am well enough my stong warrior...though I am anxious to know what this doctor says. I know we can get home within a day if we must this trip has been perfect and definetly what we needed before their arrival. I just wonder if they are due sooner than we are expecting...it getting hard enough to walk and I don't have nearly the energy I use to." Turning around in his arms she kisses softly looking into his eyes. "I love you so much."
Landing on the island the doctor was kind enough to have arranged a very comfortable carraige with strict orders for her not to walk to his office after seeing her files. Though Samantha really wanted to walk she figured it was time to enjoy that after they are born. Grateful for the carraige actually as her and the concerned William viewed the city comfortably before arriving at the doctor's doors and led into the study where she saw nobles and special patients.
"Ah Lord and Lady Byron a pleasure to meet you! I am Doctor Teresa" shaking William's hand smiling brightly she turned to Samantha giving her a hug before helping her sit down slowly. "My my you are far along..I see both of your and your original doctor Richard's concern..."
Durring the visit Dr. Teresa felt all over her very swollen belly gently...asking many questions before finally looking at the jar of hot springs water they brought with. "Well...hot springs are a product of the birth of a new island via the volcano and such... So it makes sense that you and the babies got such a reaction, don't worry its perfectly harmless and actually...quite good for you." Samantha let out a sigh of relief as she tries to sit up more with difficulty. "Well what do we do with it doctor? Also...how far along am I?" Pouring the jar of water into a beautiful glass and cystal goblet she hands it to Samantha smiling. "Drink it my dear... it can do nothing but help you and the babies...though please keep tabs with Dr. Richard so we can record the results....the more we know about the hot springs the better."
Samantha took her time drinking the water which surprisingly tasted very sweet. Handing the glass back after consuming the last drop, the doctor setting it back on her desk then leans over hands resting on her belly nodding and smiling as they moved wonderfully inside. "See? They are loving it the sweet cherubs...now; as for when you are expecting...I suggest you put that airship at full speed and get home immediatley. I don't want to alarm you but all our suspisions were correct, the month you had left has been sped up with twins..and possibly the hot springs as well. But either way, you're due any day now...within 2...2 1/2 and I would stake my reputation on that!" Hands clasped together very pleased. "I'll inform Dr. Richards of the wonderful news as he will stay in your estate clear until he deems you are well and on a good road of recovery Lady Byron. But no walking....even watch yourself in your own grand estate lots of rest breaks anytime you are feeling it getting too much, no anything but relaxing and eat as much as you possibly can to store for the major loss of energy you'll be having soon...and I do mean alot of food."
08-24-2011, 12:29 AM
Will felt a mixture of excitement and nervousness at the doctor’s prediction, two days that’s it? That spring was quite potent, though he was glad the doctor assured them it would help even though he was still uncertain of what all it did. They waved goodbye to the doctor as Will helped her back into the carriage and they headed back to where he had landed the airship. As the carriage finally stopped, Will hopped out and helped Samantha down. He then scooped her into his arms cradling her and laughing, “Now, now, doctor said no walking!” he said with a smile as he carried her up the walkway into the airship, she was quite a bit heavier than she had been with two babies inside her but he managed well enough. Gently he placed her down on one of the chairs above deck and kissed her, “I’ll start the airship and set a course back to the estate at full speed, then I’ll make dinner, I’m thinking a big bowl of shrimp gumbo with lots of that spring water added in,” he said with a grin and a wink.
08-24-2011, 12:45 AM
Samantha couldn't help but laugh "alright my strong heart, gumbo it is then! And don't you go thinking that all this spoiling me is going to be left unrewarded Will. Soon as I am able to you are getting the best day ever no questions!" Winking back as she relaxed watching the clouds go by after send 3 letters off into the air, they shaped like oragami birds who would take flight to the person the letter is intended to. One to Lord Raphael, ofcourse not telling him that his grandson would be named after him.... one to Giles so he can make sure that everything was ready...and one to their godmother Jennifer to be ready to be taken to the estate by morning.
Samantha did infact eat alot of the gumbo....having the rest as a late night meal with some fresh fruit. Unable to sleep on the top deck at all...she slipped on a nightgown and rested somewhat sitting up in between her husband's legs, resting against his chest as this was the only way she could get comfortable lately. Reading one of their favorite books they brought along with them from home to her husband until her eyesgot too heavy. Falling asleep against Will's chest for the remainder of the night.
08-24-2011, 01:07 AM
Will smiled leaning back; one had on top of his wife’s belly feeling it rise and fall as she slept with the odd kick as well. He reached over and gently kissed her cheek before leaning back again and falling asleep.
One day had passed and they were back, it had been a nonstop flight and they had made it in record time. Will carried her off the airship down the plank only to be greeted by a carriage and the smiling faces of Giles, Jennifer, and the soon to be Raphael Senior. He had to stifle a chuckle seeing Jennifer it was obvious she had just gotten off of work she was still wearing her grey slightly frumpy coat and her hair was tied in its usual bun. “So how is she?” she asked curious, as Will gently placed Samantha’s feet back on the ground, a few steps away from the carriage.
08-24-2011, 02:03 AM
"I am due any minute now really....and the doctor said the twins are very healthy as am I not to worry." Hugging and kissing the cheeks of Jennifer and Giles before her father held her close before kneeling before her kissing and rubbing her very ready belly. "Hey my little sweets...grandpa has missed you. I can't wait to hold you two in my arms...and do all sorts of things." This made Samantha laugh as she was helped into the carraige slowly, big winded sigh as she sat down.
"Father these twins have thrown all your nobility practically out the window!"
Grins big "well I'll gain more control when they are out and healthy....right now this soon grandpa is very nervous." Getting into a separate carraige with Giles and Jennifer as they start rolling. The roads were packed with people who were shopping and meeting others for dinner or doing last minute errands before they went home. Making the carraige start and stop with hard sudden jerks that made Samantha groan and wince in pain...breathing hard as the doctors instructed her to get over it.
Holding Will's hand she moaned not feeling good from the rough ride her face getting flushed "ohhh....when is this over.... I'll walk if it I must!" With the recent hard rains a few days before the carraige tried hard to swerve around the potholes in the smooth paved roads knowing it had precious cargo inside. Seeing a huge pothole that was unavoidable the carraige driver yelled to them. "Hold on tightly we'll have to hit this one!"
The front left wheel was ok but the rear left one when it dropped hard into the ground really made hurt Samantha..clutching her belly out of breath. When the wheel came out it bounced the back of the carraige hard back onto the smooth pavement resulting in Samantha and Will bounce hard in their seats too.
"OHHHH!!!" suddenly gripping the window edge of the carraige hard her eyes were wide looking down at a mess below her. "Will...WILL!! MY WATER BROKE!!" she said shocked moaning in pain as the contractions started.
08-24-2011, 02:19 AM
Will’s eyes widened in panic, “okay…okay..Stay calm, just breath!” Will stuck his head out the window, “How close are we!” he cried, “Almost there!” the driver said picking up the pace, the road to the estate was much smoother so he could afford to go faster. Will took her hand in his and stroked her forehead trying to keep her calm as they raced to the front of the estate. Jennifer, “Should we move her?” she asked also rather alarmed, “I DON’T KNOW!” cried Will. Giles rushed opened the door and headed inside looking for Dr.Richard. Will would’ve carried her but wasn’t sure if he should or not, he supposed they’d have to have them in here he thought as he looked at Jennifer both their eyes wide with alarm as Samantha squeezed his hand tighter. Dr. Richard’s finally came out followed by Giles and headed towards the carriage.
08-24-2011, 02:37 AM
Dr. Richards ran out and down the estate stairs "for god sake it's still going to be least a few hours! Get her inside now!!!" Samantha was soon being carried fast down the 3rd floor main hall to the west wing where their bed chamber was. Moaning loudly at the contractions her arms over both Will and her father. Carefully put into bed nude propped up against pillows so she was tilted up well. Samantha breathed hard as the doctor had a hand over the covers on her belly to see what the twins were fairing. "They're doing good..just keep breathing...Will use the blue crystal on her to keep any fever that may come down..I'm sorry but we can't give you anything for the pain you have to be able to feel the contractions."
Samantha nods fast resting back on the pillows when one was over breathing hard.. "water...please" she asked tired. Asking where Will was not feeling him beside her. "Will...I need you Will please!"
08-24-2011, 02:48 AM
Will rushed off to find the blue crystal as soon as the doctor had asked him. He practically ransacked the estate looking for it until at last he found it on the counter where he had put it. He raced back stopping momentarily to get a pitcher of water and a glass. As he entered the room he heard Samantha call out for him, “I’m here!” he said racing to her side setting the pitcher and stone down and taking her hand. He poured her a glass and helped her drink it before using the blue crystal. “How is she doctor?” he asked worried as he took her hand in his.
08-24-2011, 03:13 AM
Dr. Richard looked at Will "she's doing alright...these twins are going to take all the energy out of her...try to keep her calm to conserve it." Dr. Richards helped to keep her cool as Will tended to his wife. Constantly checking on the twins well being with each contraction.
Lord Raphael was waiting outside their room pacing back and forth waiting with Jennifer and Giles who brought everything the Dr. asked for durring the long 10 hours she was in labor....it was almost morning and still no cries of babies. Samantha's contractions slowly but steady got worse...by morning they were so hard it caused her excrutiating pain as they were so close together as she would only whimper getting too tired to make much noise. Sweat beads all over her face and upperchest face to Will as the look in her eyes told him this was really weakening and doing a bit number to her body.
Dr. Richards was starting to get worried though the twins were fine but this labor was taking a long time...lifting the sheets over her knees to have a good look he smiled looking at Will with a nod. "Get behind her back...make her almost sit up...we need a good angle so she can push...it's time."
08-24-2011, 03:42 AM
The hours moved by slowly, Will stayed by her side tending to her assisting the doctor however he could. Despite not having any sleep he barely felt his exhaustion so wound up was he. He nodded at what the doctor said, and placed his hands on her back lifting her up as best he could into a sitting position..
All three of them had sat there waiting they scarcely spoke only occasionally attempting small talk. Jennifer was fine with this, she barely knew either of them and was very aware of the difference in status between her and Raphael. Eventually as the hours went by she had sat down propping herself against the wall, and was lightly dozing. She awoke to the sound of loud crying, and bolted upright. “is it alright to come in yet?” she asked anxious as Giles motioned for her to be patient. A few minutes passed and the doctor called out “Alright you can come in everyone!”
08-24-2011, 04:11 AM
Samantha had pushed with all she had left in her delivering the boy first then the girl 3 minutes later. Both were very healthy and feeding off of their bottles both in their daddy's arms cleaned, and dressed in little onsies. The girl in pink and boy in blue...the bottles were enchanted to fill up with their mother's breast milk as often as needed for thier feedings. Such allowing anyone to feed them and Samantha to not have to be with them 24/7. Having been cleaned up and dressed in a soft red gown before others were let in she smiles sitting up with pillows exhausted beyond belief but healthy considering.''
Lord Raphael quickly went to his daughter's side...her belly tight and figure back and better than ever already as part of a healing delivery charm fromthe doctor. "Samantha my flower you ok??"
"Yes dad...I'll be just fine...." smiling to everyone and Will who was holding their babies as she was just too weak.
"She healed great...but will still be very weak and sore for next couple of days...no lifting up the babies though she can hold them...and she can walk when she is up to it...but don't push it too far..and plenty plenty of rest with the protein enriched shakes to restore her lost nutrients." Kissing both babies the doctor went to his guest quarters to wash and sleep.
"Everyone...we'd like you to meet Wendy Monique Byron...and Raphael Gregory Byron..."
Lord Raphael could help but shed a tear hearing his name and his deseased wife's being passed down to their first grandkids.... "Those are beautiful strong names you too....may they be the first of many children for you."
Smiling Samantha kissed Will with all her love growing very tired fast.
08-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Jennifer had frozen in mid-step when she had heard the name of the baby girl. Old memories flashed through her head as Will leaned down and kissed his wife. Will eventually leaned back up turning around and smiled at her still holding the babies. Jennifer looked at him, “Do you…do you think I can hold her?” she asked, Will smiled understanding and offered her the one in the pink onesie. Jennifer took the baby cradling her in her arms looking down into her dark green eyes, she smiled as tears began forming in her eyes, “She’s beautiful…” she said as Will laid a hand on her shoulder.
Will yawned, Jennifer and Raphael had dispersed heading out to tell the good news leaving him Samantha, Giles and the twins alone. He had just placed them in their new cribs when a wave of exhaustion hit him, he sat down in a chair in the hall for a quick rest and was quickly fast asleep. Giles found him sprawled along the chair lightly snoring and smiled. Giles quickly covered his body with a soft blanket before checking on the babies.
08-24-2011, 07:49 PM
By morning Samantha felt good enough after a long hot bath and getting dressed again in her very attractive form fitting dresses again. To check on the twins herself...seeing Will there in a chair softly snoring she kissed his forehead before going to the hungry twins. Giles hearing them fuss a little soon joined her... So that Samantha could sit down in a large rocker and feed her twins their bottles. Humming so softly to them as the 3 of them rocked away.
Wendy looked up at her mother drinking away before looking all around getting her bearings of this place they kept calling her room. Lord Raphael Sr. comes in after a good nights sleep kissing his daughters cheek then the cheeks of both babies before taking his grandson in arms...walking around talking to him softly as he patting the back to burp. Samantha doing the same with Wendy in her arms as she snuggled into her mommy's shoulder.
08-24-2011, 10:15 PM
Raphael Jr or Raph as he preferred to be called ran on ahead of his father. He always enjoyed going to the market even if both of them never let him fully explore always calling out before he could get to far ahead. He wandered over to a stall with many cages full of brightly colored birds. He turned his head when he saw someone approach and gasped, it was an older lady wearing a black felt shirt over simple painted chainmail she had black hair cut into a short bob cut and a strange tattoo on her eye, she looked like some sort of adventurer, she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. He felt his face redden “Uh, Hi” he said very aware of the slight squeak in his voice. She looked down her face showing no emotion, “Hello” she said.
Just then Will arrived, “There you are Raph, you shouldn’t…Oh hello Eleanor” he said, Raph was stunned, “You know her papa?” he asked, Will smiled, “Yeah, we’re old friends isn’t that right?” Eleanor gave a small tight lipped smile and nodded. Will chuckled, “You’re getting better!” he said, “been practicing” she said her mouth going back to its neutral look. Will waved goodbye and headed back towards Samantha and Wendy with Raph close behind but not without giving a backwards look to Eleanor who was now studying the birds.
08-24-2011, 11:21 PM
Wendy was with her mama reading her the list of things they were going to do today. "Market...pa..park pla....park play! Oh mama are we really going to a play today!"
"Yes Wendy your papa and I told you two if you were really good for the week as we worked things out for your two's birthday that we'd all go to a play." Samantha said still having the same toned sexy form as she had before the children. Her hair braided back nicely as she pays for some grapes and few things to keep them all fed durring the play.
"Come sweetie...lets get that canopy reserved.." Wendy skips along in her dress tight leggings underneath so she didn't have to be proper in moving around. Reserving a family size noble canopy asking for extra blankets as their grandfather was going to meet them there she was paying for it her back turned to the market.
08-25-2011, 12:03 AM
“So what was she an adventurer papa?” Raph asked sitting Will’s shoulders, “In a way I suppose you could say that,” he said skirting the issue, he was much too young for him to explain about Eleanor, he wasn’t particularly worried though little boys got silly crushes on older women all the time. He smiled as he saw Samantha and put Raph down who ran up to his sister. Closing the gap between them Will put his hands around his wife’s slim waist and kissed her cheek. “Found him,” he said with a grin. “You’ll never believe it Wendy I saw a real lady adventurer! You should have seen her she was all tough and stuff, not girly like you!” Raph teased, Will chuckled “yeah we ran into Eleanor earlier, he hasn’t stopped talking about it since, so what play are we seeing?”
(now it's your turn to think of a play sucka! xD)
08-25-2011, 01:28 AM
Feeling her husband's arms around her waist she turned her head to take a long kiss...after 8 years they were still going strong, their business going better than ever...
"It's the one that's been touring the coast..the one that sparked our interest? Montelloi Ship of Seas?" Handing him the tickets for it since he had the pockets. "From what it says here.... Montelloi was a secret unknown prince; that was raised by Captain Nunmor who was a terrible Pirate that sailed the western shores. He rampaged cities, destroying everything and everyone till he found the cities treasure that he found worthy of his eyes. Apparently they went to the Prince's capitol to rampage along their way back home where the truth was discovered. A great was was fought for the Newly found Prince between King and Pirate until Prince Montelloi made his own decision on with which lifestyle and father was the one for him. Suppose to be full of action and violence but not enough that we shouldn't be up with nightmares."
"Hey!! I can still beat your butt in hand to hand Raphael! Beside's you're the one with a girrrrlfriend! Eleanor and Ralphy sitting in a tree!...." Wendy started singing knowing he hated to be called Ralphy while clinging on the pants of her papa.
"Alright you two you both had your fun...it's time we move on...your papa and I still have check on final arrangements for your birthday before we meet up with your granddad for the play." Samantha held Will's hand basket of lunch in the other as she kisses him again to sounds of "ewwwwww stop it!"
08-25-2011, 02:35 AM
“I was thinking we could take them on a ride on the airship,” he murmured as Wendy and Raph continued to argue. “poking me in the eyes that one time doesn’t count as ‘whupping my butt’ and shut up she’s not my girlfriend, I just think it’s cool to find a girl that wants to do more than sip tea and play with dolls,” he said sticking his finger in his mouth in a gagging motion. “Raph stop antagonizing your sister,” Will said looking back, “But she-“ Raph protested, “I know, I know, stop teasing him for having a crush Wendy, you know how sensitive he gets about that stuff,” Raph grumbled and kicked the ground, “Hey Raph? Howabout you go scout ahead, see if you can find grandpa,” the boy’s eyes suddenly lit up at the prospecting and raced off full of boundless energy. Will picked up Wendy and put her on his shoulders as they continued walking, “That ought to help tire him out,” he said to Samantha with a wink.
08-25-2011, 08:26 AM
"Well you never know...he is like his papa. See an attractive woman and all of sudden full of energy...I should know, I deal with that almost every night with you." Samantha winks back kissing his lips "and yes, if we want to do the airship you know I won't say no to that ever. Were you thinking today just fly it to the house after the play and have us all sleep in it tonight above the clouds or what?"
"Oh papa that sounds like fun!! Maybe we could roast some marshmallows and make smores on the deck with a fire charm! Please please please papa?! I'll sleep with Raph on the deck if Grandpa comes with us!" Wendy held tight on Will's shoulders as they went to the park.
Lord Raphael had was waiting at the park having arrived early...he had been so busy the past two weeks with the business, that he hadn't seen his grandkids. So use to seeing them almost every 3-4 days as he was very much apart of their lives...he smiled unable to wait much longer for the twins. With his older age he was looking to soon taking an early retirement....the business was being self ran smoothly. That he now only had to be involved as an consultant ...which pleased him greatly since the family was planning a long 3 week trip soon after the kid's birthday party. "Ah my Monique..." he whispered to his deceased wife's spirit "you would have loved spending so much time with our grandkids....Wendy reminds me so much of your loving spirit every day."
Suddenly his eyes light up seeing Raphael comming down the street they agreed to meet at. "Raph my boy over here!!" a big grin on his face as he waved...seeing the boy running full speed at him he knelt down with big open arms.
08-25-2011, 06:46 PM
Will smiled, “I was thinking we could start our trip early particularly tonight, I’m curious about something,” he knew there was going to be a storm tonight and wanted to see how being in the air would affect Raph’s reaction. The boy had always talked about hearing a voice in the thunder, or feeling its moods and Will had a sneaking suspicion it wasn’t all just his childish imagination
With a cry of joy Raph ran into his grandfathers arms. “Grandpa! We missed you!” he said hugging the old man as the rest of the family joined. Will smiled and put Wendy down and shook Raphael’s hand, “Good to see you again…grandpa,” he said with a grin. It had been strange at first having a big family like this, but hloved it and wouldn’t trade it for anything. “Shall we go?” he asked as they headed towards their specially arranged canopy.
08-26-2011, 02:04 PM
The family went to their canopy being led by a theature usher for the nobles. Samantha soon had blankets laid out for her father and the twins...plenty of pillows for them to get comfy with, and lunch of sandwhiches, fruit, fresh ice water that was waiting for them and popcorn. Laid out on a low round coffee table by the blanket and another by the bed where she and Will were at. Propped up by pillows she coaxed her husband to rest his head in her lap...feeding him his favorite chocolate covered strawberries and a small bushal of grapes rubbing his chest as the play began. "Tonight sounds fine...we can be up there in the sky tonight and leave tomorrow? If that was what you were thinking?"
Lord Raphael propped up with pillows too, had a grandkid at each side snacking and resting with him. Kissing both of their heads lovingly... while giggles from them came out as they fed grandpa lots of popcorn to nibbles and tickles.
Wendy was to the left of her grandpa...she loved grapes and at times while munching some would feed grandpa and toss a few at her brother to giggles and popcorn casually being tossed back while they watched the play. Wendy watching with such facination.
08-26-2011, 07:57 PM
Raph chuckled as he popped a stray grape into his mouth and threw a piece of popcorn in response, this was what passed for sharing between the two but neither minded it was fun. As the play slowly progressed Raph’s eyes became heavier and he heard himself yawn, before too long he was softly snoring lying sprawled on his back, his sleep was disturbed only once by a well thrown grape into his open mouth causing him to cough and splutter in his sleep.
On the deck of the airship Raph waved his wooden sword around an eyepatch over his left eye, “Ha ha! Avast ye wench! Prepare to taste my blade! yar!” he said to his sister Wendy who was also holding a wooden sword, it was sort of a tradition with them, a mock swordfight with the winner being able to help Papa steer the ship. Since Raph was the only one with an eye patch so he got to be the pirate, which didn’t really work in his favor wearing the thing shot his depth perception to hell. In the control cabin will started up the engine and slowly the ship began to climb, “Gonna be a storm tonight,” he told Samantha smiling, “don’t worry we’ll be safe up above the clouds, I heard it’s quite an experience seeing a storm from up high like that.”
08-26-2011, 10:19 PM
Samantha kisses her husband deeply and long "I'm not worried...I can't wait for the lightning show especially with Raph's abilities showing more." As Will handled the controls she massaged his shoulders and back with soft hands. Working out all those knots with ease as she knew her husband's back far too well after 8 years. "Mmmmm how in the world did we make such wonderful twins?" She asked watching the two play their little sword fight..Lord Raphael laughing and calling out the points of who was winning as he brought up the bedding for that night as the kids easily convinced him to sleep outside under the stars with them.
"Wench?....wench?! Take that you dirty smellin' pirate!" Wendy hit his arm lightly on his blind side sticking out her tongue after her success. Another one for mini wench then! Now give up! I won fair and square! You get the first smore anyways randy!!"
08-26-2011, 10:48 PM
Will sighed in pleasure as his wife’s skilled hands released the tension from his back as the airship rose steadily higher and higher heading above the now dark and ominous looking clouds. He smiled at her question “I’m just glad they mostly took after their wonderful mother,” he said kissing her.
Raph stuck his tongue out in reply, “yar! That’s what pirates call women! I be only stayin in character yar!” he said lifting his eye patch of his eye, “Okay you win, I concede defeat!” he said with a dramatic bow, standing up straight he giggled, “nice job, seems I taught you well!” he said giving playful light punch on her shoulder. A loud clap of thunder interrupted anything else he was going to say it was strange hearing it coming from below rather than above them. Raph rushed over to the side and peered over the edge of the clouds in fascination.
08-27-2011, 02:47 AM
Wendy ran after her brother to the edge of the airship looking down as the flashes of lightning illuminated the sky with all sorts of colors from the clouds. "Oh it's so pretty! Oh look! There was a bolt right over there! Did you see it Raph?!" Tapping her bother on the arm beside her while she talked excitedly....the two of them watched the show with fixated eyes for hours completely contempt in what they were doing.
Samantha went to the kitchen deck working on a snack of skewered shrimp for will and her dad...and a little icecream for the kids. They learned last time that popcorn on deck of the ship was a bad idea. The twins thought that "popcorn raining from the sky" was hilarious. She could only imagine what people on the ground would think if popcorn landed on their head from the sky....especially wet popcorn from going though the storm.
08-27-2011, 03:38 AM
Raph just stared not even hearing his sister. He always felt weird during these storms like he was supposed to do something. A clap of thunder sounded and he could swear there was a voice in it, only he couldn’t make out the words, staring he could see past the flashes of lightning and see how the electric current passed through the clouds. For a moment he could almost feel what he was supposed to do but then it passed, but he continued to stare.
Will walked out of the cabin smiling at his children staring down at the clouds. He stifled a gasp when he looked at Raph, his eyes were no longer brown but had become a murky blue, like seeing the sky through a thin layer of cloud. Sensing he should give Raph some space to work this out for himself he tapped his daughter on the shoulder, “Wendy? Do you want to steer the ship for awhile?” he asked smiling.
08-28-2011, 02:02 AM
Wendy's eyes light up when she was offered a chance to steer the ship. "Yes please papa!" The girl was quick to hug her father then race off to the control cabin seeing her mother comming up with their snacks. Taking her icecream eagerly while kissing Samantha's cheek "thanks mama guess what I get to steer the ship now!" Walking carefully to the control cabin to quickly eat and steer.
"That's great sweetie have fun! Keep it up and maybe one day you will be steering your own ship!" Watching her daughter leave she fed Will a shrimp by her soft fingers before grabbing a kiss. To then put Raph's icecream on a small barrel next to him, and skewered shrimp to her father and rest to Will. Sitting down for a bit to now enjoy the night and storm below.
"I see Raphael abilities are showing up more....these storms always have brought it out of him. No surprise with his grandma's side of the family and his papa's abilities really..." Talking quietly to Will and her father.
Lord Raphael smiled with a nod to his daughter's observation "yes he's been doing well with it...but storms are complex in themselves. It will be interesting to see what comes up from him..... I don't know too many with such related abilites though I may see what the other families know about it...maybe they know someone."
08-28-2011, 02:50 AM
Will nodded and popped another shrimp into his mouth, “What I find interesting is the way he views it, to him it’s like a person, you should hear some of the stuff he says about hearing a voice in the thunder, or being able to see patterns in the lightning,” As Will talked Raph continued staring, his vision had changed vibrant hues and colors swam before his eyes. A thought entered his head, what if he joined the clouds? He thought beginning to climb over the edge, his head turned and he saw the ice cream on top of the barrel, he stared uncomprehending and blinked once, when his eyes opened they were brown again and with a smile climbed down and took it.
Will smiled and ruffled his daughters hair before flicking his fishing rod sending the line into the water. They were both in the airship which was hovering only inches above the water not too far from shore, and they were both hoping to catch something big for dinner. He thought it was ironic that his daughter was the one who preferred fishing and not his son, but then Raph had always been to energetic for it. Will saw Wendy’s line tug hard the pole bending, “looks like you got a big one!” he said excitedly, before he could react the line jerked hard sending Wendy over the edge and plummeting into the ocean with a loud splash.
Will amused at first became worried when his daughter didn’t surface and jumped in after her. Looking hard he spotted her and grabbed her tiny body and swam up to the surface. He heard Wendy cough and splutter as they reached the surface. Once she had caught her breath they stared each other for awhile before bursting into fits of laughter. They swam to shore still laughing and laid sprawled on the sandy beach still giggling. Soaking wet Will sat up and stared at the ship a thought occurring, “hm, how do you suppose we’ll get back?” he asked chuckling.
08-30-2011, 12:28 AM
"Easy daddy!" she said pointing up to the anchor that ran from the ship to the sea. "We climb come on!" Giggling Wendy ran to the anchor able to step to a rock ledge and then onto the anchor chain itself...making an easy climb for her. "This is fun I can see so much the water is so pretty and coral too!"
Samantha was on the otherside of the island on the beach...her and Raph were looking for seashells and coconuts for dinner tonight. Having already found 6 good coconuts that they carried in a netting bag from the shrimp. She was in a very thin coral pink silk that showed her body well..long hair loose and free in the light breeze. Loving to walk the beach she watched her son look around the base of another coconut tree."Mama I found another few that looked good!" Samantha walked over to where her son was, their backs turned to face the open sea. "Oh yes those are perfect! Must have just fallen a few hours ago!" Bending over the two worked to double check and collect them into their net bag.
08-30-2011, 01:00 AM
Will chuckled watching his daughter clamber up the line, “Careful! Now when you get back up just lower the ship a bit! Just so we can get the plank up okay!?” Wendy nodded and soon enough the ship was resting gently on the water near the shore. He walked up into the ship and tousled his daughters hair, “Nice job! You’ll make a fine explorer of the air!” He looked along the deck and remembered they had lost both their poles in the ocean, “Hmm so much for getting a fish, you wanna see if we can find Mama and Raph?”
Raph laughed and ran on ahead, he was glad to be helping his mother, she was pretty much the greatest and the fact that he got to spend time with her as well as run around looking for stuff was the best way to spend a birthday in his opinion. He slowed when he started to hear voices and crept closer, a bunch of rough looking men had dug a hole and had placed a tied up and blindfolded man inside. He watched in horror as one of the men pulled out a pistol and fired at the man in the hole. Raph bolted heading back to the beach where his mother was, terrified he hugged her legs, and cried barely able to speak, “Bad…bad men…pistol…killed,” he was able to stutter out as he shook and clung harder.
08-31-2011, 10:34 AM
"Sure papa! Hopefully they found lots of coconuts and don't worry about the fish, we still have lots of shrimp." Wendy said cheerfully walking with her father to the controls sitting on the stool ash she watched her father with intent eyes.
Samantha hugged her son closely as he spoke words she never wanted to hear in her or his lifetime. "Do you think they saw you?" The chance was minimal but still they were exposed, and if seen... Well the pirates may assume they did see the murder of whoever is now in the heavens. Guiding her son they in quick steps, but not fast enough to grow suspision. Retraced their steps back to the airship....William would get them out of there fast and in a hurry to safety above the clouds. They just needed to get back to their family was all! A light breeze kissed her skin biting her lip as she hoped they were far enough away that her lilac and spring rain scent wouldn't be carried by the breeze to any lusting pirates' nose.
08-31-2011, 07:49 PM
Will smiled and took the airship up, and began slowly circling the island hoping to surprise the two by dropping on them from above.
Raph clung to his mother the vision of what happened still flashing in his head. He had managed to compose himself enough so that he wasn’t crying but not enough to talk or move ahead, his heart rose when he saw an airship descend but fell back down when he realized it wasn’t his fathers. For one thing this airship was much bigger it hovered over the ground just in front of him, a scarred bald one eyed man peeked over and looked at them with confusion, “You’re not part of the crew,” he said baffled, another head peeked out “Course they’re not you idiot! They’re witnesses! Grab them you louts!” three of the pirates jumped over the ship and stepped towards them, they both turned to run only to see the group from the island coming towards them, they were trapped.
08-31-2011, 08:41 PM
Wendy used her skills to locate her mama and brother.... Eyes growing wide as she grabs her papa's arm. "Papa!" eyes filled with horror and fear "pirates! They found mama and Raph to the west coast of this island! HURRY!!" The young girl did her best to push her fears aside of her mama and Raph in trouble. She had to help William get directly to them as fast as possilbe.
Samantha seeing their predictament leaned down to her son's ears. "Run my son...run as fast as your legs can carry you...papa will find you now RUN!" Pushing Raph off to the side to give him a running start watching her child run into the island's thick grove of vegetation as the woman started to back up seemingly forgetting about those behind her. "We were just collecting coconuts....we had no idea this island was pirate property..just..just let my son go. Don't harm him!" Backing up into the chest of a pirate feeling hsi arms around her waist securly she screamed as loud as she possible could while struggling. Beating on his arm, legs kicking sand up to try and blind the others. "NO!!!!!"
08-31-2011, 11:05 PM
The other pirates winced as the woman began to scream, the man holding her struggled as she flailed in his arms. “Someone shut her up!” one of them cried. The man holding her uncertain of what to do raised his fist and clocked her over the head her cry was cut short as she went limp. The other pirates made a sigh of relief, “So what about the kid?” one of them asked, “Got him!” another pirate said holding up a struggling Raph. One of the pirates peered at Samantha looking her over, “Hey I know this woman, she’s Lord Lunstri’s girl! We got us a bona fide noble!”
The pirates gave a collective cheer knowing the implications, ransom money, “the brat’s her son right? Think of how much they’ll pay to get him back!” the others roared in agreement. The man holding her smiled leeringly “She’s quite purty too,” he said grabbing her breast, the one who had inspected her smacked his hand away much to the dismay of the others, “Hold on fellas!” he said putting his hands up in a calm down motion, “Let’s think about this, she’s connected to some pretty powerful people, do we really need that sort of attention?” the others looked at each other waringly, “You’re saying we might get some backlash if we go too far?” the man nodded, “exactly! I mean we could get pretty depraved if we want to, but…it’s really not worth it, I say we get in throw a ransom out get our money, keep everything nice and clean, and expend all that pent up energy at the nearest brothel!” the others nodded in agreement, “Right! We take the high road for now!”
Will sped up the airship as fast as it could go, which wasn’t much it wasn’t designed for speed. He didn’t bother to ask his daughter how she knew, she had always been intuitive like that no doubt another latent talent manifesting itself. He made it to the west side just in time to watch in horror as the large pirate ship rose into the air and sped away. “Damn it!” he cried smacking the wheel, he took his head in his hands worry jumbling his thoughts, they wouldn’t kill them, they’d probably hold them hostage at least he hoped that was the case and they weren’t already…”We’re gonna get them back Wendy, okay?” he said putting on a brave face, he rushed down to the hold picking up anything he could find and tossing it overboard, “help me get some of this stuff Wendy! We’re gonna have to be light if we’re gonna catch them, dump everything but the essentials!”
Raph groaned as the dumped him and his limp mother into a dark holding cell, panicking he got up and went to her, “Mama..mama! wake up mama!” he said shaking her, trying hold back his tears.
08-31-2011, 11:19 PM
Wendy full of tears unable to stop crying in whimpers helped her papa throw everything overboard that they could. Many of their toys, extra clothes, anything she could carry was thrown. "Papa I can't reach mama....but Raph is..is showing me she's alive but not waking up...they punched her out papa they hurt MAMA!!!" The young girl couldn't take it suddenly sitting onthe floor hands over her face as if hoping this was all a dream.
It was hours before Samantha finally woke up with a splitting headache... Willing herself to get up on very shakey legs as her first thought was of her son. Seeing him peering out a small window. "Raph...baby come here let me look at you.." The woman's voice was weak but well enough; knowing she wasn't raped was good enough news for the moment as she checked her son over seeing he is no worse for the wear. "Now look at me...we'll get out of this...but you have to use your twin abilities to keep in touch with you sister... It will help daddy find us." Brushing the hair from his face with a small smile "can you be a brave boy and do that for mama?"
09-01-2011, 12:19 AM
Will had just dropped the last of what they could get rid of when he saw his daughter on the floor crying, he sat down beside her and pulled her into a hug. “We’ll find her sweetheart, I promise we’ll find her,” he reassured rocking back and forth, he pulled away and wiped away her tears with his hand, “I’m gonna need you to be a brave little air explorer alright? Can you do that?” Holding her with one hand he picked himself up and headed towards the captains cabin, he pushed the lever to speed up, and the ship rushed forward with a jolt it was going much faster than it could with that junk he just hoped they could catch up, they’d slow down at night so they might be able to catch them then. Satisfied they were going as fast as they could he placed her on the stool by the wheel and looked her in the eye cupping her face in his hands, “I’m going to need you to keep me informed on where they are okay? Can you do that?” he said kissing her forehead before turning back to the wheel
Raph hugged his mother tight, he had to be brave…for her, “yes mama I’ll try,” he said. He didn’t really understand how the magic worked, that had always been Wendy’s forte not his but he tried to keep his mind open to her mentally reaching out as far as he can go. He saw through the small window the sky was getting dark, “I’m sorry mama, I shouldn’t have wondered off.”
09-01-2011, 11:05 PM
Wendy helped her papa throughout the day to keep in the right direction. At times a few tears would stray from her eyes but she kept strong well enough to keep the mental connection with her brother. It had also helped when she could sense her mother hungry but well for the most part too. "Four degrees right daddy then lower down and we should be right on them..." It was now night and they kept only minimum lights on above the clouds to keep the element of surprise.
Samantha was very proud of her son, he wad doing just as she asked and kept strong. It wasn't for her though...the stronger he stayed the best for himself inher own mind. Long as her son was safe she didn't care what happened to her. Even making sure they both didn't eat when offered the captain's food as she was not in any way, ready to trust pirates to not poison them.
09-02-2011, 12:46 AM
Will nodded and pulled the ship down slowly, He could now see it a big blackened shape just below them. To his horror though he saw a flickering light moving about the man holding the lantern looked up stunned at the ship above them. He yelled an alarm for the other pirates and pulled out his pistol firing at the ship. Will ducked as the bullet smashed through the window, “Get down Wendy!” he yelled pointing to a corner that offered protection from the glass. Will turned the ship sharply knowing that the pirate’s cannons would tear his ship up. He heard a boom and felt the ship rumble as one of the cannons dealt a glancing blow. He pushed the engines hard making it go downward, the engines were making an unhealthy noise being strained to their limit as the ship rattled as they were hit with another blow. He panicked shit he couldn’t slow their fall, they were freefalling, “Hold on to something!” he cried as the ship headed towards the ocean hitting it with a loud splash.
“You think we lost em?” asked one of the pirates, “Not sure, let’s head towards those storm clouds lose em in there!” he suggested as they headed towards the darkened clouds.
Will rushed over to Wendy to see if she was okay, sighing with relief when he found she was. The hull hadn’t been breached, and since the ship had been designed for the sea it floated well enough, they were trapped unless he could get the engines working again. “We’re going to be fine sweetie, you did good,” he reassured, “I want you to try and rest for now okay? Get some sleep while I try and fix whatever’s broken, don’t worry we won’t lose them I promise.”
09-02-2011, 11:47 AM
Wendy hugged her papa tightly before falling into a deep sleep. Tossing and turning in a bed of blankets right at her papa's feet at the captain's control cabin not wanting to sleep in her and her bother's room.
Samantha held her son close against her as they slept.... too exhausted from the day's events to keep awake any longer no matter how much her mind protested.
Finally the sun's light pirced through the ship's window in their cell illuminating the room. Slowly the noble woman woke up, carefully laying down her son on the bench so he can keep sleeping as she peered out the window. Breathing in the sea's air at least helped her wake up more refreshed. Looking behind the ship she did smile seeing a very familiar ship in sight...they were still trying to save them...first thing she would do when back on her airship.....hug and kiss her daughter...then make her husband sore from the constant lovemaking in their bed.
09-02-2011, 08:30 PM
Will yawned as the airship struggled along. He had managed to get it going again though it was making a sound he did not like and a weird smell was coming off it, the speed was such that they could just trail slightly behind the pirate ship though they no longer had any power to go up very high, he figured he could just get it to cloud level if he struggled so for now he kept it hovering over the water. He looked over at his sleeping daughter and sighed, he had tried to remain resolute but he didn’t know how he was going to save them now, he was running out of hope fast. He turned back and noticed the ship was heading upwards towards some nasty looking storm clouds.
Raph had flown out of his body the second he had fallen asleep, most of the night he had spent flying aimlessly enjoying the temporary freedom it gave him, he had tried to communicate with his sister but he wasn’t sure how much had gotten through. As morning arrived he saw the pirate ship head up into some storm clouds. As they entered his brain began to ache and he felt himself being pulled back into his body. His eyes came open with a jolt though they were no longer soft brown but a deep blue, and in the darkened sky they practically glowed. He looked out the window ignoring his mother his head pounding as a lightning bolt flash once hitting the ship making it rumble. Raph screamed and clutched his head as it did so, he could hear the thunders voice bellowing in his head, “Fire! It is like fire burning around the brim! Burning solid burning thin the burning rim! Like stars burning holes right through the dark!” he screamed bellowing out the words as they came to him. His hands felt hot and he took them off his head and placed them on the glass window, when he did so the glass burst and wind gusted through. He felt himself being pulled by it through the window, the wind buffeted and pulled him through the window which he was just small enough to fit through and felt himself soaring up towards the deck.
09-03-2011, 03:57 AM
Seeing in shock her son Raph levitate and escaped by the storm itself through the window and into the dark clouds she screamed. "Raphael get back here!!!" Trying to get through the window enough to grab his proved unsuccessfull as the pirates grabbed her by the waist and pulled her back in to make sure they kept her inside the cell. "Let me go! That's my son!!" Fighting with everything she got knowing many kicks landed hard blows as she struggles with a burning fire of escape.
Wendy suddenly woke up feeling her brother's strong energy amplified by the storm. "Papa!! Papa look hurry!" Running out of the captain's control room to the main deck where he was she tugged on his tunic hard until she got his attention. Pointing up into the sky where Raph was well seen within the clouds. "The pirates can't be far! But mama didn't escape!! Where my mama?!"
09-03-2011, 04:21 AM
Raph was thrown around like a ragdoll, spinning through the air before landing hard on the deck of the ship. “They couldn’t speak the day we burst! With all their lions and all their might and all their thirst! They crowd around like thoughts wearing thin! Against the walls, against your rules, against your skin! Begonia skies see through my eyes! We see through truth and all your lies!” he screamed as the wind gusted hard knocking many the pirates over and the thunder bellowed. Raph looked up into the rain and into the clouds and screamed, as he did so a lightning bolt arced through the sky hitting him. His body felt like a million exploding suns as the energy ran out through him incinerating many of the pirates and burning out the engine sending the ship heading into a tailspin towards the water. Raph passed out before they hit the water.
Will watched as the ship came plummeting down, “Take the controls Wendy!” he said watching the ship hit the water, it was sinking fast it hadn’t been designed to float like theirs were. He leaped onto the deck and found his son collapsed on the deck. He picked up his limp body and began searching frantically for his wife as the ship slowly descended into the water, “Samantha!” he called out.
09-03-2011, 11:47 AM
Wedy took the controls keeping the ship steady in the storm as her father went to collect her brother and mama. Helping to get Raph on their deck and into the captain control room momentarily. Glad to see her brother was alive she took is wt clothes off to his skivvies; covering him up in the blankets she onces slept in. It's ok Raphy...papa is getting mama you're safe.
With Raph's powerful attack she managed to get the keys from the dead pirate and unlock the cell. Glad to just be out of there, Samantha went o unsteady legs as the ship thrashed about and burned trying to ge to the deck where pirate screams of agony were heard. When the ship crashed into the sea seh was on the stairs, the hard impack made her slam into the wall then fall down the large flight of stairs. Screaming in pain as she tumbled down almost like a ragdoll and hit her head hard on the wall at the bottom of the stairs. Blood was comming from her temple and side where a stray piece of wood pirced into her side deep from the fall. Last thing she saw was water rushing at her "WILL!!!".....then blackness
09-03-2011, 07:22 PM
After placing Raph on the ship he began searching for Samantha. He heard her called and headed downward, he watched in horror as his wife’s prone body was engulfed by water. Will lept into the rising sea water diving under and pulling Samantha up to the surface. He struggled to get up the stairs as the ship continued to sink around them. Eventually he made it back onto the deck and rushed towards his own airship cradling his wife.
As they made it back to the safety of their own airship he gently placed his wife down on the deck of the ship. He was tired and soaked but he couldn’t rest yet, “Wendy, I’m gonna need you to get the medical equipment from down below, we should still have it!” he called out as he focused on his wife. Placing his fingers on her neck he was relieved to feel a pulse, and he saw that she was breathing though shallowly, he then began ripping off the midsection of her gown in order to inspect the wound on her side, the splinter of wood was still jutting out of her side and he contemplated if he should pull it out as Wendy returned with the medical equipment. He felt around the wound and decided it was shallow enough for him to pull it out, with one swift jerk he pulled the wood splinter out causing his wife to cry out unconsciously. Taking a rag he stoppered the blood and began binding the wound with gauze as well as binding the wound on her head. He decided it was best not to move her so threw a blanket over her body where she was. He then rushed to the captains cabin and charted their course, they were close to the island they had gone to when Samantha had been pregnant he pushed it to max speed and prayed they could make it in time.
09-05-2011, 02:05 AM
Wendy helped her father out by sending a message to the doctor her parents saw before they were born. She hoped the nice lady could help her mama soon as she was looking very weak and pale. Also sending a message to their grandpa who was in their original city back home so he could come as well.
The doctor had rushed fast as possible to the Byron airship concerned how Lady Byron was sounding. Walking up the ramp with her large medical bag she saw Lady Byron laying on the desk far too pale for her own good. "Alright..lets see here..." whistleing low upon seeing the penetration wound on her side...taking her temp it was a relief she wasn't too low and only a low fever. "Ok...ok I can work with this..lets get her into bed and I got enough crystals to do the work.."
Samantha winced and let out a small low moan when she was picked out slipping in and out of unconsciousness the only relief of reassurance was feeling Will hold her..if he was there with her then she knew that she was in very good hands. "Raph..Wendy...where?" Samantha whispered as she soon laid in bed as the doctor worked fast.
09-05-2011, 02:18 AM
“They’re here my love,” Will said pointing to their children as held his wife’s hand. Raph stepped closer to the bed, he had woken up just as they had made it back to the island, he remembered barely anything of the storm incident most it being brief flashes of sound and images, “Hey mama,” he whispered with a weak smile.
Will whistled happily as he and his two children walked towards their new cottage. He had bought it as a temporary home while they repaired the airship and his wife recovered, this was the first day back from the hospice, there had been some complications apparently there had been some wood that hadn’t been pulled out and had led to an infection, but she had pulled through well enough and was now waiting for them to get back. Will wanted to celebrate by fixing up a bunch of the new island dishes.
09-05-2011, 02:03 PM
Samantha was laying on a couch in the cottage propped up by pillows reading a book as she was just glad to be out of the hospice. It was too many people fussing over her there for her taste. Lord Raphael was making some tea for all of them for his son and grandkid's arrival back. Having came only a couple days after they arrived on the island to seek the doctor's help. Since then he helped William by keeping his grandkids busy around the island having as much fun as they could so their mother wouldn't weight on their young minds.
Seeing the three comming down the road Samantha sat up very stiff and sore a little more waving at them form inside "hey guys did you have a nice walk?"
09-05-2011, 05:01 PM
Raph smiled and rushed into the house putting what he had carried in onto the table, “yeah we did! We got a whole bunch of stuff,” Wendy quickly followed and began pestering their grandfather to go outside with them which he obliged. No doubt they wanted to explore the cliffs by the sea they were convinced there was treasure there and that they were going to find it. Will placed what he had on the table and walked over to his wife as the other three left. He knelt down and wrapped his arms around her before kissing her deeply. After awhile he pulled back a little, “I missed you, welcome back,” he whispered smiling. The days before had been hectic they hadn’t had any time for him to tell her how glad he was she was safe.
09-05-2011, 09:29 PM
"Mmmm...it's good to be back home..in your arms..." rubbing his biceps up and down with her soft hands. "To feel your love around me again..I've missed it..that and would die happy if I never saw another pirate for as long as we live." Smirking at her own comment kissing her husband again. "You have gotten us a wonderful place here...and have taken good care of our family, our business.... thank you. Once again you have done far too much while I am forced to sit here for however long it takes me to recover." Nuzzling his head she then slowly stood up with Will's help, taking the tray of tea with her to the bedroom so she could enjoy a few long awaited quiet moments with her husband before falling asleep in their new bed.
09-06-2011, 03:28 AM
Will sighed nestled close to the woman he loved. He laid there listening to her breath as she slept in his arms, running his hands through her long soft hair. He wondered briefly about what the future might bring, where they should go from here, and decided it didn’t really matter with her by his side. He nestled in closer to her, enjoying her warmth and softness wanting this moment to last forever. Leaning in he gently kissed her lips, “I love you,” he whispered before drifting off into a deep satisfying sleep, the love of his life in his arms.
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