Posted by: Author | August 1, 2022

Tuesday Tales- August 2- 2022- Crazy

This week, the writers of Tuesday Tales are writing to the word prompt, Crazy. I am still in my Regency story.

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His smile as she walked into the hallway made her happy. True, he was not traditionally handsome due to the scarring on his face and the eyepatch he wore, but he had a fine figure and appeared string and capable. He had told her a bit about his days in the Army. Nothing too delicate for a young woman’s ears, but enough for her to know he had not had an easy time of it. As if she could not tell that from his injuries. She sometimes wondered if he had more scars and injuries that were not visible. Those thoughts always made her blush as she knew she should not be thinking about those kinds of things.

“Good morning. I thought we would take a stroll near the waterfront today. Not near where you work, but I heard there was a new café where a number of ladies have been dining with their beaus and I thought we could try it.” He looked down at her. “If you would like that.”

Her stomach clenched. “You do not mean ladies of the ton do you?”

He tilted his head and gave her a quizzical look. “Oh no. It is not that nice. It is more for people of our class.”

Relieved, she inclined her head. “That sounds delightful then. Thank you.” Jane hoped he did not read anything into her question.

As they walked on, arm on arm, he did not ask any questions about her inquiry so she relaxed a little. Those places she used to dine were strictly off limits now. Not only because of her lack of coin to afford them, but for all the reasons she went into hiding in the first place. Oh how she missed having the liberty to dine where she chose as well as walk where she chose. Would it not be lovely to walk with her captain in Hyde Park?

Pushing the crazy thought of daring to do such a thing again and the consequences of that to the back of her mind, she glanced up at her escort. He was certainly in a good mood today. He was smiling and greeting most everyone who passed them.

She could not resist asking, “Why are you so content today?”

“Why would I not be? I am stepping out with a lovely lady, the sun is shining and I have a few days before I return to my ship. I love the sea, but I also like spending time with you onshore. It is amusing how much I have learned to like my time on shore since I met you.”


Responses

  1. Love how he appreciates her. But I feel the growing weight of her secret and wonder what he’s going to do if and when he finds out?? Amidst the lovely story is that growing tension. So well done! You’ve captured me completely.

    • aww.. thanks. That means a lot. I feel like it’s getting pretty heavy….

  2. A lovely scene. I hope it won’t be their only date. Great job.

    • thanks. Me, too. the joy of being a pantser. LOL

  3. Oh, I hope he doesn’t return to sea until her secret is sorted out– only a few days left?! I love how she has an image of walking in Hyde Park with him. This couple is most engaging.

    • Thanks Flossie I have been really struggling with these two being uncooperative with the writer. I am glad it’s not showing in these snippets. I have to get them in line if I am ever going to get this one done. LOL

  4. What a lovely scene!

  5. Awwww – love this scene! A man with a kind heart that takes over his whole being…..sigh….(Does he have a brother? LOL)

    • Aww.  thanks.  He DOES have a brother but you are not going to like him……   LOL 

  6. I am so curious about her past life and why she ran. And I am falling for him. Great job!

    • Thanks Tricia. Eventually, I’ll get to the point of telling that. This has been a hard wrote for me for some reason. I know where it’s going, I just can’t seem to get it there. Lol

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