The Bumhampton Chronicles: Chapter 7 (Part 4)

His powerful kiss was filled with promise. I felt a cool band of metal slipped over my left ring finger, assuming it was a token of our engagement and not some trick. I could not in fact see my hands from my restrained posture. “You may call me, Sir, in public; my Christian name is Chester. I give you leave to address me as such in private moments.” As I celebrated my swift ascension from desperate orphan to a wealthy wife-to-be, my future husband was announcing the news to Mrs. Cleanknockers and Miss Frothinglips. A shadow lay upon their smiles.

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3 Comments

  1. Well, now I’m a little unnerved… Still don’t know what to make of him. And shadowed smile…something’s coming, and I think it’s more than just Ruby!

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    • Much, much more, Ina. This is taking quite an unexpected twist(s) in the coming chapters. Still fluid of course, and I reserve the right to change my mind.

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      • Hmm, well now, of course, I’m utterly intrigued.
        The author reserves all rights to do as he wishes – but if you change your mind, I’d love to know what the original version was going to be!

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