Thergood is more reasonable than Mr. He agrees that when a person buys multiples of something, it is only reasonable that she should pay less per each. Charles scratched his head at these complicated notions, but he tried to look as if he understood. Any fool could understand that. In the tone of one who is bursting with delight but is too dignified to show it, he announced, "You have a visitor. Miss Elizabeth!
For a year and a half there had been no visitors at Havenhurst, and so it was little wonder that Elizabeth felt an absurd burst of pleasure followed by confusion.
Who is it? It is Alexandra Lawrence! Er—Townsende, he corrected himself, recalling that their visitor was married now. Joyous disbelief held Elizabeth immobilized for a split second, then she turned and burst into an unladylike run, pulling off her kerchief as she dashed toward the drawing room.
In the doorway she came to an abrupt halt, the kerchief dangling from her fingertips, her eyes riveted to the lovely young brunette who was standing in the middle of the room, clad in an elegant red traveling suit. The brunette turned, and the two girls looked at each other while slow smiles dawned across their faces and glowed in their eyes.
Is it really you? They stood still, uncertain, each one noting the dramatic changes in the other in the past year and a half, each one wondering a little apprehensively if the changes went too deep. In the silent room the ties of childhood friendship and long-standing affection began to tighten around them, pulling them forward a hesitant step, then another, and suddenly they were running toward each other, flinging their arms around one another in fierce hugs, laughing and crying with joy.
Oh, Alex, you look wonderful! Elizabeth laughed, hugging her again. Pulling her down onto the sofa, Elizabeth launched into a torrent of questions. When did you return from your honeymoon trip? Are you happy? What brings you here? How long can you stay? Of course I wish it! Elizabeth said gaily. I have absolutely nothing planned, except for today.
My uncle is coming to see me. But none of that mattered anymore. As they had done when they were youngsters, both girls kicked off their slippers, curled their legs beneath them, and talked for hours with the easy camaraderie of kindred spirits separated for years, yet eternally united by girlhood memories, happy, tender, and sad.
Yes, but you won every single shooting contest. At least, you did until your parents found out and decided you were too old—and too refined—to join us.
Alex sobered. We missed you after that. Not as much as I missed you. I always knew exactly which days those jousts were taking place, and I would mope around here in complete gloom, imagining what fun you were having.
Then Robert and I decided to start our own tournaments, and we made all the servants participate, she added, laughing as she thought of her half-brother and herself in those bygone days. In a matter-of-fact voice she said, Robert disappeared a year and a half ago. I think it may have had something to do with—well, debts.
Very well, Alex agreed with an artificially bright smile. What shall we talk about? Alex was older than Elizabeth, and time flew past as Alexandra talked of the husband she had wed, whom she obviously adored.
Elizabeth listened attentively to the descriptions of the wondrous places all over the world that he had taken her to see on their honeymoon trip.
Tell me about London, Elizabeth said when Alex ran out of conversation about foreign cities. Elizabeth leaned forward in her chair and opened her mouth to ask the questions that mattered most to her, but pride prevented her from voicing them.
Oh—nothing in particular, she lied. I want to know if my friends ridicule me or condemn me—or worse, if they pity me, she thought.
Most of all, I want to know why none of them has bothered to visit me or even to send me a message. Now, at nineteen, she was an outcast from the same society that had once imitated, praised, and petted her. Elizabeth had broken their rules, and in doing so she had become the focus of a scandal that raged through the ton like wildfire. As Elizabeth looked uneasily at Alexandra she wondered if society knew the whole story or only the scandal; she wondered if they still talked about it or if it had finally been laid to rest.
Alex had left on her prolonged trip just before it all happened, and she wondered if Alex had heard about it since her return. The questions tumbled in her mind, desperate to be voiced, but she could not risk asking for two reasons: In the first place, the answers, when they came, might make her cry, and she would not give in to tears.
In the second, in order to ask Alex the questions she longed to ask she would have to first inform her friend of all that had happened. And the simple truth was that Elizabeth was too lonely and bereft to risk the possibility that Alex might also abandon her if she knew. What sorts of things do you want to know? Alex asked with a determinedly blank, cheerful smile pinned to her face—a smile designed to conceal her pity and sorrow from her proud friend.
How nice, Elizabeth replied with a soft, winsome smile, her voice filled with genuine happiness. But if you think I am, would you care to place a wager on it? She needed to know whether loyalty had brought Alex to her—or whether she was here because she mistakenly believed Elizabeth was still the most sought-after female in London.
Elizabeth had learned to deal with relentless adversity, to hide her fear and hold her head high. Now, faced with kindness and loyalty, she nearly gave in to the hated tears that tragedy had not wrung from her.
Scarcely able to drag the words past the tears clogging her throat, Elizabeth said humbly, Thank you. Furthermore, I want you to come to London for the Season and stay with us. Leaning forward, Alex took her hand. Believe me, Alex finished feelingly, but with a fond smile, no one will dare to cut you if the Dowager Duchess of Hawthorne stands behind you. About what people say about me, I mean. Alex held her gaze steadily. Elizabeth shook her head, swallowing back a constricting lump of emotion that was part gratitude, part humiliation.
Absolutely not! Elizabeth burst out. Please, Alex, she implored, realizing how ungrateful she must sound. At least leave me some pride. Besides, she added with a gentle smile, I am not quite so unlucky as you seem to think.
I have you. And I have Havenhurst. I know that, Alex said. But I also know that you cannot stay here all your life. Elizabeth caught her in a fierce hug. Para siempre Judith McNaught Author Perfeito Judith McNaught Author Creators Judith McNaught.
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