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Davina Wellsley

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  1. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    She stared back at him as he spoke offering HIS explination to that hurt from months ago. "Ah." She slowly nodded her head. "So it was I that was at fault - I thought 'Wife' when you meant 'Mistress' so no wonder you reacted as you did." "So I must offer an apology after all. And am I right in thinking that there is another who will fill that first rolé while Sedley waits in the wings." (a delebrate play upon words in reference to Sedley's Father) "Heigh Ho." She sighed on a breath. She reasoned within herself that everything that had been left unsaid was now corrected. "I shall always wish you well Charles." She gave him another smile adding that "Well you must have a care of your person - do not chase those villians all alone. And for riddles, well, there are a few about Court who excell in that field you should seek them out." "I shall not walk you out. Best if you go thru the door hidden over there that way avoiding the gaggle of geese out there." She gave a nod towards where the nosie was coming from. "I am sure you can find your way to wherever it is you must be." She walked to one wall and reached down to press gently against the gold moulding that decorated the wall and it opened inward. "There you are. Tis just a short corridor and at the end you will be out of the Presence." She offered him her hand to kiss in good-bye.
  2. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    "Me? Ill?" Said with some surprise. "Whatever do you mean? I was a bit Melancholic for a while tis true but I assure you I am fine now. Rather Phlegmatic at the moment. Whatever possessed you to say that?" She teased a bit but then grew serious again as she continued. "Well how generous of you - to care for me always no matter what. I shall not hold you to that for it may prove difficult for you to keep." Where was all this coming from she wondered. Had he taken some misunderstanding in her owns words and so thinks that she would still lay with him? "So allow me to understand .... you are telling me that tis an impossibility for me to NOT continue to offer up my body to you because what we share is too strong?" She gave a small laugh then was quick to apologize. "Forgive me Charles but you clearly did not take my meaning. I shall tell you agan - I am letting you go. We are parted now as Lovers." Her next remark was to his one on not yet being betrothed "Ah so she did not manage to get you to offer up marriage? Odd. I would have sworn that was what your meaning to me was." "That and the fact you made it plain that if twas ME in that same situation - being with child - you would not marry me." "But you would marry her." "In need of intimacy .... Who have you been with that puts such thoughts in your head?" "So you are saying that there is something amiss with me and that I should give my body to you now and continue until we should not." "And remaining Friends now and after we both wed - to some other and not to each other - is that you're thoughts?" "How very sure you are of me Major Whitehurst." "I kissed you because I wanted to hear you say you felt the same. It was an intellectual curiosity because I knew that it was the last one we would ever exchange." "You should reconsider and arrange your thoughts better." "Very well - since you said tis for me to decide." "Whatever 'desire' I might have felt is no longer present." liar ..... the hidden voice whispered "You may rest assured that I shall smile laugh and be merry without any aid from you." Despite her best efforts her temper was warming up. She took a steadying breath. "I have no wish to send you off with harsh words or feelings. You were the first man I layed with and for that I am grateful that you were kind and gentle." "I shall have some fondness for you because of it. We played well together and now it has ended." "And it is enevitable that we will continue to meet - London is large but Court is small - and I will never be anything other than 'friendly'." Taking up her work she stood and shook out her skirts. She looked back at him once again calm. "See." She smiled up at him. It was a real smile and there would be no mistaking that.
  3. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    He returned her kiss but then offered up a reminder which made her smile. "Oh I have no intent to go any further so rest assured. All that noise out there is hardly conducive after all." She turned away from him then to walk a bit adding over her shoulder that "Those Gentleman of my acquaintance would not be as you so I have no thoughts to them." "Ah. Yes. How could I forget about your "Lady Admirers" of which you must have many no doubt. Was there not one who is in line to gain the most?" She could not help that needle to his skin. She knew it was Sedley and that she was to have a child - either his or some other but he believed it his so .... Circling back to him she found that the hurts she had held onto had somehow gone. Replaced with just a sense of sadness but also relief. Was that possible? He kissed her hand but she did not let him lingerr slipping hers from his grasp and returning to her chair. "My reputation is faultless. I would never do something to tarnish that. Which is why I am glad that you sought me out." "It is good that we now understand each other. You and I made merry together while it lasted. All things I suppose must end." "Which is why I am letting you go." She gave a small sigh then looked up at him her mouth shaped in a small smile. "We could hardly continue and I am not such a person that would take amusement in greeting the wife of the man who is my lover." "My future is my own to decide and if all goes to plan I too shall wed by years end." She reached for her needlework again surprised at how calm she was and her words normal in their delivery. No hysterics. No angry words. Did he she wonder understand that that kiss was the last to be given by her to him.
  4. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    "I never kiss and tell." Said as she stood up setting aside her needlework. "You know that." She moved closer until she was near enough to touch. She could feel his body warmth, smell his scent. Perhaps it was those things together or something else that made her reach up and kiss him. "Tell me you feel it too." She whispered aganist his mouth. "Tell me that this is not what you crave. Tell me you want it just as much as I."
  5. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    how easily he flatters me .... so you think you know me that well .... She gave a small laugh then shook her head "There is no need to fear disapproval. My heart is indeed warm and in all Truth I am torn between several Gentleman - so I needs must weigh all the merits and capabalities and chose wisely." "And Court is the perfect place do you not agree? So many pass to and fro which provides opportunities yet also allows for reminders of those already known." "Ah. Yes. Devotion is most important. It would be cruel to display it then of a sudden take it back." "You are involved with so much of late so I shall do as you say." She smiled up at him like she used to. Despite herself she could not keep her body from reacting to his presence .... it had been far too long! Her nerves began to tingle and that slow burn deep in her belly was slowly spreading out as she held his gaze.
  6. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    "This all sounds so dangerous. I hope nothhing bad will happen." "And I know how you are - you will hunt tirelessly until found either alive or dead. But even then you will continue to have suspicions." "I am not afraid with you in command." She told him quietly. "Yes. But as to his position I have no idea." "Of course I receive things why would I not?" She needled him a bit. "I am not in want of admirers .... something always comes at least once a day." She lied but he'd not know it. "I think rather His Majesty is enjoying a Game, as He is known to do, and to tease and withold is also part of His Charm." She smiled up at him. "I am flattered naturally who would not be! So if you are desirious of a puppy then I shall have to look elsewhere for one."
  7. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    "I knew it." She leaned forward in her chair looking up at him. "Things seemed somehow different .... So you do not know the Nationality then? But what if that were a ruse? I mean this done to make another thing happen?" "And why there as the place for it. And is that why Lord Mountjoy and Kingston came here last evening?" "Poppy heard it being talked about as she came thru." She offered by way of explanation. "Servants see everything - the more so here!" "Mountjoy is not so unusal as his Lady is here but Kingston is. So Lady Mountjoy must know as well but I doubt she would tell the Queen, especially now." "Do not worry. It does not go beyond this room." She quietly told him. "Even tho I may have no Duty I still must attend that can not be helped. I must ask for leave for a day to do that. But there is not much about London I wish to go." "I shall be glad indeed when things liven up!" She sat back relaxing a bit into the chair. He asked about Palace dogs and she had to stop herself from replying that there are any number of bitches about .... you yourself have one to heel and ready to birth in the form of that Sedley "I was given one by His Majesty - that was the reason for the summons early yesterday morning - only it was not from HIM as he was quick to say but from another 'Gentleman' who's name he declined to say." "So I think I shall have to keep it until I am able to know the sender. I wonder just who it could be ..." She sighed. "I am sorry. I do not think I can give her up just yet. Will you accept my apology?"
  8. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    "It was a ... misunderstanding steming from a note ment for another but was pased to me. It was worded in such an unplesant manner that I was taken by surprise and over-reacted." The lie said with out a blink of her eyes. "I thought of you naturally as the one to provide me with aid but in the end, well, nothing happened." She set aside her mending and at his words of assassins murderers and blackguards she caught her breath. "So there WAS something yesterday ....." She then went on to explain about being summoned by His majesty to the garden but then being taken inside and then thru the Presence to the Kings Privy Chamber. That alone had made her suspicious as had the presence of extra guards. "I thought it odd to begin with and then seeing the guards there .... why even Lord Chatham I think found it off but I said nothing for there was nothing. His Majesty by way of word or action betrayed nothing ..." "What happened? I know that something has." and does it tie in with what I am involved with I wonder? Yet I am unwilling to involve Charles now as I shall to the Duke later this day. As to his last question she gave a small shrug. "Happy? I do no think that is the word I would apply. I am as always delignet and no faults can be found. I bear my 'responsibilites' well enough. What else is there?" That some of her unhappiness crept out she could not stop. He must suruly understand how hurt she was by him. But she had avoided him altogether and so what needed to be said had not. She understood that as a man he did not think as she so what she saw as 'hurts' he may not. "After this child is born things will return back to normal I hope - tis been frustrating to simply wander about without any Duty." "Do you want a puppy Charles?" She gave him a half smile for the first time.
  9. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    She looked up as he strood in very much the 'Military Man' his gaze looking about then began to offer up his excuses. She did not interrupt. He finished and she with head bent finished the few stitches left and then neatly bit the thread with her teeth. "There is no need to worry we are quite alone. That is why I am here. This side of the Palace is usually like this now with few about." She made a geasture for him to take a chair if he wished or he could stand. "I am fine." She began looking up at him directly her eyes taking him in. "I was upset and so reached out to you without thought of how it sounded." "There is no need to worry - I am in no danger. I am sorry to have caused you distress." Her voice was so normal almost indifferent in its lack of her usual warmth to him. "I had received some bad news and at that time had no one about me that I might seek help from. It has since been resolved." "It is good to see you Charles. We have not seen each other since .... well in some time. You are well? You look tired." She allowed for that bit of personal observation.
  10. Davina Wellsley

    In Search of Davina Tuesday Mid-Morning

    As was usual these days she, as well as most of her fellow Maids, had little actual contact with the Queen who it seemed much prefered the company of married ladies and those already having children. She was well able to find things that needed to be done and so she was siting in one of the smaller side rooms surrounded by various articles of the Queen's that needed mending by a gentle hand when a servant found her. He relayed the message and she nodded asking that Major Whitehurst be brought to her. It was not quite the ideal place but then perhaps it was just as well. She had been over emotional and scared which was why she had sent the note to him but had heard nothing in return. They had not seen the other in weeks and there was much unresolved between them. She was mostly over the hurt and anger yet some still lingered at how she had been used. Truth was that she missed him and her body was unsatisfied at the lack of physical contact. He would find her alone and dressed in a pretty shade of pale rose with little ornamentation save for a pearl necklace and earrings. Sitting comfortably she had kicked off her shoes but did not look for them. She would not stir from her chair but would greet him as she was.
  11. It was best to have this all out in the open as soon as possible which is why she wasted no time. Or allowed herself to talk herself out of it was more to the Truth. She had thought to walk but then decided to use her brothers carriage so it was that it drew up before the imposing building that housed the Duke of Buckingham. Helped down and then joined by her maid Poppy who setteled her mistresses to rights she sent the driver to announce that Mistress Wellsley had come as requested. This was so important that she left nothing to chance. Her attire had been carefully put together - a dress of apple green silk with an underskirt and stomacher of pale lilac silk. Beaded with pearls and lavender beads in a trellis pattern intertwined with gold thread it was both elegant and polished. Her hair was dressed and up and she wore her diamond hair pins that had been her Grandmothers - sun moon and star - for courage and luck. Pearls tied with a pale green ribbon at the back of her neck matched those in her ears. Her scent was discreet yet complementary. She was not there to 'seduce' but she was full aware of the fact that how she presented herself would set the tone with the Duke. Moving ahead she waited patiently to be admitted. Her thoughts for a moment wondering what had taken Kingston away .....
  12. Davina Wellsley

    To Lord Kingston, by hand, Late Monday afternoon

    The boy returned after some time with the verbal response. Davina slowly nodded her head handing out two pennies instead of one and sending him on his way. well it is as it would have been so that is it. to Buckingham I wil go From some distance away Poppy eyed her mistress understanding the inner turmoil that was going on. It was indeed something so secret yet had to be discussed. She would accompany her as always ready to be of aid if needed. Her Lady might give off a strong countance but she knew otherwise.
  13. Davina Wellsley

    To Lord Kingston, by hand, Late Monday afternoon

    (Buckingham receiving it is fine, Thanks)
  14. Davina Wellsley

    A Royal Summons, Privy Garden Monday 7 am

    She had to laugh at that remark. "Madam you may well be right and so I shall live in Hope that the sender is indeed as you say!" "I do not know of a certain that there is something amiss tis just such an odd thing to bring all of us here. Perhaps I am over-thinking?" She gave a shrug and then turned round as His Majesty addressed them all. She gave Sophia a 'see I told you so look about being sent away' then added "Well. So that is that. Let us then allow Ashburnham to play escort and then I shall see you safely deliverd where ere you wish." She gave the now dozing puppy she held a light kiss on its head thinking that if she remaind as this she might well just keep her!
  15. Davina Wellsley

    Easter 1678 | Easter Monday (11th all day)

    Davina with George/Caroline - Then Departing His whispered comment to her made her give a small shrug adding that "I can not say but I hope it is not. I shall try to learn more ...." It was then that the situation was altered again as several amongst the Assembly were handed missives and then took their leave. That then prompted the beginnings of a general exodus. It semed that there was to be no more more talk between them as George along with his 'Lady' took leave with a nod in her direction. She sat there watching as they left and it suddenly occured to her that he had failed to introduce her. Was it deliberate? Or was he unwilling to have his acquaintance know just yet? Either way Davina felt a bit snubbed. Well there was no point in sitting here after all! So she to readied and then took her leave adding a smile or nod as she went to those she knew.
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