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Nicolette Vauquelin

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    Mistress Vauquelin

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    French
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    Gentry
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    Botany, Herbal Medicine, Horse riding and Gentle conversation.

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  1. Nicolette was so bored. Lisa, even Louis, seemed to be taking the long weekend of devoutness far too seriously (and she did not even consider Margaretha for company.) Absolutely desperate for some fun and diversion, she'd sent out notes to a few of her discreet friends, and a few to indiscreet ones also, hoping that they might dare heavenly condemnation and meet with her in the Kings vinarium. (Yes that was how bored Nicci was; she'd even looked up the Latin word for a wine flask!) Dressed in a midnight blue cloak, Nicci skulked down the eerily silent halls of the place... though she did not dare to pray others would join her, she 'hoped' it really hard. In the Cellar "Achoo!" Nicci sneezed (and almost blew out her candle) - having selected one of the more dusty bottles down from the rack. Hopefully it was a good one. At the table, a few feet away, there were a good half dozen bottles already opened, along with as many glasses with a just a sampled splash in each.
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    Long Overdue Visit / Fri.Evening

    Caroline’s swiftly made and earnest-tone pledge was a relief, “for you are the sister I never had.” Which explained her next words, for only a sister would think to challenge Lisa on Nicci’s behalf. “Don’t worry about it too much Caroline, fortunately Louis knows how to manage her.” Of Nicci’s plans Caroline was non-committal with a vague 'of course' replied. “But you know I shall marry Lord Ranelagh one day,” Perhaps Caroline had forgot, “and then my address shall match your own for loveliness, well, possibly even better. I don’t think Lord Chichester has a house next door to Chelsea Physic.” Nicci nudged Caroline then as she teased. “I just need to be patient, is all, and that is fine because I am.” Still, Nicci was a bit jealous at the speed of proposal. She knew Ranelagh would never ever do that. The ladies then toasted, and Caroline’s spirits were high, even bragging (which was not her usual style). “That is completely true!” Nicci agreed, clinking glasses and gulping down her wine. “Just wait till the rest of courts gents finds out, they shall be crying into their glasses! “Oh, what will that mean about your new Lord Kendishall?”
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    Long Overdue Visit / Fri.Evening

    Caroline might not think she’d encouraged him, but men did not just randomly propose. “Promise me, you shall not think better of me as a friend. You know it happens dearest, married ladies are nearly never best friends with unmarried ones.” Her eyes burned into Caroline’s as she sought this pledge, "No matter how well you think of him, he surely cannot replace me.” Caroline’s reassurances begun to pacify Nicci (though adjusting to this bombshell was going to take some time). From where she sat, it seemed Caroline was rather quick in forgiving this fellow for whatever that crime had actually been (Caroline was still quite vague!). Nicci privately pledged that she would keep a eye on developments there, and only hoped it did not end in tears (neither her own nor Caroline’s) Of thoughts to her own marriage Caroline made a sharp point. "Oh I don’t think Louis would do that, surely, though Lisa on the other hand…” Nicci would not put it past Lisa to detour any interested party away from herself and toward her pet project Margaretha. “But I don’t think it’s could be that, my dear. It is that anyone clever knows the kings eyes is upon me, and would not dare to be seen poaching his field.” Nicci was fairly certain that was what it was, though it did not help her feel anymore reconciled on this topic. “I wish to be married one day too. To have a grand house to manage, my own gardens, and a man to plot a long course with.” She sighed. Pulling herself back to the present she gave Caroline a smile and reached to refill their glasses. “I’ve not even made a toast to you yet. To your future, and, to the clever fellow who thinks to make you his.” Nicci lifted her glass, ready to accept Carolines choice for the better or for the worse.
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    Long Overdue Visit / Fri.Evening

    “Well he’s a fast mover, that is for sure.” Nicolette could hardly believe the speed of the events that Caroline shared. Men did not usually do that all by themselves, Caroline must… “You must have encouraged him a bit too well!” she laughed, while still a bit in shock. “Oh Caroline, I don’t want to loose you as my best friend.” Was her biggest concern, and taking her hand again she gave another squeeze. “You sound rather aligned with it.” Nicci had erroniously thought that the pair of them would be single together for absolutely years yet. “But what caddish behaviour were you worried about. What if he becomes caddish again?” Nicci, in concern for Caroline, needed to know more details. “It’s just awfully sudden Caroline. Yes there is an appeal to being married, especially if he is well to do as you say, you shall not need to go without ever, and have as many parties as you want, I might think… and I can imagine the surprise of it all too, might be a bit, ah, exciting.” “I don’t know when I shall be married though.” Nicci revealed what was bothering her, “what if, once you are married, the things you care about change?”
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    EASTER 1678 | Good Friday Service (8th all day)

    The Duke of Buckingham Leaves the King & Saunters Toward Nicci Jealousy as an emotion was comfortably familiar to Nicci, as she saw the men laugh together she felt those tingly hot embers of motivation and desire again - while she wondered what joke they were sharing, wishing she could share it too. And perhaps she would, for the King was quite indulgent of her little questions... a thought that had her mentally smiling as she admired the men in their profiles. Watching them was rather pleasurable in itself. She remained idle some while longer, reluctant to settle for anyone else’s company, and then finally it paid off. She sent a welcoming smile to His Grace, and moved to close the gap between them... Dipping her head, "Our friend is in good cheer." This much she had witnessed, but she did not spot the weariness in Buckingham’s own eyes until he was directly before her. Such a courtier, Bucks could easily maintain his courtier charade under more extreme circumstance than this, "La, but so much idleness, it is exhausting for men with dynamic lives." said she in her flattering style. Offering some sympathy, but with it; admiration. "Have we dates for the equestrian events yet? Looking forward to a ride is all that sustains me, Your Grace." Nicci grinned.
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    The Ladies are Jonesing | 2pm 7th Golden Pestle

    It would take Nicolette more than a few hours, it might take months or even years (given opportunity) to learn and appreciate the dynamic that existed between mother and son. For her part she was naively delighted at the question he asked. He knows where I live?! "Yes I am still there." she grinned, "Until something better comes along." She thought herself very funny to allude to his very own house over the fence from Chelsea Physic, and with the man himself entirely unaware. For she was 95% sure, no, 100% sure, that he had no idea at all that she had her sights set on marrying him. Likely he'd just think her to mean an apartment at the palace, or some other marker in her road of many ambitions. "Yes, next week then." she smiled at that, drawing in a pleased breath of how well the visit had been going. "Oh and I have some little gift for you each to keep... Prepared earlier, she had three little bags - inside was: a soothing balm, a fragrance blend and also a pomander. OOC: thankyou for a lovely thread, seems an apt time to wrap up about now, with a future 'date' set ❤️
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    EASTER 1678 | Saturday Services (9th all day)

    Nicolette & Beverly Nicolette smiled more fully at his surprise - he was an adorable fellow for just how often life seemed to catch him off guard! Though she was not so silly to mistake that for a foolishness: he was prodigee of Cumberland and had married terribly well. That sort of thing does not happen by a (surprising) accident. "Well then looks are not deceiving," she crooned as they exchanged air kisses. "Lord Ulcombe shall it be?" it was the first time she had heard that title, "a word sounds so like your English 'welcome', it cannot hardly be a coincidence I think!" "Tell me have your tried divine if it is girl or by, by the old wives tests I mean - like how a ring swings?" Nicolette quizzed, while she noticed a rather silly look on Beverley's face (indicating that was something else going on his mind than this). Though even if he had asked that question, she'd have avoided any reply, not that she even guessed at it. For by it all she discovered was her rather usual response when before him; that of an urge to kiss him quite properly! Showing exquisitely french flirtatiousness she instead said, "You shall be a fine father, of either, I would guess. I cannot imagine a nicer spot to sit than on your knee."
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    The Ladies are Jonesing | 2pm 7th Golden Pestle

    OOC: easily done! >.< no worries IC: "You are like a saturation certainly." Nicci laughed brightly of Ranelagh, briefly sliding in to chemistry terms, "though perhaps if heated up you might absorb a little more." As much as she enjoyed the ladies company, it was hard to be around her Richard and not... well be quite as doting of him as she might want to be. She did her best to tease him quite as mercilessly as his mother did, but when the sight of him just made her want to kiss him, or run her fingers through his hair - well it was difficult. Fortunately there was a master _gardening_ plan to work on, to help Nicci focus. "I wonder if riddles might serve our purpose, mmm, but shall we begin a scaled version as a court function perhaps, to the joy and amusement of peers and families. We have all heard that there are to be some Equestrian events this season, perhaps we can set up our riddles with plants to match to, at the starting line. People always want for something to occupy themselves while waiting for a competition to begin. Our game shall be perfect timing." Meanwhile Ranelagh seemed a bit sulky that paying was all he'd need to do - his Lady Mother noticed this and gave a suggestion. "La! that would be wonderful." Nicci seconded, "but are your suppliers especially close guarded secrets... for I would like to meet them if I may." well really she'd just like to spend more time with Richard if possible.
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    Long Overdue Visit / Fri.Evening

    "Well he’s never seemed to be very serious.” Nicolette commented on what little she knew of Rowland, which in this instance seemed to work out in Caroline’s favour. Hopefully it would remain that way… a possible hiccup might be if another woman came into the equation. Which was why Nicci spoke out loud of risk of his marrying.. Just as she’d be to take another sip of her wine, Caroline made her announcement. Getting a shock Nicci spat the wine back in her glass and launched into much couching and spluttering. “What on earth?!” turned to look at Caroline fully, eyes wide and expression of bafflement, “I didn’t even know you were friendly. When did this happen, and how. Good grief Caroline, I never thought you wanted to remarry.” Nicci frowned. Truth be told, she was a bit jealous – Nicci wanted to marry her Ranelagh one day, and come to live in luxury next door to Chelsea Physic, but her plans might take literally years to come about. If ever. Her eyes glistened in the firelight, as the news sunk in, and she managed a smile for her dearest friend. “It’s wonderful news darling.” She reached to squeeze Caroline’s hand. “I’m terribly happy for you, really.”
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    EASTER 1678 | Saturday Services (9th all day)

    Beverley, approached by Mlle. Vauqueline Nicolette for one had never thought Beverly to appear foolish, but rather she'd crushed on him for some good long while now. He had those brown puppy dog eyes, and that open and also nervous sort of earnest disposition that tugged at a ladies heart. She'd tried to kiss him of course, but that had not been so easy, for he was also one of the most extremely proper fellows in all of court (especially within his age group) "Cousin..." her voice, full of rich French resonance purred as she approached from beyond his left shoulder, her eyes flaring appreciatively as she commented, "what a fortune that I find you unattended." Air kisses were attempted, if not actually given. (A girl needed to keep trying!) "... and congratulations, I have heard that your happiness is to be made complete within but a few more months now." The French belle was wearing a rather glorious costume in pale blue with gauzy layers of silver net over the skirts, upon which were needlework a great collection of ships, fishes and even mythical sea creatures; to complete her look she wore a little trident by way of hair comb.
  11. Nicci sent a note out to a number of her friends, thinking to let gossip provide the rest of the invitations. Notes arrived to Duke Buckingham (who'd surely alert CR if appropriate), Baroness Kendishall, Lord Ranelagh & Countess Cambray
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    To Lord Chatham | arrives 4th April

    arrives by hand saturday morning (before church) It had been some time Friday evening that Nicolette discovered Chatham’s letter again, tucked into a book as a marker - both of which page she was up to and to reply to the Earl. How many days had it been now? Quite a few. Was it too many days even to reply now? Ordinarily the answer to that question might be yes, but amidst the utter boredom of Easter, she guessed that he nor she would be so critical.
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    Long Overdue Visit / Fri.Evening

    "La!” Nicolette laughed, “that sounds just like him! Poor fellow, was he absolutely crushed by your rejection?” It amused her no end that Caroline had refused the cocky hopeful. “Well done, men surely need to be kept keen.” “But good grief, what was he thinking really.” That he thought to bed Caroline before breaking such news was.. well as merry as the merry court got. “Vouloir le beurre et l’argent du beurre*” Observing her friends reaction to the news, Nicolette was surprised at first, but then not really, that Caroline was so pragmatic of it. “So you don’t mind? Hmm… I suppose there is not a great deal you can do about it. You might well be safe for now, but what if he marries? A new Lady Kendishall might not be as lenient on you.” She mused in concern for Caroline. * A French saying on butter, equivalent to 'having the cake and eating it too’
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    Long Overdue Visit / Fri.Evening

    "You cant have met Margaretha yet." Nicci replied as Caroline thought to be more generous. "To hear Lisa talk about her, you’d think she was her sister or something, she's always fussing about her and wanting her to make a splendid match." Caroline knew Nicci well enough to recognise jealousy in her friend, it would seem that the French girl was upset to be displaced by Lisa's young Dutch companion. Tossing the cork into the fire (it certainly was not going to be used again) Nicci settled to hear the latest news - what had her friend so excitable? "Take a breath darling, but of course you'd not make anything up." Caroline was just not that sort of person. But the news when it came, was incredible! "Rowland Alston, but he's one of those moustachioed men!" Nicci's eyes flared, for she even knew the fellow who was suddenly master of Glandon Hse. Taking a deep sip of her wine it begun to sink in, "Good grief, and wasn’t he even at your party the other week? Did you know then even?!"
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    EASTER 1678 | Good Friday Service (8th all day)

    The Killington group: Following his assistinf Lisa, he turned to help her. "Now now, lets not rush ahead of yourself." Nicci smiled in return to Louis quip, while accepting his held she extended her hand to get to her feet. His help was not strictly necessary, upon account of have having fine and strong thighs, but she liked the artifice fo it anyhow. During that movement, and being closer to his for a moment, she murmured, "- extra penance is required for some like yourself." Breaking apart as Louis then assisted Margarethe - Nicolette he looked around the chapel then, as most Courtiers gratefully left, while some few idly lingered. Nicci wanted to join Buckingham with the King, but was mindful that in public it was for CR to direct. Still she looked that way a lingering moment with a hope, weren’t they both as bored as she was, did they not also crave some lighter distraction? A little flirtation, and perhaps a joke. Nicci hoped for a sign, or a motion that she might be allowed to approach?
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