Nicolette Vauquelin Posted March 30, 2016 Share Posted March 30, 2016 ... Nicolette would never make the mistake of trying to kiss Lucas again. Barn Elmes is located a few miles from Whitehall on the northerly loop of the River Thames between Barnes and Fulham in a quiet and rather clean stretch of river. The park and garden are expansive in the style of a country estate, and it is a frequent location of picnics and walks to the ladies and gentlemen of court. It is well-known for the outside to be open to such visitors. On any pretty afternoon punters can be found floating on the water and blankets spread out with laughter rising. Once the home the Duke of Buckingham provided for his boon buddy, Abraham Cowley, and a place of secret retreat for the King and some of the literary sect, the Duke has once again decided to place those who have his patronage here. Although a far cry from the splendor of his other residences, Barn Elmes is a generously spacious three-story home with many sets of rooms, parlours, a music room, and a small hall for entertaining. Nicolette had no doubt that Lucas abhorred her, their brief and intense friendship had ended quite as suddenly as it had begun. Perhaps that was her fault, she'd admit some of the blame, but then he'd been rather beastly too. But London was a small place, and Whitehall smaller still. Right from the seasons onset the Composer was thrust in her face (what with the Opera), she decided some manner of peace pact needed to be made. A setting of terms they might work within. Barn Elms was as ever impressive, awing the senses of a visitor seemed to be a prerequisite of any of Buckingham's houses. It had been a long time since she'd last visited, though she smiled to the doorman as though it was just yesterday. "Bonjour my friend, is Master Cole in please?" her eyes slid past the man towards the foyer, off which was the reception room that had been the Composers sick bed when he'd been mending broken limb. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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