Charles Whitehurst Posted July 22, 2017 Share Posted July 22, 2017 Continuation Thread from Intrepid Adventurers December 30th afternoon So she was marched off outside, and hoisted up to his horse. Charles told her that she was a great disappointment to him, at one time that would have touched her heart and spawned regret. But instead she rolled her eyes and uttered "God you are a prick." They were on their way home when his ward uttered profanity. "How dare you say such things? Who teaches you such a foul mouth? It was Mark wasn't it? He taught you how to steal and how to swear. What other crimes and vices has taught you?" The questions were mostly rhetorical. It was worse than he thought. Overnight she had gone from a little lady to a foul-mouth gutter rat. Something has to be done. He was in no position to oversee her daily, so he needed to determine how best to isolate her. Locking her in her room seemed the most sensible, but he would need to have the windows nailed shut to avoid her trying to climb out. Would Bradley escort her back to Langdon before the holidays were over? It would be much to ask of him. Charles supposed he would need to take the household back to Langdon for th erest of the winter and find a school for ladies that had locked doors and burly women to hold her prisoner for her lessons. Yes, that is best. He had not wanted to go back to Langdon in the cold, but his hand was being forced. Perhaps Frances might begin to lose the evilness in time. How was it that she turned so quickly to someone who despised him, and he was beginning to despise her? It had been but a few days ago that all had been love and warmth between them. Perhaps she had been possessed by a demon. There was little to say as they rode home. It was not far. If she wished to speak with him, he would be willing to reply; but, he was done trying to reach out to the stranger whose body pressed against his. He had planned to mention her alleged uncle, but now he had no desire for it. She would gladly claim that anyone was her uncle to try and escape. As he escorted her into the house he ordered her to her room, Amy to give her a hot bath and Elam to nail the windows shut in her room. She was not to leave her room until she was ready to apologize to him. He just needed to hold her for a week and then they could be gone. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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