Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wed. Words...Marquess vs. Duke...part of the food chain

Royalty, Nobility, Gentry...ranks and importance
The sight of Marchioness Hermoine of Brachton plunging through the mass of titled gentry would remain an indelible memory in her daughter’s mind. Her elegant grace and steely gaze ran interference for the daughter Gemma, brushing aside lesser baronesses and viscounts as she made straight for the Duke of Canterlen’s son. She would slice him to pieces. 

“Clement!” she addressed him with a curtsey. It was a matter of form, and he responded, “Marchioness” with a deep bow.

Clement grew pale when Gemma emerged into view.  Curtsey, bow, smile.

“Clement,” the Marchioness addressed him.  “It has been said that your father has been and is now a magnanimous man.”  Hermoine stepped in closely to the now shivering man.  “You have stolen two possessions of great value from the Marquess of Brachton. How do you propose to make reparations for each?”

Clement staggered with the knowledge that his father the Duke and Gemma’s father the Marquess were going to do some very bad and fully deserved things to him.

Dancing in Emma
another Pride & Prejudice...there are so many...


 Questions:  What had he done?  What two things had he stolen? 

 What reparations are expected?  What would you do?  Details, please. 

These italicized and underlined words are provided by Delores from Under the Porch Light.  Each Wednesday,  Delores provides six daunting words for any who wishes to participate in this writing challenge. Please visit her site by clicking on the shivering cardinals in the sidebar; you will find other writers who have taken different slants on these words!  You should be intrigued...




  

12 comments:

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  2. Probably he has stolen Gemma's virtue and good name. Just punishment would be to marry her of course and give up his playboy ways. Gemma to have full control of all lands and monies naturally. I hope she's a vindictive little creature.

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  3. By the sounds of it and for the day stole her virtue indeed. Now he will be trapped with her forever until she offs him in his sleep and takes everything.

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  4. Certainly Gemma's virtue, and perhaps the alliance her father planned to make using Gemma as the bartering chip.
    If he has any sense he will take the honorable step with a pistol in the library at dawn.

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  5. Will Gemma be holding the other pistol?

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    1. Of course. And there will be back-ups outside. Rather a lot of them.

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  6. What was stolen? I'd say innocence and virginity and reparations must definitely be made, sooner rather than later.

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    1. Most probably. I am betting there was a church wedding in a week. Bastard.

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  7. What River said - I was thinking virginity as well.

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    1. That was a big bartering issue back then, and probably in some cultures today. I hope Gemma makes his life miserable.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!