Layne Has Dinner at the Mansion

"Layne, I'm so happy that you decided to have dinner tonight with your father and me. We've missed you." "I didn't want to turn Dad down again." "I'm relieved that you came alone." "Olivia had to be in London, that's why she didn't come with me this evening." "Your father will be disappointed because he …

Tricked & Tormented

He was in a foul mood because of his future father-in-law. When they were together in his office, the older man said to him, "Lord Seton's estate is up for sale. I was thinking that I could buy and give it to you and Camilla as a wedding present." Patrizio scowled at him. "No, thank …

Time to Say Goodbye

They stood facing each other in the lobby of his hotel. In a few minutes, he would be walking out of her life and returning to London. Although he was leaning nonchalantly against the wall, his expression was tense as he looked at her. "Our time together has come to an end," he said quietly. …

Running into Leticia

He walked into the restaurant and went over to the bar to have a drink while he waited for Camilla. He really wasn't in the mood to be here. When she called him that morning to remind him, he wished he had called for a rain check. If he had, he would be on his …

The Gala

As the guests trickled in, he greeted them with smiles and handshakes. The women were dressed to the hilt in their exquisite gowns and adorned with Opals and onyx while the men sported tuxedos. Every now and then, his gaze drifted over to where the cars were, expecting to see her alight from one of …

Dinner and a Carriage Ride

I'm on the subway on my way to meet Maxime. He's taking me to lunch at Tribeca Grill, a restaurant co-owned by Robert De Niro. I so excited that I'm going to be seeing Maxime again. Too excited to concentrate on mystic mall cops and maroon feather dusters, a book I'm currently reading. It's about …

A Tour and Lunch

Gerhardt had just returned from a walk on the moors and was outside on the porch when Alexandra stepped out. He was pleasantly surprised to see her. "Hello," he said. "Hello. Nice dog. He's sitting so still that I thought he was a work of art. What's his name?" "Cinder." "Cinder?" "It was Helena's idea. …

In A New York Minute

It was his first time in New York. He was there on business but today, he was doing a bit of sightseeing. It was a nice break from his otherwise quiet and uneventful life in Cornwall. He sighed as he thought about his life before...yes, those soothing sounds of sunshine and long forgotten days. He …

Clive Gets a Visitor

"What you doing here?" Clive asked Margaret. It unnerved him that she was right outside of the Four Seasons Hotel where he was staying. He had just returned from visiting his Aunt Caroline who was out on bail and staying with his older brother Robert and his wife while awaiting her trial. "I wanted to …

Caroline is Arrested

The gazebo was a sizeable sanctuary. It was her favorite place on the estate. It was where she liked to read or merely reflect on life. However, today, she found no solace there. Her mind was in a turmoil. She was still in shock over losing Charles and learning that his death was caused by …

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