Amber-eyed Beauty and Blue-eyed Beast Part 9It was not the blow that buffeted her cheek that so affected her, but the fact that this man had struck her. No one had ever slapped her across the cheek, not even Nonno in his most vehement fits of temper.More Like This
Standing still as she could compose herself, Felicia felt her shock morphed into an indignant fury. A warmth rose to her face that exceeded the febrile the red mark on her cheek had.
Ludwig stood in aghast astonishment, his eyes widened and he gaped as someone who, by the misfortune of accident, had shot another by his own hand. A moment passed in this silence, hers of containing fury, his of trying to grasp at some means to reconcile his action.
Seldom had Ludwig been in the company of young ladies-or older for that matter.
Whenever the misfortune cropped up of Roderich holding those damned soirees at the manor, Ludwig made himself scarce for he had no desire for such frivolities. Bantering with the opposite sex unnerved him for he would become tongue-tied and their company jarred