Outside of Newport, Rhode Island, USA
It was a rather quiet day in the McMullen Manor as Sabrina glazed through her room with attentive eyes, having just finished a copy of Lewis Carol’s recently released Alice in Wonderland. The soft snows of winter fell outside the window and frost gathered on the windowpane. Only the soft ticking of the clock accompanied her search for something in the dark corners of her chambers.
A gentle rap on the door behind her startled her, and Sabrina nearly jumped out of her crinoline to find a man in a white muslin shirt and darkly colored trousers. The calm smile, the caring glow in his eyes, and the slight weakness in his knee as he stepped into the room filled Sabrina with relief. It was her dear husband, Connor.
“Oh, darling!” she greeted, blushing. “You nearly gave me a fright!”
“Apologies, my love,” Connor returned, stepping into their shared room. “Wilkins told me you we