NaNoWriMo 06 - RJ - Chapter 6"Milady, you weren't at lunch. Is everything fine with you?" Mary asked, watching her mistress dubiously.
"... 'm not hungry, Mary..." Rosalie muttered. She was lying on her bed, staring at the ceiling with a sad look on her face.
"Have you had breakfast? You aren't falling ill, are you, milady?" Mary came and made to try Rosalie's forehead, but Rosalie frowned and lightly slapped her hand off.
"I'm not sick. I'm... I'm a bad person, Mary", Rosalie mumbled, her lower lip trembling precariously. She felt tears well up in her eyes.
"Milady! What are you talking about? You're not a bad person at all...!"
"I am!" Rosalie cried and rolled her back towards Mary to wail on her pillow. Mary sat on the bed next to Rosalie and feeling confused she reached out and vaguely patted Rosalie on her shoulder.
"There, there... What's happened now...?"
"He's going to die and it's all my fault! Oh Mary, I don't want him to die! I didn't mean to, I just- I didn't think- I don't know...! I don't want
NaNoWriMo 06 - RJ - Chapter 5Rosalie spent the following week anxiously fretting over Alexander, worrying about whether Jonathan would show up or not, and being utterly bored. She spend most of her time with Seraphine either crocheting or talking about politics. Rosalie had never been all too interested in politics, so usually it was just Seraphine voicing her opinions and Rosalie nodding passively every now and then. Rosalie missed her horse. She thought she should sent a letter to her father to ask for it soon. She couldn't even go for a walk, since there were not enough guards to accompany them. It was too dangerous to go out now, this close to border.
At times Rosalie realised she could be in danger and spent a moment feeling fear. She hoped nothing would happen to Alexander and she missed him already. Rosalie was staring into the distance moodily from her balcony. The sun was lovely and high, warming her almost too much. There weren't many woods near the castle. The road Rosalie and Theodore had travelled did
NaNoWriMo 06 - RJ - Chapter 4Rosalie couldn't believe how busy she'd gotten in the past week. They'd settled on getting married at the beginning of summer. The date was less than two months away and counting, but from all the things they had to get ready it seemed to Rosalie they might as well be getting married in a week's time.
Rosalie ran a hand through her hair wearily and sighed. At least she didn't have to worry about everything herself. Alexander's older sister, lady Seraphine Patience Maluard, had arrived some days ago and promptly taken over most tasks. Rosalie had been too happy to hand over her responsibilities. All she had to spend time with now was the dressmaker and a multitude of giggling maids. They would go over every little part of the dress, every tiny jewel and pearl it was going to be endowed with and she had to spend hours and hours nearly every day just standing still.
Every now and then work would pause as lady Seraphine would come in and inform her of the choices she'd made for the food, t