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Amanda And Moira - sweet love
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I dreamt up this gorgeous scene some weeks ago, and put it to amiwakawaiidesu, and as usual he has made a really beautiful depiction of my little idea. :)

It is 1814, and this scene is of Amanda and Moira enjoying a calm and peaceful afternoon in each others' company, engaged in separate pursuits. Amanda, now a noblewoman (married to the handsome young Viscount, so she is Lady <Viscount's title> (I haven't decided where he's the Viscount of yet, not to mention he inherits an earldom later in life), is practicing her embroidery using a tambour hook, a needle-like hook set in a wooden handle and used for chain stitching.

Moira, officially Amanda's lady's maid - but unofficially her personal companion (an even higher position of status that is not a servant, but a retainer, and generally reserved only for women of middle-class or higher birth) - is reading aloud to Amanda from a new book she has recently purchased, titled "Pride and Prejudice" (published the previous year). Well, she would be reading aloud from it, if she could concentrate on the words in front of her, but is finding herself rather...distracted...at the moment for some reason.

You see, although Amanda and her husband have been happily married for some years now - and have even had some adorable children to fill the halls of their grand house with the sounds of youthful play - they are not exactly in love with one another. They do love and care for each other deeply but the simple truth of the matter is, the Viscount is gay (although being the early 19th century, that's not how he would've put it). He told Amanda of his longing for the company of other men before even proposing to her, so she went into their married life completely aware. He is quite seriously involved with the stable-boy (a bit cliché, but none of the other servants would dare to speak about it), and suggested that Amanda take a lover of her own, as he had no wish for her to be left unhappy or alone at his expense. This led her, eventually, to realise that the one she loves most is her dearest Moira, aww. Of course, they both always behave quite properly outside of Amanda's private chambers. Well, mostly properly. ;)

Lady Amanda and Moira are my lovely characters. This lovely scene is courtesy of :iconamiwakawaiidesu: amiwakawaiidesu 

You can see and fave it here, in his gallery!

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sunshineandlolipops's avatar
Nice, stylish, cute, yet dignified scene. :)
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Yet-One-More-Idiot's avatar
Indeed. And just a little bit naughty in a way that is subtly blatant. :P
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Interesting to see Amanda and Moira's adult years. That they become an unofficial romantic couple is unexpected, but it works. I recall Holly also was attracted to to woman rather than men. Just a coincidence or an aspect of the connection between the girls of the different times?

That Amanda gets married, even if a marriage more of social expectations than of love, it does make one wonder whether her husband and her kids ever found out about her trans-temporal letter writing or if that is something she'd keep completely a secret from everyone other than Moira. After all, going around saying stuff like "I send and receive future letters" could well have her seen as crazy, especially considering the attitudes of the time she lived in.

Also, seeing as there have been pics revealing more about the lives of Amanda, Moira and Holly, I wonder if there will be any giving more insight into the life of Jet, who seems the most mysterious of the girls.

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Yes, I didn't want to make it out that she Amanda has a bad marriage or anything - they're married for mutual convenience, but more than just that; they genuinely love and care for each other (but just aren't IN love), they both wanted to raise a family, and to appear upstanding in the eyes of the community (being single was something looked down on even more back then).

Did Amanda ever tell her husband or her children about her link with Holly and Jet? No, I don't think so - as you say yourself, she would be considered mad, or at least to just be making up a lot of silly stories. I doubt she'd ever have told her sisters about it all either, come to that. Her one confidante is, of course, Moira (which is as it should be). :aww:

It's not quite that I'm having problems thinking of scenes and events involving Jet, but...okay, I'm having a slight problem doing that actually. She's not meant to be mysterious, she's just a bit harder to write for. xD Thing is, it's easier to imagine a character in the past, or the present (near-present in Holly's case) than one in the future. I do need to rectify that sometime soon though, if I can. :)
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Seeing as Moira seems to, in a way, be the fourth member of the "girls in time", I wonder if she'd ever write any of the letters or if the phenomena involved will only send them across time if Amanda herself writes them. Still, I suppose Moira could still have her say by simply asking Amanda to write her thoughts down for her in parts of the letters. So some of them might have something along the lines of "and Moira also gives you her regards".

Perhaps influence from the future girls may also have played a part in Amanda and Moira's acceptance of their attraction to one another, and acceptance of Amanda's husband being gay. Seeing as the letter thing started when the girls were just 10, they were likely still young enough to not have gotten the late 18th/early 19th century social views too ingrained in their minds and may then have taken up some of the more progressive views of their future friends.

On Jet, that makes sense that she'd be the most challenging of the girls to write for. After all she is the only one of them whose surrounding society and current events have to be made up entirely from scratch. As her bio says she likes to learn about ancient languages, which seems to an interest she picked up from her father, that would be something of significance in her interactions with the past girls. It would certainly be quite novel for her to learn more of how English was spoken hundreds of years ago by actually speaking to people from hundreds of years ago. Also, coming from a time when colonisation of other worlds has become a reality would give her some cool things to say to the astronomy and space travel interested Holly.

Just as a speculation on Jet's post-2196 story, perhaps at some point in Jet's future humanity invents something like an Alcubierre warp drive allowing them to cut space travel times down enough to make interstellar travel viable. Or perhaps it already exists at the start of her story- 2196- but was still in early prototype stages then. In any case, considering all the fancy things that can be done with gravity in Jet's time, using gravity to warp space seems like a logical next step (and also a next step from the interplanetary colonisation that's already happened in her time). So just like adult Holly went to Mars, adult Jet could have gone to another star system, and this could tie into the part about her becoming famous for being the first human to make contact with a sapient alien race. Would certainly give her some fantastic stories for her letters to the past.
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As a young girl, I'm not sure if Moira would really know how to write very well - though I'm sure Amanda would make the effort to teach her as they get older, once she takes Moira as her personal maid. Also yes, I'm sure Amanda would sign off with Moira's regards as well, and would probably write a lot of her letters with Moira present, so that they would agree what should be included together. :)

That's an excellent idea, I'm sure that the more liberal attitudes of the 20th/21st centuries (from Holly) and 22nd/23rd (from Jet) would come as something of a surprise to the Regency-era ladies at first, even things we'd consider perfectly normal, like say girls going to school. Also if Holly ever casually mentioned her crush on her young female English teacher, and the changing views of society to homosexuality (which Jet would no doubt consider quaintly old-fashioned in her own time period), that could sow the seeds of a relationship between the lady and her maid too. They'd have to be careful not to contaminate the timeline with too much foreknowledge of societal/cultural/technological developments over the centuries, though. xD

I will need to try to think of more ideas for things and events involving Jet, she's been quite neglected thus far. I don't want her story to too closely follow the idea of the Star Trek movie "First Contact", though...! ;)
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Marvyn1990's avatar
Is this a footsies ? :3
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Yes, yes it is. :D
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Marvyn1990's avatar
Hehe :love:

It's the first thing i noticed in this pic :eyes: hehe x3
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Yet-One-More-Idiot's avatar
That's good, everything is as it should be then. It's was meant to be subtle, and yet obvious. :)
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