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