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!
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).
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.
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...!
It's the first thing i noticed in this pic hehe x3