What happened to your face?" Harriet asked. "It was a misunderstanding," Daniel said smoothly, wondering how long it might take for his bruises to heal. He did not think he was particularly vain, but the questions were growing tiresome. "A misunderstanding?" Elizabeth echoed. "With an anvil?" "Oh, stop," Harriet admonished her. "I think he looks very dashing." "As if he dashed into an anvil." "Pay no attention," Harriet said to him. "She lacks imagination.
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Darling," he said distractedly,"about the moon..." "Yes?" "I don't think it matters whether you want it or not." "What are you talking about?" "The moon. I think it's yours." Victoria yawned, not bothering to open her eyes. "Fine. i'm glad to have it." "But--" Robert shook his head. He was growing fanciful. the moon didn't belong to his wife. It didn't follow her, protect her. It certainly didn't wink at anybody. But he stared out the window the rest of the way home, just in case
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He gave her a sly, sideways look. "Did you bring it?" "My list? Heavens, no. What can you be thinking?" His smile widened. "I brought mine." Daphne gasped. "You didn't!" "I did. Just to torture Mother. I'm going peruse it right in front of her, pull out my quizzing glass""" "You don't have a quizzing glass." He grinned""the slow, devastatingly wicked smile that all Bridgerton males seemed to possess. "I bought one just for this occasion." "Anthony, you absolutely cannot. She will kill you. And then, somehow, she'll find a way to blame me." "I'm counting on it.
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You should be thankful that dark colors suit you. Not everyone wears black well." "Why, Lady Olivia, is that a compliment?" "Not so much as a compliment to you as an insult to everyone else," she assured him. "Thanks heaven for that. I don't think I would know how to conduct myself in a world in which you offered compliments.
She smelled like England, of soft rain and sun-kissed meadows. And she felt like the best kind of heaven. He wanted to wrap himself around, bury himself within her, and stay there for all of his days. He hadn't had a drop to drink in three years, but he was intoxicated now, bubbling with a lightness he'd never thought to feel again.
Why don't you purchase an Italian dictionary? I will assume the expense." "I have one," she said, "but I don't think it's very good. Half the words are missing." "Half?" "Well, some," she amended. "But truly, that's not the problem." He blinked, waiting for her to continue. She did. Of course. "I don't think Italian is the author's native tongue," she said. "The author of the dictionary?" he queried. "Yes. It's not terribly idiomatic.
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I"Ÿm going to kill her," Francesca said to no one in particular. Which was probably a good thing, as there was no one else present. "Who are you talking to?" Hyacinth demanded. "God," Francesca said baldly. "And I do believe I have been given divine leave to murder you." "Hmmph," was Hyacinth"Ÿs response. "If it was that easy, I"Ÿd have asked permission to eliminate half the ton years ago." Francesca decided just then that not all of Hyacinth"Ÿs statements required a rejoinder. In fact, few of them did.
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Simon stopped breathing until her forefinger touched his nipple, and then his hand shot up to cover hers. "I want you," he said. Her eyes flicked downward, and her lips curved ever so slightly. "I know." "No," he groaned, pulling her closer. "I want to be in your heart. I want-" His entire body shuddered when their skin touched. "I want to be in your soul.
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She tried to remind herself that beauty was only skin deep, but that didn't offer any helpful excuses when she was berating herself for never knowing what to say to people. There was nothing more depressing than an ugly girl with no personality. It hurts, because deep inside, she knew who she was, and that person was smart and kind and often very funny, but somehow her personality always got lost somewhere between her heart and her mouth, and she found herself saying the wrong thing or, more often, nothing at all.
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She'd ceased spying upon him, that was true, but the damage was done. Every time he sat at his desk, he could feel her eyes upon him, even though he knew very well she'd shut her curtains tight. But clearly, reality had very little to do with the matter, because all he had to do, it seemed, was glance at her window, and he lost an entire hour's work. It happened thus: He looked at the window, because it was there, and he couldn't very well never happen to glance upon it unless he also shut his curtains tight, which he was not willing to do, given the amount of time he spent in his office. So he saw the window, and he thought of her, because, really, what else would he think of upon seeing her bedroom window? At that point, annoyance set in, because A) she wasn't worth the energy, B) she wasn't even there, and C) he wasn't getting any work done because of her. C always led into a bout of even deeper irritation, this time directed at himself, because D) he really ought to have better powers of concentration, E) it was just a stupid window, and F) if he was going to get agitated about a female, it ought to be one he at least liked. F was where he generally let out a loud growl and forced himself to get back to his translation. It usually worked for a minute or two, and then he'd look back up, and happen to see the window, and the whole bloody nonsense cycled back to the beginning.
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Most people would have probably lost count around seven. This was, Harry knew from his extensive reading on logic and arithmetic, the largest number that most people could visually appreciate. Put seven dots on a page, and most people can take a quick glance and declare, 'Seven.' Switch to eight, and the majority of humanity was lost.
She was in big trouble now. "You stupid man, " she said to the body on the floor. "Why did you have to lunge at me like that? Why couldn't you have left well enough alone? I told your father I wasn't going to marry you. I told him I wouldn't marry you if you were the last idiot in Britain." She nearly stamped her foot in frustration. Why was it her words never came out quite the way she intended them to? "What I meant to say was that you are an idiot, " she said to Percy, who, not surprisingly, didn't respond, "and that I wouldn't marry you if you were the last man in Britain, and- Oh, blast. What am I doing talking to you, anyway? You're quite dead.
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You have a minute and a half left." "Fine, " she snapped. "Then I'll reduce this conversation to one single fact. Today I had six callers. Six! Can you recall the last time I had six callers?" Anthony just stared at her blankly. "I can't, " Daphne continued, in fine form now. "Because it has never happened. Six men marched up our steps, knocked on our door, and gave Humboldt their cards. Six men brought me flowers, engaged me in conversation, and one even recited poetry." Simon winced. "And do you know why?" she demanded, her voice rising dangerously. "Do you?" Anthony, in his somewhat belatedly arrived wisdom, held his tongue. "It is all because he"-she jabbed her forefinger toward Simon-"was kind enough to feign interest in me last night at Lady Danbury's ball.
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Milk?' Lady Bridgerton asked. 'Thank you, ' Gareth replied. 'No sugar, if you please.' 'Hyacinth takes hers with three, ' Gregory said, reaching for a piece of shortbread. 'Why, ' Hyacinth ground out, 'would he care?' 'Well, ' Gregory replied, taking a bite and chewing, 'he is your special friend.
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I love you with everything I am, everything I've been, and everything I hope to be. I love you with my past, and I love you for my future. I love you for the children we'll have and for the years we'll have together. I love you for every one of my smiles and even more, for every one of your smiles.
It suddenly made sense. Only twice in his life had he felt this inexplicable, almost mystical attraction to a woman. He'd thought it remarkable, to have found two, when in his heart he'd always believed there was only one perfect woman out there for him. His heart had been right. There was only one.
I thought that I needed a church and hundreds of guests and music that actually sounded like music, but I was wrong. What I needed was a drunken priest, irreverent guests, and a companion who learned to play piano from a goat." "Then you got exactly what you needed." "I suppose so. But then again, all I really needed was you.
This is a wonderful day, ' Anthony was muttering to himself. 'A wonderful day.' He looked up sharply at Gareth. 'You don't have sisters, do you?' 'None, ' Gareth confirmed. 'I am in possession of four, ' Anthony said, tossing back at least a third of the contents of his glass. 'Four. And now they're all off my hands. I'm done, ' he said, looking as if he might break into a jig at any moment. 'I'm free.' 'You've daughters, don't you?' Gareth could not resist reminding him. 'Just one, and she's only three. I have years before I have to go through this again. If I'm lucky, she'll convert to Catholicism and become a nun. Gareth choked on his drink. 'It's good, isn't it?' Anthony said, looking at the bottle. 'Aged twenty-four years.' 'I don't believe I've ever ingested anything quite so ancient, ' Gareth murmured.
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He murmured her name, tenderly taking her face in his hands. 'I love you, ' he said, his voice low and fervent. 'I love you with everything I am, everything I've been, and everything I hope to be.' 'I love you with my past, and I love you for my future.' He bent forward and kissed her, once, softly, on the lips. 'I love you for the children we'll have and for the years we'll have together. I love you for every one of my smiles, and even more, for every one of your smiles.
Felicity, " Mrs. Featherington interurupted, "why don't you tell Mr. Brdgerton about your watercolors?" For the life of him, Colin couldn't imagine a less interesting topic (except maybe for Phillipa's watercolors), but he nonetheless turned to the youngest Featherington with a friendly smile and asked, "And how are your watercolors?" But Felicity, bless her heart, gave him a rather friendly smile herself and said nothing but, "I imagine they're fine, thank you.
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How do you feel?' she asked, trying to fluff his pillow. 'Other than terrible, I mean.' He moved his head slightly to the side. It seemed to be a sickly interpretation of a shrug. 'Of course you're feeling terrible, ' she clarified, 'but is there any change? More terrible? Less terrible?' He made no response. 'The same amount of terrible?
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And, she was able to tell herself with some satisfaction, the man in question - one Colin Bridgerton - felt precisely the same way... His earth shook, his heart leaped, and Penelope knew without a doubt that his breath was taken away as well. For a good ten seconds. Falling off a horse tended to do that to a man.
Miss Bridgerton, ' he said, 'the devil himself couldn't scare you.' She forced her eyes to meet his. 'That's not a compliment, is it?' He lifted her hand to his lips, brushing a feather-light kiss across her knuckles. 'You'll have to figure that out for yourself, ' he murmured. To all who observed, he was the soul of propriety, but Hyacinth caught the daring gleam in his eye, and she felt the breath leave her body as tingles of electricity rushed across her skin. Her lips parted, but she had nothing to say, not a single word. There was nothing but air, and even that seemed in short supply. And then he straightened as if nothing had happened and said, 'Do let me know what you decide.' She just stared at him. 'About the compliment, ' he added. 'I am sure you will wish to let me know how I feel about you.' Her mouth fell open. He smiled. Broadly. 'Speechless, even. I'm to be commended.' 'You-' 'No. No, ' he said, lifting one hand in the air and pointing toward her as if what he really wanted to do was place his finger on her lips and shush her. 'Don't ruin it. The moment is too rare.
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Well, ' she finally said, 'he's coming back shortly, so you are absolved of your responsibilities.' 'No.' The word came from him like an oath, emerging from the very core of his being. She looked at him in impatient confusion. 'What do you mean?' He stepped forward. He wasn't sure what he was doing. He knew only that he couldn't stop. 'I mean no. I don't want to be absolved.' Her lips parted. He took another step. His heart was pounding, and something within him had gone hot, and greedy, and if there was anything in the world besides her, besides him-he did not know it. 'I want you, ' he said, the words blunt, and almost harsh, but absolutely, indelibly true. 'I want you, ' he said again, and he reached out and took her hand. 'I want you.' 'Marcus, I-' 'I want to kiss you, ' he said, and he touched one finger to her lips. 'I want to hold you.' And then, because he couldn't have kept it inside for one second longer, he said, 'I burn for you.' He took her face in his hands and he kissed her. He kissed her with everything that had been building within him, every last aching, hungry burst of desire. Since the moment he had realized he loved her, this passion had been growing within him. It had probably been there all along, just waiting for him to realize it. He loved her.
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If you do not apologize to Lady Honoria, ' Marcus said, his voice so mild as to be terrifying, 'I will kill you.' There was a collective gasp, and Daisy faked a swoon, sliding elegantly into Iris, who promptly stepped aside and let her hit the floor. 'Oh, come now, ' Mr. Grimston said. 'Surely it won't come to pistols at dawn.' 'I'm not talking about a duel, ' Marcus said. 'I mean I will kill you right here.
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Claptrap last week, ' Lady D announced. 'I think the priest is getting old.' Gareth opened his mouth, but before he could say a word, his grandmother's cane swung around in a remarkably steady horizontal arc. 'Don't, ' she warned, 'make a comment beginning with the words, 'Coming from you... '' 'I wouldn't dream of it, ' he demurred. 'Of course you would, ' she stated. 'You wouldn't be my grandson if you wouldn't.' She turned to Hyacinth. 'Don't you agree?' To her credit, Hyacinth folded her hands in her lap and said, 'Surely there is no right answer to that question.' 'Smart girl, ' Lady D said approvingly. 'I learn from the master.' Lady Danbury beamed. 'Insolence aside, ' she continued determinedly, gesturing toward Gareth as if he were some sort of zoological specimen, 'he really is an exceptional grandson. Couldn't have asked for more.' Gareth watched with amusement as Hyacinth murmured something that was meant to convey her agreement without actually doing so. 'Of course, ' Grandmother Danbury added with a dismissive wave of her hand, 'he hasn't much in the way of competition. The rest of them have only three brains to share among them.' Not the most ringing of endorsements, considering that she had twelve living grandchildren. 'I've heard some animals eat their young, ' Gareth murmured, to no one in particular. Hyacinth wrinkled her nose, as she always did when she was thinking hard. It wasn't a terribly attractive expression, but the alternative was simply not to think, which she didn't find appealing.
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Not that I knew who you were until last month. But now that I've got you, I'm not letting you go." "You're not?" Blake stared at her in irritated confusion. What was her game? "Do you think I'm an idiot?" he spat out. "No, " she said. "I've just escaped from a den of idiots, so I'm well familiar with the breed, and you're something else entirely. I am, however, hoping you're not a terribly good shot.
No one said we had to spend every waking moment together, " he said, "but at the end of the day"-he leaned and kissed each of her eyebrows, in turn-"an most of the time during, there is no one I would rather see, no one whose voice I would rather hear, and no one whose mind I would rather explore.
Thank you, ' she whispered, sending up a quick prayer for his continued recovery. 'You're welcome, ' Marcus murmured. Honoria let out a little shriek of surprise, jumping back nearly a foot. 'Sorry, ' he said, but he was laughing. It was quite the loveliest sound Honoria had ever heard. 'I wasn't thanking you, ' she said pertly. 'I know.' He smiled
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Oh, God, Francesca, Now there's a good one.Why?Why? Why?' He gave each one a different tenor, as if he were testing out the word, asking it to different people. 'Why?' he asked again, this time with increased volume as he turned around to face her. 'Why? It's because I love you, damn me to hell. Because I've always loved you. Because I loved you when you were with John, and I loved you when I was in India, and God only knows I don't deserve you, but I love you, anyway.' Francesca sagged against the door. 'How's that for a witty little joke?' he mocked. 'I loveyou. I loveyou, my cousin's wife. I loveyou, the one woman I can never have. I loveyou, Francesca Bridger-ton Stirling.
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It had been the oddest sensation when she'd met him, almost as if she were a jagged puzzle piece finally finding its mate. Their first meeting hadn't been one of overwhelming love or passion, but rather filled with the most bizarre sense that she'd finally found the person with whom she could completely be herself. It had been instant. It had been sudden. She couldn't remember just what it was he'd said to her, but from the moment words first left his lips, she had felt at home.
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You should do that more often, ' he said. 'Laugh, I mean.' 'I know.' But that sounded sad, and she didn't want to be sad, so she added, 'I don't often get to torture grown men, though.' 'Really?' he murmured. 'I would think you do it all the time.' She looked at him. 'When you walk into a room, ' he said softly, 'the air changes.
Yes?" "When you said you weren't angry... " "Yes?" "Were you?" "I was rather annoyed, " he admitted. "But not angry?" She sounded as if she didn't believe him. "Believe me, Henry, when I get angry, you'll know." "What happens?" His eyes clouded over slightly before he answered. "You don't want to know." She believed him.
I am asking you to marry me because I love you, ' he said, 'because I cannot imagine living my life without you. I want to see your face in the morning, and then at night, and a hundred times in between. I want to grow old with you, I want to laugh with you, and I want to sigh to my friends about how managing you are, all the while secretly knowing I am the luckiest man in town.' 'What?' she demanded. He shrugged. 'A man's got to keep up appearances. I'll be universally detested if everyone realizes how perfect you are.
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I can't help but think that if she was going to kill herself, she might as well have done it earlier. Perhaps when I was a toddler. Or better yet, an infant. It certainly would have made my life easier. I asked my uncle Hugh (who is not really my uncle, but he is married to the stepsister of my current mother's brother's wife and he lives quite closeand he's a vicar) if I would be going to hell for such a thought. He said no, that frankly, it made a lot of sense to him. I do think I prefer his parish to my own.
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