But that wasn’t what made her jaw drop.
How is your arm? Marcus asked.It’s good that it hurts, Daniel said, looking away.
Marcus probably nodded again.Does my family know?I don’t know, Marcus replied. If they don’t, they will soon.
Daniel swalowed. No matter what happened, he would be a pariah, and it would rub off on his family. His older sisters were married, but Honoria had just made her debut. Who would have her now?And he didn’t even want to think what this would do to his mother.
I’m going to have to leave the country, Daniel said flatly.
He’s not dead yet.Honoria wrenched her gaze back to Lady Danbury. Ehrm, yes, ma’am.
The elderly countess looked up with a shrewd look in her eye. I can see that you wanted to make a comment about it not being a pianoforte.No, ma’am. And then, because it had been that sort of evening, Honoria said, I was going to make a comment about it not being a cello.
Lady Danbury’s wrinkled face erupted into a smile, and she chuckled loudly enough to make Honoria’s mother look over in alarm.I find it difficult to distinguish between a violin and a viola, Lady Danbury said. Don’t you?