He forced himself to sit up. It was easier to think that way, or maybe it just put a little more space between them. He pinched the bridge of his nose, trying to figure out what to say. She was staring at him like a lost little bird, waiting with an almost preternatural stillness.
Iris shook her head.You should make sure you’re ready, then. It will not do to keep him waiting. I know that some women think it best not to appear eager, but you know that I think it’s rude.
A knock at the door forestalled Iris’s exit, and they both looked up to see a housemaid in the doorway. Begging your pardon, milady, she said. But Lady Sarah is in the drawing room.Ah, well, that’s a pleasant surprise, Mrs. Smythe-Smith said. I’m sure she’s here to see you, Iris. Run along.Iris headed downstairs to greet her cousin, Lady Sarah Prentice, née Lady Sarah Pleinsworth. Sarah’s mother and Iris’s father were siblings, and as they were reasonably close in age, so were their children.
Sarah and Iris were but six months apart and had always been friendly, but they had grown closer since Sarah’s marriage to Lord Hugh Prentice the previous year. They had another cousin who was also their age, but Honoria spent most of her time with her husband in Cambridgeshire, whereas both Sarah and Iris lived in London.When Iris reached the drawing room, Sarah was sitting on the green sofa, leafing through Pride and Prejudice, which Iris’s mother had obviously left there the day before.
Have you read this? Sarah asked without preamble.
Several times. It’s lovely to see you, too.Of course not. It’s simply who you are. And quite frankly, it’s probably the only reason Daisy has reached the age of seventeen without your killing her. Not that she’ll ever appreciate it.
Iris couldn’t stop a wry smile. It was nice to know someone appreciated her forbearance with her younger sister.Sarah narrowed her eyes and leaned forward. This is about Sir Richard, isn’t it?
Iris knew there was no point in denying it. I just think— She pressed her lips together, almost worried that if she didn’t, a whole string of nonsense would burst forth. I like him, she finally admitted. I don’t know why, but I do.You don’t need to know why. Sarah squeezed her hand. It sounds as if he likes you, too.
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