Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Raspberries


Laverstone, 1939

Lady Sophia looked up from the handwritten manuscript dear Pelham had sent her. “Freddie!” she said. “Stop taunting your sister.”

“She started it.” Freddie glared at her sister. Adantia merely smiled and chased a raspberry around her bowl with her spoon.

“Adantia, dear, don’t bait your sister,” said Sophia, her interest in the children’s antic waning. “Jasfoup? More tea, I think. That damned Captain Yates is due any minute.”

Jasfoup coughed. “Captain Yates is waiting in the music room, Ma’am” He smiled at the girls and spooned out more raspberries and cream, freezing it with a touch and a wink. “Though he won’t be officially damned for another three years.”

6 comments:

aims said...

And here I thought demons were hot! Being able to freeze like that surprised me! Like a parlour trick almost!

Leatherdykeuk said...

Remember that the central circle of Hell is a frozen lake ;)

aims said...

Oh! Right!

Now that I'm back here again - was the missing 'b' on purpose? (just noticed)

Leatherdykeuk said...

alas no - typo!

stephanie said...

Somehow, I doubt Sophia will mind her gaffe. It's nice to see Fred and Ada as youngsters. :)

Leatherdykeuk said...

HD was supposed to be this era, when I planned it.