Saturday, January 11, 2014

Page 487 -- LVII.

Mrs. Edith lowered her brow. “What is your relationship with this boy, exactly?”

“I’m planning to marry him,” said Lynnette.

Her mother’s eyes widened, as did her father’s, her sister’s, and even Mrs. Goffe’s, who was still within earshot. “You’re planning to what?!” said Mrs. Edith.

Lynnette smirked at their faces. “I’m joking. I hardly know him. He doesn’t talk very much.”

Mr. Edith interjected now, looking almost as stern as his wife. “Young lady, that was not funny.”

“Pretty sure it was,” she said, earning a titter from her little sister.

Her mother shook her head. “You insufferable--”

“You can’t be mad at me. I’m injured.” Lynnette clutched her ribs and hunched over a bit.

“Not injured enough, I’m thinking.” But Mrs. Edith couldn’t suppress her slight grin.

It was Mrs. Goffe’s turn to interrupt. “How did you come to meet my son?”

Lynnette stood up straight again, though felt a bit light-headed and decided to lean on the red BMW behind her. “He just showed up at the castle,” she said. “Completely out of nowhere. Saved the Queen’s life. And mine. Did he not explain to you?”

Mrs. Goffe frowned. “As you said, he doesn’t talk very much.”

“Well, yes, but I would’ve thought--”

We don’t talk very much,” she corrected.

That left an awkward silence in its wake.

Isabelle was the one to break it, addressing Hector’s mother. “You must have had a difficult time with his infamy.”

Mrs. Goffe’s eyes glazed over. “Yeah,” was all she mustered in reply.

“I heard his father was also one of the victims. You must be--”

“Honey, she probably doesn’t wish to talk about it.”

“I only meant to offer my condolences. I can’t imagine what you must be going through right now.”

Mrs. Goffe looked over the family with an utterly blank expression. “You’re right,” she said. “You can’t imagine.” And she walked away.

Chapter Fifty-Seven: ‘Thy royal passing...’

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Nathaniel received an extravagant funeral service. There were so many flowers that the casket was almost hidden from view. David wasn’t sure where they’d all come from.


  1. Snowtail the KhajiitJanuary 11, 2014 at 7:23 PM

    And all the Hector x Lynn shippers had a heart attack. XD
    Frosty, did you throw that in there just to screw with us? XDD

  2. I would never ever do such a thing. Unless I felt like it. But other than that, definitely never ever.

  3. Haha, hey, you don't get to take credit if you predict two things to happen when there are only two things that could possibly happen. In fact, making multiple contradictory predictions is totally cheating. YOU HAVE TO PICK ONE AND STICK WITH IT. THEN I'LL BE IMPRESSED.

    Or don't. I like reading people's predictions, regardless. :)

  4. Snowtail the KhajiitJanuary 11, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Ahaha, well, that's a definite answer. Thanks. XD

  5. Watch, when it takes off, she is going to reminisce and remember this exact scene
    "Maybe... maybe it hadn't been a joke..."
    Just wait...

  6. where’d they all come from
    perhaps where they'd?

  7. and I bet Desmond just stabbed some guy on the street and used all the money on him to buy flowers.

  8. Snowtail the KhajiitJanuary 11, 2014 at 9:49 PM

    *Fingers crossed*

  9. christopher charbonneauJanuary 12, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    More accurately my serious comments are eventually correct; how this messes with the fans is figuring out when am I being serious or trolling them.

  10. christopher charbonneauJanuary 12, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    He wasn't messing with you.
    He would have dragged that out longer by at least one page before crushing your hope.
    Example being that Hector's father was not killed by Geoffrey.

  11. Snowtail the KhajiitJanuary 12, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    But he could have put those few lines in there as a last minute thought, just because he loves to see the reactions from us. XD

  12. Read the first two lines
    scrolled down here right away to say what the actual fuq

  13. Lol you must be loving my wild predictions

  14. *reads first two lines*

    *nearly has a heart attack*

  15. I think if Hector marries anyone, it's Garovel. They're together til' death, literally.

  16. christopher charbonneauOctober 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Lynnette was wrong, that was not funny.
    It was F***ing hilarious.
    Should have had her stick with the joke longer.

  17. christopher charbonneauOctober 17, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Unless it was not a joke.
    Either way it's not like Hector would say anything within the next few weeks to ruin it.
    I have to bring up multiple options just because it is fun to mess with your fans.
    That reminds me I should point out to them most of my posts have almost become spoilers after they are posted or been close.