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April 27th, 1888 — Padmore Park Main Path

Walking seemed to be the next best activity after reading. Now, most would add dancing to the list, her favorite author included but she had always seen as less leisurely than the previous two. Andy even had her parasol today as her mother was worried that she was receiving too much sun. Honestly, Andy spent most of her time at social engagements so her mother's claims were preposterous and she'd sooner chuck her parasol at her poor chaperone but given that she had an audience, she reluctantly kept it open and was relieved for the breeze that filtered its way through the park.

It was nice to have a day to stretch her legs. She felt that she spent far too long simply maneuvering around her parents' home or rather her father's study. Regardless if he was home or not, she was generally lurking within. He'd be the first to tell her to glance whatever new books he brought home if he had been away for some time and the first to shoo her out whenever there were visitors that wished to discuss business matters. It was far better than the parlour, which was often occupied by her mother. WIth Cassiopeia only around on weekends and holidays, it was often just the two of them.

Orion tended not to stay at home either and to be fair, he never incurred their mother's naggings often. He still had a few years before their mother would prod him to marry and until then, he'd continue to do as he pleased. Orion was definitely lucky in that regard given their mother's supercilious and sometimes Mrs. Bennet-esque behavior. Though neither of her family members were aware of who Mrs. Bennet was and therefore, it was a moot point.  

It was in that moment that her chaperone had hovered closer, causing Andy's eyes to widen as she soon realized she had been glancing rather dreamily at the ground during her daze. Ah, well, she couldn't be on the ball all the time, could she? Her chaperone at least seemed to suspect she was fine if not a bit restless as she returned her gaze upwards with a guileless smile. There were a fair few gentlemen approaching and at any rate, perhaps she could catch their eye or by chance recognize one and bamboozle them into a conversation. Otherwise, her mind would likely wander once again.


Mathias Beaumont
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