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PostSubject: Floral Beauty   Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:59 pm

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The brothers Culpepper, Thomas the elder and his younger sibling~also Thomas, a boy of eighteen years of age~leave the cool halls of Whitehall and venture out into the warm sunshine and fragrant beauty of the East Garden. "Come, Tom...you must see this!"the older Culpepper urges as his brother follows him on the walk surrounded by all manner of colorful flora. The sweet scent of Hyacinth and blue belles fill their senses. "'Tis a long way from Maidstone, is it not?"

Young Thomas looks about, wide eyed and grinning. "I should say 'tis!... Father said I should never forget my first visit to court... the sights are grand...truly gra-"his thoughts are suddenly interrupted by a small commotion as a party of gaily dressed ladies laugh and look on in wonder at the splendor of the garden. Young Thomas' heart stops momentarily as he sees one girl stand out among them. A beauty with dark eyes and tresses framing a lovely face, fair and glowing in the sun's rays.

"Push your eyes back in your head, brother"the elder Thomas says. "Those are Ladies from the French court visiting as well... Father did warn us did he not?" Thomas hears nothing, all of his senses affixed on the splendid young lady in his sights. "She's beautiful...I must meet her, Tom"he says breathless "You'll meet the back of Father's hand if you go over there!... TOM!"The older Thomas shouts and drops his head in his hands as his younger brother wanders off toward the party of French ladies approaching nearby.

"Bonne journée, madames"Thomas says excitedly, bowing to each lady. Turning to the resplendent dark-haired beauty, he can barely speak for the knot in his throat and parched lips. "Bonjour mademoiselle, mon nom est Thomas... parlez-vous anglais?" He says embarrassed as the girls look startled at one another and giggle to themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:41 pm

Sienna turned her head and noticed a young boy approach them she eyed him over he seemed adventurous and mischievous.
How did you know that we were french young Thomas you speak are native tongue well what can we help you with.
Sienna closed her fan and took in more of him
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:56 pm

"Well I...Actually I..." He blushes and stammers, looking about as he nervously tousles his thick, dark hair before collecting his thoughts. "Actually my brother Thomas mentioned that you were ladies of the French court, that's him over there" Thomas points behind him and the other ladies crane their necks to see him. Young Thomas smiles up at her.

"My name is Thomas. Thomas Culpepper. My brother is Thomas as well, we're from Kent... we are here visiting court with our father. He collects rare items for his Majesty's pleasure...may I ask your name M' Lady?".
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:57 pm

She smiled brightly
And how do you find court life thus far? I am sienna Rousseau and is your farther called Thomas aswell
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:20 pm

Thomas allows himself a laugh at his own expense. "Ney Mademoiselle, my father is Alexander... I suppose he rather fancied the name Thomas". He looks up into her eyes, so dark and deep, a man may fall headlong into them... Lost, never to be seen again... and do so willingly.

"Sienna... such a lovely name...enchanting". Thomas felt the compliment to be wholly inadequate. Her beauty, along with the splendor of the flowers and musical gurgling of the running stream nearby create an intoxicating mix that fills him with delight and stirs his desire.

"If I may be so bold mademoiselle...would you do me honour of walking with me along the path? I should like to talk a bit more, if it pleases mademoiselle, of course".
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:15 pm

She smiled and thought of his offer
Yes a walk down the path would be lovely maybe you can tell me more about kent is it?
Sienna linked her arm with his he was really mature for his age.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:12 am

"Well, let me see..."Thomas is completely charmed, and his heart leaps as her slender arm entwines in his. "I suppose in some ways, it's not unlike France...there are lush meadows, beaches on the coast as far as the eye can see and much natural..." He again looks into her eyes, and stumbles over the word. "b, beauty... I'm from a small town called Maidstone. It's in the interior of the shire... 'tis a quiet place to be sure...sometimes too much so for my liking...what about you mademoiselle, or may I call you Sienna?...where in France are you from?"
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 1:08 am

Sienna was enjoying this little walk she could tell that he was eager to learn new things and he was possibly mischievous too smiling she could not take her eyes of from him due to his eagerness for life
Is it near the coast they say that the coast in England are a beauty. I come from a village just outside of Versaille I currently don't reside in France but hope to go back sometime
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:20 am

"I see... look, over there" Thomas whispers as he points to an unusual-looking bird amid the lush flora. Sparrow-sized, yet with a light blue underbelly, green-orange wings and a vermillion crown and long black beak. "They call that bird a "shrieker"... it's quite rare for these parts...curious, it may go for months without making a sound, then at once, unexpectedly shriek loud as a banshee... or so I've heard... where is it you reside now, Sienna?"
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:27 am

Oh my that really is a rare bird I myself like the concept of doves and butterflies as they always travel in two!
Sienna squeezed his arm a bit more tightly.
here thomas I am staying in england for a little while although you english gentleman do like to make false and untrue words towards a lady with no truth in them what so ever! Also I have also noticed that once the Englishman spreads his false and untrue words amongst those who listen they then try to destroy the happiness of the lady I find that rather bizarre but C'est la vie not all are like this I hope.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:21 am

His heart still beating fast, Thomas grew flustered, searching for the correct words to say... he pauses momentarily, bewildered and yet beguiled by her words. "I cannot say that holds true for all Englishmen, Sienna...I would never tell untruths nor make false promises to a lady, particularly one I fancy... which is not to say that I've much experience with the ladies, but I would certainly never deceive one to whom I've bestowed my affections upon." Thomas suddenly felt awkward and sheepish at his display of sentiment. "I...I am enjoying our time together...and you?".
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:44 pm

Sienna could feel his heart beating and she placed a gentle hand on his arm.
I don't mean to make you nervous thomas! I have never had an English love I met one briefly like a pinch of salt briefly and he still spoke false and untrue words . I do not think that experience makes a man any better I believe a man can become more experienced by a connection between the two. And this is a very pleasant walk indeed no need to be nervous though
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:48 pm

Thomas stops and turns, smiling warmly at Sienna. "'Tis quite alright, dear Sienna, my apprehension is merely a conceit of my own eagerness... " Thomas draws his face close to hers...his eyes focusing on her full, red lips... beckoning his own with an unspoken invitation to touch, taste "... eagerness to see you again". His face draws to within a hair's breadth of Sienna's. The sweet scent of her hair, her skin fanning the flames of his passion.

"THOMAS!... THOMAS, FATHER IS WAITING, HE WISHES TO SEE US THIS INSTANT!" Thomas' elder brother appears far behind from the spot where they first commenced their walk. His hand cupped to his mouth, shouting. At once, the "shrieker" flaps it's brilliant orange and green banded wings and flies off in a dizzying spiral upward into the azure sky, letting out a piercing cry as it disappears from the confines of the garden.

Thomas freezes, snapped out of his enchantment. He takes a deep breath and turns to his brother. "TELL FATHER I SHALL BE ALONG PRESENTLY!" he shouts back and watches as his brother, a clear smirk discernible upon his face even at that distance, turns and departs. Looking back at Sienna, Thomas takes her soft, delicate hands in his. "When... when and where may I see you again, Sienna?"
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:44 pm

What with all the commotion she could barely hear him she placed one finger in her ear the other under his arm.
You really wish to see me again write to me Thomas I will look forward to reading your words.
Sienna stretched up and kissed her cheek before he went.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:05 pm

Taking a moment to regain his composure from her unexpected kiss, a smile spreads slowly across Thomas' face. "Indeed... I shall write to you Sienna, daily...I fear we are to leave for Kent in just few days... are you currently residing here at Whitehall?"  

"THOMAS, FOR GOD'S SAKE HURRY, WILL YOU! FATHER IS BEING INSISTENT!" His brother once again shouts to him from the other end of the path.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:46 am

Sienna smiled with happy eye's
Yes I am staying in england for as long as I am needed I have my own chamber here at Whitehall I look forward to your letters. I do not mean to keep you have a safe journey back to kent.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:14 am

"Very well Sienna" Thomas says, suddenly feeling a void within him at the thought of parting company with this charming girl and this enchanting place. I shall write you as soon as I may... and perchance~I pray~may see you again before too long". He reaches out and takes her slender hand, lifting it up to his lips as he lowers his head and dapples it with a kiss. All the while his eyes stay trained on hers and his kiss lingers longer on her fair skin than "polite" would warrant.

"THOMAS, YOU MUST COME NOW!" The elder Thomas waves his hand, exasperated.

"Farewell Sienna... 'til next we meet". Thomas reluctantly lowers and releases her hand and retreats backward. Smiling and stumbling his way back toward his elder brother as though he'd indulged in too many spirits. Ne'er moving his gaze from Sienna and thinking only of seeing her again.


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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:04 am

She didn't want him to go what connection they had just made could become lost or even awkward. Her days of chasing after men were over but with Thomas it came naturally no need to force conversation or impress it just came naturally. With her eyes on his sienna watched him walk away she placed the hand he kissed to her cheek and smiled walking back to the other ladies with a happy skip in her step
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:47 am

Sienna was the first to arrive she did not mind she had the crickets making a noise and it took her mind of the bird that was scary. With only one lantern alight the evening sky and the early onset of stars gave them always the light that they needed the silvery moon in the velvet sky shone brighter than the heaven she took in his gaze and replayed the lyrics of a sonnet in her mind. She set up her little picnic and thought of him he was a few years older and for the first time in her life sienna felt love.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:33 pm

Thomas squints his eyes in the dwindling twilight. His excitement was such he felt he may find the lovely mademoiselle Sienna merely by instinct alone. At last, the moon shone as an immense, glimmering crown amid the star laden indigo velvet of night, illuminating the lush garden path. At last  as he passes a full bed of red roses, nearly black in the moonlight, there she was. Nearly in the very spot he had left her what seemed like an eternity ago. The stream, comforting in it's rushing sound mingling with that of the night insects.

"Sienna?... Ah, Sienna, 'tis you!" Thomas' heart leaps, as walks briskly to her side. The cool night breeze gently blowing her dark hair across her fair face. He immediately takes her hands and clasps them in his own. Kissing them softly before looking up into her eyes.

"My darling, you've no idea how the minutes lasted as hours awaiting this moment!... I told father I needed fresh air as I was not feeling well. that seemed to satisfy him." He looks about at the simple yet elegant picnic she'd prepared. "Exquisite" He says. "You have surely outdone yourself!" Thomas smiles warmly. He brushes the black strands of hair from her full, red lips and drawing his own near, kisses her tenderly... deeply. Feeling the rush of warm elation fill his pounding heart as the garden and all surrounding them disappears.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:20 pm

Sienna felt shy in his presence now his hands were warm and with her thumbs she rubbed the back of his hands.
I feel as if all thought from my mind has gone upon standing here. My heart feels full of happiness now that I know that we both share the same feelings for one another.
Smiling I could feel the warmth of his lips as they were placed upon mine as our lips started to move as one her eyes never left his her body being filled with nothing but the love that he was placing into our kiss taking his hands she felt secure and loved for the first time in her adult life what a difference a kiss makes
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:47 pm

As their lips softly part, Thomas opens his eyes in time to see Sienna's do the same. "If I may say... I was preparing the perfect words for when this moment finally came" He says, before chuckling. "...yet now that it has, I fear I've completely forgotten what I was going to say!" She shares a laugh with him as he casts his eyes downward, his face warm with blush. "To me, dearest Sienna, your kiss just now bespoke everything that need be said".

He reaches out to caress her face and they share a look of mutual love between them. "Well now... tell me, are you as famished as I?"
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:48 am

Leading him over to where the picnic was layed out she sat down smiling.
Thomas how can you possibly eat at a time like this
She said in a jokingly way pouring two goblets of wine she handed him one.
I am too happy to eat I wish to know everything about you as if it were the last night in the world. If we both put in the effort it could work and our love for one another shall never have to suffer I could hide you in my trunk or come to kent with you.
Reaching her fingers to his face she ran them down his cold but rosy cheek drawing his lips to hers
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:54 am

Thomas sits and reclines jauntily with his arm resting on his bent knee. He is pleasantly surprised to see the fare consists of French bread and cheeses. "My my!..."he says and tears a crusty rounded end off of the loaf, picking from the soft white spongy core, remarkably still warm and popping the delicious morsel in his mouth, chewing with a blissful look on his face.

"Mmmm, superb! My dear, a boy~I mean a man~can eat during almost anything!" He laughs. "Truth be told, I can't remember when last my appetite was so great".He tears another piece of bread from the loaf and slices off a small slab from one of the soft cheeses, smiling as he offers it to her.

"Were it that we could do as you've said, I should do so before the next beat of my heart... yet how could we?... frankly dear, sweet Sienna, right now I don't even wish to think about going back to Kent on the morrow... go on then, try it, after all you did take the time to prepare all of this" Thomas raises his hand up to her mouth. Again the cool night breeze sends strands of her hair aloft, and he brushes them aside his eyes searching hers.
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PostSubject: Re: Floral Beauty   Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:01 am

Frowning sienna had no idea how she was going to keep him at court unless..
Thomas I don't want us to be an autumn fling
She bit into the bread he was waving in front of her mouth her eyes locked into his as she pulled a piece of the bread away with her teeth giggling at the mouthful she now had. Turning her back to him she leaned herself against him looking at the star's everytime she looked into his eyes she found, it harder giving into temptation this fine young man chose to spend his time with me thus far and he was precious to sienna.
I am honored that you want to spend time with me tell me my dove does your farther ever travel alone for his antiques, reason I ask is for this reason he could travel to France for rare antiques
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