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Emilie De Fontanay
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 04, 2011 3:11 pm

Emilie nodd, the air grave.
Indeed, I think that god play a big role in our destiny, I have fall pregnant because He wanted it, as a ordeal for change my life, stop to do stupities, expiate and atone for them by my pains for obtain His forginess and even if my pregnancy has been a terrible period, having a child have make me gain maturity and wiseness.
She smile weakly in spite of the tears that still glint in her eyes.
Having my Olympe have comfort me for all my pains of my past and have bring me a huge and pure joy that I don't expected nor ever had before and since she is in my life, I have a castle of my own and I have a honorable and peaceful life.
She look in his eyes in listening him, feeling grateful to him.
Yes, I do, I just needed to let it out, I will if I need it, thank you for the kindness that you show me as always.
She nodd.
Yes, surely all these experiences that I had have contribuate to form my personality, to feel more empathy toward people and to get stronger, it have surely lead me to found this school in my castle.
She feel the heartache from her recent rupture rekindle, she sigh and add.
I am more fragile and emotional lately because this man, about whom I talked to you, my daughter's father ... he have leave me, suddenly, he don't even care of Olympe anymore, he have simply disappear of our life.
She sigh sadly.
I am alone with my daughter, once more and for food good this time, but as much as it make me sad, I will not collapse ... I yet had too many pains in my life before ... I am strong and I have my daughter.
A veil of sadness on her eyes, she whisper in a trembling voice.
Though I trusted that he loved us ... as I loved him.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 04, 2011 4:33 pm

Wolsey nods at her words about destiny.
' Yes, when you look back, you'll see that you've grown by the most miserable moments in life... and God will never depart you...' he sighs and is silent for a while, reflecting.

He smiles at her when she thanks him for his kindness.
' You're welcome, Emilie, I just love it to see you laugh again. And perhaps there 'll come a time I need your kindness and comfort, too.' he speaks, puzzled.

When she tells him her latest experiences, he saves his hands to his face in amazement.
' No, not ... again! I feel so sorry for you, but why?' He thinks quickly, he doesn' t know who her love was, only that he belonged to a family who hate him.
' I hope he didn't find out about our friendship, Emilie?' he asks horrified.
' Because I once told you that people will not appreciate it and that I should understand if you had to choose between your love or other friends and me!

He holds her hand and looks her in the eye.
'But you are not alone, Emilie, unless you want to be alone yourself!'
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 04, 2011 8:19 pm

Emilie nodd, the air grave.
I hope so, I do my best for remain in His light.
She nodd again, smile and put her hand on his arm.
Yes, of course, I will be there for you if ever you need me.
She look in his eyes with a puzzled and sad air on her face.
No I don't think he could had know about our friendship, I don't know, I don't understand, we hand't had any argument, lately we was together since seven months, he had a kind of double life with me and our daughter at Eastnor, once he was free of his duties, he said that he preferred above all to being with his girl as he called us Olympe and me, that he did relive, he seemed happy with us and to love us.
She shake her hand, feeling puzzled and sad.
Moreover, it's him who wanted us back together, since the moment where we had see each others again at court after one year and a half without crossing, the last time we did see each others before it was after I has been dismissed of my fonctions of lady in waiting because of my pregnancy that was become obvious, he have accompagny me until my carriage, has been the only to show me affection and to regret my departure.
She play with her necklace's pearl, feeling moved in recalling of this moment.
This little moment have remain in me as a little sun among the darkness of this period so I was delighted to see him again, but I also recalled well of how I felt after our secret marriage annulement and brutal rupture, so I was feared to suffer again if I accepted to get back together with him and when he have tell me that he was still in love with me, I have tell him that I preferred us for be good friends and resist him.
She then recall of the short courting that she had with this earl, a another George, brown haired and with brown years, like him.
I even had a short courting with a nice man, who said to have passion for me, he seemed to have serious intentions and did treat me with high respect, but then he have leave court and me too and his letters have become more and more rares, it seem that his passion had disappear and that he don't really was in love with me nor do I, so I have leave him, I precise that it was only flirt with him.
She glide a lock of her curls behind her ear before to continue, recalling of Heidi and Thomas's wedding at Allington castle, smiling slighty at the sweet memory.
Then he and I have both has been invitated at a marriage, my friend and his friend did marry together at Alllington castle, a intime marriage, we was the only guests, I had take my daughter with me as usual, so he have encounter her and realize that she was his and so do I, he have recognize her unofficially.
She feel moved up to the tears in recalling of this moment.
So we have spend time together, all the three, then only him and I, I felt falling in love with him again and just before to return at Eastnor castle with Olympe, asking him to promise to come to visit us there, I have admit that I loved him too, he have kiss me and ... we have return at Eastnor ... with him ... then it has been seven months of love and of family life ... a period of sun without shadows ... and suddenly this letter of rupture, while he was away in journey ... I really don't understand.
She sigh sadly.
I know that I am not really alone, I have my daughter, my friends and my pupils .
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 05, 2011 3:37 pm

Wolsey listens to her without interruption, sometimes frowning, sometimes smiling encouraging and finally tries to stand up again since he lay still on his knees, feeling his bones aching.
He collapses next to her on the couch and sighs.

' Emilie... I'm so sorry but I have no words to alleviate your pain, it's a harsh reality you have to face! '
He looks at her with empathy and shrugs.
' It must really hurt when you finally come back together and he departs you after all! I can't really understand, though perhaps it has nothing to do with his love for you, maybe his father has found out and forbid him to see you again? Or...' he looks at her, frowning while he's thinking.

' ... Or he left you because he loves you and want a better life for you, as I did when I forced my Joan into a marriage, loving her so much that I wanted her to have a happy family, though it would not include me!'

He shakes his head, smiling apologetical at her.
' ... It's just guessing, I know, but not only women are hard to understand at times, dear Emilie!'
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 05, 2011 9:10 pm

Emilie look at him with her still redden and humid green eyes, worried to see him seeming so weak after having kneel, then she nodd.
Yes, it's harsh indeed. Are you ok, your excellence ?, you seem weak.
She listen to him attentively, looking in his eyes, moved and touched by his words, understanding that he is surely right, that it's the real explanation of George's decision of rupture, deep in her, she knowed that it was the real reason, but she don't wanted to understand because of the love and passion that she had for him, she nodd.
You are right, it's surely for this reason that he have leave me, it's the reason that he give me in his letter and I knowed it, I even felt that it's would happen, that he would decide to leave me for my sake but I don't wanted to understand, to admit it, because I wanted to keep him and I was so sad to lost him.
She frown slighty, with sadness in her eyes.
He have leave me not because he don't loved me but because he loved me, he thinked that our secret relationship even if it made him happy too hadn't future and wasn't good for me and our daughter, he wanted another future for us and notably that I could marry with another one and build a strong and stable family with him, since himself is forced to marry another one and can't marry me himself nor bring me a official and stable family life as he wanted for me.
Her eyes fill with tears again, she sob, then add with a trembling voice.
He knowed that I would had never leave him and thinked that he should leave me, for allow me to make myself another life, I know that he was feared for us, Olympe and me, about his father reaction if he learned about us and about the possible consequence on us of his activites in his family's progression, it's why he had decide to keep his parternity and our relationship secret , I think that this fear has been for a huge part in his decision of rupture.
She take a deep breath and wipe her tears with the handerckief.
I think that he isn't happier than me of our separation, especially since he had to take the decision and did it against his own heart, but I think that since he did yet annule our secret marriage when we did was together for the first time, and probably for the same reasons, he will not change his mind and it's probably for ever.
She sigh sadly and look at a invisible point on the wall.
I still hardly understand why he also left our daughter with me, he could have keep the link with her, but I guess that it's for the same reasons that he leave me, he think that it's better for her, that this way if I marry, she could have a father of adoption more stable and respected, though I think that she could had never had a more loving father than he was with her and that nobody can remplace her real father.
She turn again to Thomas, sigh again with a resignate air.
It's sure, men are difficult to understand, they don't express their feelings as easely as women, their heart look like fortifications, it's difficult to see what there is behind their fences.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 05, 2011 10:38 pm

Wolsey smiles at her and waves his hand.
' No, no, don't worry Emilie, nothing more than some old bones cracking as I stand up!'

He listens at her attentive, nodding and handing her a fresh handkerchief.
' So I was right indeed, he does love you... and he wants a better life for you because he loves you!' he looks at the door, but Joan has not come back yet.

He sighs and looks at her again.
' I don't think that Joan will agree with me on this, but I still think she would have a better life without me. What is life for her about, always living in our private rooms and not being able to join me when I dine with the King or go abroad? '

Frowning he shakes his head.
' And the work never stops... I can spend so little time with her!'

He is silent for a while, reflecting, then he takes another sip of wine and turns to her again.
' It is perhaps too early to say this, but one day you'll be grateful to him to let you free so you have a chance for a better life than to wait for him all the time. You should be his true wife and nothing else, so if that is not possible, well...' he shrugs.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 05, 2011 11:24 pm

Reassured, Emilie smile slighty and nodd.
Allright, then.
Emilie sigh and nodd again.
Yes, surelly, he do imagine me marrying another man, build a family ... but what if I don't ever fall in love with a man ?, if he remain until my last breath as the only man whom I have ever really love ? then even if I marry to someone, it will be against my heart and I will not be happy.
She listen to his words about Joan and him.
I understand that you think so about Joan, you want her happiness, but as you told me, when you have force her to marry, she hadn't been unhappy, I trust that her happiness is to be with you, ever if it's only while a little part of your life, it's enough for her and she have accept it, it's the life that she have choice and I can understand it.
She ask to the servent a goblet of orange juice that he fastly bring to her, she thank him and take a few sips of it and she bite slighty her lips in listening him.
I know, I should has been his true wife, I was happy in being his ... secret love, but he have estimate that it wasn't enough for me ... Maybe a day I will be grateful to him, if I marry a man whom I would love and who would love me too, but I don't trust in fairytales anymore, nor in charming prince and I prefer to be alone than to marry a man whom I don't love.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 06, 2011 8:01 pm

Wolsey shrughs and sigh after her passionate words about a marriage without love.
' I am probably the last person to give you good advice on this, dear Emilie, but I think you should not marry again if you're not in love... there is no need for you to marry since you are a respectable lady even though you're alone.'

He is silent for a while, puzzled and when he speaks again, he can't look at her.
' I have not told you the whole truth about Joan and me... you see, it wasn't only an act of love to force her into another marriage.' He stands up, feeling restless and walks over to the fireplace, staring into the flames.

' You must understand, though not strictly forbidden, it was not... totally accepted too, the way we lived together, having two children. Meanwhile my career rose and I became an archbishop, a cardinal, a papal legate and Lord Chancellor... but I was ambitious and wanted even more! I wanted to become pope and of course, a pope with a wife - yes we were even secretly married! - was not appropriate so she became an embarassment to me...' he bowes his head and covers his eyes with his hand, shaking his head.

Suddenly he looks at her again with a sad face.
' Now you know everything, Emilie and how a man can sacrifice his love to his career!'
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 06, 2011 9:48 pm

Emilie smile slighty at his answer.
Again ? I had never been married, Thomas, I had plan a secret marriage with my daughter's father, but he had annule it. Anyway, your words confirm me in my opinion, I have no need to marry since I am indeed a respectable lady, with my relative seniority at court and my work of Headmistress of a school , in more I am autonomous, having my own castle and the land around that bring me in good income along and a personal fortune inherited from my father, so I don't need to marry.
She reflect and add.
As I said, I don't trust in the charming prince who would come, but if a day I fall in love with someone and love him as much as I loved my daughter's father, then, I would be happy to marry him.
She listen to him attentively, atonished by his words, realize how difficult it must be for him to talk about it.
I thank for trust in me enough for reveal it to me and have the courage to admit something about what you must feel shameful. I can guess what you feel in telling so, myself I feel shameful each time I recall that I have give myself to this painter just for forget my pain, in a shallow illusion of passion, while he was a pervert who just used me.
She sigh add.
I guess that when you have such an important carrer, for which you have a passion, you are ready to do great sacrifices, even to sacrify your love and I am not surprised that people hadn't accept it, life is very defficult for illegitime couples. I can guess also that you have suffer as much as her of this choice who made, but at last in the end, she have come back to you and you made the good choice in keeping her with you
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 07, 2011 8:16 pm

Wolsey smiles apologizing at her.
' Did I say "again"? I'm so sorry Emilie, I didn't mean to hurt you... but I'm glad you agree with me that you don't need to marry... and if you ever fall in love again and want to marry, I hope I may consecrate the marriage!'

He walks back to her and sits next to her again when she talks about not believing in the charming prince anymore.
' Ahh... the charming prince on the white horse...' he chuckles. ' I hope he'll come by, Emilie, you really shouldn't give up your dreams, you know!' he looks concerned at her face and frowns, taking her hands in his.
'... Emilie! Never give up your dreams!' he repeats solemny. ' Your dreams are important, they keep you going, they give you hope, they make you eager to find out what life will bring you! But you're quite right to be a little sceptical about a potential marriage candidate.' he adds and sigh.

He feels warm and relieved when she answers him kindly after his confession.
' I knew you would understand, Emilie, you have the life experience to qualify these things... though I'm not proud of it at all and it took indeed some courage to tell you this... but I want us to be complete honest to eachother and this stood in the way, I wanted to tell you this before but the opportunity seemed not to occur. I also told you this because I can imagine your secret love could feel the same way too as I did then when I prevailed my career over my love!'

He smiles happy. ' I've learned my lesson though, Emilie! I will never let her go anymore -no matter what people think- because she always supported me and made me a better man, but most of all: I love her deeply!'
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 07, 2011 9:18 pm

Emilie shake her head, meaning that it isn't important.
It isn't grave, don't apologize. If ever it happen, I would be very happy if it's you who consecrate the marriage.
Emilie smile to him softly as he take her hands and nodd.
Yes, I try to keep on believing in my dreams, I just can hardly still trust in my charming prince as when I was still an innocent girl after has been heartbroken twices times by the only man whom I had really love and who had become in my heart and dreams my charming prince. It difficult to trust that I have a charming prince someonewhere whom I hadn't yet encounter, but I try to because ...
She squeeze his hands and continue.
Because, if I don't need a husband, I feel the need to still believe in love and to imagine that it will not remain my only experience of love story in all my life, that the better is to come. But yes I am very sceptical about the potential marriage candidate.
Her smile get wider.
Of course I understand, real friends are made for that ! and I appreciate your honesty and that we can trust in each others. About my secret love ... I don't know if as for you it's also about his carrer because after all nobody is supposed to know about us, it was a secret well guarded, but it's maybe also for a part in his decision.
She nodd, smiling, feeling moved by his words about Joan and him and happier in hearing about this guenine and long lasting love.
I am sure of it, you need her for live and she is the closer person to you and I can feel that she will always support you, never let you down and that you really love her and I think that you have all the reasons to love her.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 08, 2011 10:20 am

Wolsey smiles widely when she answers him.
' Ahh... that would be most definately the wedding of the age, unless... the King himself remarries, of course!' he can't help that his face darkens while he speaks the last part of the sentence.

He shrugs and leans back, thoughtfully.
' Emilie... I've learnt one thing: love has nothing to do with age, it can happen to you any time! I never thought that Joan would come back to me, not after what happened. I was not... nice to her, you know, I was convinced I made the right decision by sending her away, neglecting my feelings for her!'

One moment frowning, he suddenly laughs. ' Anyway, I was stubborn, but she!... oh well, just wait and see, Emilie. Perhaps he comes back to you for the third time too and perhaps... you don't want him anymore at that time! Or you just pass someone in the halls or corridors and it will be love at first sight!'

He frowns when she guess that her secret love would never leave her for the same reason he made Joan leave.
' Perhaps you're right, but believe me, even a secret love will not be a secret for long, not in this court, you know!'

He is silent for a while, looks at her now and then and takes a deep breath.
' Emilie, I want to ask you something... now, while Joan is still in the garden with Olympe!'
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Emilie feel rather sad at this idea, because she don't believe that it will happen, but she try to don't show it, she notice that the cardinal's face darken as he talk about the king's remarriage, herself feeling enthousiast at this idea.
She smile slighty after his sentences and nodd.
Yes, I am convinced of it, love have nothing to do with age and can happen at any period of your life, even when you thinked that it's wouldn't happen and I feel really happy for you to have find the love of your life and to have end up by having her again, thank to her !
She sigh.
But it don't happen to everyone ... and for myself, I will wait and see indeed, perhaps he will come back to me a day a third time but I really don't think so and I don't think I would accept him back anyway, whatever can be my feeling for him. And indeed I could also encounter my future husband, if ever I got one, by chance in crossing him in a corridor.
She sigh and nodd.
I know, it's why I keep my secrets carefully, I don't heard gossips about he and me, it's why I don't think people knowed about us, but maybe ... I think that he could have privilegie his carrer over our couple if our secret love had cause harm to his carrer, like you did,I just don't think that it wasn't the case since it was a secret well guarded ... anyway it don't matter anymore.
She look in his eyes with a curious air and nodd again, wondering what he can have to tell her.
Allright, ask me, I listen to you.
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Wolsey listens but half, lost in his own thoughts.
' Yes, yes...' he agrees absently with her.

He sigh when she assures him that her secret was well guarded ans shakes his head.
' Well, I hope I was wrong about that... and anyway, it will probably stay a secret for now!'

When she nodds at him and wants to know his question, he looks in her eyes and moves closer to her.
' Emilie, you must understand... I want to ask you to be a friend to Joan and look after her, just in case... just in case something happens to me! No, listen!' he put his hand on her arm, looking almost desperate at her.
' You see, she is all alone in the world, she has no family but me... and our children, of course, though they can't take care of her. I know I ask many of you, but I have to ask you this, she deserves better than the treatment she'd probably get if I'm not there anymore to protect her! Please, think about it, dear Emilie, you are the only person to whom I could ask!'
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeFri Dec 09, 2011 5:54 pm

Emilie nodd, thoughtful and answer him.
Yes, probably, at last until my daughter will have grow up enough for may have to tell to people who ask her who is her father, but in the meanwhile, many years will have pass and this love I had with him ... it will not be a matter anymore.
Her face take a atonished and slighty feared air as he ask her to look after Joan if ever something happen to him, he seem to think that it may happen, she is about to ask him to don't talk about such a thing, that nothing will happen to him, but she understand that it woudn't help and that as a friend she have to listen to his fears rather than to deny it.
She take a deep breath, moved and puzzled at the same time, then sge answer him seriously.
Yes, I will, I really hope that nothing of bad will happen to you ... but if ever it happen, I will look after Joan, she is a nice lady and I can guess that it would yet be terrible for her to lost you, I don't want her for in more have to suffer a bat treatment.I will maybe take her with me at Eastnor and there she will help to care of the school's pupils and so she will have a respectable position and a home.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 10, 2011 8:18 am

Wolsey nodd at her words about her daughter.
' When she is old enough to understand, she'll hear at least that she is the beautiful and wonderful outcome of a true and deep love, even though she doesn't have both parents on her side!'

When she speaks about Joan, he can't answer for a while. He bows his head and takes her hand to kiss it softly, then looks at her with her hand still in his.
' I have no words to thank you, Emilie... you have no idea what this means to me.' he shakes his head and smiles at her with relief.
' As I said... just in case... pure hypothetical, of course! he feels better now he has expelled the ghosts in his mind.
' ... and I like the idea that you take her with you to Eastnor, she loves children and is a good educator! She can help you there and have a good life, I really want you to become friends, you resemble each other in terms of character!'

He frowns slightly as he remembers the meeting with her and Anne Boleyn at the Masquerade Ball a few evenings ago.
' I never knew though that you and lady Anne Boleyn are... friends?'
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Emilie nodd and smile.
Yes it's what I will tell to my daughter when she will be old enough for understand and I am sure that she will understand and I will above all that, even if her father have leave us, he loved her, sincerely.
She nodd again and look in his eyes, seeing that he seem relieve of her answer.

You don't have to thank me and of course it's purely hypothetical. I also think that she would be of good help at Eastnor if ever she go there a day, because I have see from her relationship with Olympe that she love children, is loved of them and take good care of them.
She imagine what Joan could do at Eastnor if ever she came there a day.
I don't think that she could be teacher, but she could care of the littles one, help them to get ready at morning and for the night, take strolls with them in the castle's domain, read them stories ...
She frown a in hearing him talking about her friendship with Anne Boleyn, surprised that he ask her about it and answer him carefully.
Yes her and me are friends since a long time, I have encounter her one year after my arrival at court, but I hadn't seen her since a long time before to see her again at mascarade ...
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 11, 2011 11:10 am

Wolsey smiles widely when she thinks out loud about what Joan could do at Eastnor.
' Yes, I think she can be a great help with the little ones and also she can manage the household, you know we run together a household here at Hampton Court of more than five hundred people and I am most of the time busy with other things so she has the full credits of the daily business.'

He leans over and frowns while he adds.
' I don't ever want her to think though that you only grant her a favor by taking her in your household... we could visit you at Eastnor soon so we'll find out if she likes to be there herself!'

He listens at her words about her friendship to Anne Boleyn, a little shocked to find out that they know each other a long time.
Rubbing his eyebrow he takes a sip of his wine, hesitating about what to say.
Eventually he looks at her, frowning and with questioning eyes.
' Emilie, I was wondering... perhaps you can tell me what makes her so attractive for the King?'
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 11, 2011 5:05 pm

Emilie smile softly and nodd.
Of course, I will be delighted to recieve both of you at Eastnor.
Her face take a serious air as she recall of the terribles circonstances in which she could propose to Joan to join her household at Eastnor castle for don't remain alone, she sigh and add.
Anyway it's just a eventuality, in case of ... the worse could happen ... in this case, it's would be better if she love this place ... but I don't want you for think to it too seriously, because I really hope that you still have many years of happiness to live with Joan.
She look at him carefully as he ask her about her friend Anne Boleyn, she reflect, then decide yo answer to this question honestly since it's an harmless one after all.
Well, love is a thing difficult to explain, that born from a mixture of things, something that there is in his eyes when he see her that we can't catch. But here it is what I can see with my own that must make her attractive to him. In first, she is very beautiful, everyone can see it. She isn't the only beautiful lady at court but she have a unusual beauty and many charms, in her glance, smiles and way to dance.
She smile in thinking to Anne and add with visible admiration.
And she is different of these wishy-washy, dulls and submissives young ladies , she have character and volonty, she is passionate, clever, and very strong, I think that it's for a big part why his majesty have choice her. He know her enough strong and clever and he admlre her for her volonty, perseverance and virtue, in more he obviously is in love with her, it isn't only desire ...
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 11, 2011 11:02 pm

Wolsey smiles radiantly at Emilie when she tells him she'd be delighted to recieve Joan and him together.
' Well, that's an appointment we have, than. We'll come and visit your beautiful and cultured place as soon as possible!'
He feels touched by the way she ensure him that he should not take all this too seriously and squeezes her hand softly.
' Of course, Emilie, Joan and I are planning to be at least a hundred years old together! Just see this as a ... cumbersome way to be invited together so she can join me at my visit with you...' he laughs out loud, but his eyes don't laugh at all.

He listens attentive at her explanation about the attraction of Anne Boleyn, but above all, he notices the admiration in her face and voice while she talks about her.
He is not impressed by the way she describes Anne because everything she says about her also applies to Queen Katherine, but her assumption that the King loves her and not only desires her shocks him.
For a few moments he is speechless, he takes a sip and turns the glass in his hand.

' Well... you really seem to like her a lot. But you know her personally as I understand.' he speaks slowly, frowning.
' And you think he really... loves her, do you also think that she will be kind to him, set him above all and is willing to obey him in everything he wishes?'
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She nodd, smiling happily.
I will return at Eastnor soon, my journey last since a long time now and you will be welcome there when you want to.
Emilie squeeze his hand too softly, noticing that his eyes are serious even if he laugh.
I wish it for you and I am please to invite you two together.
Emilie nodd after his first sentence about Anne Boleyn, nodd again after the second one and answer him seriously.
Yes, I am sure that he love her and that she love him too and I am also sure that she will be kind to him and set him above all and obey him in everything ... she yet do it now after all.
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 12, 2011 3:18 pm

Wolsey smiles at her and gives her a pat on the arm.
' Well, I hope to visit you soon, though...' he frowns a little, then shrugs.
' .... you've probably heard of cardinal Campeggio who has finally arrived to judge the matter, together with me. And you'll understand that this case has precedence over all. I expect the annullment pronounced quickly though, so afterwards Joan and I will come immediately!'

He smiles understanding at her words about Anne who obey the King and puts the thought of her triumphant eyes at him of wondering.
' I'm pleased with your answer, Emilie, for the luck of the King is above all!'
He leans forward and present her the question that concerns him most.
' Emilie, what about these rumours that she is in favour of the Lutherans? I even heard she reads the Bible - in English!'
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 12, 2011 9:22 pm

Emilie smile as he pat her arm, then her face get a serious air, she frown slighty, a bit sceptical about Campeggio's intentions and of the chances of success of the annulment since Campeggio is the Pope's man and for her, it's obvious that the Pope don't want of this annulement, but she prefer to keep it for her and she nodd.
Yes, I have hear it ... I can guess that you will be busy about it these next times and I wish that this man can be trusted and that he will agree to the king's annulement, this succes would renforce your position and make the king and lady Anne very happy ... and so you will be able to come to visit me with Joan at Eastnor castle.
Emilie shiver slighty as he ask her about Anne's links with the lutherans, especially since herself is becoming a lutherian and have got a english bible along with a few another forbidden books, that she hide carefully in her bedroom at Eastnor castle.
She know that she can't reveal him anything of all this, nor ever debate about it with him, even if he is her friends, it's would lead her right to tower prison and even to the death, what would happen to her daughter in this case, who could care of her and protect her ? , she prefer not even think to it ...
Used to have to hide it carefully, she succed in keeping a neutral air and tone and answer him carefully.
Really ? well I heard this kind of gossips, I don't believe in court gossips, as I yet said you, there is too many lies in them and Anne have many ennemies around court, who would like to see something of bad happen to her, I think that it's them who spread theses rumors, for attack her. For me all this isn't true ...
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PostSubject: Re: Wolsey's Private room   Wolsey's Private room - Page 2 I_icon_minitimeTue Dec 13, 2011 6:42 pm

Wolsey nodd after her words.
' Well, more reason to urge the matter, than, for I'm very anxious to find out everything about your school and to see you again, because I'll miss you for sure when you leave court.'

He listens at her words about Anne and the court gossips, nodding and sigh in relief.
' Yes, I knew they had to be rumours! If anyone can understand, it would be me, my enemies tell the most evil stories about me, too.' He looks at his rings and turns one of them around, suddenly laughing.
' Remember the things they say about this ring having magic!... pity though I still don't know which one they mean!'

He examines them one by one, frowning, then shakes his head.
' They also tell she has an extra finger! ' he smiles mischievously. ' I'd like to have an extra finger, too, to be able to wear more of those magical rings!'

Leaning back, he smiles warmly at Emilie.
' You are again so right, Emilie! Gossips, ordinary gossips, I won't pay attention to them at all, especially since Henry would never allow her to be a Lutheran, being a strict Catholic man himself!'
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Emilie nodd after his sentence about the urge to end with this matter of annulement and visit her school, touched that he tell that he will miss her her, she smile to him softly and put her hand on his arm.
I will miss you too, my dear friend and I wish you to succed in this matter.
She nodd again, a understanding look on her face.
Yes, I can guess it, once you have ennemies at court, you can be sure to hear the most evil stories about you !, it's true that at the moment lady Anne and you have in commun to being probably the two persons who have most ennemies at court.
She burst in laugh as he talk her of the gossip about his ring, glance to his big rings and answer him with a voice trembling of laughter.
Yes I recall of it ! At last those who have spread this gossip about you have much imagination ! indeed it's a shame that you don't know which ring it is, you could gain much money in selling doubles of it in telling people that it's magic !
She become again serious as she hear about this rumour about Anne Boleyn.
Yes, I heard about it too, it's ridiculous and even a bit insane, because those who have spread this gossip must well know that this kind of deformity are considered by supertitious people as devil signs. I find it horrible for persons who really have a deformity because it isn't their fault and people who are reals christians, should show compassion to them.
She smile slighty and add.
Being her friend since a long time, I have see her both of her hands many times and, if you had any doubt, I can assure you that she have ten fingers like me and that all of them are normals. I don't think that his majesty could have get interested in a lady with extra finger !
She giggle.
It's true, so you could add a magic ring to your hand !
She become serious again as he talk about lutherians, she prefer to agree with him, even if she have doubts about the king's position, because if he had always been a strict Catholic man in the past, at last since she have join his court, she feel that a refusal from Rome could turn him against the Pope and even push him to break with him and that Anne could after all influence him to at last become more indulgent to lutherians.Yes, sure, since she is his, she have to serve him fully, she have to respect his positions and principles.
She giggle and add.
I am glad to don't have ennemy at court, at last none that I know and to don't hear gossips about it around court ! I prefer to have the modest position that I have, it's more comfortable, quiet and secure.
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