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It’s another bit of my untitled unfinished heterosexual Regency romance [though all bets are off if I ever resume it.] Aubrey has written to Sir Patrick, or maybe it should be Lord Patrick, I don’t believe I ever consulted Debretts for the correct form of address, at Cicely’s dictation and the letter has arrived.
~~~Aubrey’s letter was placed in Pat’s hands that evening as he sat in the lonely magnificence of his dining room. He pushed aside the scant remains of an excellent beef and oyster pie and read the single, uncrossed sheet with a wry smile, then glanced up as the door opened and Yacoub Khan entered.
“Congratulations are in order, Yacoub,” he said. “It appears that I am to take a wife.”
“Indeed, sahib, you deserve congratulations if all I have heard is the truth,” Yacoub agreed, his respectful tone at odds with his derisive smile. “I am sure that that is why your cousin Gerald is here. I have put him in the library.”
Pat eyed his henchman apprehensively. “What the devil does he want? He is alone isn’t he?”
Yacoub inclined his immaculately turbaned head gracefully in assent.
“That’s a relief. He’s not worth running down the back stairs for but Euphemia, now … Thank you, Yacoub.”
Cousin Gerald and someone called Euphemia. Cast of thousands!