Originally Posted by CrazyChickLady7
"Wh-what the man said." Gwen was shaking, she hoped it wasn't obvious.
Edmund put his arms around Gwen. He decided he ought to be honest, especially with such a serious thing. "Yes, and no. The evening after you agreed to this, a letter–with the royal seal of Edinburgh on it–demanded that I, and why me I have no idea, dispose of you. You know what I mean." He put his hands on her shoulders and looked her in the eye. Lowering his voice, he continued, "I don't know what I was planning to do. If I didn't, there would be serious consequences, for both you and me. And then that man showed up while you were fetching water. I have a feeling the king sent him, to ensure I carried out his awful demand." His eyes we're slightly teared up, but he looked down so Gwen wouldn't see.
Linnet went over to Peter. "Yes, of course." She dipped a low curtsy to Mariah, then turned to leave. Mariah nodded her head. She wasn't inclined to bow to someone "lower" than herself.Edited by silkiecuddles - 9/27/15 at 7:55pm