Victorian Beauties ~Part 2~

Read part 1 *here*

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Sylvia walked, at a lady-like pace, to where I had paused to give Cloud Shimmer a break from our ride.

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“Oh, Rosilia,” Sylvia chirped as she came up next to me. I saw that she wore a smug smile on her pretty little face.

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“What is it this time?” I asked.

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“This time,” Sylvia said. “you get off that horse and walk home!”

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“Uhh, no.” My little sister wasn’t going to boss me around!

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“And that’s an order!” Sylvia continued, looking me straight in the eye. “Mother’s order.”

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I couldn’t disobey Mother, so I dismounted grudgingly.

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Sylvia snatched the reins from my hand and marched me home.

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After Sylvia had turned Cloud Shimmer into the pasture, I wandered into the courtyard. Selene, one of the maids, was pulling weeds.l

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“Rosilia!” Selene waved. Selene didn’t call me “Miss” or anything like that. We were friends, and I’d told her just to call me Rosilia, so she did.

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I sat down next to her. “Hello, Selene! Can I help you pull weeds?”

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Selene shook her head. “Usually, I would say yes; help yourself — but your mother wants to talk with you. She’s at her balcony.”

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I stood up. “Thank you for telling me. Oh, and by the way, do you happen to know what she wants to talk to me about?”

“No, sorry.”

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I went into the house and up to my mother’s room. Sure enough, she was on her balcony. I walked toward her slowly.

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“Rosilia. Sylvia told me that you were riding your horse like a man. Is that true?”

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I bit my lip. “Yes, ma’am.”

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Mother sighed. “I am very disappointed in you.”

More than anything, I hated being a failure!

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“You will not be able to ride your horse for two weeks — that is your punishment,” Mother said. “Do you understand?”

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“But then I won’t be able to exercise her!” I exclaimed. “What will happen to Cloud Shimmer?”

“You will both pay from your mistake,” Mother said coolly. “Do you understand?”

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I looked away and mumbled, “Yes.”

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10 thoughts on “Victorian Beauties ~Part 2~

  1. GAH! I NEED MORE! I LOVE these kinds of stories. A girl is suspected to be ladylike, doesn’t want to, gets punished, etc., but then something awesome happens! I can’t wait. Loren, you have brought a ray of sunshine into my life!!!!!

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  2. Pingback: Victorian Beauties ~Part 3~ | Happy House of AG

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