Ms. Friedman: It is an honor to host you both and I’m truly humbled by your visit today. Thank you for making time in your busy schedules for this interview. Please, make yourselves at home and we shall begin….
Miss Melissa Atwell: Thank you so much for inviting us!
Lord Willington: I’ve been looking forward to it.
Ms. Friedman: Now, the questions I have are quite personal, but fun never the less. But before I get to them, tell me how have you both been since last I saw you? I believe it was only four days before your impending nuptials?
Miss Melissa Atwell: Well, we’re doing wonderfully. Very happy. John was so handsome at the wedding. And Charles was there, which I thought was very nice of him.
Lord Willington: Indeed. Though I did think he just might cold-cock me again. It was a nice wedding, wasn’t it? And Lady Willington was beautiful.
Ms. Friedman: My congratulations to both, and I guess you are now officially Lady Willington. It does have a nice ring to it, yes? Tell me, as your childhoods were vastly different, I hoped you would share with us a childhood memory that brings a smile to your face or makes you tear up?
Lady Willington: Oh, it has to be listening to my mother and father talk whilst sitting by the fire on those cold winter nights when the wind whistled outside. I can’t remember what they discussed, but it was calm and so safe. I remember thinking how wonderful it would be to love someone the way they did each other.
Lord Willington: I suppose for me it would be the time I hid my father’s braces. All of them. He chased me about the house, holding his pants up, and of course he couldn’t catch me—until I collapsed in tears, I was laughing so much. We have had so many grand times, father and I.
Ms. Friedman: That is very touching, Lady Willington. Lord Willington, it sounds like you have had and continue to have a very rare and loving relationship with your father, Lord Braddock.
You know, I was so happy to see your friendship blossom into love, but do either of you have a wish or a dream still left unfulfilled and what would that be?
Lady Willington: I would like to have the laws changed so that people are more accepting of illegitimate children.
Lord Willington: We are working on that, my colleagues and I, but it is so difficult. People have become so rigid in their beliefs.
Ms. Friedman: With both of you giving so much of yourselves, I have no doubt that changes will happen.
I wondered if you would be so kind to share with us your greatest accomplishments and regrets thus far….
Lady Willington: I went to a country fair! Just last week. I didn’t even mind when the juggler took my hand and tried to teach me to juggle. Well, not so much. Regrets? I wish my father were alive so he could see how very happy I am.
Ms. Friedman: Oh, I am so happy to hear that you are conquering your fears my Dear. [leaning to Lord Willington's side and in a stage whisper] Most of us knew you had no prayer after we saw you look at her, but are so happy that you came to your senses, young Man.
Now, before we get to more questions, hoe about some tea? [as both Lord and Lady Willington not with thanks I pour]. Delicious…well, where were we? Oh, yes, let’s have some fun and lighthearted questions, shall we? Lord Willington, what is Lady Willington’s weakness?
Lord Willington: Iced cream. I swear I could get her to do just about anything with the promise of some. Oh, and she’s rather fond of Darling, her dog. She’s rather big-hearted about just about everything, come to think of it.
Ms. Friedman: That’s marvelous! I love them too! Lady Willington, can you tell us what is Lord Willington’s favorite scent?
Lady Willington: He does rather seem to like the way my hair smells.
Ms. Friedman: Interesting…This question is for both of you. What is your favorite mode of transportation?
Lady Willington: The train. It’s so wonderfully fast.
Ms. Friedman: [smiling at both and with a cough to get their attention] Here are some questions that would make all young debutantes blush, but never the less all want to know:
Silk or cotton? Outdoors or indoors? Top or bottom?
Lady Willington: I’m afraid I don’t understand your question [as Lord Willington leans over and whispers in her ear] Oh, goodness! Silk, indoors. And both! [with a lush and a broad smile at her husband]
Lord Willington: I concur. [wagging his eyebrows at his lady, he takes her hand and softly kisses it]
Ms. Friedman: Well, this was such a delightful visit. I would like to thank Ms. Goodger for making the introductions and to both of you for being so gracious to indulge me with this visit. Before I let you go let me thank you both for an enlightening and fun visit! Please be sure to convey my regards to Lord Braddock and Miss Stanhope and give them my felicitations in regards to their upcoming nuptials.
Lady Willington: We’re so happy for them.
Lord Willington: I’m rather smug about the whole thing, actually. I’ll pass on your regards.
Ms. Friedman: Thank you and God Bless you!
I hope you all enjoyed this post and now author Jane Goodger will choose two winners to receive her new release of ‘Mad Lord’s Daughter’. ut before she does, let’s make this a bit interesting, shall we? What is your favorite mode of transportation?
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