Start of something
I do not own Anonymous in any way. Although I do wish I owned Xavier Samuel.
I stood by the window looking out on the gravel road.
Suddenly, a black carriage appeared. I quickly rushed to the stairs.
"Master Edward! I thought you had…" I stopped when I noticed the Earl of Southampton was with him. "Oh…I'm sorry. I didn't realize…" I said blushing.
"Elizabeth, this is Henry Wriothesley 3rd Earl of Southampton", Edward said, "Henry, this is Elizabeth McKenzie".
Henry bowed and kissed my hand.
I ended up blushing again.
When Henry rose up, I saw a faint smile on his lips.
"Come Henry, we have much to discuss", Edward said.
I watched them leave.
"Who is she?" I asked.
"An orphan girl", Edward said, "I knew her father".
"And her mother?" I asked.
"Died giving birth to her", he said.
"What of her dowry?" I asked.
"I can't afford to give her a dowry. I can barely afford my own daughter's. Although, even if I could, Miss Elizabeth wouldn't let me give her one. She wants to marry for true love", Edward said.
"Sounds like she's been reading your plays", I said.
"She is a very bright girl", Edward said, "Why all these questions Henry?"
"I just want to learn more about her. I can't stay single forever Edward", I said, "This could be the start of something".