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.

*Henry's Pov*

"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".