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Author: lady_leia_solo
Story: The Mondian Chronicles (Archive/Index/Timelines)
Title: Small Pleasures
Challenge: Cherry Chocolate Chip 9: discretion, Creamsicle 15: respect, Pistachio 18: just stopping by
Topping(s) and Extra(s): Gummy Bunnies (#30: close from 30_forbidden)
Word Count: 250
Summary: Allow me to stay with you for awhile.
Rating and Warning(s): PG; None
Note(s): This takes place in 1127 AW. Cosette has been married to Lord Alexandre Sohmes since mid 1125 and she is pregnant with their first child during the time this takes place. Cosette is 23 and Gilles is about 20 in this piece.



“You can’t keep coming here so often, Gilles.”

Cosette led Gilles into the sitting room. He had been to Sohmes House so often that even the staff had gotten used to him. But though she welcomed his presence, she wished he would stay away; for both of their sakes.

“I only wanted to see you,” he said when she sat down across from him.

“I’m a married woman, Gilles. You are lucky that Alexandre is such forgiving man or else I’m sure there’d be consequences.”

Gilles chuckled. “Cosette, don’t make excuses for Alexandre. I’ve known the man since I was a boy. He’s a good man, yes, but he is distant, no?”

Cosette played with the rings on her fingers. She knew he was waiting for an answer, but she refused to answer it.

“He doesn’t love you like I love you, Cosette.”

“Gilles!” She said alarmed.

“It is the truth,” he said bending down next to her. “I have never loved anyone like I love you.”

Cosette looked into blue eyes. Though he joked around often, he seemed more serious now. It disturbed her.

“I am married, Gilles. I am carrying my lord husband’s child. You must respect that. You must respect me.”

He sighed and stood up. Cosette looked up at him.

“I will respect your wishes, Cosette.”

She smiled.

“But just for the moment, let me stay with you. Allow me that?”

She nodded slowly. He returned to his seat and together they sat, watching each other.

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ichthusfish
Jan. 30th, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Aww! Poor, unrequited Gilles. It sounds like he left it a little late to make his move; met Cosette too late maybe. Hopefully, for all their sakes, he will keep his word.
lady_leia_solo
Jan. 30th, 2013 04:44 am (UTC)
He definitely met her way too late haha.

Thank you for reading!
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