Colin found his father , and the two of them stepped outside to talk. Colin looked around to make sure no one had followed them. Then he informed his father about his encounter in the garden earlier.
" We must move up your marriage to Lady Lucinda right away," Colin's father responded," The sooner you two are married, and she is carrying you child the better. Then we can lay claim to her inheritence ."
" But i do not love her father," protests Colin," I am in love with Isabella ."
" The laundry wench ," exclaims his father," You must forget her ."
" I cannot father," replies Colin," she is carrying my child ."
" Leave matters to me," Replied the older man,"
the child may not be yours ."
The old man did not wish to tell his son, that the laundry maid had a fondess for men, and that he, himself had bedded her several times, and that it could be very well his child she was carrying. Yes, he would take care of matters himself, for he would not have any brats running a round, especially when he and his son would soon be rubbing elbows with nobility again.
"You must marry Lucinda. We must seek claim to her title and money. Besides she is afine looking woman. What man would not want to take her to his bed. Why i have amind to marry her myself just so i can bed..." the old man started to say but was interrupted by a woman who came walking up towrds them.
"There you are" the woman said to the older man witha smile," I have been waiting for you inside. "
The older man pulled her closed and kissed her passionately infront of his son, and then patted her on the behind, and informed her that he would be inside shortly. She blushed and hurried away.
Miles saw the young woman hurry back inside. No it can.t be, but yes, it is her. He walked up to the young woman and said," Faith, tell me what your connections are to the man outside."
"Why sir" Faith said blushing," I am a woman, and i have my needs
. I am not as young as some of the other girls here.The gentleman finds me attractive and he satifies me , and i satisfy him."
"or is he just using you Faith to get close to Lucinda" Miles thought to himself.
" How long have you two been seeing each other ?" asks Miles," Does Lucinda know.?"
"We meta few years back before Lucinda was betrothed to Colin. Matter of fact, it was thru me, that she met Colin," replies Faith," Yes, Lucinda knows. She can't understand what i see in him, but then gain Lucinda is still young and innoccent , need i say anymore sir. Besides I have always been loyal to Lucinda and would never hurt her in any way. I would stake my own life for hers."
"Oh Faith, if only you knew what you have gotten yourself and Lucinda maybe into," Miles sighed to himself.