The day had been long. There were few days on the hunt when Louis felt that way. It was one of his favoured activities. The air in his lungs, the sight of the countryside around him, the bay of the hounds - It was a complete activity that left him feeling invigorated. Until this day.A favoured hound had been lost, as had he nearly lost the child walking with him. Even now the boy was being raced back, as carefully as possible, that his leg might receive attention. A good child, few mentioned that he looked at them through tears and pain with eyes that echoed Louis' exactly. Just as they made no mention of the other children he oft spent time with, strays from about the palace that he was fond of. Between the lack of sucess in the hunt, the loss of a hound and the boy's pain, Louis' thoughts were a jumbled maze of pain, misery and death.For a long day, he was much enjoying wallowing about in such thoughts.Shouts from the men dragged him from his morbid thoughts, causing Louis to glance about in alarm. If there had been another death, he might well give up on the day and the hunt. But it was not a death that had caused such sounds but rather the possibility of a rather fair maiden meeting her demise.The speed was break neck, the colours contrasting with the landscape about the curricle. And the gown within was a perfect counterpoint. Yet the true perfection was in the maiden herself. Gold and cream and floral pastels that were little more than a blur as she passed the King and his entourage. The others looked away when they realised no harm would be intended. Louis did not. His dark eyes tracked her movements, watching her well beyond when he could see the girl no more. Crooking a finger, he whispered low to the man that responded. "A name for her. A way I might find her. I expect to know by sundown."He smiled indulgently as the man scurried off. All went well and Louis' night would be filled with much more entertaining thoughts than the loss of his children and his own death.
EEEEEEThis was absolutely PERFECT!!!!!!!
*HUGS* I adore them so much. Thank you for giving them to me.