Welcome for another Thursday, the day ‘The Cursed Diary’ gets a new chapter. Hope you will enjoy the read as much as I love writing it.
S not making to much introduction and sorry for the missing scribble.
The Cursed Diary, chapter 7.
Cooky is busy and flower is blown up into the air like a fluffy cloud. While coughing and waving his paws William walks out of the door following Kitty through a small corridor into a large lounge looking room. A nice sofa fireplace beautiful vases filled with withered flowers. They sure must have been large arrangements considering one is like dried out sunflower. At the other side of the room a double door with elegantly engraved glass of a panoramic view, of cat like angels. Kitty opens the doors and you start to hear Lady Chambelles crying.
A small pause in Williams steps, with a slight hesitation he moves forward. Does he know what to say. Will he be able to stop her from crying. It is getting late. Kitty looks William in the eyes, “Are you okay, sir?”
-“I am okay Kitty, thank you, I am sorry, I was thinking about what to say.”
William takes a deep breath and walks through the doors in to a light and open looking conservatory. Looking out into a garden now nothing more than a mushy mud pool But in a small bed he sees some purple colours above some greens.. In a corner of the conservatory above what looks like a bucket made gutter, Lady Chambelle lays on a sofa sobbing and crying in a towel. Kitty stands in front of William and speaks to her mistress.
“Milady, Sir William is here, the Hero.”
She bows deep and turns to William. “It is up to you now, please help her.”
William grabs her by her face and whispers something in her ear. “Could you do that for me?”
-“I will sir, it will be my pleasure.” And Kitty walks away smiling. With all the doors open you can even hear Cooky sing in a far distance.
“L… Lady Chambelle? I am William. Could… Could you tell maybe tell me what you know?”
“No, sob… sob… sniff, I am show shorrrry” And she cries her tears out. “ I miss my Tommy”
William picks up a chair and takes it over, close to the sofa and sits down next to Lady Chambelle. As he sits down she Clears her eyes good as she can to get a good look at the Hero now sitting right in front of her.
“You look just like him.” Sniff, sniff…. Sob. But she is not stopping, her tears still rolling down her wet looking cheeks. Her fur spiked from salt and dirty tear channels. The white and reds must have looked so pretty and silky soft. Around the door post a small head appears. It is Kitty and calling out to William.
“Sir William, I got what you asked me.”
“Excuse me Lady Chambelle” And he gets up and walks over to the door. Receiving a bouquet of purple flowers. Thank you Kitty, sorry I sent you outside to get these.”
-“It was my pleasure sir, hope it will help. I will get me a dry apron if you do not mind, will you be okay.”
“I will be okay, and could you make us some nice tea after you are done with the apron? “
-“Very well sir, maybe the cake will be done then to.” And Kitty walks away holding her wet apron in her paws.
William smells the flowers and turns around facing Lady Chambelle. With a new deep breath he walks over to her sofa and bows deep.
“These are for you Milady, I had them cut from your very own garden, and we have tea and cake waiting for us. Please dry your tears. Kitty and Cooky are doing their best to make us chocolate mouse cake and find these flowers. And I am here to bring back your husband. I can tell you already he is doing okay, in the world he came from. I seen him. He is captured but please believe me when I say I will get him out of there and back in your arms. You have my word as a hero”
He still stands bowed down stretching his paws with the bouquet of flowers.
“Sniff…you sure.. sob… sniff… you can get him back… sob… sniff “
-“I have seen him Milady, In the other world I am but a room away from him, please let us stop crying. It is important you are here waiting for him and not drown in sorrow.”
“Sob… you are right sniff… But how…, All that water…, No it is sniff impossible” and she hides her face in the towel.
-“Outside, if you would believe me, if not, come see with your own eyes, that half the town has come over to build a bridge, under the supervision of McSniff. I am not making this up Milady, it all set in motion, please stop crying.” His tongue i quicker than his mind,maybe not half the town but still lots of cats came to help.
“Wreally… sniff” Her sobbing is changing, could it be she is calming down. William can only hope she will believe him. And trust him, in doing the things he said was going to do. After some more sniffing and little sobs, Milady takes the flowers from William.
“Thank you… Sniff shorry, you had to come all he way over here… for a shobbing Lady. But how did you get here?”
-“Tea is ready Milady, Sir William” Just as he was about to answer Kitty walks in announcing tea is served.
“Milady would you do me the pleasure in joining me for a cup of tea” William smiles friendly and hopes he has gotten through to her to calm down and trust him and McSniff. “Milady, please.”
Lady Chambelle straighten herself up and sits on the canapé, drying her last tears from her face she lets go a small smile and a new sparkle in her eyes. In the back you could her Kitty feel excited to see her Mistress smiling and having her sparkle back. She could not contain herself and even clap in her little paws. After she got on her two little feet Lady Chambelle looks at William. Tea it is but I insist you have dinner here as well. And tell me everything about my husband.
William smiles, “It would be my pleasure Milady, tomorrow the bridge should be done and we can all leave and see the people who are worried about you.”
-“Why should they worry, you are here, Our hero after all.” Her confidence sky rocketed up to unknown heights. “I am Lady Chambelle after all”
Spoken like a true lady she discarded everything that has happened. As if a new person was born in front of William who can only smile since the crying at least stopped. The three of them walk on to the special room Lady Chambelle had made for when she is having tea.
Beautiful carvings on the panels covering half the wall. A small cabinet with small drawers having the perfume of different tea when walking by.. A beautiful decorated table where Kitty has put some of the flowers from the garden. A set of cups and a pot with steam coming from the spout stand waiting. Easy looking armchairs with soft pillows covering the seat. And a large glass cabinet with different sets of cups, plates and pots.
William sits down, and sees Lady Chambelle still standing, she walks over to the small cabinet and opens one of the drawers. “Today I feel like having our “Harmony” Blend.”
She fills the little tea infuser and puts it back into the pot. She is so calm and composed now. Like a coin being flipped, Lady Chambelle is a completely different cat from when William met her.
Could it be…
©Ranting Crow 2013
Ladies and gents hope it was fun meeting Lady Chambellein this chapter. Hope you enjoyed another part of this n growing story.
We come close to the part Where our writer Tommy will be saved by our Hero William. Stay tuned for another chapter next week.
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Oh Milady Chambelle. Got to love her. Must send her some tissues.
A box full. Yeah we do. Thank you for tissues.