Good afternoon, Liberty. Thank you for meeting with me.
The pleasure is all mine.
We’ll see about that in a minute. *Clears throat* Very good. Well, what can you tell our readers about yourself?
I’m the youngest of three daughters. The oldest is Brooke, she recently married an earl after the two of them were found….found…uh…in a peculiar situation. Then there’s Madison–
Pardon me, can you tell them more about you?
Sorry, I get carried away at times–
…That’s putting it mildly…
…Anyway, hmmm, I don’t know what you want to know.
Do you have any hobbies our readers might be interested in knowing about?
I like to read.
Very good, so do our readers. Most of them enjoy romance books. Do you enjoy romance novels as well?
I suppose. I’ve never really read one.
But you love to read! What does a young lady your age read then if not tales spun of a romantic nature?
Is that code for books about manners?
Perhaps. Perhaps not.
I get the feeling like someone else I recently interviewed, you don’t wish to discuss certain topics–
How very perceptive of you, Ms. Gordon.
Unfortunately for you, there is a subject you are going to discuss. Quit shaking your head. You’re going to discuss it if I have to burn your precious propriety books and pin you to the floor.
I don’t want to even think of him. Please. Let’s talk of something else. Anything else. I’ll even tell you all the details of my five hundred ninteen books about manners. Please just don’t make me speak of that dratted man.
The lady doth protest too much.
Oh, stop it. I have no feelings for that…that…that creature. He needs to do the world a favor and go crawl into a hole.
And do you see yourself joining him in this hole of his?
Ms. Gordon, if I was not just a figment of your imagination I might take umbrage with that comment and chalk you up on the same list I have him on. But since I cannot do that, I shall simply fold my arms and shut my mouth, effectively giving you writer’s block.
Ah, I see. You do care for him. Contrary to what you believe, I am rather perceptive at times and I think his indifference toward you has fueled the fire for your angst against him.
You should probably stop that. It’ll eventually leave marks. Now, just tell me this, I know you haven’t seen the man in some months now, but is there any reason you might have for seeking him out?
Fascinating. What if he were to see you naked?
He wouldn’t! He couldn’t! He shouldn’t! He better not! What are you talking about?!
Well, that concludes our interview for today. Come back tomorrow to see what Mr. and Mrs. Banks have to say about Liberty and Paul’s unusual relationship.
Ms. Gordon, don’t ignore me! You better tell me what you were talking about right now. Rose! Rose! Come back here…