Marcus jumped and dropped the grooming brush, embarrassment sending a flush to his cheeks as he saw the object of his affections framed in the doorway to the stables.
“Good morning my Lady,” he stuttered, “I am so sorry, I didn’t see you arrive.” He ducked his head and she laughed gently and replied.
“It is alright Marcus,” she said, “I could see that you were daydreaming. I trust it was a pleasant vision?”
It was Marcus’ turn to laugh, but with further embarrassment. If only she knew!
“Yes my Lady, a most pleasant daydream,” he replied, “Penelope is all ready for you. I will just fetch her saddle.”
Delicious, isn’t he? Unfortunately I couldn't find an image to do him justice, so I settled for an impression of the Lady's gardens. There is more to come, so make sure you check back in at the same time next week for more tantalising titbits. In the meantime, check out some other fantastic authors on our Hump Day Hook dedicated blog, and over on Facebook. Happy Humping!
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