Fear Under The Stars

Waiting alone in the study, by the fiercely-staring portrait she so loathed, with the sprightly piping of the Vicar’s flageolet wafting in from outside, Belinda, even lovelier — if possible — in her grief, thought once more of the Chief’s handsome son, the loving suitor she had turned so thoughtlessly away. He was now, according to Countess Genevieve, starring in yet another film with Katrina Contraire.

Then came a flurry of activity, and she dropped the brimming wine glass heedlessly on the rug. He was here! “Our love will outlast eternity, baby doll!” he breathed, oblivious of the lava-red eyes at the window, and as the horror of these last months vanished in a blaze of joy, she woke up. Incredibly enough, it had all been a dream.

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