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Under the Tuscan Sun

Post  Admin on Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:32 am

The year was 1922, Rose and her sister arrived at their family villa in Tuscany with their mother and father at the beginning of May. Three weeks had past, they were growing bored of the countryside. Their father seldom let them venture into the city, Florence alone, usually only when their fiances visited. Both sisters were engaged to London business men from old family money, matches arranged by their parents which were most advantageous. They spent their time wandering the estate and practicing their Italian, as they did every summer.

Rose laid by the fountain with her sister, they were both wet, in only their shifts. As she looked up into the sun, "I feel so suffocated."

Her sister frowned, "Me too darling. Me too."

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Post  Cierra1989 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:13 pm

Marianna sighed as she looked at Rose. She dipped her feet into the fountain.
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Post  Admin on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:15 pm

"Girls!" A maid called, "The gentlemen will be here shortly. You must come get ready."

Rose looked at her sister and groaned. She took her hand, "Let's go get beautiful."

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Post  Cierra1989 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:19 pm

Mariana rolled her eyes and they did as ordered, "I'd better get to wear my beautiful blue dress today."
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Post  Admin on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:28 pm

Rose smiled slightly. They girls went up to the large dressing room which they shared and began to get ready.

"Light yellow? or white?" Rose asked her sister. Neither girl was looking forward to the visit.

"White." Mariana smiled.

"Girls, you're getting much too tan." The dressing maid commented, "Your mother will be upset. You just stop going in the sun so much."

A little while later they were downstairs in the foyer with their father and mother greeting their fiances.

"So good to see you again, darling." Preston said as he kissed Rose's hand.

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Post  Cierra1989 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:53 pm

Jonathan kissed Mariana's hand, "Would you like to go to the city?" He asked softly. Jonathan was a good man. He treated Mariana very well but he wasn't what she wanted.
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Post  Admin on Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:59 pm

"Excellent idea." Preston said, "Would you like to go?" He turned to Rose.

"I would." She smiled. Preston was a gentleman, known for sometimes being ruthless in business but he was kind to Rose and treated her like a princess.

"I'll send for the car to be brought around." Their father smiled.



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Post  Cierra1989 on Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:07 pm

Mariana smoothed an invisible wrinkle out of her blue dress and smiled. She had waited for two weeks for this visit so she could visit the city again.

"There's a bakery that I'd like to visit." Mariana said sweetly.
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Post  Admin on Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:19 pm

"Sure darling." Her fiance smiled.

They got into the car, men in front, girls in the back.

"Seems the estate is doing very well." Preston smiled as they drove off.

"Indeed. Your father should think of mass producing that wine he makes." The other said.

(I forgot your dudes name lol)

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Post  Cierra1989 on Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:03 pm

(Jonathan)

Mariana smiled politely and nodded, "Of course. Perhaps you could suggest it." She looked at her sister and raised an eyebrow in annoyance.
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Post  Admin on Sat Aug 07, 2010 10:02 pm

"What have you girls been up to since we last came?" Preston.

"Not much. The estate gets painfully boring." Rose said sweetly.

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Post  Cierra1989 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:05 am

Mariana smiled, "Maybe you could talk to Daddy about allowing us to go to town more."

Jonathan turned and smiled at her, "Maybe."
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Post  Admin on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:26 am

"I think we'll need to have champagne at the Piazza di Michaelangelo tonight." Preston smiled.

"I agree." Jonathan said, "The view is beautiful up there."

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Post  Cierra1989 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:13 pm

The girls just smiled and nodded.
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Post  Admin on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:44 pm

They were strolling along the streets of Florence, making their way to that bakery while window shopping.

"Do you like it?" Preston whispered in Rose's ear as she paused to look at a saphire necklace.

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Post  Cierra1989 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:01 pm

She nodded and Preston turned towards his friend, "We'll be along in a moment."

*&*

Jonathan opened the door of the bakery for Mariana. When she entered and small child, about a year old, ran up t her.
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Post  Admin on Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:14 pm

"Let's go get your a present." Preston took her hand and led her into the jewelery store.

"No, Preston. I can't.." She protested.

"Nonsense I insist." He smiled.

*&*

"Hello there." Mariana smiled.

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Post  Cierra1989 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:34 pm

Finally she shrugged and let him buy the necklace.

*&*

A rough voice called out, "Don't jump on the customers, Danielle."

"Gerard?" Jonathan said in surprise.
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Post  Admin on Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:03 pm

"Are you hungry?" Preston asked.

*&*

"Jonathan!" He smiled back.

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Post  Cierra1989 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:25 pm

She nodded as she fingered the necklace.

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"You know each other?" Mariana said in surprise.

Jon nodded, "He was my bestfriend."

Gerard rolled his eyes, "Yes. Once your father convinced you that you should hate me."
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Post  Admin on Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:31 pm

"I can't wait to have you back in London." Preston said.

"I like it here." Rose said softly.

*&*

Mariana's eyes widened at the bluntness.

"If you want us to leave, we will." Jonathan said.

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Post  Cierra1989 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:37 am

Preston sighed, "You can't live here though."

**&**

Gerard sighed, "No. Danielle, come away from the nice lady."

Mariana raised an eyebrow, "I like her. She can stand by me."
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Post  Admin on Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:59 am

"I know." Rose sighed, "Can we live in London for a bit though?" She dreaded being sent off to some house in the country.

*&*

"I've heard great things about this bakery..." Mariana said.

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Post  Cierra1989 on Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:19 pm

He smiled, "Let me think about it."

*&*

Gerard smiled, "Good. What would you like, my dear?" He glanced at Jon and took her hand gently. He brought her over to the food.
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Post  Admin on Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:30 pm

"Okay." Rose nodded as she toyed with the necklace.

*&*

"A canoli.." Mariana pointed to the Italian pastry.

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