Cursed Through the Generations – Excerpt 11
Robert lifted his sherry and knocked it back, Now for the Wife. he thought but I can see that being the Master might have some interesting consolations. I have my eyes on two of them, both very interesting propositions.
Much as he had expected Adeline whined on about how long he had been, she was waiting expectantly, she wanted him to make love to her. she made advances to that effect, Robert apologised, ‘It’s sorry its been a really long day, I’m exhausted,’ so, saying he turned over and was soon asleep. Adeline who had expected her wedding night to be so much more, turned on her side and sobbed herself to sleep. Maybe she had expected too much.
The following morning, Adeline never broached the subject, which was fine with Robert, he couldn’t abide her long face and petulant moods. He never for a moment considered that his treatment of her might be the reason.
After they had breakfasted, Adeline expressed a wish to visit her parents, Robert was happy to do so. He wished to keep up the front that all was well, Despite his marriage being nothing but a cruel farce. He would once again put on a face and play the doting and considerate husband, a role that he had learnt to play so well.
He walked in to her parent’s drawing room with Adeline on his arm, praising her on how beautiful she looked and how lucky he was to have her as his Wife, naturally it worked, Adeline was positively beaming with happiness. And once again her parents were fooled in to thinking what a good match they made. If only they knew!
(C) Damian Grange 2018