Downshire Diary – (69) Making Plans with the Muse (Part 02)
Since the day of the proposal they hadn’t really had a chance to talk much about the engagement and setting a date for the wedding, Owen had publishing deadlines and Juliana was busy with assignments that needed to be in by Christmas, so the opportunity hadn’t arisen.
Despite that they were quite chilled about the whole thing and wouldn’t have thought it a very high priority had it not been for her mum Lavinia who had been acting like a thing possessed.
She had gone into total wedding planner mode and kept pestering the two of them for details.
So when she arrived home at the beginning of December she suggested they go back to his cottage, partly to escape her mum, but as the house was empty it would be the perfect opportunity to discuss the big event and make the important decisions without any interruptions.
So that was how they came to be sitting in the lounge talking about the wedding.
“Church?” he asked
“St Jane’s of course” she replied
“Agreed” he said and wrote it down
“Reception?” he asked
“The Clayton Manor” she replied
“Good choice” he agreed and added that to the list
“When?” he asked
“I don’t know about you but I thought it would be nice to do it on the anniversary of us getting together” she suggested
“I don’t remember when that was” he said scratching his head
“Well you remember the day you took advantage of me and stole my innocence” she stated
“I think you might be miss remembering the occasion Miss Molesworth” he told her
“I don’t think so” she said indignantly “I was an innocent until you got your grubby hands me”
“The way I remember it I didn’t have to take anything” he corrected her “you offered it to me on a plate”
“That’s not how it was at all,” she said giving him a playful punch
“The way I remember it, YOU seduced me,” Owen said
“I did not,” she said laughing and punched him again
After a couple of minutes of them both giggling he said
“I understand what you’re saying now, you want us to get married next year on the nearest Saturday to the day you seduced me” he said adding it to the list
“Yes” she said “two years from the day you first forced yourself on me”
“Ok you speak to the Clayton Manor about booking the hotel” Owen said “and I’ll go down and speak to the Vicar about St Jane’s”
“That’s settled then” she said and moved in very close to him, “Can we do some canoodling now”
“I think that’s what you had in mind all the time” he said “you didn’t want to discuss the wedding at all, there’s no hope for you is there?, you’re throwing yourself at me again”
“Are you going to kiss me or not?” she asked
“Oh alright then” he said and his kissed his darling muse.