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Title: Provocatrice
Fandom: Heyer
Rating: PG
Pairing: Sophy/Charles

Notes: Drabble, set after ‘The Grand Sophy’. Written for ngaio as part of the sentence on a pairing meme. First posted: August 2005.

Disclaimer: These characters are not mine, I make no profit from their use.



Provacatrice: shallowness


"Damnable, Sophy." She looked at her husband steadily, hiding her relief that he did not term her handling of Hubert's affair 'iniquitous'; his terming it damnable merely meant a flurry of temper that she could easily weather. Why, if she set herself to the task, she could coax him from his high ropes in time for bed. However, considering his infuriated gaze, the barely contained energy coiled in the set of his shoulders and previous experience of such nights, she found that she had no wish to do so. Putting on her most provocative smile, she demanded,

"Why so, Charles?"

FIN


Feedback is loved - and feel free to point out howlers and mis-steps as this was unbetaed.

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