Select a RP partner to write a series of letters back and forth with. Let your muse convey the events of a particular incident between the two of them . Don’t be afraid to explore all the places where such written correspondences can go.
OOC: This correspondence takes place in the mid-17th Century, immediately after the death of Faelyn’s husband, Monsieur le Comte de Rochefort, Sebastien all_forme
Thank you very much for your letter of condolence and your generous and thoughtful gift. It was good to hear from you again and always, you know just the right things to say and the right things to send in order to coax a smile from me, even at the worst of times. As you must have gathered, I am still in France. I thought it best not to leave here so quickly, even though the Fortunate Island beckons to me, as it always does. There are a great many things within Sebastien’s estate which must be taken care of. You need not worry about me or the state his affairs were left in. I was quite amply provided for. Not that it would make much difference. I would have been in any case.
However, there was one small inevitability that I am writing to you about which neither my husband nor I had counted upon. If either of us had known, I doubt very sincerely that he would be found among the dead. I would, however, probably still be writing to you now as the situation demands it. It would seem that I am with child. My time will be sometime at the end of February or early March. And so I come now to my request, my dearest friend: I would be very much honoured if you would agree to be this child’s Godfather. I know of no one else in the world other than yourself to whom I would entrust my child should the worst, Goddess forbid, ever befall me. You alone would know that I would wish as far as knowledge and education that needed to be imparted to them. Of course, it will not be easy to bring this child into the world being myself widowed, but if I knew that you agreed to be her Godfather, I could rest that much easier in that knowledge. Please bring another smile of delight to my lips and contentment to my heart by saying, ‘Yes’.
Cardinal Mazarin sent condolences and a wonderous floral arrangement to Sebastien’s funeral. He is not nearly as flamboyant as Cardinal Richelieu was, but he does still have a great deal of power that he exercises, and so I have learned to stay out his way and plead that I am in deep mourning and have been absent at Court. Perhaps you and I could use that bit of time that we have for a visit away from prying eyes and catch up on old times.
Frances de Rochefort
Comtesse de Rochefort, Rochefort France