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3 June 2013

A Pair of Brown Eyes: Prologue

Parker was not Claire's real name. How could she keep forgetting it? Her mother's maiden name had provided her with a good alias to protect her true identity, but had made her emotional life a mess. That very evening everything had come to her again, to the fullest. Why did Andrew have to say such things to her? ...But don't worry, I would never think of replacing your late husband in your estimation. He had to use those words precisely, didn't he? They were torturing her the most. Of course she regretted what she had answered him, but then again, what else could she have said? And most importantly, what would she do next? Should she go away again? She could go to a place where no one knew her and had no claim on her. Now, at least, she felt more confident in her own strength than ever before. And yet...

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She didn't realise that she was still running until sheer exhaustion brought her to a halt. Not paying any attention to her wet clothes, or to her surroundings, she took a seat on a rock nearby, trying to regain her breath; it was  so dark she could barely see the lake beside her.

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So many things had happened since she had first landed in Canada that she could hardly believe it was just six months. It was obvious she could never leave behind her life in London; her past would always come back to haunt her in the most daunting, unexpected manners. And as usual, there was nothing that a woman like her could do except crying herself to sleep.

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What was about this woman that drove him so crazy? How was it he could not get her out of his mind even when she had rejected him so coldly? Andrew never expected the evening to end that way. I could never love you... After all they had shared together, that was the only explanation he was to get? She could never love him? What did that mean, anyway? He angrily took his coat and ventured outdoors. For once, he did not mind the rain, since it would appease his anger and deception.

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He was as clueless about where his steps would lead him as he was about his wandering thoughts. He could think of nothing but her, and at one point he found himself remembering how they had met.

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When his sister had first suggested it, Andrew thought she was out of her mind. How could he employ a woman under his service? Everyone knew that women were not fit for the job. What would he do if she fainted at the sight of blood? Or if she could not keep her head cold when hearing a patient's diagnosis? No, that scheme would never work out. He knew it could never do. But then...

Then he had met her.



Chapter 01

41 comments:

  1. Hello. I found this when I checked out my daily sources. :)

    I'm curious and excited to see where this goes! I subscribed via iGoogle, but do you think you could put up the followers thing? It's easier for me to keep track of things that way so that I don't miss an update.

    Great start!

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    1. Wow, I didn't expect a comment so soon! Thanks for your kind words.

      Sorry about the followers gadget, I will be fixing that next. There's still a lot I need to figure out, I guess.

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    2. No problemo. Believe me, I thought I'd never get it all figured out, and now, it's second nature. Glad you got it up there! :)

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  2. Ah, sorry. I only found the prologue after reading the first chapter and commenting there... oops.

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    1. No problem. And if you want to know, all chapters will be indexed in the Stories section of my nav bar as I publish them.

      Thanks for reading, even backwards! :-)

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  3. I just found your story! It already has me hooked! I love the look of your blog.

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  4. This was such an interesting prologue. So much emotion between the two of them, I can't wait to see how it all unfolds and why she feels she can never love him.

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  5. Hi! I like that I have more questions than answers after reading this prologue. It makes me eager to continue. =)

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    1. Aww, thanks for giving this story a chance :-).

      I'm afraid you'll have some more questions as you go before they get answered ;-). But I promise to have it all explained in the end.

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  6. Wow that was great! So full of emotion, I'm really looking forward to this :)

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    1. Hi, welcome! And thank you so much :-).

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  7. Hi! I wanted to swing by to let you know your comments made my day =) I've just bookmarked you and will begin reading after I get some classwork out of the way this afternoon.

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    1. Did they? I'm happy to hear that :-D. No need for you to feel rushed or anything, don't worry. Thanks for passing by anyway.

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  8. I'm back! To read, this time.

    She's dressed in black, and someone mentions her late husband, so clearly she's in mourning. But not going by her real name. And has a past that haunts her. And what, precisely, is a 'woman like her'?

    What a dark and intriguing start!

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    1. Hi, I'm glad you're back :-D.

      Yes, she's in mourning, or so it seems... She is lying about her name, so she could as well by lying about other things in her life... Besides, as you may have already guessed by the "a woman like her" remark, she has very serious self-esteem issues.

      And it will get darker as the story unfolds, I'm afraid :-(.

      Thanks for reading!

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  9. Oh my! Claire, Parker, a late husband, Andrew, Canada, London, I feel like we've got a lot to learn! I can't wait to see where Claire/Parker has been and where all of this will take her. Fantastic beginning!

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    1. Yes, there's a lot to learn about Claire, and I wanted her story to be revealed little by little. Thank you so much for your words :-D.

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  10. This is amazing! I just started reading this so I have a lot of catching up to do. I read a lot of stories and I love so many of them, but this one has me hooked right from the get-go. I can't wait to read more!

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    1. Wow, thanks a lot for your kind words, I just don't know what to say :-), except...,well, that I hope you'll continue enjoying this :-D.

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  11. Mysterious... Before I click on Chapter 01, I just wanted to say it's really cool and original that you're writing 1) a period Sims story and 2) taking place in Canada. :)

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    1. Aww, thank you! Don't tell me you're Canadian? Because if you are, I must warn you I know very little about the country (I'd love to visit it some day, though), and that's why I've kept things rather vague in that respect ;-D.

      Thanks for reading.

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  12. Ah, here's the now and now I get to read the past :) Captured me right away. Your writing is nice and the pictures intriguing :)

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  13. Interesting prologue! Lots to discover here. One thing I already know for sure is that Andrew is one handsome guy! Guess I'll have to follow along and see what happens with them. :D

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  14. Welcome! :-D I hope you'll continue enjoying the story. Yes, hehe, Andrew is one handsome man, but what can I say? I made him after all <3.

    Thanks for reading :-).

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  15. Ah, finally got a chance to start reading ... looking forward to more chapters although it may take me a while to get caught up! :-)

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    1. Hi! Take all the time you need, no worries! :-D

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  16. Great start. This promises to be a good story. Will definitely be reading more.

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  17. This looks fantastic! I love the imagery, both in words as well as the actual pictures!

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    1. Thanks so much! I hope you'll enjoy your stay :-D.

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  18. I just started reading and I luv do you think you could check out my legacy?

    http://fearlessthesims3alegacybyme.wordpress.com/

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    1. I'll try to check out your legacy as soon as I get caught up with some other stories I'm reading at the moment :-).

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. Hello Marsar.

    I am finally here reading A pair of Brown Eyes -- I love the title --, and both Claire and Andrew have already captured my interest -- they are very vivid characters, and the pictures in tones of gray and black depict their moods wonderfully.

    I want to thank you for checking my story, and now that I'm allowing myself some freedom and space to breathe in between books, this is the place I've decided to come rest and enjoy my time.

    Thank you for sharing your story!

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    1. Aww, thank you so much, I hope you'll enjoy your stay here :-D.

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  20. Just started reading and I can't wait to read more! it would also mean a lot if you could check out my legacy I just started, it would mean a lot, thanks :-)

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    1. Oops, sorry for replying so late. I must have skipped your comment. Thanks for stopping by :-).

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  21. I started reading your story awhile ago but never commented. I just love this intro; how you give us so many questions and will reveal the answers later. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Yes, all the answers will be revealed later on ;-).

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