The Gentleman

Today’s Author prompt:

She reached into her pocket and pulled out a coin from a country she had never been to.

My story:

Her fingers lingered on the curves of the metal, the intricate grooves lightly caressing the skin. The corners of her lips raised slightly as she sighed and settled back into the seat of the carriage. The wheels rattled beneath her, and her heart shook recklessly in her chest.

“He has a way about him,” Mama said shaking her head. They both watched him leave the house and disappear along the crowd in the street below. “He’ll have your affection, no doubt about that. He’ll have you for his wife or go stark raving mad.”

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