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Random Rita ~ Friday Feature Fics!

 Wet Rob Avi

Evenin’ ladies!

Today, I find myself in the mood for somethin’ a little more…genteel!

Nothin’ too terribly angst driven, although there might be a few unfortunate misunderstandin’s to keep everyone on their toes LOL!

Specifically, a period piece or two where life proceeds at a more leisurely pace than the hectic rat race of today’s world!

Rob Attack


Timid Isabella is sent to keep the home and children of widower Edward Cullen.

Rated: Fiction M – English – Hurt/Comfort/Romance – Bella, Edward – Chapters: 45 – Words: 38,419 – Reviews: 1,461 – Favs: 477 – Follows: 913 – Updated: 48m ago – Published: Dec 5, 2014 – id: 10871128

I’d like to thank Clairebamboozle for tellin’ me about this fic back in December! It’s still a WIP, although very close to complete, and I’m enjoyin’ the hell out of every update! Also, Shouldbecleaning’s FFN handle cracks me the fuck up with its accuracy LMAO!

Just shy of her sixteenth birthday, orphaned Bella is introduced to Dr. Cullen.

“My name is Dr. Carlisle Cullen. I reside with my wife in a town a few hours from here. I am looking for a young lady to become housekeeper and nanny to my grandchildren. My widower son is unable to care for them or the house at this time and I won’t have the children suffering for it. Mother Superior says that you are the ideal girl for the job. Would you be interested?” While he left out a great deal about the situation this was the crux of it, not wanted to scare the girl further with more information. The girl looked at the serene smile on Mother Superior’s face and nodded to the gentleman.

Hmm, why should she be scared? Her first sight of Edward might provide some indication LOL!

Around half an hour after the city faded from view the carriage pulled into a very long drive. It wound around its-self many times before ending in a very large farm house. It didn’t look to be in too bad repair so Isabella felt reasonably confident that the cleaning would not take too long.

The group separated as Dr. and Mrs. Cullen went into the house. Em accompanied Isabella around to the back of the house where the larder was located in a grove of tall trees. He left her at the door of the small building and went on his was to find Edward.

She looked behind the door for a crate to hold any goods she could save. The first set of shelves held root vegetables and fruit, all rotten and mouldering. The next set held jars of preserved vegetables, jams, jellies and crocks of pickles. Above her head hung a few hams and rashers of bacon. As she went closer her foot knocked against something unexpected.

She found herself looking down at the prone form of a man. A very handsome but dirty man. He was semi-clothed, wearing trousers and only one shoe. She knelt down beside him, quickly, praying that he wasn’t dead.

“Mr. Cullen.” She said while she prodded his shoulder.

The man gave out a loud grunt. Half the foul smell in the building seemed to be coming from him.

Not exactly the best first impression but, in all fairness, he wasn’t expectin’ visitors LOL!

If you decide to give it  try, I’m sure you’ll enjoy Shouldbecleaning’s first fic and I look forward to seein’ what else she comes up with down the road!


Rob Attack

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England, 1795. Lord Edward Masen and Miss Isabella Swan promise to love one another for all time; but will the harsh realities of life allow two souls from very different backgrounds to fulfil their vows? EPOV, AH

Rated: Fiction M – English – Drama/Romance – Edward, Bella – Chapters: 29 – Words: 160,023 – Reviews: 3,697 – Favs: 1,950 – Follows: 1,696 – Updated: Sep 16, 2012 – Published: Sep 4, 2011 – Status: Complete – id: 7353115

There is a decidedly Pride and Prejudice flavor to Gingerandgreen’s first fic, which I adore! Best of all, it’s written in EPOV *squeee!*

“Ladies, may I introduce my friend and second cousin? This is Lord Masen of Forbrigg, in Norfolk. You may have heard me mention him.” He winks at the smaller of the pair. “Edward, these here are the beauties I was telling you about. May I present Miss Swan,” he offers me the opportunity to approach the fair-headed girl, with a somewhat proprietary air.

As I doff my hat, bow, and kiss her hand, I watch Em’s antics from the corner of my eye. He waggles his eyebrows suggestively and rather crudely, given the company he we’re in. I take this to mean he has boasted of my accomplishments and wealth to the ladies already, which annoys me. He knows I want to make my own conquests. In time – all in good time.

“And this is her lovely sister, Miss Isabella Swan.”

When I take the hand of the younger Miss Swan, his clowning and my annoyance cease to exist.

She truly is beautiful. Her eyes are large and round and deep, their rich brown intensity evaluating my very soul, at least this is how it seems. Strands of her hair fall all around her face as though unwilling to be trapped by her simple bonnet. Her skin is both pale and very flushed, and her expression is serious as I press my lips to her gloved hand.

“Miss Isabella,” I murmur, and she breathes back,

“Lord Masen.”

And let me tell you…Mister Darcy has NOTHIN’ on Lord Masen *swoon!*

What fics are you enjoyin’ this week???

Happy Friday, y’all!


Night Raider


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