Look who's alone now
It's not me. It's not me. Those three Wise Men, they've got a semi by the sea. Got to ask yourself the question, where are you now? Got to ask yourself the question, where are you now?- - - -
Lissy never felt more alone than she did when she was in the park on days like this. The air was cold and there was a deep chill that could get into your bones if you sat for too long in one place and everyone was wrapped in thick woollen coats or shawls, most of the old men had the old furred hats to fend the cold from their ears as they played and fingerless gloves to stave off the nip of the colder air, the women sat in heavy coats and scarves. It was cold for a summers day. Lissy faltered for a moment at the edge of the group considering if Ombre or chess was the game of the day. She wore a thick navy blue wool coat that kept her chest snug and warm but she was still not at full mass and today she felt the cold in the air. Normally she came into the park with Jude, to play chess on finer days. Jude it had seemed had ‘pressing’ matters that were keeping him away this week, he had had to go to Manchester to speak with her brother on matters relating to the mill. The game provided them with an opportunity to talk setting aside their other concerns over chess.
She had dressed that morning for the day, wrapping up warmly for the day. The day before there had been cold winds and rain from the north. Lissy had been used to cold winters and cold days, even during the summer so when the sky had grown cloudy the night before she had asked her chamber servant to remove some heavier clothing and warmer under things. Still she had needed a shawl and had contemplated a hood or bonnet before heading out today. She had decided against them at the last minute but within minutes the wind had acuasted her hair, pulling out the heavy curls which she had taken the time to put in the night before, and with a swish of her wand she drew the strands of hair back and up from her face.
Lissy let out a small sigh, since he wasn't here, she wasn't entirely sure why she had come anyway but it had been her plan and despite the fact that it was cold she enjoyed the walk and diversion that the park offered. there were open games of course but Lissy did not think she knew anyone at any of the tables. She chastised herself for her foolish shyness her father would have been embarrassed by such weak willed behaviour. Lissy glanced from one table to another, and then sat down at a table where both the card game ombre and chess could be played. She hoped that someone would join her for the game, to play with her in some matter or other but if not then she would play a game alone in the meantime.
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