It’s been a while, but I haven’t forgotten about you dear. Your heart was on the mend and I do believe any letters from me would have worsened all matters.
So, I sent a rose, daily, in hopes to catch you smiling. Your driveway was shoveled after each snowing fit and trash handled nightly.
You are more dear to me than you could ever imagine, and I have kept my distance up until this point. I allowed you time to mend, but now you are in despair.
Your books have gone unread, your music not listened to, your stove untouched. but I’m not sad to say that you have scared away most all male suitors.
I feel as if it isn’t just your heart that is broken; it’s your spirit. Your very being has lost its natural glow…
In the box that was placed under your bed, you will find a silk, dark blue gown and pearls for accessories. A lady always needs her pearls.
Inside of the box that was placed in your closet, there will be shoes matching your gown along with brassiere and other under garments.
The dress should fit you perfectly. Yes, I have taken into account the lovely pounds added to your backside over these past few weeks.
At around 7:45pm, your driver will arrive to escort you. I will be waiting at The Garden.
As I am not ready for us to formally meet, you will dance with a selected few masked men this evening. I shall be one, but you shan’t know which.
Should you be your new found stubborn self and choose not to accept my invitation, you will be opportuned to a series of unfortunate events – as I will be very saddened and angered. I am a man of my word, as you well know.
You will be pleased to know that your male companion, Mr. Joseph, hasn’t forgotten about you. After the event at The Garden, he will be escorting you to the place of dining of your choice. (I believe you have indulged in enough pizza and ice cream over the last 3 weeks. So that is out of the question. He is aware of this.)
I do hope that you enjoy yourself tonight. And I hope to see a smile christen those lips of yours. I’m beginning to miss what that looks like.
A woman on your strength should NEVER be broken. Don’t let it happen again.