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As Basil held Suzannah in his arms, he was wondering for how much longer this fiasco would continue.

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As Basil held Suzannah in his arms, he was wondering for how much longer this fiasco would continue.
He knew full well that Suzannah's "espionage job" was no such thing. Far from it, in fact. Her facility for learning languages had landed her with the job of interpreter at the Whitehall offices - with some typing thrown in when times were quiet. It was up to her to make the decision to return home; there was no way that he would reveal his knowledge of the real truth of her job. As Suzannah held her husband in her husband in their fond embrace, she was wondering how SHE could create a plausible story as to why she would wish to return to her role as wife and mother. Basil cleared his throat - he had decided not to mention Leticia's presence - he felt that he could rely on Christopher's intuition to sort that problem out! "Come, my dear, a G & T awaits you and I am sure that you have earned it" and with that he led her towards the cheerfully blazing fire, and sat down beside her on the sofa. "The children are delighted to see you - they do miss you so. Now - having spread your wings for a while, are you not prepared to compromise and spend longer with them? They are growing up very fast. it would be a shame to miss this delightful part of their childhood". At these kindly words Suzannah burst into a torrent of tears. Basil calmly reached into his inner pocket and produced a beautifully laundered linen handkerchief and put it into her hand. "Oh Basil" she sobbed, "I have been so foolish. I over-reacted to your Mother and her harsh comments - I felt that I had to prove myself in some way, but I have been so unhappy. Darling, I WILL come back and we shall be a family again - but I do insist on one thing - that your Mother's visits be strictly limited!" Sending up a silent prayer that Christopher was coping adequately with the Leticia situation, he kissed his wife tenderly upon the lips....
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5 Comments

Zoe H
2:21 AM on May 10, 2017 
Rosemary says...
The Diana comment is alive and well and about ten pictures back!

Ah yes! I thought maby the conspiracy theory regarding Diana's demise was correct and MI6 (which surely still keeps a weather eye on Basil) had stepped in....
Rosemary
10:30 AM on May 9, 2017 
The Diana comment is alive and well and about ten pictures back!
Zoe H
7:19 AM on May 9, 2017 
The comment I left here this morning seems to have disappeared! Was it because it compared Suzannah to Princess Diana, looked down upon by the family and hoping that there is no 'Camilla' hanging about in this tale? We'll see if this one disappears too!

I also said LOL at this outcome and what a pickle they'd gotten themselves into. And, it might not be espionage but I thought it was commendable of Suzannah to secure an interpreter's job.
Rosemary
2:51 AM on May 8, 2017 
Lets hope so, Jenny But Greconville moves on, often in unexpected directions and well out of my control most of the time!
jenny
3:31 PM on May 7, 2017 
Oh I do hope it is happily ever after...

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