“Excuse me, I’m here to join the Crawley party?”
“Just over there, madam.”
Edith crossed the room, wondering if she had made the right choice with her green vintage dress. She reached the table where her family was already seated and leaned down to kiss her mother.
“Darling, I’m so glad you’re here,” smiled Cora. “Why don’t you sit opposite me - next to… do you know Sir Anthony Strallan?”
Her eyes met those of a fair haired man in impeccable evening clothes. “Lady Edith? Delighted, I’m sure. And, may I say, you look absolutely stunning in that frock.”
“Thank you, Sir Anthony,” Edith murmured as she took her seat. She was surprised to find her hand trembling a little as she reached for her champagne. Taking a thoughtful sip, she turned to him and smiled, glad she had made the effort to come out that night after all.
Later in the evening, Cora exchanged a wink with her husband as she watched Edith talking and laughing with Sir Anthony - “See? I knew they were perfect for each other. Now admit I’m right, Robert!”
“Yes, m’dear, you’re right, as always.”
She kissed his cheek - “Isn’t it wonderful to see her so happy!”
Happy Andith Fest to all the lovely E/A shippers I know!