Miss Grace Fletcher is a free spirit. An unconventional woman, she has had no interest in meeting any of the suitors that her father desired her to marry. Mr. Oliver Gale, her friend since childhood, had never seen her as any more than a sibling, yet also someone who he trusted wholeheartedly.
The two attend a ball that is seemingly like any other, except in attendance is the handsome Mr. Montgomery, Oliver's friend from the south visiting for the winter. The man is charming and well-learned, and is the first person to ever cause Grace a moment of pause.
Oliver, noticing Grace's initial reaction to Mr. Montgomery, grows ever more uncomfortable, reliving memories and shared experiences as the night grows old.
Will he be able to finally let Grace go to a man whom he calls a friend? Or will he decide that he knows who she truly belongs with?
A Standalone Short Story with no cliffhanger!