I did not ever buy that hideous necklace! Why must everyone still persist in saying I did? It was designed for that DuBarry creature, and I always considered it utterly vulgar and terrible, and refused to have anything to do with it…
Or they could not harass me about anything,
It has been far too long since we last saw you, and you’ve missed your brother’s birthday!
yes, yes, I know. I’ve been…. busy. I’m sure it was great though, if you planned it
Too busy to see your own brother on his birthday?
It was a great day. We spent it with the children, just as he wanted, and he absolutely loved his gift.
Yes, well, I see him all the time, so… He’d understand. Either either way, he’d rather be with you and the kids than me, so it all worked out.
Well if you insist. We’ll be heading back to Versailles soon by the way, will you and your family be joining us?
The comtesse is already there, and I’ll be swinging by at the end of the week!