Colquhoun Grant paced the floor of the small room, twisting his gloves in his hands and once and awhile slapping them against his thigh. Another roar of laughter came through the floorboards from the common room below and Grant ground his teeth in irritation. He was out of patience and it was beginning to fray his admirably resilient nerves. They had planned this rendezvous days ago and he had had all that intervening time to anticipate it —to create, in his mind, a banquet of pleasures, sweet and scandalous, from which he might sample like a seasoned connoisseur — until he had worked himself up into a suspense that was both physically and emotionally painful. Now almost two hours had passed since the arranged time for their assignation and Grant’s excitement was beginning to transform into bitterness.
Title: Another Tryst
Characters: William De Lancey/Colquhoun Grant
Summary: A sequel to Cartography, taking place a few weeks later.
Author’s Notes: Written for the OP of this prompt, with wishes for a very Happy Christmas! 🙂