The year is 1890 and Cristiana walked the gardens surrounding the manor where she was hired as the new Lady's maid. The salary was sufficient, earning about 20 pounds a year. Cristiana was hired on the fact that she was well educated and a genteel woman.The Lady made an exception when hiring Cristiana as a Lady's made since Cristiana was only 23 and the normal age to fill that position being 30. She smiled with wonder as she finally came upon the river that laced through the Lord's property. Carefully Cristiana stepped to the edge of the bank and held the skirt to her purple dress so it wouldn't dip into the water. Her dark brown hair stayed perfectly back in her braided bun,except for a few tendrils, as she leaned down towards the water so she could run her fingers over the cool surface. Once her fingers broke the surface her green eyes twinkled with happiness. This spring afternoon was perfect with sounds of the Lord and Lady's children giggling with the governess, the horses whinnying to each other in their stalls, and the sparrows flitting playfully. Soon hooves striking the gravel path broke the serene environment. Cristiana soon recognized the young, handsome, new Lord from Forest Oaks manor striding up the steps towards the front door. Lord and Lady had called upon him to try and convince him to court their eldest daughter once she had her coming-out ball in a fortnight since she turned 18. OOC: I left names blank , as you can see, so if people wish they could jump into those positions. Don't feel like you need to. Feel free to make your own characters too!