France-3

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.

Lord Byron was a french nobleman who spent the majority of his life hosting lavish salons while the local peasants starved. While some would argue Byron was far from a good person, history has taken to looking at him through a pair of rose-colored glasses, instead focusing on the various artists and musicians he was patron to. When the French Revolution began, he and several guests at his estate were killed by the uprising.

Lady Eleanor was the twin sister of Lord Byron. Only slightly more aware than her younger brother, Lady Eleanor advocated that something should be done about the mass starvation, but refused to actually aid the various relief efforts. She was also known for her contributions to the arts, and was known to be the model in several more risque paintings. Unlike her brother, she is believed to have survived the uprising and subsequent attack on her estate, but how long she survived after that is unknown.

Lady Victoire was the daughter of a french noblewoman and a wealthy ivory merchant. She was a soft and demure creature, rarely seen in public without one of her friends. She was a part of a group of young French, Italian, and Spanish nobility and social elite who hosted lavish salons and attempted to make various impacts on the music and art of the time. Little is known of her life after the French Revolution began, or if she survived it at all.

Lady Valiant was the older sister of the Lady Victoire. A foil to her sister, she was strong and commanding, and ran the accounts on her families business for years. After the French Revolution, she arranged for transport to the Americas, landing in the Spanish colony of New Spain. She was influential in planting the seeds of the Mexican Revolution, but whether she did it for the good of Mexico or for a chance at more political power is unknown.