This is a brilliant story! It flows so beautifully and I love the way you used the different meals to tell the story. Elizabeth's original dismissal of the rumours leading through to the final 'everyone assumed correctly' is great. And I can seriously see Elizabeth locking herself down for a couple of months while she tries to ignore the rumours (she's very stubborn!). I absolutely love the bit where John's starting at his hands as if they've betrayed him; I've read this story three times now and that bit always makes me laugh. Anyway, this is just awesome, and it made me grin. You really know how to capture these characters on paper. Thanks for writing!
Author's Response: Thanks! I appreciate the thoughtful review - it's really encouraging. =)