When Ned returned home later that evening from his visit to Lady Jane's he had an invitation to visit when she was set up in her lakeland retreat.
"I've chosen it because it is as far away from the people I know as possible," she told him. "With the exception of an old school friend who is a doctor. Well, that's the real reason. I'll be seen privately and looked after by someone I've a great deal of faith in, And, I want you to come and visit me. The lake district is such a wonderful place and every artist wants to go there. In fact the whole of Cumberland and Westmoreland are worth a visit. Do say you'll come."
Now that she had told him her news, and he had not only accepted it, but welcomed it, she was clearly relieved and just like Lia had been, full of enthusiasm and almost bouncing with excitement. Not a bit like a forty-four year old woman who was facing almost the biggest challenge of her life. Not a bit like the pillar of society and school governor either Ned thought.
Susie greeted him on his arrival at home with the news that mother was out.
"With a man," she told him.
"Well let's hope she enjoys herself, she deserves it," Ned replied.
"And there's a message for you. Sir Rawly phoned and wants to see you. Tomorrow morning, he said, about eleven. What do you think Ned? Has he found out about you and Lady Eleanor? Do you think he'll challenge you to a duel, that's the sort of thing they do isn't it?"
Ned laughed. "Don't be silly Susie, no one does that sort of thing nowadays. I expect he wants to discuss the cataloguing of all their objects d'art."
"Art objects be blowed, one of these days you'll be for the high jump. Anyway, what did Lady Jane want?"
"Oh, she told me she's moving to the lake district for a while," Ned said, truthfully, but slightly shy of the whole truth, "to get away from things."
"Why would she tell you that, I wonder."
"She invited me to stay during the holidays, she's rented a cottage there."
"Oh lucky you, I don't suppose I'll be going anywhere."
Just before eleven o'clock the next morning Ned's pull on the big brass bell pull was shortly answered by a very pretty girl in a maid's uniform.
"I'm here to see Sir Rawlston," he replied in answer to her unspoken question.
"If you would step inside sir, I'll see if he is free."
Ned entered the foyer and almost at the same moment a blonde bundle of energy burst through one of the doors.
"Hi Lucy," said Ned.
"Ned, what are you doing here? It's okay Alice," she said to the maid. "I'll deal with him."
"Yes, miss," said the maid and left.
"That's Alice, our new maid, pretty isn't she? I bet you'd like to fuck her wouldn't you?" she started. "You can't be here to see mother, because she's not here. She's gone to town to see her gynaecologist. Did you know she was pregnant? I think it's awful at her age. And you're probably not here to see me, although I wouldn't mind, so you must want daddy."
"One question at a time," laughed Ned. "First, I'd be happy to be here to see you, and yes Alice is pretty, but not as pretty as you," Lucy preened, "but it's your father I'm here to see, and yes, I had heard about Lady Eleanor and I think it's great."
"Oh, well it might be fun to have a baby brother, but she is awfully old. Come on, daddy's through here." and she opened the door to the library.
"Come in, Ned," said Sir Rawlston. "Lucy, go and do what your mother told you to yesterday. Now that you're home for the summer that pony needs a lot more attention."
"Can Ned come and see Gold when you've finished?"
"Oh, very well."
Lucy left with a grin on her face.
"Sit yourself down, Ned. Coffee?" He rang the bell and a few moments later the maid arrived. She looked at Ned and blushed. What, Ned wondered, had Lucy said to her.
Sir Rawlston asked her to serve coffee and she left.
"Now, Ned. I wanted a word about what you've been up to ... I mean with the photographs for cataloguing the items in the house. Um ... yes, I expect you know that my wife is expecting, hoping it's a boy of course, no guarantees though, what? Still, it'll make the world of difference around here."
Ned was almost bright red with embarrassment.
"No need to be embarrassed my boy, we really are delighted. Now, your work on the catalogue is complete, I understand the valuers asked for a few more pictures which you have done? Yes? Excellent, well here's a cheque for that."
He handed Ned a cheque. Ned looked at the amount.
"I can't accept that much, sir. That's far too much."
"For everything you've done for us, no, I don't think so. Now, I may have another job for you, but it'll be a week or two before I need you. You know that, amongst other things, I'm chairman of a London merchant bank. We have a bit of a problem and it really requires some pictures to be taken as a record of what is being, and will be done on a project that we are financing. D'you think you could do that? It'd involve a bit of travelling, up north."
"Well, sir, I have an open invitation to visit the Lake District this summer so it would fit very well if the time was right," replied Ned.
"Capital my boy!" exclaimed Sir Rawlston. "Now, off you go and see what that girl of mine is up to. Take care with her though, won't you? She's only fifteen and quite innocent."
Ned was somewhat taken aback for a moment before answering:
"I will, sir, and thankyou," said Ned, and left.
Outside the library door he found Alice.
"Is Lucy in the stables?" he asked her.
"Yes, sir," replied the maid. "Miss Lucy said I was to take you out to her when you was finished with Sir Rawlston."
"Oh," said Ned, and followed her.
They went out through the passage to the rear entrance and across the laundry yard and entered the stable yard where Lucy was brushing down a handsome chestnut gelding.
"I don't know why daddy pretends not to know anything horses, Gold here is hardly a pony is he?" she greeted them.
"He doesn't know much about daughters either, he just described you as innocent."
There was a snort from Alice as she turned to leave.
"Hang on a minute, Alice," said Lucy, making sure that Gold was secure. "Come in here."
"I ought to get back miss," said Alice
"Nonsense, come on," and she led the way into an empty stable. When they were inside she grabbed Alice and turned her to face Ned. Standing behind her she slipped her arms around her waist and moved her hands up to hold Alice by her breasts. She started to massage them.
"Don't miss, please," said the flustered girl.
"You like it, you little minx."
"No, miss, really."
"Let her go, Lucy," said Ned.
"She likes it, Ned. Watch."
Lucy slid her hands behind the bib of Alice's apron and Ned saw her fiddle as she undid the buttons on Alice's blouse.
"You do have nice tits don't you Alice and nice long nipples too."
Alice groaned as Lucy was obviously pinching and pulling them.
"Let's show Ned shall we?"
"No, miss, please" said Alice in a whisper, her breathing becoming slightly ragged.
"I think we will," said Lucy and removed one hand which she moved between them to undo the apron.
A moment later Ned stood open mouthed as the bib of the apron fell to expose Lucy's hands playing with Alice's nipples. Lucy pulled the girl back slightly and leant against some hay bales, Alice leaning against her. As she did so she moved her feet between Alice's ankles and moved them apart.
"Lift her skirt up, Ned."
"I really don't think..."
"Do it, she's ready."
There was a soft 'nooo... ' from the maid, but Ned was entranced. He moved forward, and catching the calf length skirt by the hem lifted it up, exposing first knees, and then thighs and finally a triangle of hair and beneath pink folds glistening with copious amounts of liquid.
"See, she doesn't even wear knickers or a bra, she's always ready aren't you, you little slut?" And Lucy gave the nipples an extra tweak, at which the girl gave a loud squeak and her knees parted further displaying to Ned how wet and ready she was.
Ned stood staring.
"Get on with it, Ned."
Ned's attention came back to the present, he freed his iron stiff prick, reached out, caught the girl by the waist and pulled her towards him, and slid into her welcoming wetness. Alice released her as he lifted her up with his hands supporting her by her bum cheeks. Alice threw her arms around Ned's neck and her legs crossed behind him and hugged herself to him, her greedy mouth trying to devour his. As they stood there Ned felt other hands on her bum as Lucy pulled her cheeks apart, gathered some moisture and thrust her finger into the maid's rosebud. Alice moved herself back and forth on Ned's cock so rapidly that he had a job to hold her. He could feel Lucy's finger thrusting in and out at the same time and massaging him through the thin wall separating them. Just as well that it took but moments for Alice to reach an explosive climax with Ned only a second behind her or he would have dropped her.
Ned set her back on her feet. She reached up and kissed him.
"Thankyou, sir," she whispered and fled from the stable adjusting her dress as she went.
"Well I never..."
"I think you just did, Ned," Lucy giggled.
"Will she be all right? And where did you learn things like that Lucy?"
"My parents don't send me to an expensive Borstal just to learn Latin and Greek you know. She'll be okay, she loves it but she doesn't think she should."
.... There is more of this story ...