"Charmed, I'm sure," Alexander replied, responding with a light touch of his hand, quickly followed by a deep bow and a wide sweep of his hat.
A wide smile spread across his face as he resumed his formal stance and appraised the lovely beauty standing before him.
Little did he know that Elise had been secretly spying on him in recent weeks, and had her mind set on winning his favor... and eventually his name and fortune.
She smiled back demurely, lightly fingering the silver charm that hung from a narrow ribbon around her neck, and realized that the old woman who gave it to her had been right, it clearly held the power to raise her status - and that of her penniless secret lover as well.
I'm linking up with Lillie McFerrin's Five Sentence Fiction
where the writing prompt this week is "charmed"