Reputations, like the delicate petals of a Helstone rose, are fragile things indeed... Upon discovering Margaret in the arms of an unknown man, John intervenes. How will their story end when reputations are questioned? **This is a North and South fanfiction. As my first time publicly posting anything I have written, I encourage whatever feedback you can offer so I can improve.** Cover photo and design by beautiful_red_head (me!).