I have my character idea!
Julien Tribald was a well-bred lad from a prominent family. They weren't of noble blood but they served the nobles for several generations and had learned proper decorum and etiquette. Julien was a personal assistant and tailor who was often at the beck and call of Lady Skylark because of his skill and fine talent with ladies' garments.
In truth, Julien had always fancied the Lady, somehow finding her mysterious cool appealing. But, him being 17 and her being married, he kept the behavior of a gentleman of course. He spoke kindly to her and would even recite things while hemming her gowns, hoping to give her some small happiness - since she never seemed happy in her life otherwise.
His kindness and adoration likely went unnoticed, at least by the lady herself. One of the maids at the palace had set intentions on Julien but she was far too old for him and so he didn't return her interest. When she noticed the way Julien doted on the lady, she came to see it as far more than the average servant should dedicate themselves.
Her jealousies paid off for her one day when she managed to bribe the carpenter into sabotaging the platform that Lady Sky would stand on for her fittings. While the lady was getting one of her finer gowns fitted, a leg of the platform snapped and she went falling to the floor. Julien, in his rush to save her from harm, tripped over the platform and landed in quite a suggestive position on her.
The maid had been watching from the door. She had only meant to humiliate Julien - as well as possibly get him fired - but when she saw him fall into the condition he did, she couldn't help but raise a fuss. She screamed and called for the guard, claiming that Julien had sexually assaulted the Lady of the house. When Lord William Jonathon came to the room with the guards, he found Julien still on the floor between Sky's spread thighs, making drastic attempts to untangle the buttons on his vest from the lace on Lady's petticoat - without damaging the fabric. He was stuttering apologies and blushing, looking only at his own vest but the Lord saw what he wanted to believe was happening and punished Julien - AND his family severely. Julien had looked at the lady and begged for her to explain but she merely turned her eyes away and allowed him to be taken.
Julien was placed into the dungeon for an indeterminate amount of time. He, and his family were stripped of their good name and anyone with commission from the Lord to do business within his territory was forbidden to do business with the Tribald family. This caused his family to become destitute and his father to die at a young age.
Now, released from his unearned prison time and given a chance to do the crime that fit the punishment he received, he intends to get back at the lady who willingly let an innocent man suffer rather than to just speak the truth.
What do you think? (Sorry about writing a novel...)