Man of War – Excerpt No. 117

“Théodore, what a pleasure to see you again,” Marc said before moving in between the guard and Steward. “Are you still in charge of inspecting the Comtesse’s sheets every morning?”

His father had been a miserable old man, so it came naturally for him to presume that women in his life would stray. He remembered vividly how Théodore bemoaned having that duty to the kitchen staff. 

“Wha—” Théodore said.

Théodore froze entirely as his mind registered what had been said. He remained as such for several breaths, long enough that the senior guard at the gates coughed uncomfortably.

Old noble man speaking looking at white sheets hanging on a clothes line. Background and clothing appropriate to 16th Century France.

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