Man of War – Excerpt No. 155

“Adjudant?” Marc asked.

The words came out louder than expected, because the sound of his heart beating in his ears was deafening.

We felt you needed a diversion, mon Lieutenant,” Cornay said. “Third one to the left of the stairs on the second level… take the bottle with you. We have you covered tonight.”

Marc narrowed his gaze, but backing out or making a scene would severely undermine his authority. This was meant as a gesture of thanks from his men, which is why Cornay  took liberties to make it happen. 

Officer sitting at a table with his men in a tavern. Every man is looking at him with a smile on their faces. Background and clothing appropriate to 16th Century France.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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