It turned out that her life had gone off the rails. A travelling theatre company offered her to join them, but left her behind when war broke out. Without family support, she had to put the only thing she had of value on offer… She sells her body for food, shelter and a pittance of pay.
He had lost the feeling in his left arm, and attempted to extricate himself. That interrupted her breathing and she rolled over to face him. She smiled, and the dimples in her plump cheeks were positively radiant.
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