Man of War – Excerpt No. 169

Four months later they celebrated his twenty-second birthday together. She wore her best dress, and the tavern brought up some of their best wine. It was fine, but he found it to be unusually sweet.

Émilie was so beautiful that night as they dined with the men, that he considered hinting that she should take the lead when they were alone… but the war weighed heavily on his mind. It would ruin the mood… 

Both sides were taking heavy losses, and there was talk of committing large numbers for a decisive battle. When they returned to her room, Marc confessed he feared that war might one day be at their doorstep.

A male officer and his lady celebrating in a tavern filled with soldiers. Clothing and setting appropriate for 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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