Man of War – Excerpt No. 241

It turned out that his appearance often worked in his favour, If the aggressor had any survival instincts that is. They would leave the moment they caught sight of those dead eyes. However, sometimes that only served to add fuel to the fire.

His first challenger went so far as to call him a coward. Marc wanted to walk away, but gentlemen often took ‘turning the other cheek’ as a metaphor for cowardice. Marc was forged in combat, and did so while facing insurmountable odds, so he would not willingly suffer that label.

The drunken welp chose pistols at ten paces. Marc proved to be the better shot, piercing the young man’s heart. His life line was cut before he pulled the trigger. Without so much as a glance, Marc tossed the smoking pistol to one of the servants and walked away. Another voice to torment me in my dreams

Two men, back to back, preparing for a duel with pistols. Clothes and setting appropriate to 16th century Venice

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