Man of War – Excerpt No. 293

“You,” Marc replied.

“Me? Why would you want—”

He assumed that this woman had seen the image of the mother of his child. Perhaps she lacked context to follow his thoughts.

“Only as much as you’re willing to offer,” Marc said.

Marc adopted a wide grin. He enjoyed cutting her off for a change.

“Sex?” Susanna guessed.

“I want to feel normal,” Marc confessed.

Instead of explaining what he meant, Marc brought up several awkward scenes involving Émilie. Most of it was centred on their first meeting and his lack of appetite for women.

Desirable Italian courtesan wearing a slip beckoning someone to her bed. Background appropriate for 16th century in a working class hotel.

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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