Man of War – Excerpt No. 294

He then focused on what was done to him under their influence of those white flowers. Only then was Marc certain that Susanna had the complete picture.

“It wouldn’t be real,” Susanna replied. “I would have to elicit desire in you using my voice, or nudge you through our link.”

“I don’t care,” Marc said. “I’ve looked over your collection of books, and tasted but a fraction of your intellect. You intrigue me, but despite your obvious beauty, I’d never be able to experience what it is to truly desire you… if you so choose.”

Susanna’s features softened, and her lower lip trembled.

“It wouldn’t be real…” Susanna repeated.

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

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