Man of War – Excerpt No. 295

Before she could shed a tear, her mask fell back into place, bringing about that haunting smile.

“Have you ever been in a relationship that was real?” Marc said.

“That’s rather cynical, and surprisingly wise…”

“I want to experience the passion and intimacy of being with a woman. Something that’s eluded me all my life,” Marc said. “Who knows? Given time you may find that my appetite for you is genuine… in addition to my desire to please you.”

The Contessa slid off of Marc, and the wounds on his chest healed, leaving no traces of behind. This was a powerful display of the control she had over him. He imagined that Susanna could force him to accept whatever reward she wished… I wouldn’t even be aware of it

Desirable Italian courtesan wearing a slip embracing her lover. 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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