Man of War – Excerpt No. 297

“It would be a pleasant way to die,” Susanna confessed. “However, you’ll need at least a week to recover…”

“Is that a—”

“What if you change your mind?”

“I won’t.”

“You say that now—”

“Then kill me now or make me forget,” Marc countered. “At least I’ll experience what it’s like to truly desire a woman.”

“Death is always a possibility.”

“I know. That’s why you asked me if I feared walking in the shadow of la Mort.”

“I’ll have to confer with the council,” Susanna replied. “During the day you’ll have no memory of our time together. However, if you so wish, I’ll come to you at night as though in a dream.”

“I look forward to it,” Marc replied.

“Actually… you won’t…”

Reaper looks over a bed ridden man. 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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