This was not guilt, inasmuch as a case of his mind catching up on everything that happened. Beating his father, while deserved, was a crime. One with punishment that was much worse than a slap on the wrist. Even if his father was willing to forget the whole thing, the Comtesse would see that he was punished… She could never stomach the sight of me.
“Sending an assassin is looking more likely,” Marc said.
Knowing how those two operated, Marc concluded the events from last night would be hushed up. Fear of reprisal would keep the bulk of the staff in line.
“That leaves them to deal with this situation quietly,” Marc said.
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