Still, what did any of that have to do with their barmaid? Had she been flirting with me?
Marc’s mind naturally shifted towards suspicion when women were too nice. Why would a beautiful woman with a Spanish surname flirt with a low-level officer?
“I expect you’ll apologise to her personally for this slight. Understood?”
“Oui, mon Lieutenant?” Cornay said, and by now the sergeants were so stiff that may as well have been carved out of marble. “But first, the men have pooled their money and secured quarters for you tonight.”
Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.