By Charles, K J
Silas Mason has no illusions approximately himself. He’s now not adorable, or maybe likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, an intensive bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. per week he meets anonymously with a similar guy, in whom Silas has came across definitely the right meld of highbrow companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual instructions. yet unbeknownst to Silas, his closest buddy is additionally his maximum enemy, with the facility to determine him hanged—or spare his life.
A unswerving, well-born gentleman professional, Dominic Frey is torn aside by means of his affair with Silas. by way of the sunshine of day, he can't fathom the intoxicating lust that drives him to satisfy with the novel week after week. within the bed room, every thing else falls away. Their wishes fit, and they're united by way of sympathy for every other’s private vulnerabilities. but if Silas’s politics earn him a demise sentence, wish clashes with accountability, and Dominic reveals himself doing every thing he can to avoid wasting the guy who stole his center.
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Dominic shut his eyes, feeling the swell of arousal. Maybe he should indulge it. He’d spend most of the day in a state of building excitement anyway, until it would be as much as he could do to hold back at the first barked order. He let his hand skim over his hardening length. A light touch. The brute wasn’t light. He’d grip viciously, and it would hurt, and he’d demand submission. Dominic on his knees, whispering shameful things—no, crying them aloud, because the brute demanded it. No half measures.
My man has nosed out that the Cade pamphlets are coming from a political bookshop owned by a Spencean type. There’s gossip it houses a hand press. Now, here’s the meat of it, Mr. ” Skelton’s eyes gleamed. “This man, the owner, used to be known as a pamphleteer in his own right, a free-thinking Benthamite, but he’s not produced anything in the last two years—” “The period Cade has been writing. And we know from his work that Cade holds Spencean beliefs. ” There were plenty of hand presses in London, plenty of angry radicals, plenty of printers who could keep a secret.
Good. His well-being would be best served by putting nothing in writing and staying away from revolutionaries. ” He yawned. “On which, I must go, Rich. ” And would be up long into the night, he hoped. “By all means. ” — He was up betimes on Wednesday, before his valet arrived, selecting the clothes that the brute liked. Good cloth, good fit, ones that spoke of Dominic’s status in the world. Ones that came off without a valet’s help, because the brute wouldn’t lend a hand. He’d sit with that snarling smile of his and watch Dominic struggle with a tight coat, enjoying his discomfort… Maybe he would wear a slightly better-fitted coat after all.