Have I made you wait long enough?
We’re ready to resume our story of Nathan Valencus and his odious marriage to Lord Rother Marsh Delaga III. We’re going to pick up where we left off, but if you missed Part One you can catch up on the link below which will take you to the story page on Gay Authors.org where it’s hosted:
As much fun as doing the weekly Wednesday Briefs posting for Part One, the 1k word limit per week was working against me. Given it’s size, I decided I was too impatient to share Part Two. So each Wednesday I will share a preview of each chapter along with the link to the full chapter on Gay Authors.
So let’s not waste any time to getting to Ch. 1!
Sixty-four separate discs were poised to randomly interchange position along the main cylinder. With the clockwork driven spin, their carefully positioned studs would strike the interior metal comb, playing tones which blended into hours of music to fill the Delaga House salon. Its construction was ingenious. The coiled spring inside would continually reset providing uninterrupted play until stopped. Employee and client alike would be entertained through the evening as coin and assignations changed hands.
This should have been a pleasant distraction, except the damned thing didn’t work.
Disgusted, I tossed my monocle on the floor. I’d viewed each gear and piston from every angle and magnification. Precisely balanced, each delicate movement fit perfectly in place and performed when tested, yet still refused to function as a whole. Each machination appeared correct, yet wasn’t.