Time for an outing…
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.
Now… on to Ch. 5
I was famished. Rother and I hadn’t left the bedroom all day and didn’t emerge until the next morning. A feat we hadn’t accomplished since the days after my arrival. We would have seen daylight sooner, but Rother’s insatiable appetites had to be appeased. He pounced as I attempted to clothe myself. His stamina astounded me.
Each of my steps were sluggish and careful. I’d only slept from pure exhaustion and ached in ways I’d forgotten since our relationship was set aside. My grumbling stomach required fuel. Hopefully, no one would be present at the dining table. I didn’t look forward to sitting down with witnesses.
“You seem to be walking tenderly this morning.” Rother, on the other hand looked refreshed. Chest out and on the verge of smiling, each jubilant step radiated with pride.