Another night of business at Delaga House…
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.
Off to Chapter 12…
Rother refused to let the murder of Alvus Martinique affect his business and opened up as expected, two evenings later.
For the first time, I wished I hadn’t dragged my feet on repairing the music box. The tinny melody would have been a godsend to end the eerie quiet.
There weren’t half as many customers in the house as there should have been. It didn’t take much effort to see who was missing. Few to no important or wealthy men graced our establishment. The sparse crowd was composed of random men of minimal social status no matter what their bankrolls might suggest. Gone were the dignitaries who discussed business among their peers while waiting their turn for the fantasy of their choice.
And if I could see this trend, so could Rother. Or at least he should.