“I am ever a gentle maiden," she shouted. "Damn if I'm not.”
“Lady Madelyne had sealed her own fate. She'd warmed his feet.”
“I've just vowed my love for you. Have you nothing to say in return?" Duncan asked.
"Thank you, husband.”
“If you get yourself killed, I'll find your grave and spit on it," she threatened.”
“You take my heart with you, my loving captor."
"Nay, Madelyne. I am your captive in body and soul.”
“The man irritated her just like a rash.”
“Get off me. You weigh more than the doors to your home.”
“You're taller than I am, but I'm stronger, and meaner right this minute than you could ever imagine" - Lady Madelyne.”
“It's a shame you know," he called over his shoulder.
"What's a shame?" Duncan asked.
"That I didn't capture her first."
Duncan smiled. "Nay, Edmond, it was a blessing. God's truth, I would have taken her from you.”
“For though Duncan was a mere mortal, flawed as well, he'd accomplished a daring feat. Aye, he'd captured an angel. And she belonged to him.”
“Madelyne, we're married now. 'Tis a usual occurrence to bed one's wife on the wedding night.”
“If you get yourself killed, I'll find your grave and spit on it," she threatened.
"Then I'll take every care."
"You promise me?"
"I promise you.”
“He'd gone to Louddon's fortress to
take Madelyne captive. His plan was revenge; an eye for an eye. And that had been reason enough.
Until she'd warmed his feet.
Everything had changed at that moment. Duncan had known with a certainty he couldn't deny that they
were henceforth bound together. He could never let her go.”
“I am not a poor child, Lady Eleanor," Madelyne announced, letting her anger sound in her voice.
"Duncan won't marry you. He won't sign the contracts. He'd have to give up his greatest treasure in order to marry you."
"And what be that treasure?" Lady Eleanor inquired, her voice mild.
"Why, I'm Duncan's greatest treasure. He'd be a fool to give me up," she added. "And even you must know that Duncan is anything but a fool.”
“You're bruised, as ugly as one of your Cyclops, and I can barely stand to look at you." - Duncan to Madelyne.”
“Madelyne, I would like to speak to you in private after dinner."
"Speak to me about what?" Madelyne demanded with a disgruntled look.
"Men and their horses," Duncan told her”
“She wished she could understand her reaction to him. Why, her heart was pacing a wild beat again.
Madelyne dared a quick look up and found Duncan was watching her intently. He looked so handsome.
She wanted him to be ugly.”
“He was as naked as a wolf. Madelyne grabbed the blanket and threw it toward him. "Cover yourself, Duncan. It isn't decent to let me see your legs.”
“You've given me value, Duncan. In my heart I know I matter to you.”
“When she was rested. she'd find a way to escape. It was the duty of the captive, wasn't it?”
“I do know, however, that they took more than one man to their beds.”
Adela gasped and Madelyne nodded, thoroughly satisfied by her friend’s reaction. “More than one at a time?” Adela asked. She whispered the question and then blushed with embarrassment.
Madelyne nibbled on her lip while she considered if that was possible.
“I don’t think so,” she finally announced. Her back was to the door, and Adela’s full attention was centered on her friend. Neither noticed Duncan now stood in the open doorway.”
“She was more frightened of the stallion than she was of the Baron.”
“To do injustice is more disgraceful than to suffer it.” PLATO, GORGIAS”
“Abhor that which is evil; Cleave to that which is good.”
“People were more than crooked type and swastika-stamped documents. No number of bullet points and biography facts could pin the soul behind the eyes.”
“Every adversity, every failure, every heartbreak, carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.”
“We had grown up thinking that a stranger must not even touch us, but that our father, our boyfriend, and our husband could hit us when they liked, out of love, to educate us, to reeducate us.”
“No man should ever completely realize his dreams. What else would there then be to live for?”
“He's not your type."
Peabody's face clouded exactly as it had when Eve had rejected the perfume. "How come - I like looking at his type."
"Sure, but try to have a conversation with him." Eve dipped her hands in her pockets and rocked back on her heels. "Guy's in love with himself and figures every woman who gets a load of him has to go moony eyed - just like you're doing. He'd bore you to death in ten minutes because all he'd talk about is himself - how he looks, what he does, what he likes. You'd just be his latest accessory."
Peabody considered, watching as the gold-tipped Adonis posed at the check-in counter. "Okay, so we won't bother to talk. We'll just have sex."
"He'd be a lousy lay - wouldn't give a damn if you got off or not."
"I'm getting off just looking at him." But she sighed when he took out a small silver-backed mirror and examined his face with obvious delight. "It's times like this I hate it when you're right.”
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