Pedestal, chapter 19 - Whispers



Third Attraction

The first time he invited her into his room, he left the door open—like a gentleman. That was as far as the gentleman went. He was merciless at cards.

She'd accuse him of cheating while narrowing a fierce emerald glare at her hand, while he chuckled and explained to her what he had just done. He loved to watch her throw herself into the game, learning as if she was born to it.

"Mais, chère, y' poker face is terrible."

She snorted and laid down her hand.

He winced.

"Don't mattah that much with a flush." She smiled sweetly.


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