By Charles, K J
Between his eccentric notwithstanding strictly principled staff of associates, Lord Richard Vane is the confidant on whom every person relies for suggestion, ethical rectitude, and discreet counsel. but whilst Richard has an issue, he turns to his valet, a fixer of unprecedented genius—and the item of Richard’s inner most wishes. If there's one rule a gentleman needs to keep on with, it truly is by no means to dally with servants. but if David is shut adequate to the touch, the principles of sophistication collide with the basest kind of animal intuition: overpowering lust.
For David Cyprian, housebreaking and blackmail are as a lot in a day’s paintings as bootblacking—anything for the fellow he’s dedicated to. however the something he wishes for himself is the only factor Richard refuses to offer: his middle. With the strain among them starting to be insufferable, David’s doubtless incorruptible grasp has left him no selection. placing his finely honed talents of seduction and manipulation to sturdy use, he'll persuade Richard to disregard all approximately his well-meaning objections and provides in to candy, sinful temptation.
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He could pull him close, claim that clever mouth, lay him down on the bed that made itself so very obtrusive in the room whenever they were there. He knew, from nights of imagining, how Cyprian’s slender body would give way to his own bulk, how he’d clutch Richard’s shoulders, how Cyprian’s lips would welcome the invasion… Or they might not, and in that case, there would be damn all that Cyprian could do about it, because Richard was his master. Richard remembered his cousin, outraged and bewildered at his fury because of course the housemaid whose breasts the man had fondled had made no objection to the master’s relative having his way.
Yes, my lord,” David said in his usual neutral tone, and turned away. He had reached the door when Lord Richard spoke again. “You are—invaluable to me, Cyprian. ” “Thank you, my lord,” David managed, wondering how his own voice was so level. ” He shut the door without a sound and padded down the hall, face blank, manner correct. Nobody who saw him would see anything but a valet going about his duties. Nobody ever did. Silas had gone when David reached his own room. He sat on the bed and put his face in his hands, breathing hard.
He slipped into the room. The light was poor, as evening was approaching, but no candles had been lit. Lord Richard sat in his comfortable reading chair with a letter in his hand and an untouched glass of wine on the table, staring into space. ” Lord Richard looked around, and David saw the little jolt as his master noticed the glaring hair. “I beg pardon. ” “Cyprian. Where have you been? No, it doesn’t matter. Sit down. ” He waved a hand toward the desk. Sit? David carried the chair over, placed it opposite Lord Richard, waited.
A Gentleman’s Position by Charles, K J