By Charles, K J
Silas Mason has no illusions approximately himself. He’s now not cute, or perhaps likable. He’s an overbearing idealist, an intensive bookseller and pamphleteer who lives for revolution . . . and for Wednesday nights. a week he meets anonymously with a similar guy, in whom Silas has came upon the precise meld of highbrow companionship and absolute obedience to his sexual instructions. yet unbeknownst to Silas, his closest good friend is additionally his maximum enemy, with the ability to determine him hanged—or spare his life.
A unswerving, well-born gentleman legitimate, Dominic Frey is torn aside by way of his affair with Silas. by means of the sunshine of day, he can't fathom the intoxicating lust that drives him to satisfy with the unconventional week after week. within the bed room, every little thing else falls away. Their wishes fit, and they're united by way of sympathy for every other’s inner most vulnerabilities. but if Silas’s politics earn him a loss of life sentence, wish clashes with responsibility, and Dominic unearths himself doing every little thing he can to save lots of the fellow who stole his center.
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Pure defiance. If they found the trapdoor, they’d find the press, piles of Jack Cade’s pamphlets, several drafts of his ongoing work on the Peterloo Massacre. He’d be dragged to gaol under the Tory’s blank, dark stare. The Tory wouldn’t speak for him. He couldn’t expect that. Skelton sneered. ” They did. They crashed and clattered, upturning boxes, grabbing handfuls of paper, turfing books onto the floor with a disrespect that should have made Silas rage. George voiced protest at one point, as a soldier kicked his way into a locked chest, and was grabbed and sent stumbling to the floor with a rip of cloth.
Silas was tempted to have him on his knees again, but there was something about him standing in the middle of the room, bare and staring and aroused. Like a spare prick at a wedding, he thought, and grinned, knowing it looked wolfish. He was no fine gentleman with polite smiles to ease the social passage. No doubt the Tory could have any gentleman he desired up his social passage, come to that, but it wasn’t what he wanted. He came here. He unbuttoned his own trousers. Two buttons, that was all, none of your fancy tailoring, and his prick sprang free.
Silas had no idea what to do with that information. The Tory sat up. “I mention it because…Ah, the devil. ” Lover? Son? “My friend,” the Tory said. “My closest friend, all my life. Boys together. Lovers since we were fourteen. ” “Aye? ” Silas asked, since the Tory seemed to want to talk. “I did. ” The Tory swept a hand around the room. “Oi. ” “Is there not? I am a gentleman of good family. I should not want men at all, and I should certainly not want men to…abuse me. ” Silas had no idea what to say to that.