In this scene Simeon meets a woman, who, upon seeing him, challenges him to a dual.
She was good, better than good, she was excellent. It didn’t take him long to get her measure, and yet— instinctively he knew something deeper lurked beneath her concentration, fuelled it.
Deliberation flared in her eyes and fury curled her lips into a snarl.
A snarl that birthed the ghost of a memory, a memory that vanished more quickly than mist on the wind.
This for her, he realised, was more than a simple challenge. It was personal.
The sound of steel whistling through the air, millimetres from his ear cut through his distractions. Personal?
He’d see about that!
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You will find more information about The Gasquet Princes at -
From Now Until Forever - Book One
His Chosen Bride - Book Two