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Even though torturing Kendryk is fun, Teodora sometimes makes time to indulge her soft (ish) side. General Demario Barela has just returned to her after mopping up what’s left of Kendryk’s forces. She’s been having an affair with the general for a while, but he reminds her that he’s on loan from her cousin, the queen of Maladena. Edited to fit.
“Queen Beatryz might call me back at any time,” Demario said with a shrug.
“I don’t think I could bear it,” Teodora burst out before she could stop herself.
“You can; you are the strongest person I know.” He sat down next to her, then took her hand. “But you needn’t be strong tonight,” he said, kissing her palm.
Teodora felt herself going soft inside, but yanked her hand away before it got worse. “I always have to be strong, especially with you,” she snapped, standing and pacing to the far side of the room.
He stood as well, but didn’t follow her. “You don’t, my love,” he said, his voice soft. “But I understand if you don’t believe me; perhaps it will be better if I showed you.”
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