Passion Under The Influence

Waiting alone in the midst of her uncle’s grotesque curios, with the sweet orchard smell wafting in from outside, the terrified Violetta thought once more of Edwin, the man she had belonged to so completely. He was now, according to the letter on the bureau, recklessly endangering her life as well as his own.

Then came an inrush of cool air as the door was flung open, and she shut her eyes tight for one moment of silent prayer. He was here! “I couldn’t stay away, my perfect little carrot!” he squeaked lovingly, his eyes alive in the slanting light, and as the band began to play, she began to wonder how she would explain all this to Colin.

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