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Chapter Four

Nothing like a spot of self-abuse (and the knowledge that one has put off seeing a soupy bird for another few precious hours) to cheer a fellow, and when I climbed out of my second batch of bathwater, I was feeling chipper. I slipped on a pair of silk pyjamas and my dressing gown and pottered about the room, sniffing out the places where Boyd had hidden all my goods.
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Chapter Three

I went down to dinner in much the same frame of mind of a man who has been sentenced to execution might approach his final supper. The end wasn’t actually at hand, but it was quite close, and this man might feel torn between no appetite and the greatest appetite of his life, as it were, considering oncoming events.
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Chapter Two

Lady Vencible was not at all what one might have expected of a friend of Aunt Philippa’s. She had a pleasant voice and a charming manner and treated me quite handsomely, by which I deduced that she had not been at home when Aunt Philippa had telephoned to warn her upon my flaws–as she certainly had done. This bode well for my stay at Buxton-on-Romper, and I was just settling into my room, Boyd regrettably ensconced belowstairs, when the door slammed open and in bounced one of my least favorite chaps in the world, whom I was strangely glad to see.

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Chapter One

I reached out from under the blankets and rang the bell for Boyd.

“Good evening, Boyd.”

“Good morning, sir.”

This surprised me. “Is it really?”

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Double Entendre

I cannot stand this. Billy thinks it, and then he says it out loud. "I cannot stand this."

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Domestic

"Get up."

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A Delicate Condition

“What’re you writing now?”

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Cold

"Billy!" Dom shifts the phone around, pads to the door of his room to close it. Just Orli out there down the hall, but still. "How are you?"

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Choices and Chances

"I’m just–not." Billy furrowed his brow, aiming a severe look across the coffee table. He reclined on the settee, having forcibly ejected Dom an hour ago and held the position against all assaults.

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Catalogue

Elijah and Dom go to Mexico together to see Billy, but they don’t sleep together. There is one spare bedroom, and they both put their bags in there, but that night Dom follows Billy into Billy’s room, and Billy doesn’t ask–kisses Dom goodnight and rolls away and falls asleep.

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