|“||My name if Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune, and I am here for dinner.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Monza and Shivers are in bed together back in the tower. Shivers is still melancholy, worrying on the danger of the family living on the lower floor, and how Black Dow would just kill them. In the middle of their fucking, Shivers leaps up. Monza assumes it's cause she put her finger up his arse, but it’s not the finger, it’s a noise. Suddenly, guards in the uniform of Visserine burst into the room led by Captain Langrier. They haul the naked pair downstairs, where Monza groans as she sees Langrier paying the destitute family for exposing these spies from Talins. Not only was Morveer right, but Monza was so focused on Ganmark, that she forgot about Duke Salier.
Meanwhile, Morveer and Vitari are lurking down by the river, bickering about the best way to infiltrate the palace in the centre of the river. Suddenly they spot three prisoners being carted over through the palace gates; Monza, Shivers, and Day. Morveer can’t stand the idea off losing his assistant, while for Vitari it's all the money Monza owes her. However moments later, they spot Cosca striding up to the palace gates, and announcing as promised, “My name if Nicomo Cosca, famed soldier of fortune, and I am here for dinner.”
In a dank dark prison cell, Monza and Shivers are chained to the roof and the floor, in a position where nothing can help racking their bodies in pain. Soon Langrier and her assistant enter, and start stoking up implements in a brazier. Before setting to work, she asks Monza to confess to being spies. Monza tries telling her some of the truth, but Langrier is unconvinced, She turns to Shivers, who blurts out everything, who he is, who Monza is, all they’ve done. However, Langrier doesn’t believe him, and sets to work burning out his eye with a heated poker. Shivers bucks and kicks and screams but he’s held fast. As Langrier finishes, Shivers slumps in his chains, and then she turns back to Monza. Monza offer money and lies, but Langrier still presses closer and closer to her eye.
Suddenly, a voice interrupts them; it's Salier with Cosca. Salier orders them released. Monza’s chains are released, and she collapses to the floor sobbing in immeasurable relief.
|Captain Langrier||Monza Murcatto||Black Dow|
|Castor Morveer||General Ganmark|
|Grand Duke Salier|
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