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by Bertran
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Silence. It reigned oppressive for too long. It existed unmarred by anything so mundane as movement or expression, its only competition the need for breath by both men in the room, both otherwise frozen: both caught up by some form of distress and unable to make the first move. A cramp in Bertran's ...
by Bertran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Bertran regarded her steadily. "Making assumptions is a dangerous pastime in Corezo, Senora Catalina. Pray remember that." His voice had gone very soft.
by Bertran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

He flushed. Don Bertran Casimir Guiate Alcaçar was not merely a cripple, he was the cripple. Being interesting to a woman was simply something that did not happen to Guiate's cripple, not in Corezo, not in any meaningful way. He ignored the betrayal of his blood and skin, squaring his shoulders as m...
by Bertran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

"What has passed between yourself and Most Illustrious Guiate is not my place to question," Bertran started, smoothly, turning just enough from the window to incline his head to Catalina. Some of the strain of his morning's pains showed in the tightness of his lips, the pallor of his skin, but he ma...
by Bertran
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

"The Senora Catalina." Miguel announced, and stepped into the sitting room, the first of three rooms Bertran had been afforded. It was the suite of rooms Hector might have occupied, in his time, before he'd risen above them. It was laughably bland, neutral, decorated in Guiate colors and expressions...
by Bertran
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

"The Dona is riding, Don Bertran." Bertran came to with a start, and was immediately breathless with pain. Do not disturb , he had ordered. They had complied. Oh, they had complied. Too late, beyond when he should have been woken, and now. . . "Fetch Senor Benito." It was a statement, yes, but a wea...
by Bertran
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:55 am
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

"I am sorry Señor. I do not wish to be rude and certainly do not desire to shove aside important matters. But it has been a long day and I wasn't prepared to be tossed right into the middle of everything so quickly. I would appreciate it if I could be given the even to rest and attend to matters of...
by Bertran
Thu Apr 09, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Under the ministrations of Senor Benito's fingers, Don Bertran had relaxed. With him, his closest staff also relaxed, if a bit more marginally for the two guards. Don Bertran had taken off his hat, which signaled a more casual discussion was allowed; Don Bertran was ever so fastidious about his hats...
by Bertran
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Bertran ignored Catalina. It was not meant as a slight; he was tired of dealing with her. The day had been long, the trip had been grueling, and the last thing he needed was the fluttery tripe that came from extended social niceties. He still needed to check up with his own retainers, specifically t...
by Bertran
Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

A shudder rippled down Bertran's side and into his leg, testament to the release of tension at Nicolao's exit. It was with that relief that he offered Catalina a small, genuine smile; no ire at her no-doubt intentional slip of manners was present in his countenance. There had been worse slips of man...
by Bertran
Mon May 19, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Walking with a limp was bad enough, but hobbling was unacceptable. Bertran had long ago accepted that he could not change his condition, but he was no martyr. He resented the pain it took for his physician to work out the cramping muscles within the small period of time he'd been allotted. Unintende...
by Bertran
Tue May 06, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Carriage rides were part blessing and part curse. They were a gambler's flight of fancy. They were everything Bertran hated about traveling with other people. His leg had felt fine for the last hour; he'd been impressed with the relatively low spikes of pain that had crawled up his lower back and pu...
by Bertran
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Catalina was not some simple bodyguard. Bertran took out his handkerchief and blotted at his forehead, nodding along to what Catalina said. He was uncomfortable, both physically and mentally, and knew that this was the start of a feeling that could only get progressively worse. He did not know from ...
by Bertran
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

"It is too late to befriend the Djaout. At best we might hope for neutrality by stepping back from overlapping interests. At present we are not authorized to offer them anything they might want; there has been no identification of a cost benefit great enough to warrant such an offer." Bertran's word...
by Bertran
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Eyropa
Topic: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit
Replies: 76
Views: 43361

Re: Out of the Nest and into the Snake Pit

Bertran shifted. He was irritated, because if it had not been for Marcella's ill-timed question the day previous he likely would not now be so suspicious and uneasy around Catalina. Really, what were the chances that she was a pawn put in place to stymie Marcella? It didn't matter. There was a chanc...