4 The Unspoken Lie

Dominic Leclerc – 3rd February 1355

He waited until Ximene was out of sight before banging his fist into the arm of his chair. He found it difficult to decide whether to run after her, begging, or to stay behind, proudly indifferent.

He chose the latter course, but told himself a lie, because he was far from indifferent; he burned with indignation, he was humiliated by the rejection.

The most dangerous woman in the world