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Sometimes I Wish Sometimes I Wish...Sometimes I wish I could live... ...live like they do with troubles askew Sometimes I wish I could lie... ... lie like they do
PrologueMerick Aranal stared out the four by four square of glass that made up the only window in his study. It looked out upon the courtyard where he could often see his girls at work. It gave him very little pleasure to indulge in their services. However watching other men become entranced by their wit and charm gave him a sense of accomplishment, despite the undeniable fact that he had contributed next to nothing to their conquests.Mr. Aranals window did not show him young eager men and shy, ready-to-please girls that evening. Usually the courtyard would have been crawling with them at this hour, but even Mr. Aranal knew theyd be getting no business with the storm that had crept up on him and the rest of Lidriths unsuspecting inhabitants that evening.As the first raindrop fell, Mr. Aranal put down his pen and turned to watch. It was no use trying to do paperwork with such a distraction. Hed wait out the storm before picking up his pen ag
D'avoir Aime et PerduDavoir Aimé et Perdu On a rainy night in Paris, a woman sat at a table outside of a small café. Smoke unfurled from her barely parted lips into the cold air and her cigarette dangled loosely between her fingers as she thought of all she had failed to do and all that could have been: a home, a family, a lifebut that was all lost to her now, so she took another drag on her cigarette, for that was all she had.* * * Adèle Saulier first met Jonah Parker at a baguette stand during her lunch exactly seven minutes past the twelfth hour and five and a half blocks from