Reluctant Wife(70)

By: Lindsay Armstrong

‘Adam,’ Roz broke in, sitting up, ‘you mustn’t be angry with Lucia.’

‘Why shouldn’t I be, but I’m going down, to tell them … ‘

‘No, Adam,’ she pleaded, ‘you don’t understand.’

‘… to tell them,’ he finished, sitting down beside her and gathering her up, ‘to stay away for at least six months.’

‘But there’s something … ‘

He overrode her in a way that made it impossible to speak. He kissed her deeply and urgently and as if it was a matter of extreme urgency for him. So that she forgot what she’d been going to say.

Until he lifted his head at last and released her from the crushing grip he had her in, and said. ‘And to tell them that all is well and that nothing will ever again come between me and my geisha.‘

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