Allerix, Nicomedes, and Simon. For my wonderful editor, June. ❤️
Nicomedes stuck his head into Allerix’s room at the stable house, wiggling his eyebrows, a silly grin plastered across his handsome face. “Lo, Dacian. Want to see something?”
“If it’s another dildo, Nic, I’m fairly certain you’ve shown me all of them.”
Laughing, Nic sauntered over and sat down cross-legged on the floor next to Alle’s bed. Nodding a curt hello, Simon remained in the doorway, leaning on the jamb.
Nic lifted the lid on the small wooden box in his hand. “Achilles woke up from his summer’s nap yesterday morning. He’s energetic and starved for treats. Would you like to see a few of his daft tricks?”
Seated on his mattress, Allerix leaned over and peered into the box. “Does this mouse actually perform tricks, Simon?” Alle was desperate to end the tiresome tension between him and the brooding pup. Indeed, everyone had grown weary of Simon’s surly, uncharacteristic demeanor.
Fidgeting with his golden bracelet, Simon hesitated but finally flashed a forced smile. “Nic claims the little fellow’s learned a new stunt. Let’s see it then.”
“It’s brill! Out you go, clever mousey.” Nic tipped the box, and Achilles scampered down.