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Peace with Spain was signed in February 1720. In late April its news arrived to the West Indies, so all the Navies got allied against the common foe – pirates, making their trade more difficult to survive. Which side are you on?

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 Revelations From A Rum Bottle, Nathanial
Nathanial Bretagne
 Posted: Aug 6 2017, 10:58 AM

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Of course they would figure it out. Nathanial understood, and he believed Sebastien.

"Be sure I will," he promised to send letters and maybe visit him too. "This Belle seems to be the nice and friendly sort. I am sure she will keep the letters for you."

How couldn't Sebastien be different than everybody he had met before and after him? He was his best friend, his lover now… his everything.

"It is," he confirmed that it was a praise for the most important person in his life.

Then, his usual impish self, Sebastien challenged him – and when did Nathanial leave unanswered a challenge?

"Looking forward to prove you how a good teacher you have been!" he replied, returning the grin and leaning for another kiss.

These kisses could be rather addictive…

– their story continues here
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