August 18th, 2011

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Chocolatiers of the High Winds: 46

Chocolatiers of the High Winds by H.B. Kurtzwilde
A gay steampunk adventure. Follow the weekly travails of young Mayport Titus, and his intercontinental airship journey to restore the fortunes of the Titus Chocolate Company. (Do you need to start at Chapter One?)

Chapter 46: Anticipation

After his first consultation with Uncle Jesse, Mayport had drifted along on a heady fantasy. He went so far as to request particulars of a jeweler, in case his audacious suggestion was not rejected outright. His estimation on the expense gave him a small shock. It was nothing on the disappointment he felt after leaving the shop in a panic, empty-handed.

He got the feeling his state of hysteria was part of a widespread epidemic. He privately enjoyed the wild exuberance that lurked in the breast of similarly ambitious young men. Like no gold or jewel ever had, Joseph Thiervy inspired in him the unwavering need to possess.

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