September 1st, 2011

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Chocolatiers of the High Winds: 48

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 48: Intentions

Mayport enjoyed his role of figurehead in all of Uncle Jesse’s machinations. The position required little of him. He was only asked to withhold his objections on matters he did not understand. In this capacity, he failed on one account.

“I can’t allow slavery,” Mayport said. “Too many men, of all complexions, find themselves in debt to me. Such a law could be seen as a threat of action. I would be ruined by the sudden evacuation of debtors, if they were to panic.”

“I see your point,” Jesse had said, before the occasion of his departure.

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