An unedited snippet from a manuscript we are working on.
Set in Victorian England.
Jacob Doone visits London in search of his twin brother. His only lead, a flyer advertising a production of, Dr Faustus, at the Regents Theatre. On the back his brother had penned. Must see! M, is simply outstanding. Love J.
M, turns out to be Mephistopheles. Played by the enigmatic, Christian DeLaCroix
Christian sat on the bed and furrowed his brow shifting on the lumpy mattress. Jacob’s face reddened. Curious, Christian rose and lifted the bed linens, then pulled his book from under the mattress. He threw his head back and let loose a hearty laugh.
“I… I did not want anyone else to stumble across it,” Jacob tried to explain his actions
“Of course. I see your dilemma with all your entertaining,” Christian teased. “I was remiss leaving it here. I wouldn't compromise your reputation. Please accept my apologies.”