This Immortal Coil
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Chapter 9: When the levy of propriety breaks
17 March, 1890
Reaper Dispatch Offices - London
26, 27, 28, 29..."
William's toes dug into the carpet and his arms lifted his bodyweight into the air before taking his belly back down to the floor. He was just getting warmed up at this point, that calm relaxation from physical activity still eluding him.
30, 31, 32, 33, 34..."
He snapped up a bit harder that next time, the sleeves of his pajamas lifting slightly from his arms with the movement. Finally he was sweating a little. It was going to take many more of these before he could feel relaxed enough to sleep. William tossed and turned for the past half hour until he finally broke down and resorted to an old tried and true method from his Navy days to get him to relax again.