“For a moment he was struck by the realisation that here they were, the two of them together with nobody to interfere. It would be so easy - tyrant, remember? - just to bolt the door, cancel all appointments and… well, ravish her against the wall, most likely, though maybe they would make it to the desk. He knew (oh, gods, how he knew) it would be very, very good.”
And because Ankh-Morpork is spectator city…
As much as I would love to say this did not happen…
I don’t remember you beink displeased about it happenink at zher time.
You were wearing that dress. I am pleased at everything including discwide genocide when you’re wearing that dress.
Oh dear. If it distracts you zhat much, I probably ought not vear it tonight…
Now that I think about it, if you let your hair down, it should suffice.
Oh really? And vhat exactly am I goink to get for zhat in return?
Well I suppose that if I go without a shirt… or… anything else… under my coat for once… it won’t hurt that much.
Hmmm. Yes, I zhink zhat vill, as you put it so succinctly, suffice. Am I arrivink at zher vindow again, or vill zhis be an “official” visit?
Official with us, ahem, dressed like that? That would indeed be interesting. The window is fine. You remember which one it is this time of the week, yes?
But of course. Ve’ve done zhis enough times for me to remember qvite clearly.
Incidentally, if I enter by zher vindow, I vill have to use zher bats to get zhere unnoticed. So I suppose ve vill be dressed to match, hmm?
The Bat and the Rat. Indeed my dear.
And you’ll remember to lock zher door zhis time? Don’t vant poor Drumknott vanderink in viz your breakfast again…
And what gives you the impression I forgot to lock it then? It may as well be that I remembered to leave it open.
I zhink ve nearly gave him a heart attack last time. Is zhere a means of accomplishink your proposed ends vizout havink us…interrupted?
That man simply needs more variety in his life. I thought I would provide it.
Viz us? I could just propose zhat Mina buy a slightly more adventurous ringbinder…I’m sure zhat vould get him far more interested zhan anyzhink ve do ever could. And you know its true.
Oh I’m sure you could find him a nice lady that would fit the requirements. I reckon you have booklets full of them.
I’d be very interested to know vhat exactly you’re implyink by zhat, dear…
Perhaps we can talk about this after?
Sounds like somevun’s impatient…
What did I say about that dress?
So despite the fact that I shan’t be vearink it, zher very thought-? Interestink. I shall certainly put zhat vun to good use… I know you will dear. Now, where are you, and why is it not my bedroom?