© 2011 by Azure Avians
Published by Bluetrix Books, Smashwords edition.
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Empress Koshiato loved transparency. It was the main attraction of the man who slumbered peacefully beside her. Well, one of the main attractions, anyway. She ran her hand gently across his cheek, then stroked his bare chest. Almost as valuable as transparency was his lack of ambition. Even after forty years, Toranaga was content at her side.
It would be a shame to kill him.