“So sweet and delicious do I become,
when I am in bed with a man
who, I sense, loves and enjoys me,
that the pleasure I bring excels all delight,
so the knot of love, however tight
it seemed before, is tied tighter still.” - Veronica Franco (Poems and Selected Letters)
Showing off, Ratigan scoffed, "You call that showing off? You could've killed anyone with at the speed those birds were going," he said, "I'm just relieved you caused just a little chaos and rest is just property damage..." He pulled the stool closer as Basil finally finished the cigarette and threw it into the nearby bin in his cell, "But that's besides the point, you're going to make us meet different worldly versions of you...correct?"
"More or less," Basil shrugged, "It's like a chaotic apartment with odd tenants, and I happen to be manager."
Ratigan's eyes furrowed, "I guess Finch is an unwanted squatter?"
"Again...more or less," Basil repeated, "I don't w