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Debauchery

Upon Flash's return from the military, it is obvious to him that Elspeth has taken at least two lovers during his absence. While this makes Flash angry in some ways, as he refers to Elspeth as a trollop, he sees no reason to abstain from taking lovers. The birth of the Victorian age is depressing to Flash, who is fond of women's exposed breasts, gambling, and drink. However, Flash quickly proves that those things are still attainable if one has the appropriate connections.

Aside from a couple of short lived romps, Flash's debauchery tends to be focused on Rosanna. After their initial meeting in Rosanna's carriage, the pair is nearly inseparable. Rosanna is utterly insatiable, to the point that Flash is completely exhausted. Rosanna is rough, playful and often violent, yet there is something about her that causes Flash to refer to her as one of the most...

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