Toni was adamant in her protest, and it persisted. I have no idea what type of a person you think I am or what you believe you have the power to do to me. You are not going to be successful in keeping me here!
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The Conde broke into a smile. Because of his good looks, his wealth, and his ownership of a castle in Portugal, he had the ability to get almost anyone to do anything he desired.
“You tried to deceive me,” he remarked with an even tone. You are going to have to stay here and be punished. And then after that, who knows? It’s possible that you’ll start to feel like staying.