She answered as before, but added, ” I have twice given way to the frailty of the flesh, and perhaps may, while on the rack, be weak enough to do so again; but depend upon it, if you torture me an hundred times, as soon as I am released from the rack I shall deny what was extorted from me by pain.” The inquisitors then ordered her to be racked a third time; and during this last trial, she bore the torments with the utmost fortitude, and could not be persuaded to answer any of the questions put to her.
As her courage and constancy increased, the inquisitors, instead of putting her to death, condemned her to a severe whipping through the public streets, and banishment for ten years. You wouldn’t think a hand spanking could make her cry, but doesn’t it look like she’s about to? As the story goes, this woman was kidnapped and surgically altered by nanobots working “at the genetic level” to be turned into a limbless “pillow girl” for a wealthy villain.
But I wouldnt dream of doing that with her mother as a witness. After a while we went back into the sauna for a third turn.
This time we all sat upright, and I didnt hide my private parts anymore. I glanced at my wife for her reaction and without speaking, she nodded in the affirmative.
Our house was so secluded that it took more than 3/4s of an hour to get there, but she said she could use the exercise.