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Wel c om e to the Rou te Des Ma is ons Rouges. on e o f won ders o f Fran ce, hom e to s om e o f the world's m ost enticin g wom en.

Hostesses o f the six Houses -- “Ma is ons� to those o f us with class -- ea c h on e devo ted to a different pl easu re.

B y dayl ight, the Ma i dens o f D reams ta k e their own sl eep.

B y n ight, this s quare is a stage for desire. Right now,

. . .or as he is better

just on e b ufoon ish fig u re

known to s om e. . .

stru ts an d frets a c ross it. . .

The Mayor o f al l Par- ee.

Hear ye, hear ye! In on e m onth's tim e on e o f these Ma is ons

. . .by or der o f the

B u reauc rats

wil l close down an d

Governor. As Mayor,

go hom e!

a Casino wil l ra ise

reluctant as I am,

in its pla ce!

my du ty to en force the law is cl ear.

To Hel l with you !

Don't tread on we!

He cl ears his throat to s pea k an il lc onsi dered l in e. . .

I kn ew I should' ve sent a text instead!


You' ve been seen right n ext to on e o f the Ma is ons! That's

What is the

aga inst the rul es,

m ean in g o f this?

you r honor!

Yo u can't ra i d m e !

Maya pl ease! That's it!

. . .It's . . .ahem . . .

This summ it is

it's no t l ik e it seems. . .

o fficial ly over!

I was b rought there by. . .a c ompel l in g u rge!

N ow you're ma kin g fun o f us?

Quit frontin'!

What hysteria over no thin g.

I m ean, if you

Get it?

can't pee in the street,

Ou t!

what's the point o f bein g Mayor ?

Yea h, ou t!

This isn't

Watc h the

over!

b uc kskin, Sas quatc h!


It's m orn in g, on the Rou te des Ma is ons Rouges. . .

C om e here. . .

Way before hou rs.

Mr. Mayor! Where are you o ff to in suc h a hu rry?

Uh. . . C rystal. . . an y i dea who's c om in g to town today? Som e V.I.P.?

The tra in station, my dear! We' ve go t a g uest o f honor!

An Am erican impresario. . . mmm . . . castin g his n ew show. . .

Ever hear d o f M c Dal las? He's a star in his own right. B u t we'l l worry ab ou t him later. . . l et's. . . ta k e the m orn in g o ff. . .


B u t there's no thin g I can do. . .

I 'm s orry. . . I 'm s o s orry. . . I don't want to ruin what Ely an d I have. . .

I can't quit either o f them . . .

Not yet. . .

I 'l l just go on l ik e I have been. . .

In the dark, l ik e a shadow. I can only hope El izabeth won't fin d ou t. . .


You're delusional !

Pu t it this

You'l l n ever be a real Dark

way --

-- just Del ila h's lover. It's the only reas on we k eep you aroun d.

There she is, the dress - up dol l.

B wa ha ha ! You're kil l in' m e!

the Ma is ons ' c ode is the only thin g k eepin g m e from kil l in g yo u. . . don't ever forget it!

Just hold m e, okay?

How lon g do I have to stan d this, Del ila h?

I can't ta k e it an ym ore! I 'm the only on e here riskin g s om ethin g, do you hear m e?

Do you ?!

M c Dal las. . . that piece o f shit. . . he'l l pay! I 'l l ma k e him pay!

Cal m down. . . what hap pen ed ?!



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