Watching beheadings turned Mathilde on.
Villars said he loved her. She demanded he prove it by offering one of his men for sacrifice. He duly complied. Ten minutes later the sacrificial man knelt before her. Villars and the headsman waited. The man, unrestrained and innocent of any crime, trembled but did not waver. Like Villars, his loyalty to his Queen was unquestioned. Even if it meant losing his head for her.
Her excitement grew. The men waited for her word. The headsman raised his blade. She cried out her assent and climaxed as the sacrificial man’s head fell for her pleasure.