You refuse his advances. You lose nothing by refusing. Other women in the troupe are sleeping with him; they gain nothing by it. You continue to dance. One day the son of a great noble asks you to be his mistress. He is young, handsome, charming, and very wealthy. He will support your dancing career, and being under his protection will free you from the unwanted attentions of other men. Still, if you accept his offer you will no longer be a free woman. What will you do?