I chose to use the following definition of Scarlet:
chiefly dated (of an offense or sin) wicked; heinous.
• immoral, esp. promiscuous or unchaste.
There was something so liberating about meeting him each night in the safety of the forest, far from the prying eyes of those cloistered mortals she called kin.
She knew if they were discovered she’d suffer the ultimate death; wantonness was no more tolerated in their speck-on-the-map town than blaspheme.
In fact in the eyes of the village, wantonness was far more heinous, especially when the offender was a woman.
She wondered what sort of agonizing death they would concoct for her, the scarlet wife of the preacher.
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