Slave to Honor 001: A Gift for Sadia

[Sendri is about to be presented to his owner. And so starts a new life.] -07:14 Nov 02
[Sadia is getting a special present from the Vizier and her Father. Hurray!] -07:15 Nov 02

Sitting back on an exquisite throne was the High Chief of Bakhtiyar, surrounded by several of his favorite of people. Most especially his daughter sitting at his right side. The day’s celebrations for her birthday had been splendid and now was the last gift! “Vizier! What have you to present?” -Sadia

Sadia: It was her favorite day of the entire year. Who wouldn’t love a day in their honor? All of the attention and the presents! Well, aside from the sitting. And the drinking. And the long, long, long speaches people liked to give before presenting presents. But this was the last, and no matter how weary she was, Sadia loved gifts. -07:25 Nov 02

“Your grace, I have here something no other noble daughter has.” he bowed before gesturing to one of the guard who stelled forwards pulling on a chain roughly and a prisoner stumbled forwards, dressed in rags and eyes downcast. “A captured barbarian, they don’t like being captured and usually kill themselves before we have a chance to grab them. He will make an angreeable servant to see to her every wish.” he smile glacing a hand on the man’s cheek to lift his face and as the dark fair slid back to show his face it was clear he was not human. -Sendri

Sendri: He shook his head free of the hand and looked at the people before him. So he was a gift to the girl… He stood erect, proud, the shackles uncomfortable but unstraned around his wrists. He didn’t say a word, but -07:32 Nov 02
Sendri: He shook his head free of the hand and looked at the people before him. So he was a gift to the girl… He stood erect, proud, the shackles uncomfortable but unstraned around his wrists. He didn’t say a word, but eyed his new owner, a bone knife fressed against his palm, ready to do what any of his people would do to someone calling themselves thier owner after they were defeated in battle. -07:38 Nov 02

The Chief looked impressed. Very impressed! “Amazing! Captured live and in the flesh, what a monumental gift. Why, I haven’t seen one like this since I was a wee boy! Sadia, princess, do you like your new little friend? Don’t just stare at it, child, accept it with gratitude!” -Sadia

Sadia: A new friend? A person as a gift! What a silly thing for them to do. Sadia had never seen anything like him. A little bit wary she slipped out of her seat and crossed the floor. Stopping not farther than a foot away from her new present as she leaned forward to examine him. One very long, debating stare… Finally she straightened and smiled. "I am Sadia. I will take care of you. …thank you for the gift, Vizier!" -07:46 Nov 02

“Nothing is too lavish for the future queen.” he said stepping back and giving then space, ready to duck behind guards if needed, she was so close to him and the slave was armed, this should be over quickly. -Sendri

Sendri: He examined the face of his new ‘owner’ before his hand shot out and grabbed hers and his grey eyes locked onto hers. He stared at her as the knife slid from his palm into his hand and his fingers curled around it and he then placed it in her hand, closing her fingers around the handle with his hand. His blade was hers, this was the only rout left for him, he could never return home after a defeat. no not after a defeat, after surviving a defeat. -07:52 Nov 02

Several guards had suddenly moved to attack and even the Chief looked shocked and startled! But the girl was unharmed and the Chief let out a sudden boisterous laugh. “Fine choice, vizier, fine choice! I now announce these festivities to a close. My old beard cannot take any more excitement.” With that it was a bustle of activities as servants and slaves shimmied around to take other gifts to the girl’s rooms, and the Chief himself left with several of the gaurd. A few remained to make sure the princess would get to her destination. -Sadia

Sadia: Sadia was examining the bone blade curiously and nearly missed what he father said. fact, she hadn’t realized he was gone until she looked up and the room was emptying. Her present had given her a present, that was kind of funny! She grinned up at him, clutching it to her chest as she swayed happily on her feet. "I guess we must go too, then. What is your name? You’ll like my wing. I will get a bath for you and a nice bed to sleep in and you can tell me about where you came from!" -08:03 Nov 02
Sendri: "I lost my name." he said, the forst words she would ever hear from him. "And you do not have to act like I am anything other than what I am, I have suffered worse." he hadn’t expected the future queen to be anything other than a tyranical dictator in the making ready to kill her father and seize power. -08:08 Nov 02
Sadia: "How would someone lose a name." Sadia looked amused by this. But she could understand what he meant by ‘worse’ why on earth was he in chains? "You! Come unchain him, please." She beckoned towards one of the lingering guards. The man frowned. "Princess h-" "He shouldn’t be uncomfortable in his new home, take them off, please!" Sadia waited patiently until the very reluctant guard did as she asked. Then she was smiling again. "Come with me, I will show you where you live now!" -08:15 Nov 02
Sendri: Free of the chains he rubbed his wrists and followed. He was a birthday present to a spoiled princess but that didn’t stop him from looking around as they walked, taking note of everything he saw. "A name is a title of honor, I have no honor remaining, so I have no name." he said "It is my way. You can call me anything you wish." -08:18 Nov 02
Sadia: "I see. Then I will have to think very carefully on the right name to call you. Will you tell me your previous name?" Sadia was playing with that bone blade again. A swish here or a swipe there. It wasn’t like the weapons the guards carried. It was special! Not too far away the guards were lingering and following too, but it was unclear if they were following to watch after her or after her new gift. "You may call me Sadia since you are now my friend." -08:22 Nov 02
Sendri: "Friend?" that was a promise he normally wouldn’t believe. "I cannot speak the name I once had unless we are alone. No one here may know it from me. That is the way it has to be." he had his eyes on her now, she wasn’t what he had expected. "What do you plan for me?" -08:24 Nov 02
Sadia: Sadia tapped the blade against her chin as she thought over the evening’s plans. "I did not expect to have a new friend join me. After the festivities I planned to play with my presents and then have a bath and rest. But I believe you would appreciate a bath much more, so we shall give you a bath first. Then we will have something to eat and speak until a bed is made for you. Would you like that?" -08:28 Nov 02
Sendri: "I would…" he would suspect a stick but this owner didn’t seem the type. He looked at her, "Why?" -08:35 Nov 02
Sadia: She paused in the hall in front of a very large door, and looked a little confused. "Because you are dirty, half dressed, and look very tired?" she suddenly laughed, turning to pull open one of the doors with a sharp tug. It was almost too heavy for her. "You’re funny and strange! I can not wait to hear your stories! Come inside. Those guards are not allowed in here, these are my private rooms." Sadia stepped in the room, a lavish display of fabric, softness, and pretty colors. Once he passed inside, she was making the overly difficult fuss of pulling the door shut. -08:38 Nov 02
[Sendri enters.] -09:05 Nov 02
[(Timeout) Sendri has been fed to the plot bunnies for failure to participate.] -09:08 Nov 02
Sendri: He grabbed the door and pulled it closed easily. "It’s not every day you get woken up at sunrise and get told you will be given to the future queen to be her personal slave." he said looking around the room before he finally under,stood. He was going to be her concubine, and she didn’t want to test him out while he was dirty and in rags. "You have a very nice room, and I used to be called Sendri." -09:08 Nov 02
Sadia: "Sendri is a good name, I will call you that! But you are not my slave, you are my friend? The Chieftan said so, so it is true." Sadia never had a personal friend before, she would have to make sure he was happy here. She skipped off to the bathing chamber to fuss with things in there. Her voice was cheery! "You will feel so much better with a bath! I always do." -09:15 Nov 02
Sendri: He flinched when she said she would use his old name. "As you wish… Sadia." she was being nice to him, trying to get him to relax, but he was sure she would help himm wash and get her eyes on what she wanted while she did, but somehow that didn’t seem like her. "I am a slave, I was given to you to own. You can do whatever you want to me. I know what I am." he was standing just outside the bathroom. "What do you want with me?" -09:23 Nov 02
Sadia: "Company would be nice! I do not often have company, It will be fun to play games with someone and talk about things." The running water was a very special thing in the palace, but it was always so hard to get the temprature just right. Sadia also made sure to add lots of bubbles though. Who didn’t like bubbles and sweet smelling oils? "..and perhaps you were a slave before, but now you are my friend named Sendri. We will have a very nice time!" -09:33 Nov 02
Sendri: He looked unsure for a moment, the water was coming out of the wall and had foal on it, and what looked like pond scum? But it didn’t smell like swamp. "You want me to get into that?" he asked looking at the tub, then without hesitation he pulled off the sacking covering his upper body and the simple sandals they had made him wear, he prefered foing barefoot. Nore of his skin was exposed and it was an ashen grey, and he was lean but muscular in a way the human body didn’t allow, there were also black marks in patterns all across his skin, tatoos and scars, each one marking a victory. -09:51 Nov 02
[(Timeout) Sadia was sacrificed to the roleplay gods by a tribe of wild newbies.] -12:08 Nov 03
[Sadia enters.] -12:44 Nov 03
Sadia: Sadia couldn’t help but stare. The closest she had ever seen to male flesh was shirtless guards working outside in the sun, and certainly not close up. This was unique and different. It also didn’t seem to occur to her that it might be rude to stare. "You have many markings! What are they all for? Or are they just for being pretty?" -12:51 Nov 03
Sendri: He looked at her was he pushed down the packing pants and stood upright alowing her the view she obviously wanted. "Every one of them is a battle, or duel I’ve won. Bt this one." he pointed to a stark white scar, unadorned with ink. "… is from the one I lost." he looked at her examiling her expression. "Do I please you?" -01:13 Nov 03
Sadia: Her face was probably crimson, not that she realized. And she probably looked like a deer, staring wide-eyed at a bear. That was a strange attachment! Who knew men looked so different from women? Sadia glanced back up at his face in confusion. "Are you trying to please me? I thought you were preparing for the bath…" -01:15 Nov 03
Sendri: Was that sass? "Of course." he said with a hint of a grin stepping into the tub and sitting down. It was a large tub and the warm water was pleasant. "Will you be joining me?" he pulled abck his hair revealing his pointed ears and another adorned scar on his cheek. "I could halp clean you." -01:18 Nov 03
Sadia: Pointy ears… that was strange too! And so many scars… he must have had so many good stories to tell her. All of the guards with lots of scars had great stories. She shook her head, shifting to get him things for his bath. Like a sponge, some soaps and some bath toys! Her favorites were the floating ships. "This is your bath, I will not take it from you. I can bath when you are refreshed. …will you tell me where your peoples are from?" Sadia sat on the edge of the tub, dropping a couple of the tiny boats in. There! -01:21 Nov 03
Sendri: He cupped his ahdns to splash water on his face and blinked it away raising an eyebrown at the tiny boats. "Armine, in the north. We hav fought for many years to remain free, we fight other Armine, we fight with the wild ones, and we fight with the Bakhtiyar. But that is not my place anymore. Here is." he picked up a ship and surned it over in his hands. "You have many finely crafted things. He have nothing like this in Armine, except what we take from the Bakhtiyar." -01:26 Nov 03
Sadia: "You can have these if you like! I can always get more." Sadia was very interested in watching him, but she was also easily distrated. She seemed to like boats and bubbles and pushed one around in the water. "I have never met an Armine before. Sometimes I see many other peoples when they come here, but never very often. They are rarely as different as you, though!" Sadia kind of wanted to poke at his ears, but she was controlling that impulse. When she touched people, that often made them stiff and uncomfortable, so she tried not to bother them with her curiosity. -01:29 Nov 03
Sendri: "We are not welcome here." he said. "Most of the time, since your people kill our people, and our people kill your people. I am only here because I am a slave." He placed the boat in the wated before he looked at her. "You are not what I was expecting either, you are gentle and you havn’t touched me yet. Are you saving me for later or still making up your mind to see if you want one of my kind for your needs?" -01:34 Nov 03
Sadia: People killing each other was making her frown. Were they are war? His question had her looking confused again. He was perplexing! "Am I allowed to touch you? I do not want to make you uncomfortable. I am not sure what I would be saving you for, but I am very happy to have a friend now! The servants and guards are kind to me, but they never want to play or chat for very long. They are too busy for me." -01:38 Nov 03
Sendri: "You are allowed to do anything you want to me." he said. "I am your slave after all." he was looking at her again, studying her face. "So me being Armine doesn’t bother you?" she was up to something, a game with her new toy? Testing him? "What do you want to do after you are cleaned?" -01:44 Nov 03
Sadia: "Friend, not slave. I do not have any slaves. He said you were my friend." He was getting that mixed up. What would she need with a slave? That was silly! Sadia was tapping her chin with the bone blade again, giving it some thought. "I would like to get to know you. I have not had a friend, so this is exciting! I should prepare a bed for you while you wash. That way there will not be time wasted!" Sadia was up and on her feet, sprinting away! -01:48 Nov 03
Sendri: SHe was gone before he sould ask why there were going to be seperate beds. So he placed the boats on the tide of the tub and started washing, getting all of the prison grime out of his hair and untagling the knots. It wou;d be good to be clean again. -01:56 Nov 03
Sadia: There were many extra rooms in her special wing. Rooms for clothes, rooms for toys, rooms for relaxing… but finding a room with an extra bed took a little searching! Finally she found a very large plush sofa that was perfectly bed sized. Sadia made sure to pile it with all the extra pillows and blankets she could confiscate from her chambers. After that she summoned someone to bring them some drinks for bed. Once those arrived, she was bouncing back to the bath looking very pleased with what she had accomplished. "I have a room just for you! I hope you will like it. I found every pillow that I could!" -02:03 Nov 03
Sendri: So he would be there for the using but no the snuggling. That was obvious. To be kept and pampered, but kept at arm’s length. This didn’t seem like this girl at all, but nobles often had more than one face. "Thank you." he said standing in the water and stepping out of the tub. But maybe it was time to cut to the chase, some girls liked it when thier consorts did that for them. "Are you going to use me tonight or are you waiting for me to be well rested to test my limits?" thre was also the possibility of her having a surprise and rough wake up for him in the middle of the night, but if she had that planned he wouldn’t ruin it for her. -02:08 Nov 03
Sadia: "I did want to speak for awhile. I have drinks for us!" Sadia grabbed a towel for him and held it out at arms length. He said she was allowed to touch, but she was a little uncomfortable with him being nude. "I will have to bathe first. You will not mind being alone for a few minutes?" -02:10 Nov 03
Sendri: "Not at all." Drinks and talking, she wanted to get to know him and for then to drink together. She was a slow burner, working the chemestry with her pets before going in for the score? She was confusing, but kind. -02:16 Nov 03
Sendri: "Not at all." Drinks and talking, she wanted to get to know him and for then to drink together. She was a slow burner, working the chemestry with her pets before going in for the score? She was confusing, but kind. As he left he wrapped the toweal around himself and dried just outside the door, this really was a richly furnished room. But would he be happy here? -02:17 Nov 03
Sadia: Sadia closed the door until only a crack was left open. Then she was making sure her water was fresh as she undressed and hopped in to the tub. Giggling as she messed with her ships for a moment before she actually was washing. "If you like you can have a drink or bite to eat! It is a fruit and honey mix… I think it is peach? But it is my favorite!" -02:22 Nov 03
Sendri: He stapped over to the table and sat down, the air cold after the bath and he shivered slightly as he poared a glass and examined it. Then he took a sip… and spat is out. There was a rusty taste and he knew it instantly. Poison. He picked up the empty glass and sniffled it, no sign of poison there. Then he took a sip from the jug and spat that out too. So her game was to kill him, that was how she gained her thrills. He should have killed her when he had the chance, or he still did. He sat back and relaxed. When she returned, she would die. -02:27 Nov 03
Sadia: He wasn’t responding to her, which really just made her rush to finish her bath as quickly as possible so she could resume getting to know him. He was very confusing, but she hadn’t barely scratched the surface yet! She hadn’t even washed her hair when she scrambled out of the bath. Taking only enough time to dry as quickly as she could before pulling on a silk robe. She would dress for bed later! Out she came bouncing, only back tracking a second when she forgot the bone blade. Then she was sliding in to her chair to smile at him. "It is good isn’t it? I love it! They always make it special for me, I almost never drink anything else." She poured herself a glass and was just tapping it at her lips before she plucked a piece of fruit off the plate. "What sort of drinks do you have in your tribes?" -02:33 Nov 03
Sendri: He was watching her and remaining silent, but as soon as the glass touched her lip he reache out and grabbed it pulling it away from her. "They always make it scecially for you?" he asked as his head spun. Get given a warriour slave from a tribe of known backstabbers, poisoned drink. Someone wanted this girl dead, baybe she was as oblivious as she seemed. "This is very bitter." he lied putting her glass down. "I don’t think they made it correctly this time." his mind was racing, whoever was doing this was going to try again… "We have water, and ale, and mead. that is about it. We are a simple people." -02:38 Nov 03
Sadia: There was that confused look again, it seemed she had it for him often. "We have those things too, but I am not fond of ale and mead. It makes me feel fuzzy. …are you sure you are just not accostomed to the taste? Peach can be bitter. I will taste and see…" She was reaching for her glass again. If he didn’t care for peach, she would just as for a different drink. -02:40 Nov 03
Sendri: He took her hand in his, interceptin it before it got to the glass. "We have peaches, but we eat them and not drink them. This is different." he looked at her with an intence gaze. "They might have been rotten when this was bake, you could get sick." -02:44 Nov 03
Sadia: "Do you think so? That is too bad! Thank you for sparing me. I did once have a very bad mix and I was sick in bed for days, I surely do not want to repeat that when I have a new friend!" She only briefly looked disappointed, as now he had initiated touch and had her hand. ..or rather now she had his hand! Pulling it closer in to both of hers so she could look. "Your hands are very big! Most men have big hands like this, yes? Many of the guards do." -02:48 Nov 03
Sendri: "Most do." he said watching her and relaxing his hand so that she could do what she wanted with it and all it’s calouses, one of then an exact fit for the handle of the bone knife. "There are travelers that believe you can tell a man’s future by the lines on thier hands." -02:52 Nov 03
Sadia: "Fortune tellers? I have not met one of those before! I think I would enjoy having my future told." Sadia examined his palm as if she could try to tell herself… but all that she could see was that he had been a very busy man. She placed the bone blade in his palm and closed it hand around it, testing to see how he had it hidden before. "Have you had your fortune told before? Did you think you would ever be in a place like this?" -02:55 Nov 03
Sendri: "I have alwyas tried to make my own future. Until now." he said. "Now my future does not belong to me. Have you ever touched a man before?" it was a honest question now because everything he thought he knew about her was in question. "Do you know about nayone who dislikes you, or your father." -02:59 Nov 03
Sadia: Sadia shook her head. "A guard will hold my hand or pick me up to take me somewhere I am not happy to be going. And the Vizier and my Father have held my hand or given me hugs! And I have been told to be wary of touches. But everyone is very nice to me and they all love my father very much." She let go of his hand quickly, as if she suddenly remembered a rule. Then she was nibbling on a piece of fruit and looking thoughtful. "I supposed the guards are occasionally vexed with me, but never for very long." -03:03 Nov 03
Sendri: He pulled his hand back slowly. "And you have never taken any lover?" he asked. "No man has claimed your bed? In Armine a woman in your position would have many lovers." he picked u a peice of fruit to sniff it to see if they too were poisoned. -03:06 Nov 03
Sadia: She shook her head again, this time more quickly and with a tinge of red to her face. "I am only to have my husband as a lover. And I have not met him yet. I am not sure my father has picked someone yet. Do you not have wives in Armine?" -03:10 Nov 03
Sendri: "None, none would take me now." he said holding the knife out back to her. "You are not allowed to choose you own. You pather will choose you a husband for political gain?" that was kind of sad. "You should choose your own, one you will be happy with." -03:15 Nov 03
Sadia: "I will be happy! I have always been taken care of, and he will pick someone that is good for me and for our tribe." Sadia was completely convinced by this. Why would she believe otherwise? Taking the knife, she was trying to hold it the way he had. But it didn’t quite fit right in her hand. She popped another piece of fruit in her mouth before she stood quickly. "Would you like to see the bed I made for you? I really did find all of the pillows I could. And I bet now that you have a nice home, you will be able to find a wife too. I will help you?" -03:20 Nov 03
Sendri: He shook his head. "No, you shouldn’t. I do not think the woman of this coty will find me very attractive and I am sure many of them have brothers, sone, and lovers that I have… met." standing his moved to follow her You should be in love with the man you marry, that is all I will say. And my life is yours as long as you will have it, a woman would be a distraction." especially if he was going to be keeping her alive. -03:23 Nov 03
Sadia: "Why wouldn’t they? I think you are handsome! Even if you have weird parts!" Sadia led the way through the room and an open hall. None of these extra rooms had doors and it was easy enough to peer inside each. Once she entered the chamber with his bed, she turned and held out her hands to present it. "Bed! You will not have to worry about me, new friend. I will be my husband’s first wife, so I am sure there will be lots of love." -03:27 Nov 03
Sendri: He self contiously put a hand to his ear and glared at her back for a second. "Thank you, I will sleep when I need it." he looked at her again. "See even you think I look strange. And I am an enemy, and a slave. I cannot take a wife. I belong to you." -03:31 Nov 03
Sadia: Sadia looked a little bit exasperated as she dropped her arms and plopped backwards in to the mess of pillows she made. "Friend, not slave…! You are very disagreeing! You will surely be much less sad about women when it is daylight." Now that she was laying down and off her feet, she was quickly realizing how tired she was. …and how comfy that spot was. Stealing his bed after she offered it to him would be so rude, though! Wearily she sat up. "I should sleep. Tomorrow we will be able to talk more about your country?" -03:35 Nov 03
Sendri: He saw an opotunity annd pushed her back down. "You can sleep here tonight, you seem to like it and it would be fun for you. I will have a look around before sleeping. And make sure the next time then send juice up it’s the right juice." he was already reacing and planning ahead. "If you need anything, I won’t be far." -03:38 Nov 03
Sadia: "I cannot take your bed, I made this one for you. Extra pillows and blankets." Why did he have to push her? He was like the guards too, in that respect! Sadia was too tired to put up a fight about it, though. When she turned to rise again, she just ended up curling around a pillow. "You will come back to this bed, yes? It belongs to you." -03:42 Nov 03
Sendri: "Yes, I will, I will come back to this bed when I have to sleep." he smiled at her. "You can trust me, it’s that what friends do?" -03:44 Nov 03

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