Who is online?
In total there are 2 users online :: 1 Registered, 0 Hidden and 1 Guest :: 1 Bot

MrPrettyPretty

[ View the whole list ]


Most users ever online was 38 on Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:43 am
Latest topics
» A Journal Bearing the Adventures of Pathfinders
Yesterday at 2:51 pm by Magyc

» For What It's Worth (Adanedhel's Story)
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:38 pm by The Sub-Creator

» Mother Knows Best
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:49 pm by MrPrettyPretty

» Draxthious' Father
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:37 pm by MrPrettyPretty

» 3rd Watch, In Which Drax and Elle Have Feelings
Mon May 29, 2017 2:58 pm by TRU

» Letters from Derrack
Sat May 13, 2017 3:47 pm by TRU

» The "Bored at work" thread
Sun May 07, 2017 3:42 pm by TRU

» Post Mortem Discourse
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:21 pm by Colin Marcus

» Dulgar Foamblower
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:32 am by Colin Marcus


Alturiak 28th BEFORE the First Watch Jaya & Friend Carlos

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Alturiak 28th BEFORE the First Watch Jaya & Friend Carlos

Post  WoTmaster on Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:07 am

Jaya walked out to take up position for the watch and listened to Friend Carlos following behind her. Strange how in just less than a month that sound should be comforting. She is quite sure she would never have thought so before, but it was nice to know that no one could come up from behind her and catch her unawares.

It was not yet fully dark, everyone else was settling in, picking out spots to sleep in the husk of a house that stood outside the city "wall" if it could be called that. More like sticks standing in a row.

Jaya turned toward her left and saw Friend Carlos kneeling behind her. "Friend Carlos? I would speak with you if you will. I need to ask you some things with regards to fighting and self defense. I noticed you were very uncomfortable when I gave you my blade earlier in the cave. Have you never used a weapon before? Have you any means of self defense at all? Any training or practice?"

She truly hoped he would engage in this conversation and answer her questions without her needing to "command" him to respond. She found having to command him to do even the simplest things distasteful. She couldn't even imagine not being able to care for oneself, to eat!!! without being first commanded to do so!
avatar
WoTmaster

Posts : 281
Join date : 2009-09-20
Age : 40
Location : My Computer Room :)

Back to top Go down

"Friend Carlos"

Post  The Sub-Creator on Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:38 am

He had situated himself properly to best observe his current Master and their surroundings for this watch when she turned to speak with him. Again, she spoke the phonetic groupings which had been established as a "name" for him as if questioning whether she might speak with him--a very strange custom Master and the Lady Darya have adopted it seemed. Naturally, he bowed lower, submitting himself totally to her will, but keeping his eyes settled upon her feet, that she might see them and know she commanded his complete and undivided attention.

"I noticed you were uncomfortable when I gave you my blade earlier in the cave. Have you never used a weapon before? Have you any means of self defense at all? Any training or practice?"

"Never," he answered the first question, quickly continuing on to the second. "None within my unworthiness to dictate, Master. In all things, I am ready and able to perform as Master demands, without question." As he spewed forth these mundane truths, he thought ahead on how best he might reply to Master's third question. Upon completion of the second, he realized it best to be thorough in a way that better complied with all three. "Preeminence warned with absolute effectiveness, Master, that to wield a weapon was to die by it, to don armor was to be crushed by it, and to harm another was to invite harm. This devoted slave is trained to act as Master commands in all things, including combat."

_________________
This is my word, and, as such, is beyond contestation.

The Sub-Creator

Posts : 508
Join date : 2009-09-19

Back to top Go down

Jayashree Anjuli

Post  WoTmaster on Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:15 pm

Jaya thought carefully about how best to phrase her questions and requests so that her "charge" would see them as commands and feel compelled to answer completely.

"How do you propose to serve me in combat if you have no training in such? What good are you to me if you are killed by goblins?" She hoped her tone sounded harsh enough. She had to make him see that he needed to be able to defend himself, even if the only way to do that was to encourage him to be able to defend her. Play to your strengths. Well she would use what she was given.

"You will learn to defend yourself, me and our comrades. You may train with me, and perhaps Torin, Nas and Lady Darya would have skills to contribute to your education. Preeminence wanted you weak. I need you strong."
avatar
WoTmaster

Posts : 281
Join date : 2009-09-20
Age : 40
Location : My Computer Room :)

Back to top Go down

"Friend Carlos"

Post  The Sub-Creator on Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:27 pm

"I serve Master in whatever way Master chooses me to serve," the slave complied, bowing lower to acknowledge her supremecy. "Master's words are my worth."

_________________
This is my word, and, as such, is beyond contestation.

The Sub-Creator

Posts : 508
Join date : 2009-09-19

Back to top Go down

Re: Alturiak 28th BEFORE the First Watch Jaya & Friend Carlos

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum