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Picking up from last week’ snippet of Onyx Sun, in which Luzita accused Taliya of finding her only so she could gloat.
“Yes, gloat. And control me. Force me to accept whatever miserable freak or low life you come across.”
“For your information, I left home to find you because I missed you, because I loved you.”
Taliya took a step forward and Luzita turned her back on her. “I’d tell you not to touch me, but you own me. But if you make me pleasure that… monstrosity that met me I swear I will die first.”
“Ayess is my second in command. Ni will be treated with proper respect due to any person.”
Taliya’s voice was cold and hard and a brief shiver went through Luzita at the sound of it, but she recovered and snorted in derision. A moment later she gasped as the cold metal of the implanter touched her shoulder. There was a tug and tingle as the chip was removed, and a moment later the collar loosened and Taliya pulled it from her neck.
“You are free. That’s why I didn’t bring you to the ship myself: I was getting you removed from the slave registry.” Taliya’s voice was cold and held more than a trace of disappointment.
Ayess’ race does not have words for he/she/his/hers, etc, because they are (for lack of a better term) hermaphroditic. Their pronouns to refer to other members of their race are “ni” (for he/she/him/her), “ni-es” (his/hers), “ni-en” (they/them) and “ni-en-es” for theirs.)