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Picking up from last week’s snippet.
“I’m beginning to wish I hadn’t found her.”
“Do you really mean that?”
She considered the question for a moment. “Yes and no. On the one hand, I have freed another slave, but on the other…” She closed her eyes for a moment and when she opened them she looked into the Araxian’s eyes. “On the other hand, I liked it a lot better when it was just the two of us and I wish it still was.”
Taliya sat up straighter, staring at ni. “I’m seeing it again.”
“Seeing what again?”
“My eyes? You’ve seen them every day since you bought me.”
She shook her head impatiently. “They were… glowing, sort of. Not bright, but just kind of … glowing.”
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.