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More from Onyx Sun, (which really will be finished some day) picking up from last week.
“What were you feeling?”
“Anytime that the ship was boarded to be searched there was fear. And when Josul was talking to me about buying a slave to help me there was a feeling of sadness, like it was pleading with me not to. And when I came in tonight, with all the upset between you and Luzita, there was also a sense of upset. And…”
She drew a deep breath. “The thing that makes me feel we have nothing to fear from him is what I felt when you came on board.”
“Which was?” ni prompted gently.
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.