Rainbow Snippet for 7-10-2021

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More from Onyx Sun. The good news is that I finally finished entering the changes I made on paper. The bad news is that there are still giant loose ends to tie up. But I’m getting there. Slowly.

Picking up from last week.

As soon as the change of ownership had been acknowledged by the slave registry and Ayess was legally Taliya’s property she dropped the formal politeness she had been using to get through the transaction and turned to the Araxian.

“Ayess, I would like to apologize for the handler’s words. You are a person, not an ‘it’ and that was wrong of him.” She spoke to Ayess but the words were directed at Malinda as much as they were the Araxian.

Ayess shrugged. “You do not have any other word.”

“What is your word?”

“Ni. Ni-en for plural and ni-es for the possessive. And ni-en-es for plural possessive.”

“Thank you. I will try to use them instead of he, him, or his.”

As they left the building Ayess tilted ni-es head. “Why did you choose the male pronoun for me?”

Taliya flushed as she laughed at herself. “Because you’re taller than I am.”

Ayess joined her in her laughter. “I do not mind if you think of me as male or refer to me as one,” ni assured her. “I do not find it offensive. And, after all, I am taller than you are.”

 

 

 

 

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5 responses to “Rainbow Snippet for 7-10-2021

  1. LOL…now they need to meet a tiny male character and a giant female character! :)

  2. I can’t decide if Ayess’ easy acceptance of ni-es treatment is nice or sad.

  3. <3 The care to ni-es pronouns is just making me all fuzzy. <3

  4. LOL! Love the banter at the end.

  5. I really like their banter

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