First: Spoils of War I: Surrender
“Wake up. Hey, Mistress. Bitch. Wake up.” Someone splashed water in her face.
Nikol blinked. “Urgh?”
“Say the Words. Jas — Repair, you know, body. Come on. I got the rib out. I cleaned everything. Sterilized it. Now heal it. Come on. Wake up.”
She blinked again. “Did you just call me Mistress Bitch?”
“Yeah. Mistress, comma, bitch. Got a better idea?”
“My name’s Nikol.”
“Great, mine’s Aran. You don’t answer to Nikol when you’re passed out. Wonder if I answer to Aran?” Continue reading