First: Purchased: Negotiation
Trying a new title. Thoughts?
“So, of course, between Sylviane and I we can actually heal the wound, now that the authorities have been placated.”
They were sitting in the living room of Mr. MacDiarmad’s house; Leander was sandwiched between the two MacDiarmads, Sylviane pressed close to him and Mr. MacDiarmad making sure their legs were touching.
He looked between them. “That, uh.” He struggled with responses. “I can take care of Sylviane better if I’m healed, yeah.”
She poked him in the arm. “And you’ll feel better and be less prone to infection and be happier without a bullet hole in you, yeah?”
“Well… yeah, but.” He cleared his throat. “Slave, remember?” He looked at her with affectionate frustration, too muddled to try to make his words any more politic. “That’s not what matters.”
“You Saved. My Life. Today.” She poked him again. He didn’t move away from it. He tried not to think about the fact that they were having this argument while his owner, his master, was right on the other side of him. Continue reading