Ties of Iron, Ties of Blood: Deal, Part 1

Justik, son of late Jedrik, ambassador to Barony Deterikh, dropped from the saddle of his horse and took a moment to appreciate the feel of ground beneath his hinds. Three days in the saddle and two nights on a bedroll beside the road had left him sore, exhausted, and hungry for anything but ridebread and […]

Mechanoalchemical Pornograph 002 – Delivery

The first pang hit while I was cooking dinner. A younger doe might have written it off the signs — a sudden heaviness in the pit of my stomach while humming a snatch of song I couldn’t immediately place — but I’d been on the List long enough to know what was coming. I almost […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 25: Closure

As we’d been instructed, both Rikeh and I knelt just inside the door to the baron’s parlor. Our heads bowed, we waited with paws on parted knees, anticipating our master’s return. When it opened, we both lifted our head and called out, “Hello, master!” in unison. Master Valentin, Baron Deterikh, replied with a groan as […]

Bonds of Silver, Bonds of Gold 24: Satisfaction (Part 3)

Seconds stretched into minutes with my pet’s head in my lap. At Miss Aura’s direction, I kept my attentions as much as I could on my pet, ignoring my own growing discomfort from being pinned beneath him. I stroked his muzzle and murmured softly to him to keep him calm, occasionally asking him questions to […]