Chapter Ten: Vow

“I’m pleased to meet you, Alim Arahni.” Kalarai bows his head in a submissive gesture to my mother. “My dominus is Alim Elikel. He should be arriving soon, with his other second, Monrenth. Let me say this… your son is quite the young man. I’m impressed with him.” A devilish smirk rises on his face. […]

Chapter Eight: Youth

Three months prior   “Janil, you really need to put yourself out there more. You’re a smart boy. No… young man. You’ll be the perfect addition to someone’s yula.” My mother says to me. Ever since my birthday a few months ago, this topic has dominated seemingly every conversation. It comes up multiple times per […]