When the conversation with his father had ended, the good looking prince was presented to an elder gentleman in orange robes. A unique little fellow that intrigued the prince enough to put his frustrations aside. 'You have no choice, I'm afraid.' Alistar felt the rage swell within him again but he decided to follow. Each step sending a pulse through his strong, lean build.
With a deep breath, he followed the old man into a room filled with something he had never seen before. A room filled with strange organic pods that held what appeared to be humans within. He had heard stories of familiars but he had never bared witness to one personally. The room made the young male uneasy but still he pushed on.
Before long, they approached a deserted pod. It was filthy with dust and inside held a beautiful woman with sleek black hair. He was raised with manners, so he kept his eyes away from her feminine curves and focused on the slumbering face. The old man spoke her purpose and he shook his head. "This is ridiculous, old man! I am no fighter. Certainly there is someone better to care for this creature." He said with a pleading expression.
In response to his attempt at reason, the old man held out a simple dagger. It caused the prince to swallow hard. Carefully, the man held out the dagger. His words making his unsettled stomach knot a little more. 'Give her life and companionship'. He repeated internally. "I.. " He started. The prince felt helpless which only enraged him further. "Bloody hell.." He spat before taking the dagger from the old man's hands.
"Gods above protect me..." He whispered before changing his grip on the dagger and taking a step forward. His heart was racing as he looked at the organic chamber before him. Alistar's life was to be one of peace and everything was unraveling. He was to join a war he didn't believe in. To bring life to a creature that was created to better him in a battle he did not want.
Slowly, he brought the blade up and ran it down the fragile wall of the chamber. Liquids spilled out until the woman fell into his arms. "I give you life, Familiar. Open your eyes and speak your name." He said in a noble voice. His practiced indifference faltering to his unhappiness of his situation.