Ellynara smiled "I'm glad Meeru, but what will happen tonight will likely be....harrowing. I feel like there is something I can do to help get you through it, but I either can't do it or I don't know what it is..." she frowned at him, and sighed, "My mother would know what to do. She was a very clever woman."
"Someone like me? Do I make you nervous? I'm nobody special. If I were, maybe I could actually do something about this whole mess myself..." Ellynara sighed again.
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Meeru looked off into the distance with fear in his dark, sapphire blue eyes when the torture he would go through come evening was mentioned, the young wizard shuddered. Mistress Nova was feared even among other Mord-Sith and was known for her brutality, though Meeru had never been punished by her, not personally he had seen the result on others. A beautiful young sorceress had been taken prisoner for stealing a magical artifact from Lord Rhal's collection a few months back, Nova had poked her eyes out with her Agiel and when she was done with the girl the sorceress had gone completely insane, then they put two Agiels in her ears and the girl died screaming so loud it could be heard over half the Mord-Sith wing of the palace. Mistress Nova also outranked Ulyssia, it was a strong possibility that if she went longer than his Mistress would allow that Mistress Ulyssia would just not be able to stop it. Meeru got fresh tears in his eyes and he pulled his knees up to his chest and just sat there shaking with fear.
"Harrowing...yes, that is likely the word for it."
Meeru muttered in a terrified voice as his mind wandered back to what awaited him. Mistress Alma the last member of the trio that would be working on him looked almost friendly at first glance, she was a little woman, round and handsome with sand colored hair, but Alma sure made up for her size with her brutality. Unlike Nova Meeru had personal experience with Mistress Alma, the woman liked to put her Agiel...places, touching his privates with it or put it into other privates and leaving it there while he convulsed on the floor, and she also loved to put it in a pet's ears. Meeru lifted his hand and touched his own left ea again, the pain of that was...excruciating beyond belief and Mistress Alma would no doubt do it over...and over again.
Meeru begun to sob softly, he did not dare make much sound, if he disturbed anyone he would be punished for it so the sobs where nearly soundless but they made his thin frame shake.
"There is nothing you can do...Ellynara, what you could do...you already have, you have given me these few moments of peace, and you have given me hope."
Meeru managed to say between a few of his sobs.
"And no...you do not make me nervous...well a little I assume but not much...but...your mother was one of the most powerful sorceresses ever known to have lived...and if you have even a faction of her gift then you will be a force to be reckoned with one day, to have someone like that compliment my mind is...very flattering."
Meeru managed a slight smile and he lifted one thin hand to wipe his tears, the young wizard still shook with occasional sobs though.
"Please Ellynara, stay in the People's Palace until morning...I..."
Meeru swallowed heard before he was able to continue speaking.
"I know you can not do anything about what my Mistress plans for me, but knowing that I have a friend somewhere in this great building will...be comforting...I do not mean to be a burden, but please stay in the palace tonight."
Meeru did not add that he wanted a fiend someone in the building since he knew there was a good chance he would not live to see first light, any of the three Mord-Sith might go to far and especially Nova and Alma, more likely than not they would kill him and Meeru did not want to die with no friends for leagues.
Ellynara frowned and laid her hand on his again, letting her magic flow through him again, "I'm sorry, Meeru, I didn't mean to remind you of it, but there's no use in ignoring it..."
"I doubt it, but did you ever meet my mother, Meeru? She was an amazing woman. Beautiful, powerful, and smart. She was my best teacher, too. I suppose because our gifts were so similar..."
Ellynara thought a moment, "If that is what you wish, I will wait until morning....If you really want me to I...I will...observe. I do not think the Mord Sith will object. Someone will be handy to keep you alive....and I will be too focused on that to be aware of much of what's going on..."
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Meeru sat for a shivering with fear but Ellynara's calming magic and he presence made him relax and after a while he nodded weakly.
"Like you said, there is little need in ignoring it...and it is not your fault, I would have been reminded of it sooner or later anyway."
Meeru sigh then he closed his dark eyes for a moment, trying to bring himself out of the panic he was in, after a while he opened his eyes again and said.
"I never met your mother Ellynara but I have heard so much about her, how powerful she was, she must have been an amazing woman, I wish I could have talked with her as I am sure she would have had many interesting things to say, her name is well known in the Wizard's Keep."
Meeru hesitated for a moment when Ellynara offered to observe his punishment. The young wizard deeply needed someone to be there who did not want him ill, but at the same time there was things he was sure the sorceress at his side did not wish to see
"I...I could never ask you to...observe that Ellynara."
Meeru said and looked into his new friend's eyes. Part of him knew he would stand a better chance of surviving if she was there, and now that there was hope that he could get free at some point he did not want to die, but as the same time he did not want her to have to witness him be tortured.
"I...could use a friend there...but there will be blood, and screams and things best not witnessed, like I said I could never ask you to watch such things it is not a pretty sight what Mord-Sith do to their pets."
Meeru shivered again and his thin hands begun to shake in fear.
Ulyssia had just left the guard captain when she ran into Nova, the young Mord-Sith gave her superior a slight nod of her head.
"Sister Nova, good day to you."
Ulyssia begun and was about to just continue walking to where she was going when she remembered the Confessor at the gate, a diplomat from the Midlands might to be met by more than one young Mord-Sith, Nova was of higher rank than her and besides hard as it was for Ulyssia to admit she would prefer to face such a dangerous woman with a bit of backup at her side.
"Oh before I forget Sister, Guard Captain Norris told me we have a diplomat form the Midlands at our doors, a Confessor who is asking to speak with someone in charge, I was going to go meet with her now, however since you outrank me perhaps it would make more of an impact if you be the representative for our order and for D'Hara speaking with her, we do after all want to give a strong impression to our neighbors."
Ulyssia gave Nova a smile as she spoke, she deeply hoped the other Mord-Sith would come with her so she did not have to face a Confessor on her own.
Ellynara rubbed her chin, and after a moment an idea struck her. "I will partition my mind and focus myself completely on healing you and easing the pain. My mother taught me how. I won't be aware of what they are doing. Even if I were, if it would save someone's life I would bare it. Besides, it would be nothing compared to what's happening to you."
She thought for a moment again, "I would have to wait awhile though to do the healing.... Mord Sith like blood. They'd get angry if there was no blood and in that state I do not trust a Mord Sith to leave me be. Your mistress probably would, but I do not trust the other two any farther than I can throw them."
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Meeru looked at the sorceress beside him with concerned eyes.
"You should not heal me unless they ask you to, no matter how bad it get...Mord-Sith like their fun and at best they will through you out, but at worst...I am worried about your safety Ellynara. My Mistress is unlikely to harm you like you say, but Mistress Nova and Mistress Alma, they might do so just out of spite."
Meeru looked down again, he hesitated for a long while before he spoke again.
"If you can be there and it can be bearable for you, then I would appreciate it, having a friend nearby would make it...easier, but only if you can be there and not be to disturbed by what is going on, and only if you set your own safety first, like I said you should not interfere, not that it is my place to tall you what to do, but yes you should not interfere no matter what they do and only heal me if they ask for it. The Mistresses like to see pain and suffering and they will get angry if someone rob them of their fun, and I do not want to see their anger turned towards you."
Meeru shuddered again and then he looked down.
Ellynara smiled, "Yes, I know, but so long as I do not use magic on them they can't torture me like they do you. The worst I'd get is maybe hit with an Agiel a couple times." she shrugged, "They can't take pets unless provoked. Me healing you is certainly no provocation. I'll be alright, don't worry about me."
"I'll be fine, Meeru. You just focus on yourself. If they try anything, I guarantee it will come back to bite them in the arse." Ellynara did have a mischievous side. It was just rarely shown.
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Meeru took Ellynara's hands gently in his own and looked into her eyes.
"I have no doubt that you can take care of yourself my friend but do not take the Mord-Sith to lightly, they do not just rely on their ability to capture magic, yes to protect the Lord Rhal and the rest of D'Hara from magic is their main job, but each and every one of them are trained from they where young in all kinds of hand to hand combat. I have seen my Mistress take down five armed men and none of them had magic she could use against them."
Meeru sigh then he shook his head sadly.
"A Mord-Sith do not need to control your magic to torture you, the Agiel works whatever you have magic or no, yes it makes it easier for them to control their pets when they have control over your abilities, they can order you around and if you do not obey you will suffer horrible pain and they can use your abilities against you, but even without they can hold you down and torture you. Now I do not think they would do that to you, but that do not mean they would not harm you seriously, if you got in their way."
Meeru looked down and shook his head again.
"I do not want to see you hurt Ellynara, and that is what will happen if you challenge them. Yes you might only get a few smacks with an Agiel, but do not take to easy on that, you have never felt it's touch, only the slightest kiss of it is enough to send most grown me to their knees screaming and if they are angered my Mistress and the others will not be kind."
Meeru looked up again and looked his new friend in the eye, there was sadness and desperation in those dark blue orbs of his.
"Please promise me Ellynara that you will not try to interfere, I will rather face the pain they will give me than to see you hurt, you have shown me kindness Ellynara, I will not repay that by letting you get hurt if I in any way can prevent it. Please promise me you will not do anything unless my Mistress ask you to...please."
Meeru let go of Ellynara's hands and looked down fearfully, he was not used to asking anyone for anything hand it appeared that the young wizard halfway expected to be beaten for his insistent plea that the sorceress stay safe.
Ellynara raised his chin and smiled reassuringly, "Do not worry, Meeru. I may be young, bu I'm no fool. I will do as they ask. I promise. I'm not dumb enough to be stubborn around three Mord Sith. That does not mean I will grovel to them, however. I am a sorceress and I will not be someone I'm not. I assume they can respect that. I appreciate your concern, though. The fact that you're worried about me while you have an....unpleasant night ahead of you says a lot about you. But I will be in very little danger. I wouldn't worry." she gave him a tight hug.
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Meeru was very uneasy at first when Ellynara hugged him, he had been held by his Mistress a few times when the Mord-Sith knew he needed comfort to stay sane, but then there was always that darkness and violence behind it, this hug was...kind, friendly and it took the young wizard completely by surprise. Memories came to Meeru of when Ulyssia used to hold him like this, not as a Mistress comforting a hurt pet but as a woman and a friend holding a loved one. Meeu sigh and one tear roll down his cheek, he had truly loved Ulyssia once...perhaps deep down he still did. The young wizard slowly and hesitantly returned Ellynara's hug, his hand on her back as light as the kiss of a bird's wing, but even so he could smell the soap the sorceress had used to wash her hair and the scent made his head spin.
Meeru slowly pulled away, it was not right that he should feel dizzy for the smell of a woman's hair. Meeru looked down then he managed a slight smile.
"I am glad to hear that you will be careful. I am not asking you to grovel before the Mord-Sith."
Meeru looked up and his dark eyes met those of the sorceress again and he spoke a bit more forcefully.
"No I would never want to see you do that. I only wish you to be careful around them, your safety is important to me."
Meeru gave a slight smile again then he looked shyly down at his hands that he had now folded in his lap.