Slave Role: Daughter of Joy
Separation from her brother keeps her in a tormenting state of dread, but none could deduce such emotions from her outward composure. She is a masterful actress, able to feign servile obedience and appear hospitable to every patron, even the most vile. It is for this degree of integrity that she is highly valued by the overseeing Masters and Madams, and viewed as a martyr by other Daughters. Those outside the parlour walls are quick to spit in her direction. Unlike them, she is intelligent, knows it and uses it effectively. Behind every effort, there is a purpose which she pursues with opportunistic ferocity and no small amount of tact. Being an older sibling, she gravitates towards younger, more vulnerable individuals, providing a stern yet caring motherly figure. However, she is also inclined to be over-protective, somewhat forceful and will readily lie to save herself or her interests. Loyalty is based more on trust than logic and is notoriously hard to earn. Once attained, it is unbreakable.
Some bonds are thicker than blood, transcendent almost. Helena entered such a pact when she became a sister. It was one of those life lessons that neednít be taught, and just as well, since the pair were not destined to be a part of a complete family. Trace sentiments would be extended unto their adoptive siblings; street urchins who pitied the child and infant whimpering in fear on the threshold of a Red Lantern abode.
They were provided for until old enough to steal apples on their own, sleeping between known hideouts, and leading a relatively peaceful existence. The pair soon became renowned for their combined strength and cunning, coveted by law enforcers and slave traders alike. Helena bloomed into a bright and independent young girl with a knack for basic stratagem and espionage, and observed her brotherís developing physical prowess; so proud as to assign him a speciality role in their task force. She often coordinated group activities when asked to - most of which only adding to her reputation as a child pest - but only if it suited her. As fond as she was of her street-siblings, who were drawn to her guardian-like nature, nothing could contest loyalty to oneís true family.
There are very few things she would not do for her brother. She would never flee from an impending threat without him, reveal his rash mistakes to even their closest of friends, choose money over his well-being, or let him face any of those tough decisions she has had to make. He was hers to protect. Years later, beneath the pressing weight of soul-destroying servitude, that resolve would remain as strong and steady as ever. If only heíd made it easier for her and done what she could never do - flee.
Helena wasnít always shackled to another manís whim. Initially, she was intended for something of a higher class and profit but, much to their chagrin, attendants found she lacked the bearing of a traditional Mistress. To save face, the traders made capital on hers, and sold Helena to an eager Madame in the Red Lantern district. The parlour owner knew too well how keenly a man seeks the beauty of a young girl over refined companionship, and agreed to take the thorny, untouched flower into her garden.
With the advent of her 20th birthday drawing near, it seemed her life had reached full circle when word of a new, rawly talented Gladiator drifted through the district's silken corridors... In the years since, dalliances with clients and their affairs were no longer a sport, but a tool; one that could pave a road to him and erect a wall around them both, lest they become the first siblings to die in an arena. How will her fledgling perceptions deal with what lies beyond the red-lit walls?
I wanted to portray their devotion without the CS appearing too dependent on the sibling's relationship. However, this project will be a success only if both my and Prof. Nemo's characters coexist. Without him, I will need to tweak fair amounts of information. The purpose of all references is to make clear (and stress) the point of their being submitted as a related pair. Hope that made sense, it's 5am and I've only four hours sleep under my belt. Please feel free to PM me for further discussion of anything. Thanks and happy role-ing, everyong -Nyx