The maid

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Preeti

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  • Black Widow
  • Hayll Terreille
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The maid
« on: November 03, 2018, 10:18:54 PM »

She came with breakfast and tea. Fresh fruits, thick cream, fluffy pastries drizzled in honey, their edges just crisp. Preeti laid it all out just so along the vanity. Careful not to let the cups or plates clatter, tea pot shielded so the heat did not disturb any of Jaya’s things. It did not do to wake her lady until Preeti was ready to wake her. It was done the same nearly every morning. With soft words and softer hands folding down the bed clothes.

One did not shake queens from their rest, or startle vipers.

”My lady, it is time.” Preeti said kindly, eyes laughing though her face was solemn, seeing that her lady was awake. She helped her to sit, as if Jaya could do nothing herself, but Preeti knew her to be capable, she just thought Jaya should not have to be. There were plenty to do all work for her. ”The day is fine, mistress, come and break your fast.” Laid out for her at the vanity. Holding open a robe, Preeti waited patiently.

Her task was a much loved one. Luxurious hair brushed a hundred strokes or more while her lady ate and drank at her leisure. Preeti had learned how to time each pass of the brush so as to not disturb a single bite or ripple a single sip.  Outside the door a Sapphire probe swept the hall and room, passing over them and then retreating. Preeti rolled her eyes. ”He is so nosy!” She half teased her queen. The consort was one of Preeti’s greatest threats.

Their dance was a strange one. Both working on Jaya’s behalf. Neither friends nor foes. Untrusting. Competitive.

Jayashri Sharma

    Rose to Opal
  • Priestess Queen
  • Played By: Salem

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    Hayll Terreille
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Re: The maid
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2018, 10:19:13 PM »

Nights were restless things, tossing, turning, guilt gnawing over the cold spot that should not have been. Silly Jayashri. She could hear her twin now, words whispered only for her ears. Silly Jayashri that couldn’t see her own path beyond the golden chair that haunted her. Too many foolish mistakes that rose in the night, chased away only by the coming dawn.

Oh how Jaya found herself longing for the dawn.

The dawn with beloved Preeti and beyond, Ravi’s prowling and probing. A Sapphire reminder of her first and most enduring failure. Maybe the one that had started it all, silly her, railing against what the Darkness had ordered. Maybe maybe maybe.

The thoughts drew a soft groan that she brushed away as she rose. Thoughts for the privacy of night and not for anyone’s mind but her own. “Yes, with luck it will remain so.” Fickle Hayll and it’s constantly shifting moods, she wouldn’t trade it for all the riches in the palace vault.

A ritual of too many years that didn’t require Jaya to think, to simply do. Robe, seat and let Preeti tend to all else. If only life could remain so simple.

“Am I too cruel to him, do you think, Preeti love?” The question was punctuated by a thoughtful sip. Too cruel to deny the heart-deep bond and his constant prowling outside of where he belonged. Perhaps she’d go and see him after this. Talking and walking the menagerie would do the heart well and far be it for the animals to carry any tales. ”Denying what Mother Night wants least of all.”

Preeti

Preeti

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Re: The maid
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2018, 08:14:47 AM »

”Luck and a little cunning.” A smart person could rise in Hayll, above the tides that flowed around the territories worthy families. A smart person could also fall, ensnared, trapped. Drowned, if they could not find something to cling to. Cunning, Preeti had discovered, served much better than smart. Cunning did not trust.

Preeti saw Jaya wrapped smugly and seated. Breakfast arrange for the queen’s pleasure, and task set to. She liked the sleepy look on Jaya’s face, knew her job was so well done the queen did not even think about it. Here was trust. Jaya could afford because she was a queen, and Preeti’s cunning served Jaya.

”Cruel?” She looked over her queen’s head, eyes meeting in the mirror. A small frown puckered her lips. ”You are never cruel, lady, not even to your enemies. How could you be cruel to that one?” She jerked her head toward the door, dismissing Ravi with a soft scoff. Her hands never did stop their work, smooth as always, even if her eyes tightened.

”Mother Night.” She tisked softly, brushing carefully around Jaya’s ears. ”I doubt she worries much about the prince’s delicate ego. Now eat, eat!” Brushing finished, Preeti began the task of weaving it into an elaborate braid. Not too tight, so her lady’s scalp did not prickle, but strong enough to hold all of Jaya’s thick hair in place. All except the few wisps Preeti chose to be free and curl about her queen’s face.

”We all serve to the best of our abilities.” She soothed. ”His just happen to include prowling and being a menace. Whatever he needs, he shan’t get to brush your hair. That is my job.” His was to wait until Jaya had need of him, silly male.

Jayashri Sharma

    Rose to Opal
  • Priestess Queen
  • Played By: Salem

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    Hayll Terreille
    3 Posts    17 marks
Re: The maid
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 10:31:44 PM »
Straying thoughts betrayed her again, lips moving before she could stifle the sigh. “Perhaps, not cruel then. Just...indifferent.” It was too early for such melancholy and Jaya happily silenced herself with food. Ravi would have to be dealt with soon. The knowledge weighed heavily on her without paying his present prowling any mind. Mother Night why couldn’t her life stay as simple as rising with a routine and letting others take care of her?

“I’m eating! I’m eating!” Jaya’s laughter was sheepish as she made a great show of munching away at the food. Always the caring one, her Preeti. Caring about everyone but Ravi though Jaya suspected that ran both ways between the two. Not that she would question, they could sort their issues peacefully.

It was a smile for Preeti, slowly shifting from melancholy to fondness. “No, no he shalln’t. He’s never had the patience for such anyway.” Fondness now, fondness tinged with sorrow too. “Ravi was...different before...everything” Jayashri waved at the room. Before she’d been foolish and it had been foolish. The healer long gone along with her throne. “Less prone to being a menace, less prone to crowding.” Both her fault of course, her prince had always been  flawless. Which made the tugging all the more painful.
 
 

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