Beka is confused, but hey, the last time she walked into a confusing anomaly it worked out great, and this one looks friendly enough too.
"I don't think he'd mind," comments Beka. "I dunno for sure though."
"I think I've expressed my feelings about slavery as an institution." His hand tightens marginally in Kidazi's hair.
"Literally what does that have to do with anything," asks Lyrame, who has not been privy to Kidazi's thoughts or Beka's response.
"He asked if I was okay with touching someone else's stuff. When the stuff is people, I very much am." He runs a hand demonstratively down Kidazi's chest.
"I mean...I wouldn't make out with someone without talking to Sekar about it first, but that's not a slave thing, that's a boyfriend thing. Which one did you mean, Kidazi?"
Oh. That is a less cuddly touch. And it's a protest against slavery, which is attractive, apparently?
"I, uh...I don't think I'm his boyfriend exactly?"
His wings flutter a little bit where they're caught underneath him.
"We kinda...went straight from hooking up to the Imperial slave thing..."
"Well. If I don't ask him, he doesn't have to ask Sekar, does he?"
Jiath bends down, tugging Kidazi halfway up to meet him for a kiss.
"...I feel like there's a flaw in that logic..."
Ok yep he's gone. Through no fault of his own. Whimpering and kissing now.
Lyrame considers the situation carefully and decides that the correct response is to pet this Kidazi some more.
It's a minute before Jiath pauses to say "I'm not seeing the flaw."
"Well, for one, consent is generally considered to be important, and two, I wouldn't want to be the one responsible if the Emperor did decide he was upset."
"Well, I dunno for sure about his Serik but Kidazi seems fine with it."
"Well, lucky for you, you're not responsible." And he wouldn't be doing it if Kidazi weren't okay with it but where's the fun in saying that?
And anyway that is quite enough talking. Back to kissing.
Definitely not his fault. You wouldn't ask a cup to stop someone from drinking from it. Or a bed to stop someone from lying in it. That would be ridiculous. Wow this entire situation is incredibly hot.
(And Jiath is very good at kissing, which doesn't help.)