The town of Leopard Hill stands with its gates open and its guards ready to close them if anything happens, which it probably won't. Sesat might be at war but this town is far from Azan. With all that territory in the way it's probably safe to go run errands outside of town. Right?
"Only what you are. Are you going to deny it?"
“I have literally no idea what that word means.”
"...I see. It's one word for a... woman of ill-repute."
“...I’m not diseased.”
"And I bet that's great for business."
“Yes, I have to stay healthy so I can help keep people alive. It’s not good if your medic comes down with something.”
"Okay. If you meant that then why did you bring up not being diseased?"
“You said there were rumors I was ill?”
Teru smiles in spite of herself. "No," she says. It sounds like she's having a hard time not laughing. "No, your reputation is ill. Because you have sex for money."
“I what? Where would I even find the time for that?”
"Whenever the Azani soldiers want, I assume."
"Are you genuinely confused or just offended?"
“I’m confused! I don’t know where you’re getting any of this from!”
"It's a simple inference, really. You're a woman traveling with an army. I suppose using you as a medic also makes sense."
“A fairly large number of the soldiers I treat are also women. So far as I know none of them have sex for money, though I suppose some of them might. No one’s so much as asked me to have sex with them since we left the city; we were sort of focused on fighting a war, see.”
"Ah. I see. So they'll be feeling quite deprived now, and we Sesati are at their mercy."
“...Is that what you thought I meant?”
"Did you mean something else?"
“I meant that you’re an Azani citizen now and no one’s going to harm you. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m fairly certain that rape counts as harm.”
"I see. I certainly won't complain about it if you follow through on that promise."
“I would imagine so,” she agrees. “Okay. I’m Nadi. Are you going to attack me again?”
"It's possible. For instance, if you try to sacrifice me to your gods."
“...You’ve only been Azani for a couple days, there’s no way we would trust you with that yet.”
"I think there's some kind of gap in understanding here. I'm letting you know I won't be easy to murder."