Aug 05, 2020 9:26 PM
decima and ellie in exalted
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"I'm sorry I'm sorry I'm sorry - "

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Luc' slaps her. "Enough." She takes a handful of locusts and dumps them on the ground in front of the woman. "Eat," she commands.

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Shaking.

Hesitantly, she picks one up, eyeing it.

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"If you do not eat, you will be fed." Her voice cracks like a whip. "Obey me."

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Hastily she eats it, choking a bit.

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Luc' waits until she finishes them all, then says, icily, "Now thank me for providing your food."

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"Th - Thank you. Ma'am."

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"Your punishment for disloyalty is this: For the next three days, you will not eat or drink anything but what I give you, and you will eat it at my feet like a dog. If you take sustenance in any other place, I will take one of your fingers. If you repeat this offense, I will take a hand. You will return here tomorrow and beg me to feed you. Tell me you understand."

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"I - I understand, ma'am."

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She scurries away.

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"Spineless idiot," she mutters, then turns to Jade Stream with a warm smile. "Would they were all like you."

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"Sadly I don't yet know how to clone myself."

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"Something to look into, perhaps. How many more?"

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"None."

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"Well, come here, then."

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"Yes ma'am."

She comes over.

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And they can pick up where they left off last night.

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Yes.

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Oh yes.


Apart from playing with Jade Stream, Luc' fills her time over the next few days keeping an eye on the other cultists' activities, reinforcing their bond to her, trawling for new ones, and keeping an ear open for other rumors of this... Shining Jubilation.

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The next rumor she hears is of someone putting a powerful hungry ghost to rest. The someone apparently glows like the dawn, and bears a shield with a sun motif.

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Ugh. What a pain.

Does the location track with the others, at least?

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Seems to be roughly in line, yes. The person's probably wandering vaguely in Wyld's direction, actually.

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She'll need to cut that off. Sooner rather than later.

Jade Stream she sends in the other direction. Luc' wants her to introduce the locusts to other groups. She should focus especially on areas affected by the wanderer. Punishment she will leave to her discretion, but the locusts will help to shore up loyalties over time.

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Of course. She'll see to fulfilling her lady's will.

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