Demi crossed her arms looking less than impressed with his answer, he hadn't been the only person to go through this change, most of her race had been made this way. To her knowledge only around two percent of those like her were naturally born, then again it wasn't exactly like there was a manual to help newly made Deathless and reapers. It was up to the 'child' in question to asked questions so that they could start to learn their new lives and roles within it, without that the adults couldn't exactly help them fully. It was much more difficult on those who fought against the change because they didn't want the gifts they had been given quite often, she had come across quite a few throughout her cycles that had been in complete denial, that bothered her and others to no end. It was decided if they couldn't accept their new life within ten of their home realm years then they would be ended and the gift could be given to another in their place. She had given quite a few deaths because of this ruling and never thought twice on it, why should she it was just the way of things within what was her home realm.
She suddenly groaned a little as she realised how to put this in a way he would understand, or at least hope he would "Children often get scared and confused at new experiences, the only way they get over that is by asking an adult..."
she said looking to the sky "Had you even asked Rui he would have been able give you some information or would have asked one of us to come talk to you at our earliest convenience. You acted like I would expect a toddler to do and you apparently were once a king.."
she said turning her sight towards him once more "You realise kings are meant to be wise right?"
she stated in a matter of fact way just adding insult to injury, it then something came to her attention that she hadn't realised before "It's soon going to be time to relinquish that trinket of a title that you feel so proud of, when you change fully you will no longer be a king but a commoner..."
she began her voice was neutral but held authority within it "The only thing that will separate you is the cast you are trying to become, if you fail... well the servant cast isn't to bad I've heard."
she said with a shrug, she remembered some of the way things worked within her home realm but being raised away from it she didn't have all the specifics.
She listened to him speak a little more her foot going onto his head as she ground it a bit, normally she wouldn't act like this as she respected those outside her race and there was a way of doing things inside it. That being said he fit into neither category right now so she thought she could use it to her advantage and remove every ounce of self worth, arrogance, pride, power that he deemed to believe he had and rebuild him to what was needed. She had the know how as well given what she had been put through this cycle and what she had seen others put through as well, she was finding it hard to believe that 'Home' had finally made itself useful and with the little time she believed she had before the day she feared arrived then she would need every underhanded tactic in the book it would seem. "I really didn't believe you smart enough to realise you were stupid but miracles seem to happen every now and then... it struck twice with you now I come to think about it."
she said with a smirk her foot grinding more into his head "First you rolled over like a good puppy and now you realised you were stupid, well done you."
she said giving a very, very slow clap. "Well..."
she raised her foot off his head and back onto the floor of the gazebo once more "You've yet to prove you are worthy of progressing and until you do..."
she said before clicking her tongue a little as if to indicate tough luck.
She moved away from him as he spoke again, she was glad he wasn't feeling any pain or discomfort, on hearing he had been hearing a voice she didn't seem to surprised "That would be the side you are trying to reject."
her hand going to the railing of the gazebo "You are broken at the moment, even a member of the servant cast is higher than you..."
she looked over the calm waters for a moment "A person who can not be true to themselves fully and so rejects part of themselves is truly worthless in my race. They're trained and treated like pets."
she explained to him so he knew what his fate was if he couldn't get his soul in order "They are treated well by their owners don't get me wrong, but, they have no rights at all."
she finished her voice didn't alter at all it was soft and calm not even bothering to look back at him "So right now, you are my pet it would seem"
the moment she said that an anklet would appear on his right ankle a bracelet on his left wrist and a set of black runes would appear around his neck "That is a mark of ownership, as soon as you can prove you are not a pet I will remove them but until then... sorry, not sorry."
her tone was indifferent, she knew doing this meant she was now liable for his care however and would make sure he was tended to appropriately.
When she she heard the apology she turned around and looked at his fingers, nodding her head in approval "If you prove yourself worthy, I will tell you why this place is so important, for now however you are not so don't waste what little brain power you have worrying about it. Just don't damage the floor again or you will lose fingers."
she instructed her tone remaining cold as she glared at him, whatever the reason might be she really didn't want this place to be anything less than perfect if it ever needed to be used for its true purpose. In honesty she really didn't want it to come to that given that there was no way to undo it but she rather it be here just in case, she couldn't bare not having that one last ditch thing even if it meant taking everything from the person it was built to protect. "I'm glad you are more at peace with that darkness within you but you still need to keep it in check, it is a tool to be used as all tools are, that being said if wielded improperly you could hurt the one wielding them or those around them which is never a good thing as you can imagine."
she said moving to lean against the banister had been holding onto so she could see if he was comprehending everything that was being said to him.
She moved her hand up to her mouth and chuckled a little at what he said about the urge to kill, other than himself she was the only one there and there wasn't anyway he would be able to kill her. "Puppy, lets be serious. It's not the fear that is stopping you, it's the fact you can't move your body."
she said walking over to him quickly her foot finally landing on his hand hard just to make a point, a dull crack easily heard coming from it. "If it truly is your fear adding to that, good, you need to know your place in the order of things... you are far from my equal in this world..."
she crouched again touching the runes on his neck "Don't forget you are merely a pet to me and right now that doesn't seem like it will ever change."
she said her voice calm but a cold smile seen on her lips as she spoke the last part of her sentence. She listened to his question unmoving "Right now with these on you..."
she motioned to his new additions "No reaper would give you the time of day, you will have to be trained by me though I may talk to Oykai and my cousins to see if they will help. They can say no because pets don't deserve the time for training."
she warned him how their culture was when it came to lower casts such as Sol's current one.
She moved to put more pressure on his hand as he asked his next question "Rui and Trase are my entire world, our race is telepathic as you will eventually find out..."
she explained making sure she hurt his hand her facial expression on her face "I seen the image your monster showed you about harming Rui... You and your monster are one being... but as it stands that is not the case so to teach one dog it's done wrong it means both need to be punished."
she said her voice once again fulled with that venom filled death it had been earlier "So I ask you this you dumb poodle, why do you think I was upset previously?"
her voice daring him to be smart or say that he had no idea to her at current. She had taken note that he had tried to move away from the water, she would circle back to that later but for now it wasn't her main priority.
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~~Word Count Met Will Continue As Another Job~~@Sol