The struggle continues though this time I’m running behind because I got to go to a local production of The Mousetrap that was very good, surprisingly so and to a St David’s celebration. My area of Ohio is heavy on the Welsh heritage and we hosted a group of voice students from Wales for this. It was fun.
So we finally get to see Aneirin’s gift for his birthday and how displeased he is in this snippet from Behind Blue Eyes (Yes it’s way over 6 sentences but there’s no good place to break this)
There was nothing else Aneirin could do now but face the young man he’d been given. The Toymakers had sent him nearly naked, adorned with several necklaces of Zabetian glitter-stone and an improbable privacy cover that defied classification as an article of clothing. Luminescent green cloth as gossamer and brilliant as a butterfly wing wrapped over the Toy’s belly and hips. It did little to hide the sway of his genitals as he padded closer to Aneirin, his feet bare.
The Toy sank to his knees in front of Aneirin, so he must have been shown a holo of whom he was being given to. He canted his face up to Aneirin. Eyes, an inhuman color of sapphire, glared up at him. The Toymakers might have been able to dress him up, but they hadn’t ground every bit of hate and defiance from those slit-pupiled eyes. So, he was half Mishani. Of course, leave it to Pherick to remember Aneirin’s professional – and sexual, if he was honest about it – interest in hybrids. Aneirin’s gaze slipped from those fierce eyes, moving down over the young man’s fine features to the delicate leather collar around his neck. From it dangled a charm bearing Aneirin’s house symbol. That was just too much, probably part of Masozi’s bells and whistles. He didn’t want to own a sentient being, damn Pherick. What was the idiot thinking?
“What am I going to do with you?” Aneirin muttered.
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Goodness…what a situation! This looks so good!
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Thank you. I’m hoping to get back to this soon
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Great snippet! And I had no idea that parts of Ohio had a strong Welsh influence. Dydd Dewi Sant hapus! (For Wednesday!)