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Author Topic: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)  (Read 13883 times)

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Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #150 on: October 27, 2007, 07:48:38 AM »
Sonja had actually been expecting one of his sneaked arrivals, so when he spoke she managed not to look too startled. Her lips pressed together tightly though when he speaks, and while she might not be dressed in the fashion she is completely used to, she is dressed a bit more and her confidence level rises just slightly because of it.

Folding her arms once more, Sonja turns her darkened gaze towards him, not bothering to respond to his first words, nor to the words he spoke to Ursa. If she flinches slightly at the shutting of the door she still does not back away.

"I am not your Lady. However, you don't leave me much choice now do you?"

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #151 on: October 27, 2007, 07:55:27 AM »
"There is always choice"
Borghast grinned at her tone when he called her his.
"We make them every waking hour and our bodies even while we sleep MY Lady."

Glancing at the robes laid out for her, Borghast stepped forward, running his hand over the soft velvet.
"I so love the feel of this fabric, I have had my coronation robes made with the very same...."
Still running his hand lightly across it, he turned and looked at her almost as if it were she he stroked.
"So MY Lady will you be joining me today?"   

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #152 on: October 27, 2007, 08:11:01 AM »
Rolling her eyes, stepping back as he stepped forward, Sonja glowered at his insistance of calling her his. "I wonder if everyone around here seems to think that as long as people are given a secondary evil to choose from it is still choice."

A shiver runs along her spine as she watched him touching the luxurious fabric, and she does not miss the look he sends her as he does. "How do I know you will keep your end of the bargain? How do I know that as soon as ..as the ceremony is over you won't slaughter them anyways?"

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #153 on: October 27, 2007, 08:40:42 AM »
Borghast shrugged his indifference to her question.
"Have I said anything to you, since you have arrived, that I have gone back on?"

He turned his attention back to the gown.
"You are the one who professes to know me so well, so I suppose it's another choice as to whether you believe I would or not..."

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #154 on: October 27, 2007, 08:48:45 AM »
Her back stiff, her face deadpan though her obsidian-like eyes flashed warningly, Sonja regards the King with the same wariness one would regard a sleeping snake. "I know you have no qualms with doing anything that is necassary to accomplish your goals. I also know that if it served your purpose to not keep your word you would break it." She pauses, a little sigh escaping, dreading but knowing there is no other way around the next words. "I also know I have no choice but to take the risk." Backing up further, her gaze finally dropping from him to the floor. "So..Yes, I will join you today." Forcing the words from her lips, around the slight choked feeling that had began forming in her throat.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #155 on: October 27, 2007, 09:14:21 AM »
"Wonderful"
He turned round to face her, clasping his hands together and rubbing them as though he'd been told that his favourite meal had been prepared, for his hungry belly.
A sly grin slowly crept over his lips as his dark hasel eyes stared back into hers.
"So how about a little kiss to seal the bargain?"
« Last Edit: October 27, 2007, 09:16:13 AM by Elvi »

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #156 on: October 27, 2007, 09:23:58 AM »
If Borghast looked as if his favorite meal was being prepared, Sonja looked as if she was told she would have nothing but week old brussel sprouts for the rest of her life. Her lips twisted slightly, and her breaths were slightly faster then technically termed 'normal'.

Sonja shook her head, the loose damp strands of her dark hair swinging with the force of the motion. Her nose wrinkled slightly, and she caste her mind about for an excuse to delay any contact wtih him just a little bit further. "Your muddy, Ursa is efficient, I am sure your bath is already cooling by now." Her words were clipped, almost formal sounding, though they seemed to vibrate with the effort to keep them on an even tone.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #157 on: October 27, 2007, 09:39:35 AM »
Borghast barked out a laugh, her reaction exactly how he would have expected, which was all the more entertaining to him.
"Oh you are quite right....you little Vixen...let us keep it for after the cermony, it will be all the sweeter...."

Turning on his heels and still laughing he opened the door before calling out.
"Ursa! Is that bath ready my girl?"
As he closed it behind him, she could just hear his last words.
"It's your last chance to fondle your King before his wife takes over those duties....."

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #158 on: October 27, 2007, 09:48:07 AM »
Just as the door started to close, Sonja remembered that she still held the tea container in hand. It was already empty, unfortunate in Sonja's mind, but she still hurdled it toward the closing door, where it hit the wood with a loud clatter.

His words only brought to mind of certain duties that a wife would be expected to perform, though it would be a cold day in hell before Borghast could expect those amenities. Pacing, once more, her stride irritated. Her bare feet did not make as satisfying of a sound if she had her boots, but the motion of the exercise helped calm her.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #159 on: October 27, 2007, 09:54:20 AM »
Obviously Borghast enjoyed a long bath, for it was some time before Ursa tapped on Sonja's door and entered.
She looked a little flustered and not a little damp, pushing a stray strand on hair away from her face she gave Sonja a quick smile.
"I'm just having the bath and water taken away M'Lady and then we can begin to get you dressed, would you like me to brush your hair while we wait."
Taking a pause for a deep breath, still not recovered from what had previously gone one, she then continued.
"That way we can dress it once you have your robes on...."

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #160 on: October 27, 2007, 10:06:22 AM »
By the time Ursa re-entered the room, Sonja had settled down enough to sit on the bed. She had had time enough to run quite a few scenario's through her head, most were ways of relieving Borghast from his skin, but others were simply ponderances of the reasons he was forcing the issue of marriage. Ursa's appearance left little doubt that if it were simply her body he desired, then matrimony was not required.

A raised brow greets the maid, not in jealousy but more out of intrigue. "It would have been more efficient to have left me a brush while you...bathed the King." It is not that she minds the maid giving Borghast attentions, if he wanted to get his physical pleasure from somewhere else that would simply make her life that much easier. However, even with a sham marriage it was a bit of a swallow to realize how she will be viewed, a husband who philandered with the servants. 

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #161 on: October 27, 2007, 10:17:24 AM »
"I didn't bathe the King M'Lady!"
Ursa blushed almost ruby as Sonja spoke.
"Oh no I certainly didn't...."
Still shaking her head in denial, she swept her hair behind her ear once more, wondering what on earth she could have said or done for Sonja to think that, before blurting out.
"I.....I did wash his back....but that's all I did M'Lady....."

Still blinking in confusion, Ursa realised what may have made her think this, hastily she smoothed down her damp dress, trying to wipe away the bath water.
"I....I'm sorry I'm wet.....Anna slipped and dropped her bucket into the bath and we all got a soaking...." 

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #162 on: October 27, 2007, 10:26:42 AM »
Just how far did Borghast expect her to take this farcity of an 'engagement', Sonja could not begin to ponder. Obviously he took great pains in convincing even the servants that she was apparently here on her own accord. While Sonja would have liked nothing more then to scream to the heavens that this was all a lie, thus hopefully embarrassing the 'King' in the process, she could not take the chance. Not until the children were far beyond his reach, if they ever could be.

Instead of simply telling Ursa that she couldn't give a fig if she wanted to romp with Borghast, she simply shrugs. "It does not really matter now, now does it? What done is done. Though Anna should be more careful, especially on the most busiest of days." That said, it being quite obvious that Sonja did not believe Ursa's story in the least, the Sorceress turns so that she is sitting with her back toward the maid, careful so that the ends of her long hair was not sat upon. "I suppose the day won't be waiting for us, I need to finish preparing." Her tones were resigned, heavy as if she were preparing for an execution rather then her wedding.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #163 on: October 27, 2007, 05:02:49 PM »
"As you wish M'lady"
Ursa picked up on her tone of voice and she felt that the woman she had been sent to serve did not believe her.
She was angry and hurt to think that Sonja would believe that and though she continued to help her with her hair and dress, she became sullen.

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #164 on: October 27, 2007, 05:11:57 PM »
Sonja was too wrapped up in her own troubles to really notice the maid's sullenness, though she is grateful for the help and she manages to murmur frequent 'thank you's'. It takes a bit of doing, but finally Sonja has the underdress and the overdress fixed upon her slight frame, the wieght of the velvet apparent but not too heavy.

The cut of the gown flatters her figure, the blue accentuating the darkness of her locks and her eyes. The train trails behind her, giving her a more stately look then that which she usually has about her, the feminity of the gown softening some of the too-sharp features on her face. The only detraction that Sonja could find, was the collar that still adorned her slender neck.

As much as she hated to admit it, Ursa was correct about her hair, it did look much better down against the dress then it would be swept up, and much easier to do. "I think I will take your advice on my hair Ursa. Perhaps a simple style where it does hang in the back.."

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #165 on: October 27, 2007, 05:20:37 PM »
"That would be quite nice M'Lady."
She left the room and returned with a dark wooden box.
Flicking open the catch she turned it towards Sonja so that she could see the simple circlet for her head and two silver cuffs would fit around her slender arms and almost up to her elbows.

"These have been made for you to match the necklace you wear."
Ursa glanced down at them, admiring the pure simplicity of the boxes treasures.
"His Majesty said that gold was not your precious metal and that the cool silver of the moon was by far more flattering for you.....I must admit M'Lady, he really was right.

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #166 on: October 27, 2007, 05:28:20 PM »
Raising a brow at the 'gifts' Sonja sighs lightly. "Indeed, though I would not have said it in such a poetic way, the King does seem to tend toward the whimsical side." A sardonic twist of her lips is given as she lifts the cuffs carefully from the box. To match her 'necklace', it was starting to seem to Sonja that Borghast had been planning this out much longer then she had been here.

Adjusting the cuffs, having decided to pick and choose her battles for now, Sonja then lifts the thin circlet from the box. Sonja attempts to fix the jewelry correctly, though her fingers are woefully inept at such delicate tasks.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #167 on: October 27, 2007, 05:59:22 PM »
"Let me help M'Lady."
Carefully taking the circlet from Sonja's hands and untangling the strands of hair that had been caught up in it.
Ursa rebrushed her hair then replaced it, finding the most comfortable place for it to sit.
Leaning back Ursa looked at it criticly, then nodded.
"Would you like to come and look in the mirror now that you are fully dressed?"
She gave Sonja a quick smile.
"There's no-one in there now, everything is cleared away and His Majesty would have already left by now...."

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #168 on: October 27, 2007, 07:04:22 PM »
Sonja held still why Ursa worked, letting the quick and expert fingers adjust her hair and the band of silver just so. At Ursa's words a slight smile is given, glad that she could inspect the work of Greta and Ursa in private.

Moving towards the other chamber, her steps faulty as she tried to get used to the flow of the elegant train behind her, Sonja stood in front of the mirror.

Aside from the pinched cheeks, and the firm set of her lips, the Sorceress had to admit that if one did not know her, then she would look every bit the Lady. However to Sonja's eye, the 'necklace' and the cuffs merely served as a reminder to her that she was here under duress, the silver circlet sitting on her head peeped and set off the darkly colored strands of hair.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #169 on: October 29, 2007, 07:37:14 AM »
Ursa smiled and gave a sigh a satisfaction.
"There.....all done M'Lady and now I am afraid I must leave you, there is much to do before I am allowed to pretty myself."

With a quick curtsie and a last wistful glance at how beautiful Sonja looked, she excused herself, telling Sonja that if there was anything she needed she only had to tell the guards at the door and they would either send for her or make sure her needs were attended to.....

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #170 on: October 29, 2007, 07:54:52 AM »
Turning from the mirror, Sonja was once more amazed by the amount of dexterity needed to manipulate all this fabric. "Thank you for your help Ursa, not just this morning but over the last day or so as well." Sincerity colored her words, though they were still rather stiff sounding from the lips of the Sorceress.

Watching Ursa leave, Sonja is filled with a deep sense of foreboding, making her glad she had not eaten too much of her breakfast. Turning back to 'her' room, nothing more to do other then wait really, Sonja closes the door with a little snick. While she waits, she paces, practicing moving in the volumnous trains.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #171 on: October 30, 2007, 05:02:38 AM »
Had Sonja stayed in the larger room, she would have heard the excitement beginning to build in the gardens and courtyards below.
She would have heard the laughter and the sounds of music and seen the bright banners flying high above the tents in the fields just beyond the castle walls, the clattering of hooves and rumble of carriage wheels as guests arrived, the shouting of captains barking their orders as guards and escorts were assigned.
Even smelled the tantilising aroma, of the cooked meats and pastries as they were placed in the kitchen gardens to cool, or laid upon long wooden tables for those who were hungry after their long journeys.

At some time, during her solitude, a fresh tray had been brought to her and left in the room beyond 'hers', the sweet honey smell of warm mead wafting through the room mixing with fruit pastries in an all too mouth watering way.
The person who had left them had obviously been too timid to knock upon Sonja's door, or perhaps had been told not to disturb her, so they sat untouched upon Borghast's desk....

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #172 on: October 30, 2007, 07:04:49 AM »
The longer Sonja was left alone, the more her nerves wore on her, and the more the anger that seems to have taken permanent residence within the pit of her belly grew. She had practiced walking in this confining attire so that she hoped that she would not look too much the fool, not for Borghast's benefit only for her own.

Feeling confident that she would not trip over her skirts unduly, Sonja then took to practicing sitting in the skirts. It didn't look too hard to do, however the first few tries she sat and the fabric pulled too tauntly over her shoulders and bussom and had to squirm indelicately to loosen. After those tries she found the best way, that she figures, to sit without sitting on too much of the train.

Standing once more, the urge to yank the silver decorations from her body getting rather large now, Sonja moves from her room to the other, simply from boredom. It is now that she sees the cooled mead, now thick as it cooled, and the pastries. Sweet confection is not something that one who hides most of her life gets to enjoy, and Sonja can not resist the temptation of popping one of the smaller bits of sweetness into her mouth, idly wondering why it seems every time she turns around in here there is more food.

Offline Elvi

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #173 on: November 01, 2007, 07:34:35 AM »
She is left alone for some time yet, until after a quick sharp tap on the door, Ingram enters.
He stopped a few paces inside the door, tall and resplendant in his own dark red surcoat and hose, an ornate sword strapped to his hip, more for ceremonial reasons than protection by the looks of it.

His ice blue eyes danced over her as a smile curled his lips.
"My my......we really have scrubbed up well....very nice indeed."

Ingram gave her a short bow, not as fluid as one would have expected, almost stiffly as though he were in pain.
"No wonder Borghast has decided to take you as his wife...."

Offline SheronaTopic starter

Re: The Sweetest Revenge. (Elvi and Sherona)
« Reply #174 on: November 01, 2007, 07:49:41 AM »
Sonja continued to pace, sit, and move about, anything to keep herself from going crazy from wondering and waiting. When the tap at the door sounded, she half expected Ursa to step through, being surprised that it was Ingram. Moving backwards, her hands burying into the velvety skirts, Sonja does not acknowledge his backward compliment with anything more then a narrowing of her eyes.

"I wonder what would happen if word got out that the King is so impotent that he can not find a willing wife." Sonja returns, one brow quirking at the stiffness of Ingram, and flashing back on Borghasts casual comment of having him flogged. She does not mention it however, instead she juts her sharp chin toward the door. "Unless your here to take me to the..ceremony..." This last is said in a tone similar if she had said 'Take me to my doom'.."Then state your business and leave, I am in no mood today for banter.."