Lys: Contrition

Aithne looked up when Master Lucius awoke. She gave him a minute to awake fully, and gave herself some time to work up the courage, then rose and walked over to where he sat. Stopping at his feet, she knelt and bowed her head. "I am sorry, sir. I should not have run off like that. Quite apart from being a slave, the Holy Word commands us to be unselfish." She paused a minute, then rushed ahead. "I have sinned against you and against God and I beg your forgiveness."

Strange how the morning puts things in a new light. Last night she had been sobbing for freedom, and this morning she realized just how close she was to being sold to the next buyer...

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