While it's not official until "Skipping Down the Primrose Path: Book Three," in "Gates of the Garden: Book Two," many interactions start happening as if the classes and pairing changes are already official. First I would like to remind you of how The Queen's hierarchy works- he has four classes; Simon and Tommy alone are in the first class with the second and third classes determined by how many submissives one is in direct domination over. How Vala interacts with her fellow slaves is impacted first by what class they are in relation to her fourth class status, regardless of any emotions or history between the two people.
While The Queen and Tommy are also present, in this first snippet, the focus is on Simon (1st class) interacting with Vala.
Vala whimpered as she lifted her body off The Queen's cock. Groaning continuously, she crawled to Simon and laid down with her back to him.
"Is this an invitation, Vala?" Simon murmured, a pleading moan embracing her name.
"I hope that you would like it to be, my Lord." Vala reached behind her and spread her cheeks.
Simon draped his arm over Vala and pulled her closer to him as he thrust his cock into her ass. He looked over his shoulder to see Tommy's face pull into a grimace.
The Queen draped his arm over Tommy and Simon. "Is this what you wanted, Simon?"
"Yes, my Queen," Simon moaned, his eyes again closed.
Vala moaned and squirmed against Simon, shuddering.
"Are you coming?" Simon whispered, kissing and nibbling her earlobe.
"Oh, please, my Lord!" Vala moaned.
"Come for me." Simon tugged on her earlobe.
Raanan (2nd class) has a major story thread with Vala starting in "Gates of the Garden: Book Two." The rest of the family goes off to take The Queen and Iona's son Erik to a kids' pizza place, while Raanan is left in charge of Vala.
Vala stirred a little, murmuring unintelligibly, her mouth fixed in a tight frown. Then her murmurings turned to garbled screams.
Raanan sat on his bed next to Vala and smoothed her hair away from her face. "Vala, Vala?" He stroked her hair. Her eyes popped open and he continued, "Are you okay?"
"Yes, my Lord." Vala's face relaxed. "Just a bad dream, my Lord."
"Do you want to try to sleep more? I could hold you."
Vala smiled fondly. "Such gorgeous brown eyes you have, my Lord."
"Thanks, little girl, although that doesn't answer my question." Raanan laughed.
Vala lifted her hips under the comforter, moaning when the fabric dragged over her skin.
Raanan took a light hold of Vala's arm. "Sleep?"
"No, thanks, my Lord." Vala glanced at Raanan's hand. "But I do like that."
"You so easily move past whatever had you screaming in your sleep?"
"My Lord," Vala licked her lips, "I can only guess from what The Queen said in your introduction that you have some things you'd rather not remember, right?"
"Well most of my memories I've learned to live with, so they don't hurt so bad when I'm awake, my Lord."
Raanan pulled back his comforter and gathered Vala up into his arms. "What a lovely way to put it."
With Prisca, I had a harder time. Just remembering "oh The Queen has a 3rd class, I should pick a slave from it," only to find that at this point in Vala's training, Prisca was the only 3rd class slave- having only one submissive directly under her domination. Then finding an "interaction between Prisca and Vala" proved tricky. If you haven't read "Out of the Night : Book One" yet, I recommend that you do so because I'm summarizing that Prisca's behavior in regards Vala leaves Prisca in serious trouble for the majority of this book. In effect, the women don't get to interact directly, no matter how many times they are in the same room. Because Vala doesn't speak to Prisca, you don't get to see the use of Prisca's title. The Queen is talking at first.
"Prisca, you can sit in a chair during the lesson if you like. Mostly I need Adan for this lesson, for demonstration."
"Yes, my Queen. Thank you." Prisca anxiously moved to sit in the chair.
The Queen turned his attention to Vala. "I want you to pay very close attention to this lesson. You are going to learn about proper demeanor. This means the way you move, the way you speak, the way you respond to any touch, and many more things. This is especially important when dealing with dominants or submissives from outside the stable, though you will not have to deal with that for awhile."
"Adan and Vala, crawl to Prisca and then kneel up." The Queen walked to the chair opposite Prisca and sat.
Adan and Vala crawled towards each other; they almost collided as they stopped quickly in front of Prisca and The Queen. Adan giggled as she rose to her knees and folded her hands behind her neck; Vala rose less gracefully, but no less quickly. After a momentary meeting of the eyes, they dutifully looked to The Queen.
The Queen studied Vala and Adan. "Adan, in helping with this lesson, you will be demonstrating things that, to you, are as easy and normal as breathing, but because this is Vala's first hands-on experience with BDSM, they are unfamiliar to her. I want you to do each thing as I tell you to so I can point out certain things to Vala. Understand?"
"Yes, my Queen," Adan replied.
Of course that last snippet leads nicely into this one- for in the 1st 2 books of the Vala's Story serial, Prisca is in direct domination over Adan. Here we just have Vala and Adan though, 2 4th class slaves obeying an order, in this case from The Queen. Do take notice that there is no title use here as the women are in the same class.
Adan said, "We just crossed the main playroom. Next we'll cross the great room, with all that furniture for you to crawl around. Finally we'll cross The Queen's bedroom to the stairs that'll take us up to slave quarters."
Vala giggled. "The slave quarters?"
"Well, that's what we all tend to call our rooms. They're much more than just bedrooms." Adan put her hand on top of Vala's head. "Remember that the furniture gets moved around in here. You always want to be careful if possible, figure out how to still talk to those around you while being mindful of your surroundings."
"Thanks." Vala crawled left around the armchair. "But are we really going to cross The Queen's bedroom?"
Adan laughed. "You may not have noticed, but going through his room is the only way to get to the slave quarters."
"But why?" Vala crawled around a sleeping board, blushing with the possibility she might have been bound to it before.
"Would you care to wander through his room without permission?" Adan started up the stairway.
"Even if I have a legitimate reason to be coming through here without my Lady Prisca I still get nervous."
"Yeah, I guess that would be scary."
There is so much that is determined by one's place in The Queen's hierarchy and Vala's education in that is in the forefront of "Gates of the Garden: Book Two."
Vala is very comfortable in her new life, her new name. She's hopelessly in love, with The Queen, with Iona, with life. She's learning about BDSM and knows The Queen has many surprises, lessons planned for her. She's looking forward to ceremony day...
The Queen considers, stresses, ponders. Sometimes he goes to Simon for help, especially since Tommy messed up so bad. He's considering things in the long term as he watches Vala blossom into what he wants her to be...
Things are settling down and they aren't for the rest of the stable. Tommy did so mess things up, but at least there's Vala's training to entertain, to occupy the stable as The Queen uses them in the ways he needs. Abrecan, Orlee, and Gaelan struggle to come to terms with what one decision did to their lives in the stable...
Please come along with Joelle on this journey, shared with the readers in serial fashion. A multitude of "Happily-ever-afters" are waiting with the completion of book 9.
Author's Note: This novel is meant for open-minded adults. Activities described include a wide range of BDSM and sexual activities, some of which are male/male, male/female, group sex, consensual slavery, oral/anal/vaginal intercourse, bondage. The story also covers some sensitive topics in characters' back stories, such as drug abuse, childhood abuse, religious abuse.
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