Slavery

Story features a detailed depiction of a character who legally owns, or is owned by, another person.

Chaining Flame by

Ilamaych had once dreamed to become a Flame, to be able to change his body to be entirely female or male as he chose, instead of stuck shamefully between from birth. But that hope died when he was captured by slavers, and sold to a rough, lusty Ventris farmer named Earen whose commanding manner is at odds with his role as a serf to the local Matron. Earen is the first person Ilamaych has ever met who actually appreciates his unique body.

When Ficus—Flame to Earen’s Matron—discovers that Earen has been keeping Ilamaych prisoner on his farm, they are hauled in for punishment, and some very personal reconciliation.

But the world is bigger than one matron’s household, and the Ventris have been feuding with the lords of Tache for over three thousand years. Just when Ilamaych and Earen are finally finding their way with Ficus, things suddenly become much, much more complicated. (M/M, M/F, Other)

 

Twisted Gifts by

In Inherent Gifts, Jere learned to navigate his new world where slavery was not only enforced, but thrust upon him in the form of a young slave named Wren. It only takes one foot on a different path to change everything though. What would Wren and Jere be like if Wren had broken free from slavery before Jere ever met him? In an alternate universe, Wren and Jere became very different people. (M/M)

 

Inherent Risk by

Months have passed since Jere and Wren first came to peace with their new life together in the slave state of Hojer. Jere’s clinic has succeeded perhaps too well, leaving both men exhausted and stressed. When Jere goes looking for a new slave to help with the business, Wren objects vehemently. He doesn’t want to risk the exposure of their secret relationship, much less the forbidden gift he’s only just learning to control. || Worse yet, the new girl, Isis, is nothing but trouble. Battered, broken, and rebellious, she won’t even let Jere heal the most basic wounds left from years of abuse by her previous masters. When Isis lands them all in legal trouble, Jere can no longer afford to ignore the realities of being in a slave state. The three of them will have to work together to fight back. Can Jere confront his public role as a master and still be the submissive partner Wren loves so dearly? (M/M)

 

Jingle Boy by

Even after The Fall, a new world that struggled with changes also fought to keep some of the old traditions alive. Wren’s life as a slave has left him with years of painful memories, including those of terrible holiday gifts meant to hurt and humiliate. Wren’s new master, Jere, has treated him far kinder since inheriting him, but when their first Christmas together comes upon them, the promise-dipped threat of a Christmas present makes Wren question how long such kindness will last. (M/M)

 

Party Favors by

Upon moving to a slave state for a home and job he inherited, Jere has experienced more culture shock than he ever thought possible. Especially when he finds out that he also inherited a slave. In an attempt to follow protocol, he attends a holiday party where he sees how the local slaveowners really treat their property and finally understands what his own slave, Wren, had been trying to prepare him for. When one young slave has had more than Jere can take, he steps in to give the slave an escape from the unpleasant night and fantasizes about a mystery man. (M/M)

 

In Other Hands by

Before Wren was inherited by his new master, his life was a nightmare that spanned years instead of hours, one from which he couldn’t wake, because it was real. His new master, Jere, is trying hard to prove to Wren that he is safe now and cared about, but ghosts from the past still haunt Wren. When Wren has a nightmare and doesn’t want to be touched, Jere finds a way to comfort Wren without touching anything but his heart. (M/M)

Dangerous Steps by

Against his own beliefs, Jere has lived in a slave state with his slave and lover, Wren, for a year. Wren is forbidden to leave the state and Jere refuses to leave Wren behind. Despite reluctantly adapting to the ways of his new state, Jere misses the carefree life he had before moving to Hojer and inheriting a slave. He wants to show Wren a fun evening out. After a night at a club, they have an encounter on that way home that reminds them both just how different things are in a slave state. (M/M)

 

Andromache’s Prize by

When Briseis had belonged to noble Achilles, she had been better able to bear slavery. Now, though, the heroes had all sailed away home, leaving baser men to strip the carcass of Troy. Briseis had been given into the hands of cruel Calygdus, and nightly she suffered for his every shame and weakness. Until the night that Andromache and the women of Troy fell upon the Greek camp, slaying the men and releasing the women slaves, promising them freedom in the City of Women. Freedom, and love… (M/F, F/F)

Executive Benefits by

Jeremy was only a drone, a mere cog in the wheels of Talon Industries, born and bred to janitorial servitude. That was, until the day he accidentally looked an executive in the eye and the executive looked back. Barrie Talon was a prince of the world, born and bred to run Talon Industries. Yet, for all his wealth and power, he felt alone; people saw only his executive suit, not the man in it. That is, until the day a drone dared to look at him with desire. Two men are at opposite ends of the world in almost every way, but can’t stop wanting each other. (M/M)