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29 August 2007 @ 10:21 am
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Elondriel, Cornelius Aelianus, Flavia Aelianus
Summary: The guests gone, Cornelius makes a slightly inebriated decision and as all such decisions tend to be, it's not the smartest.
Warnings: none
Status: Complete
Open to the household

Cornelius drank little and with measure, but having a Captain and an Oracle visit was not a usual occasion. With household affairs safely in Nicia's hands, he could be sure to slip away without any danger, even in the early hours of the evening. Of course, if he could help the man finding out until later when he would no longer have to endure abuse as he attempted to fall into the world of Morpheus, Cornelius would take the chance and have another servant help him to sleep.

As he so often seemed to do these days, he somehow ended up asking for Elondriel and could barely bring himself to believe it was accidental and simply a means to teach the boy about household chores. He couldn't believe it even drunk.
 
 
28 August 2007 @ 10:41 pm
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Stratorius Livia Lucius, A. Livia Calidus
Summary: Two brothers reunite,
Warnings: none
Status: In progress
Open

He was wandering back to his room when he spotted a familiar face. Perhaps his hopes hadn't been so childish after all.

Being careful to be quiet, and also that no one would see, he snuck up on his brother, wrapping his arms around him from behind.

"Antaeus," he whispered in greeting, never needing his elder brother so much as now.
 
 
28 August 2007 @ 05:15 pm
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters:  Cornelius Aelianus, Calidus, Idola Diana
Summary: After their chance meeting, Cornelius invites Diana and Calidus to his home.
Warnings: none
Status: Complete
Open to the house



While Calidus had been to many places, and had seen many things, life growing up as a Plebeian had fixed him in a state of mind that all people had been poor like he had, and only temples and those of theupper class could afford homes that were not of the norm. Yet he found it a surprise when he'd entered the home of Cornelius Aelianus. He'd told them in passing he was of the middle class, yet from the looks of things, he was very well off.

"This place is beautiful," he breathed out as they walked through the courtyard.
 
 
28 August 2007 @ 05:17 pm
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Stratorius Livia Lucius, Doriana
Summary: The Progress is in town--Lucius' first run. He meets a wandering barbarian Gaul.
Warnings: none
Status: In progress
Open

Lucius was walking alone, finally the others had left him. He wondered if his brother might be in town as well.. but it was mostly wishful, foolish, childish thinking. He bit his lip, walking along the dark street. He couldn't sleep just yet, couldn't eat.. He wouldn't be much company at the moment, not that he would want it.

Which is when he saw her. A beautiful young girl who looked to be made of spun glass. His heart caught in his throat as he took in her weary and ragged appearance.

He approached her softly, placing a hand on her arm.

"Are you alright, Miss?"
 
 
28 August 2007 @ 11:01 pm
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Nicia, Cornelius Aelianus
Summary: The aftermath of the flogging, Cornelius is not happy.
Warnings: none
Status: Complete
Open to the household


He toyed with the thought of selling Elondriel along. It would be easier than having to be reminded of his weakness every single damn day. He owed nothing to the boy but the treatment he'd given. He'd been forced into it. There was nothing for it.

Angry and uneasy, he retreated to his rooms, not hiding away but craving the silence his own thoughts wouldn't grant him. Why should he be so affected? It was a simple flogging, it meant little. Even the slave would have agreed it couldn't but happen after what he'd done.

But it wasn't just the flogging that made him uneasy. There was more to it than that.


 
 
 
27 August 2007 @ 07:53 pm
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Elondriel, Cornelius Aelianus
Summary: Cornelius finds out about Elondriel skipping out at night.
Warnings: none
Status: Complete
Open to the household



 
 
26 August 2007 @ 01:29 am
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Cornelius Aelianus, Nicia
Summary: Nicia has matters he wishes to discuss with his master.
Warnings: none
Status: Complete

Nicia was always awake hours before anyone else. He enjoyed the time to himself to organize his thoughts, or indulge himself on his studies of the scrolls he collected in the small room that was his own. It was almost dawn, and time for him to wake Cornelius.

He strode down the hallway to the master bedroom, rubbing a hand at his right shoulder since no one was looking. Ever since he was a young boy that shoulder ached terribly, due to it healing improperly after a justified flogging. It was rare that he paid much attention to it, to do so would imply a weakness he could not afford to have.

There was an expected way for him to carry himself. To be able to stand above the slaves who served by force, but to stay below the master he served by choice.

He stood at the side of the bed and placed a hand on Cornelius's arm and gently pressed. "Dominus? It is morning."
 
 
25 August 2007 @ 09:09 am
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Elondriel, Cornelius Aelianus
Summary:  Elondriel comes back after a rather traumatizing event.
Warnings: more nudity; random kissing. oh, and a massage, too.
Status: Complete
Open

Elondriel stumbled through the city, disturbed by everything Calidus had said; done. He was not beautiful and he surely did not belong to anyone else, especially not a man.. who was not even his lawful master. The Captain's incredulous claim on him through the Lord Mars. He snorted and then realized... he was halfway home.

Only this awful place was not his home. But where else did he have to turn, really? He was frightened and alone and his friends were most likely dead.. What other option did he have?

Well, no harm so long as he wasn't missed, as Calidus had said.
 
 
25 August 2007 @ 01:28 am
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Calidus, Cornelius Aelianus, Idola Diana
Summary: Second day of the Grand Progress. Calidus is wandering the streets, recounting the previous night.
Warnings: none
Status: In progress
Open




It was still the early hours of the morning. Most of his squad was taking this early morning time to sleep in. He hadn't seen Diana that morning, and assumed she'd woken and had gone to do her morning routine already. He began to walk again through the streets, dressed casually for the first time in months, unarmed except for his fists.

He didn't usually meander like this; only when something had affected him. And there was no doubt that the slave--Elondriel-- had affected him. He wondered why this man had stirred so much feeling within him. He knew next to nothing, save for that he was a Gaul. It wasn't his looks, or his sharp tongue. There certainly were more beautiful and more voracious men in the group he'd captured.

Maybe it was his eyes. Those beautiful green pools that gleamed with innocence in one moment, yet could change to hurt or hatred within the next. Whenever he saw them, he felt lost, like the other was looking into his soul. The feeling scared him, and made him want to own the Gaul, make him hurt, to take away the power those eyes held over him.

He scoffed then. He was talking like a lovesick girl. Mars would certainly be laughing at him if he knewwhat was stirring in this man's head. He shook the thoughts away and headed into the misty morning.
 
 
25 August 2007 @ 12:37 am
Date: Spring 51 BC
Characters: Nerida, Elondriel
Summary: Nerida tries to have a moment to herself in her new home.
Warnings: none
Status: Complete!
Open


She was half-sick of the place already and it had barely been a week. The entire lot seemed to crawl with people. Truly, was there no place she could go without feeling an eye upon her? In her frustration Nerida had decided to spend her leave outside, drifting as far away from the house as she felt was allowed and laying down in the grass.

If she closed her eyes, she could almost pretend that she was in the field surrounding her real home.