“Sis, you are the biggest bore.”
The twin-brother was up on the balcony above the courtyard. But Ka-Lan’s first priority was the pile of logs bound together down here in the square. Were those dark-brown stains blood?
“Your timing stinks.”
“Interrupting, were we?”
The sister’s scorn was accompanied by her brother looking back into his room.
“Got a couple of new whores, I hear. Just getting down to it, were you ….?”
The brother’s shirt had been thrown on, open down the front. The sister was interrupting. Now Ka-Lan understood his obvious irritation at his sister’s summons. He suspected she thought her timing immaculate.
“Sorry to interrupt ….” Her tone said she was not in the slightest. In fact, she was enjoying rubbing her brother’s nose in his frustrations.
“In father’s absence, it is you that decides. You are MAN of the house ….. brother-dear.”
Ka-Lan noted she spoke to her brother with the same tone of contempt she had reserved for him. He remembered .. she was born the older twin. But born a girl, she didn’t count. But her bitterness did.
“You command. YOUR duty to order slaves disciplined.”
The brother cast an eye back into the room. Other things required his attention. That was where his priorities lay.
“What you damn-well want? What’s this thing done?”
The sister’s eyes spat contempt at Ka-Lan before she answered. He’d been released from that stupid yoke. Now he just stood by that pile of blood-soaked logs. Dragged here through the house, everyone gawping. His sorry-arse hauled here for judgement. Stood waiting for justice to be done.
Injustice. Punishment for a crime he hadn’t committed. Except she had bored.
She sneered up at her half-undressed brother.
“Order his bare arse whipped. Lashed till he screams. Thrash it till he can’t walk.”
Her sadistic glance whipped down Ka-Lan’s bare front. He could almost feel her nails gouging her bitterness down his muscled chest.
“Then .. teach the dog a lesson he’ll not forget. Work that whiplashed butt off down the mines.”
Ka-Lan shivered when he saw the brother shrug. Dismissed that easily. Because he had a pair of whores gunning for him inside. Then Ka-Lan saw the twin-brother frown. His eyes ran down Ka-Lan’s bare front. Why did he feel they rested on the lump of rags in his groin?
“This the dog who’s been doing the cow?”
Ka-Lan felt his nakedness swallowed up by the brother .. unwillingly trapped by his bad-tempered sister on that balcony. When he had better things to be doing. The brother didn’t bother waiting for his sister to reply.
“Got her up the spout, hasn’t he?”
Ka-Lan’s spirits lifted. And that meant … he was owed? The brother was shaking his head. YES!
“And if the stupid cow goes and loses it ……?”
Ka-Lan’s desperation was only one step behind the brother’s logic.
“Done it once .. this dog ‘ll do it again ……”
Ka-Lan’s “assets” were racing to his rescue.
The sister started to protest. But her brother shouted back.
“That cock of his is our backup. It stays.”
She yelled back.
“This insolent pig needs discipline …..”
Her brother, irritated by her behaviour as much as his frustration to get back to more serious work, shouted her down. Males dominated over the female in this house.
“Then discipline it. As much as it takes. BUT .. that arse does not leave this house.”
Ka-Lan saw the brother’s hand run impatiently down his front. It disappeared down behind the balcony-wall. Something down there was requiring his attention.
“You said it, sister-dear. Mine to command.”
Triumphant he sneered back down at his twin. Getting his own back on her for interrupting the day he had planned out. Sibling rivalry coming to Ka-Lan’s rescue.
“THIS is what I command.”
He whipped his gaze quickly down Ka-Lan stood there .. as good as naked .. a beast .. an animal. But one whose cock had earned the brother a dowry to settle his debts. A quick glance. But the brother’s sneer quickly flashed down at his sister. Not much love lost here. She had frustrated his plans. He was going to frustrate hers.
“Discipline the dog. Payback for insolence. As much as it takes. Till he screams. Till he passes out if that gets you going …… Sister-dear.”
Temporary head-of-the-household, he was exercising his power over his older twin.
“But that prick’s cock stays unharmed. Got it?”
The look returned to Ka-Lan. Rushed down his muscled front .. lingered briefly on the shredded cobbles of his belly. And focused in on the precious asset hidden by the rags.
“If it turns you on, sister-dear .. thrash that arse till he can’t sit down for a week.”
His eyes squared harshly on the sister. The brother’s hand fingered towards Ka-Lan’s groin.
“THAT is our back-up. THAT stays unharmed.”
His eyes glared at his older twin. His question obvious in his gaze. Got it? Or too obsessed to remember the truth, sis?
“THAT arse stays in the house. No mines. No risks. Back-up.”
The brother was shaking his head at a sister who could not stop herself. Disdain. That she could not control her sordid instincts.
Ka-Lan felt the young Master’s eyes run down his muscled belly till it played over his “assets” again.
“Beat the fucker’s arse till he can’t walk.”
He scoffed .. his hand still at work below the balcony wall.
“Just do me a favour, sis. Just don’t make it too loud. Eh? There’s a good girl.”
He laughed taunting his sister. And then dismissively the young Master disappeared back inside. Back to things that mattered.