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MABINA: The first thing you need to really, really understand is that words have power.
Words have power.
MABINA: I assume Conrad already told you about Oaths. Our word means what it means, and reality can be awfully literal about enforcing it.
CASSIDY: Making real. Seriously. If you promise to do something, reality will smack you in the face if you don’t.
MABINA: Likewise, Ownership. You’re already figuring out, I think, that it’s not just a set of words.
CONRAD: The safe thing, ah, is to never say anything without thinking it over, or, at least, nothing concrete. And never use the words “promise” or “swear.” Or, you know, “Belong.”
TARO: Little late for that.
MABINA: So the words that you spoke with Conrad – bind both of you. Bind him to your will… he physically can’t disobey a direct order.
KAI: Conrad… kiss Taro.
TARO: Fuck that shit!
CONRAD: (Standing up) I’d really rather not.
TARO: Damnit, Kai. (frowning)
‘LISHA: It’s more than following orders, though.
TARO: Shut up, ‘Lisha.
‘LISHA: Fuck you, Taro. He’s my friend, too, and she needs to understand.
CONRAD: (tensely) Understand what?
Ownership has several qualities to it:
TARO: Ha! That’s a myth
VLAD: No, it’s not. It’s the cornerstone of the relationship
TARO: (Sneering) Obedience is the cornerstone of the Master-Slave relationship.
MABINA: (Implacably calmly) A Master-slave relationship, perhaps, but not one between Keeper and Kept.
TARO: Same thing.
CASSIDY: Only when a bitch or a nutjob is holding the leash. Calm down, Taro.
‘LISHA: He’s got a point. It’s like this…
** And about Old Ones
KAI: People honestly stand there and let their… Keeper… hit them?
TARO: (Darkly) When your Owner says stand still, you stand still until she tells you that you can move. No matter what she’s doing to you.
KAI: Well, how do you get around that?
CASSIDY: Don’t get Owned.
Don't get Owned.
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