Chapter I – New Master
"Xaldin, are you in here?" I said as I came into view by the kitchen door.
"Yes, sir, I am." Xaldin turned around and stood straight. He looked as if he was hiding something. I strain my neck to see around him.
"What are you doing?" I go around him and see the cookie batter. "Again… Xaldin?"
"Sorry sir, the maids asked for a break time snack." He says with a straight face.
"Be sure to tell them to set an extra place setting… I am going into the market today to buy a new slave." He bows as I turn and head for the kitchen door.
"Yes, sir." Xaldin turns back to his baking.
I head for the main hallway so I can fetch my coat and gloves. As the big double front doors are in my view, I step aside to a walk-in closet underneath the two grand staircases.
I grab my coat and gloves, give the butler and doorman a nod, and leave out the door. Walking out into the misty cool air, my carriage is waiting for me in front of the stairs. My doorman opens the door for me as I climb in. He shuts the door and hops up onto his booster on the side of the black carriage.
Then we leave for town…
My name is Riku Suzuki. I am 21 years of age and have no mutual family. They all have died when I was just 16, of course they didn't leave me without anything.
They gave me everything… the mansion, the family business, the land and the millions. I never would have wanted all of this, but ever since my parents were killed, I felt as if it was my duty to fulfill my dad's dream…
To give the land back to the Nekos….
I hope to give him his wish one day… because I am a Neko too…
Once we arrive in Town Square, I can see the auction has already begun outside of the carriage door.
My carriage door opens and I hear the auctioneer yelling 'sold' as a young Neko boy about 10 years of age walks off the stage to his new master.
I take a seat near the back…
"Nooo~! Don't take him! Please… he is my brother! Please!"
A Neko boy, of 14 years, screams for me. His big blue eyes are filled of tears and his white ears are tucked down into his one-sided spikey blonde hair.
You would never think we are twins, but we are. Only my hair is brown and spiked out to the sides.
We hold on to one another for dear life. Our old master is selling us. He stalks over to where we are and he grabs my brown tail and pulls as hard as he can.
I yell in pain and try to hold on to my brother. He and I screaming for master to stop. He tightens his grip on my tail and yanks hard. I feel something snap… and I lose my grip on my brother…
"Nooo~! Master please…" He cries as I am pulled away. He starts to crawl after me, when Master turns back around to face him.
"I am no longer your Master, you filthy whore! Now shut the hell up!" He yells over the sobs I cry as he continues to struggle with me.
I squirm in his grasp, turning and twisting to get away and back to my brother. One of his hands comes into my view… I wait until it's near my face and I bite his wrist as hard as I can.
He yells in pain and drops me… I run back to Roxas. He reaches out for me as I wrap my arms around him and kiss his face. He cries harder and says inaudible things into my shoulder.
I take his face in my hands and make him look at me, "Roxas… Listen to me, okay? I love you so much… And no matter what happens just promise me you won't forget me?" I tear up as he nods his head… I place a kiss on his forehead.
"I love you too Sora! I promise!" Roxas whispers as I hug him one last time before I am yanked back.
"You little bitch! Just who do you think you are?!" He roughly grabs onto me and pulls me towards the stage. I hurriedly look back behind me at my twin.
"Roxas, I'll find you again! I promise… I'll come back for you!" I yell as I am pulled away again. My old Master hits me across the face.
I yell out and hear Roxas scream out my name… right before I am brought out in front of the crowd once more…
"Now we shall move on to the teenage slaves." The auctioneer announces, as three neko boys and two neko girls walk out onto the stage. They had nothing on but a slave collar.
I watch the stage and know that one of these are going to be my new slave.
I feel a tap on my shoulder and look behind me. "Lord Riku, may I take that seat beside you?" A tall stranger asks.
"But of course, sir." I watch him sit down and I see red hair poking out from the bottom of his top hat. I smile. I cannot see his face because it is covered in the shade.
"I'm sorry, but have we met before." I turn towards the man and smile. He continues to face the stage.
"I think we gambled once. Am I correct? I think I owe you some money.." He turns towards me and I catch his face before he turns back.
"Axel, my friend… You have a lot to learn about trickery." I say to my step-brother. I had known it was him from the moment I saw the red hair.
When, my father remarried, I had gained an older brother. Axel is 23 and we are more like friends on the outside, but truthfully we love one another like brothers should.
Axel has been there for me since I was 3 and he was always looking out for me and helping in any way he can. When I hit the age of 6 and Axel 8… that's when we learnt about our sexual orientation…
I came home crying one day because I lost my stuffed bear that my birth mom made me… Axel came to my room and gave me his. He cradled me in his arms and stroked my face and arms…
"Riku, Can I kiss you?" Axel asked me. I looked up through my tears at his face.
"What's kiss?" I asked. He smiled and thought for a minute.
"I don't know, but I see mommy and daddy do it all the time… and some more stuff that looks fun…" Axel looked back at me and smiled. "Can I try it on you? It might be fun!"
I wiped my eyes, "Sure, show me." I said as he leaned towards me and pressed his lips to mine. I didn't know what to think at first but I went along with it.
After that we would just kiss, Mom and Dad even saw us do it and thought it was cute… but when I turned eight and Axel hit 10… Mom and Dad separated us and told us it was wrong.
"It's not right for two men to kiss… So we are placing you in separate rooms… Axel you are not allowed near Riku anymore. Do you hear me?" That's what our mom had said to us. But that didn't stop us. And soon it became more than kissing Axel had found out that I made weird noises when he touched my nipples and my groin.
It had become brother incest…
It continued like that for years until our family slowly started to die… We had grown sad and tired not wanting to do anything to upset the family…
But then everyone left us…
I myself had gained nearly everything when our family had died from the Spanish Influenza. Axel and I had fought then, but then one thing always brought us back together. Our little sister, Namine…
Axel and I were only 16 and 18 when our parents had died. So Namine needed someone to look after her. We came together again to help protect her.
But after she had died the same death as the rest of our family… Axel and I had vowed to never fight again… for Namine.
Ever since then, we have been close, never fighting and never leaving each other.
"Damn, you knew it was me, how?" Axel complains as he removes his top hat to reveal his bright green eyes and upside down teardrop tattoos under each eye.
"Honestly, Axel. Who has hair like yours? Needless to say your red ears and tail." I point out by pulling on his tail for emphasis.
He laughs and smiles down at me, "True brother. You have that way of knowing me even in my most hard disguises." He smiles again and looks back towards the stage.
"So, what brings you to the slave auction?" I ask as he removes his white gloves and places them in his coat pockets.
He looks at the stage and I notice that there are only the boys left. "I need a servant. My others are getting older and I need to replace them."
"Ah… I see. That's almost my reason." I say wondering if he will get upset by my true reason.
"What is your real reason for being here?" He asks as he looks down at me with a questionable smirk.
I smile sadly, "I'm lonely… with you always gone and no one around to talk to anymore. I thought I would take one of the slaves away from their past."
He smiles and pats me on the back. I feel my cheeks redden the tiniest bit as I look away from him and on the stage once more.
That's when I see him…
With brown hair that looks so soft, big blue eyes that are filled with sadness and a small frail body that has taken on many scars.
When the auctioneer said his name... I knew he was the one I have been waiting for.
"Sora, a neko boy of 14 years, is a hard worker and is a virgin…"
I zoned out at about that time. Not wanting to listen to the bid on me. All I could think about was my brother. Roxas must be so scared right now. I wish I could be with him. I promised him I will find him and we will escape together.
I intend to keep that promise…
I feel tears rolling down my face as I think about him. My eyes are blurry, so I can't see who all are bidding on me. I can faintly hear the crowd calling out bids.
That is until I hear that voice…
"20,000 munny!" I blink my eyes and search for the person with that voice.
I see just as I hear his name being called out…
"Sold to Lord Riku Suzuki for 20,000 munny!" The auctioneer yelled out. He hit his gavel on the his sound-block just as my new Master walked up onto the stage…