!!pyb5WSpixjT 04/25/11(Mon)03:10 No.14713154|
You have Septimia and Antonina spar with the padded clubs. Slicks sits out, but you make her watch and report her explanations.
Slicks is clever as fuck. You may have misjudged her at first glance; she seems to have limited skills in speaking and understanding Imperial, but the truth is that she only has trouble making human noises. She picks up on what is going on immediately, and simply prefers to not spend ten minutes trying her best to squeeze out a sentence when a nod will do.
Once Slicks gets her stitches out, you put her back on sparring duty, occasionally having her or one of the girls sit out to analyze the fight she just saw. It works pretty well. You can tell the girls are moving from being competent attackers and defenders to having their own adaptable styles and counters.
You aren't sure about renting out your slaves as guards (1 vote in favor of considering it, no votes for it), but you keep it in mind.
The second week goes by quickly. You head over to Marianus' office at the start of the third week for your monthly meeting.
Marianus is a bit surprised when you walk in, but he seems happy to see you.
"Got some great news for you! It looks like after your last fights, I can bump you up a bit further. You'll have your girl's name on the sign and everything. And fifty silver as pay. An easy fight, too... a pushover opponent.
Oh, and it's a deathmatch. But, like I said, a pushover. So, sign here?"