© 1999 Dark
- Disclaimer and warning: This story was inspired by the
characters shown in the Universal owned crossover between Xena;
Warrior Princess and Hercules TLJ; Armageddon II. I am not keeping
them and I certainly won't be making any financial gain while
they're in my care.
Their presentation here is original to my interpretation and first posted on the internet on October 1st 1999. Since that date, there has been six off shoots from this original characterization written both by myself and others who had obtained permission from me to use/eloberate on them. If you feel equally inspired to write about the characters, events, or situations shown in this story. Please contact me to discuss appropriate disclaimers to be used in your contribution.
- This story is also told in
the first person and with a lot left to the imagination, it still
carries a NC 17 rating for inferred sex between two women, a swear
word or two as well as S/m and Bondage concepts.
- For M.
The first time I saw her, I was standing in line on a small
platform waiting to be resold. Well, it wasn't exactly the first time
I'd seen her. I mean I'd seen her from a distance plenty of times
whenever she came into the square or led a detachment of her troops
out of the village. But it was definitely the first time I'd been so
close, I could see for myself the stories about her eyes being cobalt
blue were no exaggeration.
She walked right past me at first, and I remember feeling very
relieved that I'd drawn no attention to myself that would cause her
But she'd turned back. When she finished her inspection of the
line, she was in front of me again. Two of her royal guard flanked
her, looking me over like they could actually afford me for
themselves. Black and gold robes billowed about her like sculptured
wings as her midnight hair and Sovereign crown glared down from
above. She seemed huge in comparison to my meager build. Even on the
platform, she towered over me. I had to will my legs not to simply
give way in her presence.
She didn't speak, at least not directly to me. Just a simple wave
of her hand in my general direction and a clipped command cast off to
some unseen slaver.
"Her." She said and before I knew it, someone had me by my
collar and was pulling me down from the platform.
You see, I'd become too old to be house help with a brand new
husband around. My mistress had caught her dearly betrothed trying to
take a peak under my skirt on their wedding night and I suppose, it
really wasn't much of a choice - him or me. It was why I'd been sold
back to the government. Why I'd been given a bath and a clean set of
rags, ready for some warlord or merchant who had it in his mind to
keep a body servant.
Thinking back, I guess I was lucky in a way that I caught her eye.
I got pushed and turned so many times I started to feel dizzy. The
streets were particularly busy and her appearance in the city no
doubt added to the throng. It's funny, I'd grown up on those streets
of her kingdom, been orphaned, sold and resold so many times I'd lost
count. This was different somehow. I expected to be in the back of
some cart on my way to a make shift camp. Or already being poured by
grubby hands while my new "Master" checked me over. Instead I was on
my way to the God's only knew under the guide of military guard. I
When my head finally stopped spinning, I was being ushered through
the rear gates of her palace. I recognized the line of scrap bins
just inside that I'd been forced to scavenge from in my harder times
and cringed at the possibility of ever needing to visit them again. A
little while after being halted at a water barrel and told to wash my
feet and hands, I was shoved through yet another door to her personal
The room appeared empty so my escort had me kneel in the very
center of a rug of such materials I guessed had been acquired from
her many exploits overseas. I waited for an eternity, kneeling there
next to some oversized brute with his boot on my shoulder to keep me
down. I stared at the colorful textures and tried to work out why
she'd picked me. Feeling sick to my stomach, I was worried how she'd
react when she discovered she'd claimed second-hand goods.
She entered silently through an entrance I had not seen. She
didn't say much to me then either. Actually, the only reason I
realized she'd been speaking to me at all, was because after the
guards had backed their way out, I was the only other person there.
Then it wasn't really like a conversation, more like abrupt remarks
made to the air of what she wanted.
"Take your clothes off."
"Open your legs - wider."
A few more phrases that amounted to nothing more than;
turn, or bend, or, like this. Not anything I
could really think meant she was interested in whether I had a
response to her commands or if I cared what she did.
She didn't take her robes off, not that time. Just kind of parted
the folds and lay down on top of me, spreading the collection of
embroidered silk and satin over us like a blanket. She didn't hurt
me. In fact she hardly touched me, you know - down there. A brief
kind of grab and fondle so she could ready herself but nothing more.
She made me put my hands above my head and used her arms to pin me
down. Then she kissed me roughly about my neck and shoulders as she
ground herself against me.
It didn't last that long - longer than the men who'd used me but
not much more. She barely made a sound while she was doing it, less
still when I knew she'd approached and achieved what I was there for. Leaving a slick layer of moisture on my crotch as the only trace of her release. She only stayed on top of me long enough
to catch her breath. Then she let go of my hands and was off me,
striding away from the huge bed and me like she had something
important to attend to. She kept walking, tucking herself back in,
until she was almost at the door. Just before she opened it she
turned back, still not really looking at me and said,
"You're done. Get dressed."
So I did.
Knowing I would have missed the last shipment for the day, I took
myself back down to the slavers' compound. There was always one or
two pallets left for those waiting to be placed. I waited in and
around the compound for three days for someone to whack a new collar
on me or tell me what I should do.
No one came and no one said anything. Stranger still, the slavers
didn't try to throw me out or have me for boarding costs. The best
explanation I could get out of anyone was that I had a new owner and
that I should mind my tongue if I intended to keep it.
The next time I saw her was the day before the autumn festival.
Perhaps a quarter moon had elapsed from our original encounter and I
had started to think I was ready for resale again. Two of her guards
arrived at my tiny cell, grabbing me pretty much like they had before
and hauled me discreetly back down to her private suite. I knew where
I was heading this time and tried to step carefully so I wouldn't
arrive looking like I'd been dragged through the mud. It didn't help
much and I was still forced to wash my feet and legs at the livery
before they would take me the rest of the way.
I leaned against one of the stable walls to keep my balance while
I did my best to give the appearance of taking a bath, wondering why
I was worried if she thought I smelled or not. I knew somehow,
she would have me wash properly first. She always made me wash first.
She was there this time to give me a greeting of sorts, sitting
on the edge of her magnificent fur-covered bed in a dark blue and
gold trimmed gown with the hint of bare leg showing. I knelt the
instant the guard let go of my arms and cast my eyes downward. They
left without a word and I heard her rise up, and then move to cast a
She didn't say too much more than she did the first time but her
tone was less abrasive and somehow less distant. She touched me a
whole lot more though and had me touch her. I'd never been an active
participant in sex before, well, except when I was by myself. I
remember it felt bizarre to be actually reaching over and stroking
smooth sweet smelling flesh that didn't involve having my head held
down and my hands forced. The only comment she made about not being my first was it just saved her the trouble of doing it herself. She made
me come - much to both our surprise - forcing open a part of me no
one had been before in a way that shamed and shocked me all at
the same time. She taught me what she liked most - to have me that
way from behind and with what, then she instructed me on how I could
do it right with little pain.
She had me bath her after, leaning back to brush against my belly
while I soaped and molded her front.
She told me there was some food left for me in the kitchen. But
she didn't look up when I bid her good night, sensing without
instruction that she was done with me. I sat in the dingy parlor then
with the chef, and ate a feast of fresh fruit, meat and oven bread.
If it hadn't been for the after-effects of her attention to my sex
and the bite marks on my neck and breasts, I could have fancied
myself as a queen. - Or at least the property of a queen. My sole
companion, an elderly woman who appeared to sample too much of her
own cooking, didn't say more than was necessary to me either. I think
she kind of felt sorry for me, knowing where I'd been and why. But
she smiled pleasantly enough and gave me a parcel to take away.
I walked back to my cell with enough food wrapped in clean linen
to feed me for days without begging, guided by the same guards who
had brought me to her. I slept well that night with my booty tucked
up under my clothes for safekeeping and dreamed dreams of wandering
the countryside telling tales of great adventure.
Then it became quite regular, every other day the guards would
come. They stopped mauling me after the night she fed me and provide
safe passage through the rear alley ways that led to the palace.
A bath would await me and, in time, a robe to avoid a chill if she
was delayed. I knew to remove it instantly in her presence, but I
liked the fact that I had something nice that was almost my own. I
never had anything made of silk before nor anything that I knew had
been made purely for me. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't like a consort
or anything. I had one purpose and one purpose alone in her chambers.
To lay or kneel or stand in answer to whatever her drive dictated.
She touched me as if I was hers, because I was. Sometimes she used me
with all the attention of someone using me as their toilet. Sometimes
with a kind of tenderness that almost fooled me into thinking she
cared if I enjoyed it or not. Either way I was called to serve her
and serve I did.
Often she beat me. Not because I hadn't performed best what was my
role, but because it simply pleased her to do so. She would chain me
spread eagle on her bed so I could see the strikes delivered and take
a short whip or crop to me. Sometimes she would leave my hands undone
so I could hold myself splayed for her, or just have me stand or
kneel, removing the protective illusion being bound could give.
But when she was done, whether it was with beating or having me in
her bed or across a table, the end was always the same.
She would disentangle herself, release me from my bindings or
withdraw and rise off me, walking away, always to the most distant
point that her suite allowed.
"You're done." She would state in a voice that bid no
objection and I wisely would bow respectfully, gather my clothing and
In time, I was provided with my own quarters within the walls of
her palace, in distance they were no more than a few turns of a
corridor away from her private chamber. But far enough so I could
never confuse my position. I wore a collar, crafted in fine dark
leather that could be removed, but still a collar that bore her
crest. I had a wardrobe of clothing including undergarments of such
sheerness, I could close my eyes and pretend to be naked in them. All
of my gowns were designed to be opened easily and with little fuss.
Some barely covered my 'attributes' as she called them. Many,
especially my under things, had no gusset.
Still, it seemed I spent much of my free time making repairs to
the assortment of rips and tears she managed to make because of her
haste to have me.
Outside the walls of her empire, regiments fought battles in her
name and returned victorious time and again, in the months I had
become bound to her. She would parade me for her amusement at the
functions organized to praise them, punish me for their petty
She took me frequently in the company of others, generally with
little thought for my comfort or embarrassment.
All too often in the beginning, she would fly into uncontrollable
and violent rages, seemingly with no provocation. I realized later
that it was usually followed by the start of her curses a day or two
on. But back then, I had no idea what plagued her and would often
take the brunt, bewildered and afraid.
One time when she thought I'd hadn't been listening to her, she
dragged me the entire length of the palace, north to south, bare as I
had been in my service and still with her essence smeared over my
skin. She had been naked herself, save the floor-length robe and
slippers she'd quickly donned. I remember the sight of brilliant
colors flapping beside me, occasionally her garment parting from the
pace to show muscled thighs as she pulled me along by my hair. All
the way down to the stables, she bellowed, scolding me that I was
more interested in turning the head of any one of her soldiers than
in what she had to say.
She offered me to any and all we encountered on our way, ranting
in the most explicit and humiliating terms that they could have my
cunt, it wasn't fresh when she'd got me anyhow, but my ass would
always remain hers. Not surprisingly, she had no takers, just
obediently bowed heads and a trail of nervous followers made up of
her Captain and several of his lieutenants. It took four of them to
hold me still when we finally arrived and woke the blacksmith, and
two to steady the iron so the brand would go on clean. She didn't
call for me for nights after that and when she did the X she'd had
burned into to my shoulder had healed enough so she needn't take
particular care with me.
On another occasion, she made me stand for hours in the winter's
rain. Holding my torn clothing out in each hand with my back
and breasts bleeding from her belt, because I hadn't worn the dress
she'd been expecting. She'd used her thing on me before she'd pushed
me out into the forecourt and just to teach me I was nothing more
than her 'bitch', she made me keep it up inside me while I relearned
Other times she would simply withdraw and not send for me for
periods that stretched on from days to weeks. I would manage well
enough through the daylight hours, having plenty to occupy my mind.
At night, I'd lay awake wondering what I had done wrong and who she
had taken in my place. The isolation was worse then any beating and
bore deeper than any prong. As least when she hit me or had my sex, I
had a purpose. Even in her rage, it was clear in some strange way,
she needed me. Without it, I was nothing. She knew it and so did I.
Just as suddenly she would reappear, recovered from whatever angered
or bothered her and summon me back to her chambers - treating me with
such nonchalance and as if no time had elapsed from our last time
Throughout it all, I always had plenty to eat, amicable company
among the other servants and a warm bed that though threatened often
enough, I was never required to share with anyone but her.
Over time, she allowed me to remove my collar when I was within
the palace's gates, she would leave me to myself on the first night
of my monthly's and on occasion, she would have me share a meal and
conversation with some passing dignitary or scholar. But she never
once kissed me on the mouth with any affection or referred to me by
I have served her now for so many seasons that it's impossible to
draw distinction between my born freedom and my life with her. I am
twice the age I was when I came to her and I sometimes think, no
wiser. She still rules with an iron will and is still known and
feared as the Destroyer of Nations, the Empress - ruler of all the
lands. She still calls me to her bed with the frequency of a male in
their prime and still appears as beautiful as the first time I stood
on that platform and studied the color of her eyes.
A few nights ago, with her back turned away and the protection of
a darkened bed to shroud her, she told me that she wished things
between us could have been different. And if they were, she would
have filled my belly with children she'd be glad to call her own. She
didn't elaborate and I didn't push her to. I wanted to say something
like, 'I would have liked that too.' But what would have been
the point? We both know wishing doesn't change a thing.
I don't know if she has taken others since I came to the confines
of her palace. Part of me whispers it doesn't matter, while another
secretly frets at the possibility that I have not been enough for
I have taught myself to read and write and I keep detailed scrolls
of my thoughts. I know I'll never have cause to share them with
another soul, yet strangely I feel compelled to tell my story, if
only to myself. I think if it wasn't for my scrolls, for the handful
of books she has allowed me to keep over the years, I would have lost
the ability to think long ago. I read mostly of adventures which make
her laugh and give her reason to tease me. Sometimes I read them to
her and catch her watching me with a look I hardly recognize.
I write mostly of what was once my childish dreams. Dreams that
now are stranger than any bard's fictitious tale.
My name is Gabrielle and I am the Conqueror's whore.
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