Revealing oneself to others means that you have the trust to know that they will be fair to you. The Queen of the Succubi hopes for that always…
By TeraS and JHB
He caught his breath, and tried for a moment to appear non-plussed.
“You call me a flatterer, yet your words are quite charming and . . .”
Oh, forget being non-plussed!! He was shocked, and could not lie about it. This was the Queen of the Succubi, a creature he could scarcely have imagined moments ago!!
He bowed down, aslow as he could. What does one do in the presence of a Queen.
“Your Majesty. Yet this does confirm my theory, for you seem much more enigmatic, even inscrutable, than evil.”
Tera looked bemused for a moment as her tail swisched behind her, then she said with a giggle in her voice, “Congratulations… You are the one-billionth person to do that… Now stand up darn it all… I am the Queen but I will be darned if people will do that all the time in my presence…”
Her hands were warm to the touch as she helped him to stand up again. Then she said, “I’m not like other Royalty my dear… All of that formality only serves to put up a barrier between whom we are and what the role says we must be… I have never enjoyed sitting on a throne and waving a hand in demand of something…”
Once he was standing again she reached her left hand to his nose and touched it with one slim finger as she said, “Being the Queen does not mean that you cannot be yourself… It’s better to act as you are than to hide behind the position that word gives… In fact, I do not allow others to call me Queen… I am Tera first. I am me first. All else is second to that…”
Almost words to live by aren’t they?