It's day two of the "I'm Hearing Voices Blogfest" and this time we have to introduce two characters using nothing but dialogue.
I've set up an imaginary conversation between the heroine from my futuristic romance novel, 'Starquest', and Narjohol, the antogonist.
JESS: On the contrary, the people of Phidia begged me to fetch help to free them fromAyandos when he invaded their world and enslaved the population to mine the planet’s minerals and precious stones. Ayandos was much like yourself really. I would hardly call rounding up innocent citizens on remote planets, and selling them as slaves a 'legal vocation'. Slavery is a crime on most of the civilised planets.
AYANDOS: Not in the sector of space where I come from. Slavery is considered a very respectable occupation there. You may be feisty, for a human female, but you are very naïve too. My spies tell me you were foolishly willing to sacrifice yourself for the love of one of the men on board the Destiny, when you brought the crew to Phidia.
JESS: Love is something a cold blooded monster like you could never understand, Narjohol. I would do it again – and I intend to search the galaxy until I find the Destiny, and he and I are reunited. I hope that one day you will be made to pay for your crimes, because I’m certain you will never change your cruel ways.
AYANDOS: Take care my dear, you were lucky to escape from me, Should I ever get the chance I will take the greatest pleasure in torturing you again, and if that happens, I promise - you will not live to tell the tale!
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