A Warriors Heart

A Warriors Heart

Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

Summary

Raina is a Lysanna, a woman on an island entirely populated by her sex. The rules of her world are simple, the Lysanna bear children and the Lie women take Lysanna to wife. It is Raina's place only ever to be submissive and marry well, or so she believes... Raina finds herself torn in a heated struggle for her heart between two potential suitors, one her forbidden yet gentle friend and the other a ruthless but passionate stranger. Slow burn, give it some time. Lesbian romance/smut.

Summary

Raina is a Lysanna, a woman on an island entirely populated by her sex. The rules of her world are simple, the Lysanna bear children and the Lie women take Lysanna to wife. It is Raina's place only ever to be submissive and marry well, or so she believes... Raina finds herself torn in a heated struggle for her heart between two potential suitors, one her forbidden yet gentle friend and the other a ruthless but passionate stranger.

Slow burn, give it some time. Lesbian romance/smut.

Chapter1 (v.1) - The beginning

Author Chapter Note

smut begins later on, if you're particularly interested in that you may want to skip forward, if you're interested in backstory/narrative this is the place to start!

Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: November 21, 2017

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Chapter Content - ver.1

Submitted: November 21, 2017

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I was born to a household not so very far from the capital that we should be considered removed from society, but far enough away that I felt, ever since I was a girl, the touch of clean air and warm sunlight on the skin. I was fortunate in this way; truthfully I was fortunate in many ways. My High Mother was a General before the wide sea, serving our country first as lieutenant, then later as distinguished Captain. She was must respected, and I remember many occasions where I would come home to the house with Mesuka, and find the Lei at meeting in our largest hall, High Mothers office. I would come around the back of the house and peer between the thin cracks in the screens. The hall would be lit with candle burners and smoking incense. I always brought back with me jasmine flowers from the gardens near our home and I would kneel, listening to their quiet talk, crushing the flowers into my hand.

 

I know that some might read this narrative and not know the ways of this country, my home, and the people who live here. I'm sure that Lei and Lysana women must exist all over the world, but I've heard they are known by different names. I heard once of a place where they're known as 'lesbians.' Another told me that they'd heard us called 'lencha' abroad, so I do not mean to assume everyone should be aware of how my world was built, or why it should be the way it is. Let me explain the simple facts. Our countries name is Evona and it is a small, yet tranquil one. It is located to the East of the wide sea and is a place of low rolling lands, strong summer heats and mild winters. The Evonarian are woman, and can be divided into two, very separate groups; Lei and Lysanna. 

 

My name is Raina Mes Renari, and like my Mesuka I am a Lysanna woman from Evona. Her name was Harlo Mes Kynor before she was married to my High Mother. To be a Lysanna woman means very simply to be without a peculiar anatomical trait: a pair of glands at the base of the throat, with which Lei can sire children. That is to say, impregnate. It is a Lysanna woman's duty, more often than not, to bear. 

 

The Lei are our soldiers, sailors, workers, politicians and High Mothers. They walk tall and purposefully, each impassive and study as stone. Almost every Lei I have met has been in the army, cavalry or navy, and I believe it is a very low thing for Lei that are not children to be servants, or farmers. Even on the rare occasion where we would have a Lei servant in the house, she would rank in the staff immediately above our highest Lysanna housekeeper. They are a very noble group, but that is not to say that Lysanna have not there own nobility. It is not to say that we are without our own rules, and graces.

 

A Lysanna lady must be meek. This is the lesson I learnt first, before all others. It is our most important rule. She must be respectful, but not obliging. Gentle, but not stupid. Lysanna are mostly servants, maids, gardeners and ladies. I have known any number of Lysanna over my life, far more than Lei, because it is not considered fit here that Lysanna should staying Lies company. They are complicated rules to this, but if you are unmarried, or if your wife is not present it is inexcusable. 

 

I learnt, by my Mesuka, to tend gardens, to manage a home, to cook beautifully and to write. Some learn to play an instrument as well, but we could not afford to when I was old enough. Although we were a gentry family, we were not rich. Not at least compared to some of the other families we knew of. My Mesuka had me only by chance, four miscarriages preceded me. After I was born she would swear no more, because my birth had nearly killed her and she was sure another would take the last of her strength. However, it left my High Mother without a Lei heir, and I know she felt it. 

 

Our home, despite all of this I think was a very beautiful one. It's walls sheltered a small garden that lead through our wide open windows into High Mothers office. Surrounding this central room where our own smaller chambers, for guests and family. The sand stone walls felt warm to the touch, always, and there was a calming fragrance that came from the flowers in our garden. Beyond the walls there was a wilder woods, still cared for but allowed greater freedom than our closed in hedgerows. It was wild jasmine that grew there and there where I loved walking most. 

 

It was this habit which first shook me out of childhood. I knew one day I would marry, that was a fact, plain as day. I did not expect I would marry for love. No woman except the very poor could expect that, and I knew that we were not so rich that my marriage had been arranged for me as a child, but also that we were not so poor that I could expect to marry less than a high ranking officer, one of my High Mothers friends. In this I wasn't wrong, but the circumstances.. I don't think anyone in our family could have foreseen. 

 

I was eighteen then, and old enough to no longer be a girl. I was a treasure to the servants and Mesuka, I believe, and I know that as formal the relationship was between me and my High mother that she did love me a little. But, now Mesuka had taken to showing me every morning how to arrange my hair in such a way that suited a lady until I learnt it. Now, she bade me come with her to be by my High Mothers side when I would not normally be permitted so I might watch her. My posture mattered more than ever and my robes were changed from short in the skirt to long and gathered in the back. A sash and scarf were given to me with jewelry to wear every day. With each day, I learnt more and more to be a Mesuka, to be more Lysanna. To be a woman. 

 

I would be lying if my heart didn't break at these changes, as exited as I was for them at the same time. I would think often about the times it would be permitted for me to run, to sing with other children. When you're very small and no offense can really be taken, Lysanna girls are met sometimes by Lei scholars and soldiers on the roads whilst going to school, and are spoken to kindly. I missed the touch of these woman's hands on my hair, pinching my soft cheek. I missed their almost smiles. Now I found that if I was out alone (which in itself was inadvisable) and I saw a Lei woman coming towards me that I should immediately make to hide, or go home, or go inside. If not, any one of those women might send word of my behavior to my mothers. And I hated it. I truly did. 

 

It think it is this that made me want to rebel so badly. To allow that day in woods to happen, running away from me like thread reeling from a spool, long and red and thin as a promise. I was then only a week from my coming out, when I would be officially brought into Lysanna society and Lie gentlewoman might seek my hand. I met with a Lie, without meaning to that day in the wood, and ever since it has been my secret. Ever since she has meant more to me than I ever thought she would.


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