Akila hummed to herself while she washed her hands. The evening had been going well until Theoris showed up with Hypatia. Akila guessed the rumors had been true. She thought it kind of ironic that Theoris would be involved with Honute’s wife. It was a bit weird actually. She and Honute being lovers and apparently Theoris and Hypatia seeing each other, that was something to think about. Akila was deep in thought when Hypatia walked up next to her. Her sudden appearance almost startled Akila.
Hypatia washed her hands and said “You’re sleeping with my husband.”
Akila was shocked. She turned to face Hypatia, who stood nearly at the same eye level. Akila replied, “And you’re sleeping with my boss.”
Hypatia squared off and gave Akila a push. Akila almost lost her footing on the smooth floor. Hypatia stepped forward and pushed her again. “I don’t like whores.”
Akila had never been in a situation like this. She was locked in indecision as what to do. She had never been much of a fighter and she heard all the rumors of Hypatia’s temper.
Hypatia stepped forward again. “I think you’re a whore who fucks other women’s husbands. I should have the law lock you up.” She pushed Akila hard against the wall. “Bitch.” Hypatia balled her fists up and was about to hit Akila in the face when she felt a strong hand grasp her at the wrist. She turned around.
Ayruyi had Hypatia’s wrist in a vice grasp. She was positive she didn’t like this woman. And now that she threatened Personage Akila she was going to hurt her. “Leave Personage Akila alone.” Ayruyi said while maneuvering between Hypatia and Akila. “Leave her alone or you’ll have to deal with me.”
Hypatia looked Ayruyi up and down and laughed. ”Move, slave, I have business with this other whore.” She pulled her wrist out of Ayruyi’s hand.
Ayruyi stood her ground. “You have business with me.”
Hypatia stepped back and swing upward. She figured an uppercut would knock her out nicely.
Ayruyi saw the blow coming a second before Hypatia thought about making it. She backhanded the punch aside.
Hypatia blinked several times. She stepped forward and kicked in.
Ayruyi blocked the kick with her knee. She snapped her foot out and caught Hypatia between the legs.
Hypatia doubled over and got an open palm in the eye. Her head snapped back from the blow and she saw stars.
Ayruyi said, “Leave Personage Akila alone. Next time I will murder you.” Then because of years of training and servitude she added, “Most honorable lady.”
Ayruyi and Akila quickly walked out.
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