Servitude (5100 words) by gryvon
Fandom: Slayers (Anime & Manga)
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Zelgadis Greywords/Xellos
Additional Tags: Slavery, Light Bondage
Zelgadis finds himself trapped in a country where demons are sold as slaves.
He should have listened when Xellos said not to come here. Xellos had warned him. He’d been adamant about it, more than Zelgadis had ever heard him before, but Zelgadis hadn’t listened. He wanted to find a cure and there’d been a rumor. He’d thought Xellos had been trying to hide a cure from him.
In a way, he had. Zelgadis had gotten what he wanted. Now he wanted his demon form back.
Footsteps echoed on the stone floor. Zelgadis prayed they’d walk past, just like they always did. They didn’t. He kept his head down. He didn’t dare look up and chance making eye contact. The people here didn’t like eye contact, not from creatures they deemed inferior. Zelgadis had managed to find out a bit about their caste system before coming here, but the books hadn’t mentioned that demons were the lowest caste of all.
“He doesn’t look like much. Are you sure he’s not human?” The voice was new. There was a cultured air to it, similar to the other buyers that had been paraded through but with slightly less affectation.