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Discussion in 'River Street' started by Inara Serra, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. Inara Serra

    Inara Serra Firefly

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    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    Late Twenties
    Alignment:
    Neutral Good
    2nd of January
    Year 7
    @Irene Adler

    It had been a few weeks now since Inara arrived here in Pandora and she still had not quite made up her mind about it just yet. She had followed the protocol or at least what she had been told was the protocol for new arrivals and had registered with the local government. After that Inara was left to fend for herself. Which was a rather new thing for the companion. Granted, she had looked after herself before in the past and never really relied on anyone for anything. It was just that Inara had no support here. Back home she had the Alliance. An institute that had questionable motives and some immoral agenda's that much was true. But it was civilization and Inara relied upon being in contact with civilization. It also helped that the Companions guild helped Inara when she needed help. She was grateful to them when they accepted her application to return back to the training house. The situation on Serenity had grown...well uncomfortable. Mal had made it his mission to rub Inara up the wrong way and visa versa.

    Inara had not really forgiven him for sleeping with her friend Nandi back when they were helping the whore house fight off against rather negative odds. Granted, at the time. Inara encouraged the good captain to do it. In some way Inara hoped that it would be the push he needed to get her out of his system. She also hoped it would be the push for herself to get him out of her system. Malcolm Reynolds did have a certain way of getting under people's skin that much was for sure. Inara tried to resist it for so long and fought against herself countless times. But Mal just had this way...like a natural born talent for infecting people with his morality and noble justice. Inara admired that about him. Along with so many other things. Mal had such great potential to be a good leader and someone that could bring hope to countless lives. Inara saw it within him and that was what led to her falling in love with him. It was just his other traits like his stubbornness and his hot hotheadedness that got in the way of all the rest. That was why Inara had to leave. Because he was too scared to admit his feels and in truth...so was Inara. He was the perfect man for her and she the perfect woman for him. But there was too many complications. Too many things that made Inara feel helpless and vulnerable, a feeling she did not like at all. It was a feeling she was starting to feel here in Pandora. Therefore, Inara decided to do what she had always done in the past and look out for herself.

    After a bit of poking around. Inara had heard of a business that might be exactly what she was looking for. It was an escort service by the name of Elusion. Inara hoped that an escort would be something similar to a companion back in her universe. From her knowledge of the earth that was...escorts were not whores or prostitutes. They were something more and only choice to have sex with clients they choice. At least that's how much Inara knew from her history about them anyway.

    The place looked and seemed professional enough. It was very lavish and decorated to display wealth and virility. It actually reminded Inara of some of the more central training house back in her universe. The ones more closely monitored and maintained by the Alliance. With a pleasant yet rather aloft disposition. Inara greeted the receptionist at the desk and requested to speak to someone about a potential position within the business. The receptionist asked Inara to take a seat and wait to see if someone was free to see her. With a smile and a subtle nod. Inara made herself comfortable at a nearby table and waited to see if someone would turn up to listen to her proposal.
     
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  2. Irene Adler

    Irene Adler BBC Sherlock

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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dominatrix
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    33
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
    Directory:
    link
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    Irene had taken up her office inside the club Elusion, the upper floor serving as the perfect space. During the day, the sunlit club was nowhere near the fantasy it presented on nights when it was open. The dancefloor, which was normally sparking with moving light and reflective flecks, was a simple slivery open space now. The lavish chairs, sofas, and tables were not dancing with black light, covered with beautifully garnished drinks, or being occupied by smartly dressed clubbers and waiters. The New Year’s celebration, which had just taken place two nights previously, left their mark. Though most of it had been cleaned up, confetti still remained scattered here and there, and the giant magnificent disco ball that had dropped at midnight still floated over the dance floor like a magical spell, preserving the moment of the New Year.

    The upper floor was almost like a different building entirely. The carpets were moderate and it had the feel of an office. The halls wrapped around the perimeter of the club and, on the East wing, was a waiting area in front of a closed office. A small reception area sat in front of the office and the receptionist greeted the guest, disappearing behind the doors to alert the owner of her arrival.

    Irene had come in a bit late, still tired from the New Year and looked up as her assistant told her about the visitor, “Please, show her in.” Irene instructed and the woman was guided inside. Her office was larger and more lavish than the previous one, the dark cherry desk and paintings making it look rather stately.

    Irene took in the woman’s appearance, noting that she had style, grace, and the skill of looking good. There was also an intelligence behind her eyes and Irene liked her immediately, “How can I help you?” The posh accent sounded politely.

     
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  3. Inara Serra

    Inara Serra Firefly

    Posts:
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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Companion
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    Late Twenties
    Alignment:
    Neutral Good
    When Inara was shown into the office. She gave the receptionist a polite nod and a warm smile in gratitude. She then took in the office with a detached sense of modesty. Inara had seen wondrous and lavish places in her time. They were mainly owned by wealthy clients or were Alliance operated places. They always made Inara feel slightly off balance and rather small. But that was to be expected because that's what they were designed to invoke in people. The only reason why anyone had a lavish or stylish place was to show off their wealth and their good fortune to those that were less fortunate than themselves. Despite feeling slightly off balance. Inara felt that she belonged in a place like this. She was meant to be a part of this world. A world where she would want for nothing and have every whim that took her fancy fulfilled.

    But Inara never truly wanted to be in a place like this. She did not want to be just another fancy and beautiful thing that someone could use and then trod out to display for others. She wanted it to be more real. She wanted to be among the every man and in a place where purpose had more meaning than substance. That was why she choice to board the Serenity all those moons ago. To many the ship was an old rust bucket not worth a second glance. But to Inara it was something special. The ship was just a ship. What made it special was it's crew and it's Captain. Inara knew straight away that Mal had a passion and a love for his ship and his crew. That meant more to the companion than any high class state room on a luxury liner or an Alliance controlled ship. The Serenity was more than just an old and outdated ship. It was a home for many honest people why had come to find purpose and meaning in the most unlikely of places. That was what Inara hoped to find when she first came onto Serenity. That and to see the universe a little more.

    After the companion took in the office. She took in the person that greeted her and the person that owned the office. She seemed to be rather sophisticated, stylish and going by the accented voice rather well brought up. In fact, Inara thought that this woman would have made a fine companion back in her universe. There also seemed to be something else that Inara noticed. A kind of sober look behind the woman's eyes. But that could have been the fact that most people had been celebrating a new year the previous evening. At least that's what Inara put it down to anyway.

    "Thank you for seeing me. I'm sure someone in your position is rather busy with a business to run and everything. So I will just get straight into to why I am here today." Inara's tone of voice was serene, pleasant and rather subtle. It was like she was in a library or a museum. There also seemed to be a hint of high society grace within the undertone of her voice. "I was hoping you may have a position within your fine establishment? I have been informed that you run an escort service? Which from what I understand is somewhat similar to my own profession." There was more to say and more to explain. But Inara decided that it would be more proper to wait to see if there was a position available first and to see if the woman would at least make a proper introduction. Before anything else was taken into any more depth or detail.
     
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  4. Irene Adler

    Irene Adler BBC Sherlock

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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dominatrix
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    33
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
    Directory:
    link
    [​IMG]



    "I will just get straight into to why I am here today. I was hoping you may have a position within your fine establishment? I have been informed that you run an escort service? Which from what I understand is somewhat similar to my own profession."

    Irene listened to the woman quietly, observing her closely. This was the type of woman Irene could see running her own brothel. She was not too young and inexperienced, she was very poised, and reminded Irene very much of herself, "My name is Irene Adler." She stood and held out a hand for the woman to shake, "May I offer you a refreshment?" She asked and provided what the woman requested.

    "The service is run from Eulsion night club, I meet with clients and match several with my employees. They are free to choose or refuse the matches, but, to stay employed,they must meet with at least one client per month. Benefits are generous. There is healthcare, fair pay, and a clear and concise contract which benefits the employee should she or he choose to leave my employ." Irene began.

    Irene smoothed the blue fabric of her dress on her lap before recrossing her legs, "We are a high end service, but I feel I don't really need to lay out those details for you." The woman looked quite savvy, "Perhaps you should tell me a bit about your own profession." She suggested gently.


     
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  5. Inara Serra

    Inara Serra Firefly

    Posts:
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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Companion
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    Late Twenties
    Alignment:
    Neutral Good
    "A pleasure to meet you, Miss Adler. My name is Inara Serra." When the hand was offered. Inara shook it with a firm yet rather smooth and delicate grip. She then refused the offer of a drink and asked permission to take a seat in the chair before Irene's desk. If the offer was accepted then. The companion took a seat and then listened intently as Irene went on to explain the business and how it worked. From what Inara heard it was exactly what she was looking for...however. Experience had taught her than nothing is quite as perfect as it seems on the outside. Yes, this seemed like the perfect situation for Inara and it was exactly what she had been looking for since arriving here in Pandora. But there was always a catch. There was also something deeper than worked against the person involved in the situation. At least that's how it always had been on Serenity.

    At first Inara thought that Mal's outlook on life was rather quaint and narrow minded. However, after sometime in Mal's world. Inara came to realize that Mal's kind of thinking actually made sense. Not only that but it actually worked in that kind of world. A world where there was always a hidden agenda. Where everyone smiled so friendly and polite to each other yet always had a knife in their hand ready to stab them in the back to further their own cause. Thankfully, Mal was never so underhanded...at least not most of the time anyway. The good Captain was the kind of man that would rather be staring someone down before shooting them square in the chest. He was a noble and honorable man...most of the time anyway. It always irritated Inara how he used to call her a whore to her face. Yet in the next breath be defending her honor as a woman. It was that irritation that turned into deep feeling and then love. Inara had tried so hard to forget about Mal and move on from her emotions. Maybe here in this place she might actually find peace.

    When Irene reached the end of her introduction speech and asked Inara to explain her profession a little more. The companion smiled rather sweetly and nodded before meeting Miss Adler's eyes with a wisdom and warmth reflected within them far beyond her years. "I come from a place that from what I understand is far into the future compared to here. In my universe the main government is known as the Alliance. They regulate and maintain leadership through...shall we say questionable means sometimes. However, they overseer a organization known as the Companion's guild. This guild offers men and women a chance to find spiritual peace and meditation through many different channel's. One of which is the physical connection."

    Inara paused for a moment and allowed Irene a moment to process the information thus far. The companion then cleared her throat and started to explain a little further. "I'm not talking about just sex, Miss Adler. I'm not even talking about making love. Emotion is but a by product and is counter productive to any connection. It's more than just appearance as well. It's about being at peace with the spirit, finding the inner truth and finding it beautiful beyond words, beyond any reasonable logic. Only then can we find our true core, our inner reason for life and purpose. It's only when we give into our base desires do we see the real being behind the physical mask. I'm sure someone of your...nature would understand, Miss Adler?" Inara had explained herself with such elegance and confidence. Way far past her years even. It was as if someone far older and wiser had taken possession of a younger vessel and now inhabited it's physical form. Yet still maintained the knowledge and wisdom it had gained from its original form and state.
     
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  6. Irene Adler

    Irene Adler BBC Sherlock

    Posts:
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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dominatrix
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    33
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
    Directory:
    link
    [​IMG]



    Irene motioned to the seat, "Please." When they were both settled, she took in how Inara held herself, as if she were relaxed and calm, but that was clearly not the whole story. It was becoming more and more clear to Irene that Inara was poised for anything. If someone walked in with a gun, Irene doubt she would be surprised if Inara reacted by pulling one of her own. Once her own part was done and Inara began to explain a bit about her own world.

    The Alliance, now that was a familiar title. Malcolm Reynolds, the wayward tough guy she had prevented from being arrested for a bar fight in her establishment was now her business partner, had spoke of the Alliance with some contempt. Inara seemed to have a little less contempt for them that Malcolm had. And anyway, he expressed the need for confidence between them so Irene wasn't about to mention him to a stranger and risk putting Reynolds in danger.

    Her description of selling sex was a little varied from Irene's time, spiritual awakening through physical connection versus rich men looking for young lovely women since their own wiles were less than charming. Irene wasn't sure she could imagine men who were looking for love or spirituality rather than just a fuck with a skilled and beautiful woman. Irene might insist on them being perfect gentlemen to her employees and any deviation from them would result in a smack down from a bouncer with no refund, but their purpose there was not nearly as enlightened as what Inara was describing.

    "I'm sure someone of your...nature would understand, Miss Adler?"

    Irene was slightly more pragmatic than that, "No doubt that sex holds more than just physical pleasure. Medea used it to stop a war, it has brought countries to its knees, and controls the habits of most everyone. To say that the most powerful force known to humankind holds the answers to who we really are at our core strikes very true, Ms. Serra." It was the truth as far as Irene was concerned. Selling sex was not the oldest profession for no reason. People sought it, killed for it, died for it, made it illegal, made it taboo, tried to stop it while people like Irene and Inara harnessed it.

    Irene stood and pulled a stack of stapled papers out of s file cabinet, "The standard contract as well as an information sheet on the services you would provide and a name you'd like to use if it's not your own." Inara would find the contract containing a covenant not to compete, a clause for the employee to be able to separate from Elusion at any time for any reason with no repercussions, an agreement to take on at least one client per month, a generous pay agreement per client as well as a salary, health benefit and leave package, and a mission to provide a rare and special service to clients and a focus in destroying the stigma of sex work while putting the employees first. Irene waited while Inara read through it.

    In the moments watching her, thinking about what she said, Irene knew she would be very tempted to take this woman to bed. They would have a hell of a time, "Do you have any questions, Ms. Serra?" Irene didn't usually close an employee so fast but it was clear Inara knew what she was doing and what she wanted.


     
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  7. Inara Serra

    Inara Serra Firefly

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    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Companion
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    Late Twenties
    Alignment:
    Neutral Good
    Inara sat there with a pleasant smile as she listened to Irene explain the nature of sex from her point of view using history as a subject matter. Indeed, Inara could not agree more with Irene's words. Throughout history men have gone to war due to sexual tensions or other such ideals regarding that subject. They have even tried to make it a taboo or outlawed it. It was only later on in the future that men came to realize that sex was more than just a crime of passion or a way to make babies. At least, a few civilized men came to realize that fact. There were still some back in Inara's universe that viewed sex with a narrow mind. People like Mal and Jayne. Well, at least Mal had some kind of nobility about him.

    However, his views on sex were still narrow minded and of a time long forgotten by most. Jayne was a totally different kind of man in every sense of the word. If Inara had been less civilized and more rough around the edges. She would have likened Jayne to that of a common pig or a dumb cow that spent most of its time out in the field eating grass. All Jayne cared about was Jayne and he wanted nothing more than to get what he wanted. Especially when it came to the affections of the opposite sex. Jayne's view of sex was that of a cave man and Mal's point of view was that of a noble man yet still held within him the need for such affections. Inara was happy that neither one of these men were in a position of power or government. If either one of them had that kind of power. Well, Inara imagined a verse far different from the one she knew and that was putting it politely.

    After Irene finished speaking. Inara nodded her head in utter agreement and that was about to voice her thoughts just as elegantly. But just before Inara could speak a word. She watched as Irene stood up and then produced a contract. As she listened to Irene explain what the stack of papers were. Inara leafed through them and read every detail that was o offer. In some ways it resembled that of the Companion license back in her universe. She still retained the right to pick her clients, rooms were provided to entertain clients etc. She could even end the contract and not give any real reason as to why. Granted, if she had ended it back in her universe. Then Inara would have had to have gone through all kinds of red tape and other such mundane things just to be a free from the guild. But that was the Alliance. A devil for detail and other such things.

    When Irene asked if Inara had any questions. She placed the contract back down and then looked back toward Irene with a tender warmth and an almost detached sense of charm. "Not so much a question, Miss Adler. More a condition of my own. One that is not negotiable and has to be agreed upon before I'll even think about signing anything. I will not service any of your employees. Does not matter if they are a bartender, dancer, stripper or even a cleaner. It does not matter if they are paying clients. If they work here and they work for you I will not service them in anyway." It was the same condition Inara proposed to Mal before she rented out her ship on the Serenity. Granted, that was a different situation and a different time. But Inara was still the same principled person she was back then and she still held true to the Companion guidelines. Even if the guild did not exist here.

    There was even a part of Inara that wanted to say that she would not service Irene either. But there seemed to be something between the pair. A kind of mutual understanding and respect. Irene was definitely the kind of powerful and successful woman Inara would attend to back in her verse. Therefore, Inara decided against saying that she would not service her either and just finished with a soft smile. "If you agree to that, Miss Adler. Then I will gladly sign your contract." As far as Inara was concerned this was a done deal. She just waited to hear and see if Irene felt the same way.
     
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  8. Irene Adler

    Irene Adler BBC Sherlock

    Posts:
    770
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dominatrix
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Age:
    33
    Alignment:
    Chaotic Neutral
    Directory:
    link
    [​IMG]



    Irene noted how thorough she was being with the contract, which pleased her. There was nothing in it that would be considered unfair. In fact, it was the most fair contract most of women her their line of work had ever seen. To Inara though, Irene wondered if it was not more the norm. She didn't seem as surprised as most when she read it. Irene prided herself in the fair treatment of her employees, so she supposed she liked the bit when they looked up from the contract surprised that they were being offered so much. No matter, Inara might just be more used to establishments closer to Irene's.

    "Not so much a question, Miss Adler. More a condition of my own..."

    Irene's eyebrows raised at the unexpected words. Inara was not only not terribly impressed with the conditions of the contract but she wanted more. Still, the condition was hardly anything to deny, "Completely understandable. None of the Elusion employees are current clients, but, if it comes up, I won't send any your way. How it works is you have a profile here of what you're willing to do. I meet with clients and present the profiles of escorts which fit what they like. I return those clients to the escorts who decide to take the job or not." Usually, they took the job. So far, Irene had never had to tell a client that every one of her employees had refused them and she never wanted to.

    It seemed as if, with that out of the way, they had nothing more to agree to and Irene gave her a smile, "Honestly, you come off as one who has managed their own affairs. I'll give you as much autonomy as possible." She promised, "As long as your clients go through Elusion." She added. Irene sat back in her chair, "How are you finding Pandora so far?" Then, a beat, "And, how did you hear about Elusion?" Irene knew there were advertisements around, but they were tasteful and not exactly fliers pinned to telephone poles. Her business was mostly word of mouth, but a clever woman like Inara looking for this type of work would probably have found it easily.




    OOC: Room and board are not provided to escorts. There are a couple of rooms at Elusion to take clients, but the escorts have their own homes.
     
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