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ENTERTAINMENT IN CAMP
 
Raif reached in, grabbed her arm and dragged her out of the tent. He spoke in an urgent whisper. “Don’t dance.”
“What?”
“Don’t dance. Whatever I do, whatever I say out there, don’t show yourself to them.” He laughed harshly. “Come on, Sweetheart. Dance time.”
He jerked her towards the fire, but his voice hissed in her ear. “Think of something, but don’t dance if you value your life.”
She began to resist, making him drag her. It was a relief to be able to fight.
The ring of outcasts laughed as they approached, throwing catcalls and lewd comments.
“What’s wrong, Raif? Is she modest?”
“I hear she dances nice enough in your tent.”
He tossed her into the firelight, a hateful grin on his face. “All right, Sweetheart. Show us what you can do.” He motioned with his hand, and the musicians struck up a raucous tune.
Aleria stood, her head bowed, shoulders slumped, trying to think how to look unappealing. Watching him through the fringe of her hair, she could see his expression change.
“Come on, girl. Dance!”
Still she refused to move, her pleasure in the defiance drowning her fears as to where this scene might lead.
The crowd waited hopefully, soft jibes and sloshing bottles circulating.
“You heard them, girl. Entertain us.”
Again, she did not move. It seemed easiest. His face changed again, anger pulling at his brow. He strode to her, grabbed both arms and pushed his bristling moustache in her face. “Dance, girl, or you’ll regret it.”
“He’s sure got a way with the women, ain’t he?” The voice came clearly through the murmurs. The soldiers chuckled.
“Dance, you slut!” He shoved her, spinning her around. She stumbled and sank to the ground, cowering before him. As the crowd laughed louder, he hauled her up. She hung limp in his hands, ignoring the way his fingers dug into her arms.
As the jeering increased, his breath came faster, his colour rose. He held her up to his face and shouted curses and insults. Still she refused to respond, only cringing lower. He really doesn’t mean this. It’s part of the act. He’s only trying to save my life.
Finally he calmed, looking around at the crowd.
I think.
She peered up, and realized with a shock that he was grinning.
“Well, I guess she can’t dance!”
 

 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


 
 


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