Hunter's Arrow (Naomi X Artemis story)

Hunter's Arrow (Naomi X Artemis story)

Naomi Hickens is a mortal, used as a slave, abused by her Master, and longing for escape. When she meets a group who turn their back on men for freedom, she finds a new meaning to life, and joins them. But things don't exactly work out the way she had hoped when a certain leader catches her eye...

published on June 21131 reads 33 readers 17 not completed
Chapter 1.

Chapter 1 - Abuse

Naomi
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A small town in the state of Oregon were hoping for the warm rays of the summer sun today. It was what the morning news forecasted, after all. But even so, the warm rays meant nothing to Naomi. She was never allowed out, after all. It was close to Summer, and therefore approaching the end of the Spring weather. Naomi sat on the sill by the wall where a window used to be. The Master of the house had bordered the window with a large piece of square wood, so nothing that was happening inside could be seen by passers-by outside. She started to hear something tapping against the window. Rain drops. It never rained enough to cause any damage, however. It was just like when you turn on the shower at first; not a lot of water drops out.
Footsteps soon emerged near her door, and her body began to shake. There was only one other being in her house.
Her Master.
He always caused great pain to her, either physically, or sexually. But it always ended with her in tears. She longed for the day she would finally be free, but it seemed like it would never come. Unless she did something to change her fate, it would always be like this.
The door opened, and in walked a man. He held something in his hand. Was it a rope? Naomi looked closer.
'A whip,' she thought. 'He's going to beat me again.' Naomi sunk onto one knee, bowing before her Master. It was mandatory for her to.
The Master looked around her room, before glaring back at her. "What are you hiding in here?"
"Nothing," Naomi answered.
He rose his hand, and slapped Naomi on her cheek. "Don't lie to me, Naomi!"
"I swear, I'm hiding nothing, Master."
"Turn around."
Naomi pivoted on her knee, so she was facing the wall. She knew what was coming as she was asked to take her shirt off. The Master took a few steps back, releasing the whip from its trapped circle. Naomi squinted her eyes shut, waiting quietly. Inside, she was crying. Panicking. Wishing she was somewhere, anywhere else but here.
And then she felt it.
The whip violently swung across her bare back, and she tried not to scream in pain. But the master wouldn't stop. He kept lashing at Naomi in his merciless manner.

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The Master's footsteps finally left Naomi's room, leaving her to cry on her bed.
After he had lashed her with the whip, he searched around her room, and found one of her teddy bears that she had been given when her mother was still alive. After she died, the man became Naomi's Master. Naomi sobbed into her pillow, her bare back being exposed to the wind. Her eyes occasionally glanced over at the torn remains of her teddy. She was punched and kicked for hiding the teddy from him, and had to watch while he tore it apart. She wasn't happy here, at all, and needed a way out.
But she didn't know how. Instead, she continued to sob into her pillow, letting her tears flow onto her bed.

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"Naomi!"
Naomi was soon dressed in her slave outfit. She walked out of her room, and into the kitchen, where her Master was sat at the table.
He wanted her to cook breakfast for him, and him only. Why only him? She was never allowed to eat at the table. She only ever got a slice of bread and a glass of water per week. One slice of bread to last her a week. Once the slice was gone, she was not allowed anything else until the following Monday.
And the icing on the cake? If she messed up the tiniest thing, she would go for two weeks without food or water, and would be given another beating.
She started to cook the breakfast she knew he liked - all day breakfast. Naomi's mother, Emera, was born in Britain, and always enjoyed this on a morning. When she divorced with Naomi's father, Peter, she moved to America, and met Naomi's Master, Aaron. She introduced him to the dish one morning, and he adored it. He would always smile when she served it to him, and kiss her on the cheek.
But when Naomi served it, she would get a glare, as he started eating. No kiss on the cheek, not even a thank you. It showed how much Aaron hated Naomi, which she could tell when she was first introduced to him.
Nevertheless, Naomi finishes cooking, and serves up the breakfast, waiting at a side. Aaron took one bite out of the sausage, and put it back down. He then stood up.
"On second thought, I'm not hungry. Throw this in the bin."
He had just made her cook for ages, with an aching back from yesterday, and for him to do that to her...
She HAD to get out.
She didn't care where.
She only knew that she needed to find somewhere else to stay.
She was going to get her freedom.
Today.
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Frostgoddess
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on August 05
toughwolf3
* squeals* This is excellent!
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SmolBeanie696
Okay, for the next chapter, Artemis should take her to the Huntresses, introduce them, and show her around and all that crazy whatnot. I don't have many more ideas. xD
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Lady_Artemis
Sounds good! I'll get to work on it now
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SmolBeanie696
Did you know that Artemis actually assisted in the birth of Apollo?
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Lady_Artemis
How? Artemis and Apollo are twins, and Apollo was apparently born first.
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SmolBeanie696
I guess that, in his big head, he feels like the "alpha twin".
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on July 29
Lady_Artemis
Really?
Cuz Apollo calls Artemis "Little sister"
And Artemis complains because Apollo was born a few minutes before Artemis, and therefore likes to think he is the older brother, just because of that, even though they're twins.
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on July 29
SmolBeanie696
Oh, no.
That was actually /in/ one of Riordan's books.
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on July 29
Lady_Artemis
Wow...
If Riordan actually did research the mythology, he would've known that...
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on July 29
SmolBeanie696
It was said in one of the myths that after she was born, she grew extremely quick and took charge as her twin, Apollo, was born. Still on the same day, but she was born first.
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toughwolf3
this is awesome!
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on July 29
Frostgoddess
This is really good so far! I'm excited to see what happens next!
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on July 27
SmolBeanie696
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Lady_Artemis
don't worry, one will soon be added
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