V’s Digs [Occupied]

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He never could have imagined having the ability to decorate his own home, or even having his own home. Still, V’s house is decorated in a simple and cozy way and not very lavish. His living room, kitchen, and bathroom are all on the same level, with him having a small upstairs space dedicated solely to his bedroom.


Except no window lol
 

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Ever so carefully, Victor set the final piece his house in the center of the small circular table in the living room. It was...well he didn't know exactly what it was. A plant, definitely, he just didn't know what sort. The strangest little pure white blooms grew from it, like round ballet shoes.

Whatever it was, it was cute but at the same time it looked vigorous. Victor was in love with it from the moment that he saw it. In fact, it nearly made its way on his bedside table. However, he feared that the light in his room wouldn’t be enough for it. Instead there was a lamp made for plants mounted on the wall so he could “sun” it regularly. It was a gift, so he couldn't just let it die.

After the plant was in the perfect spot, he stood and took in the entire picture of it all, doing a small turn to look at the entire living room and the nearby kitchenette. His livingroom, his kitchen.

With a sigh, that was half wistful and half just plain relieved that everything was finished, he relaxed down onto the couch. This past week had been a whirlwind of emotional highs and low for him, now he was worn down. Thinking back on everything that happened, he scratched at a yellowing bruise on his arm. It did not hurt much anymore, nor did the others. A week ago, a “loving” customer peppered them all over his skin, with a particularly nasty one being across his left eye. That had been his ticket. The very next day another customer, who’s face infrequently showed itself around Shangri-La, appeared before him and...well offered him a job. A job where he wouldn’t be made to do things that he was uncomfortable with. Where he didn’t have to submit himself to the violent desires of strangers.

At first, he was hesitant - suspicious of the offer. Then, once he had somewhat come around to the idea, he did not think that it should be him to leave that “heaven”. Why him? And why not one of the women, that suffered there for years upon years. V wanted to instead give his place here to one of them but they...they had all scolded him terribly. His mothers were adamant, that he cash in on this chance at a different life for himself.

He followed their advice, and left that place, but he was still holding on to guilt from the decision. It felt too much like he was running away and leaving them all behind. Kat, one of the women he looked up to the most, told him that just like the bruises painted across his body...this guilt would also fade soon enough. Victor only hoped that that stood true this time too.
 
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It wasn't yet noon, but Wolf's day was actually winding down. He had been up all night dealing with suppliers and meeting with important Members. Now, he finally had some time to himself. He was tired, but he had something he wanted to do before he thought about getting some sleep. A new employee had been added, a housekeeper. One of his guys in human resources had told Wolf that the new employee had been found at Shangri-La, a sort of spa with "special services". In doing his research on the area, Wolf had heard of the place but hadn't visited. From what Wolf had been told about the kind of conditions this new employee had been subjected to, it wasn't the kind of place Wolf could endorse.

Since he was on his downtime, Wolf wasn't dressed as formally as he had been during his meetings. He wore black skinny jeans, a well-fitting white t-shirt, and a leather blazer. Of course, he wouldn't have work such a thing above ground in the Nevada heat. But down here, the climate-controlled temperarture was always perfect. Arriving at the living quarters that had been assigned to the newcomer, Wolf knocked on the door.

Of course, he could have used the fingerprint-scanning keypad on the door to simply enter his ID number and open the door himself. In addition to the owner of each particular room, he and security personell could open the door to any living quarters. But that would have been rude.

 

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V was prone to sinking into his own thoughts for undefined lengths of time, like now for instance. And it certainly didn't help that his couch was comfortable and perfect for long periods of pondering. He got so caught up, that the sudden knocking that sounded out into the room made him jolt out of his stupor.

He wasn't expecting anyone to come visit him, so as he rose up to go answer the door he had to wonder who it might be. Ah, it could be that person who brought him in to Elysian. If so, then that would be great, as he really wanted to thank them for the plant and...just everything in general.

There was a mirror mounted on the wall right before his entryway, that pulled his attention to his reflection. Thankfully, his black eye was no longer that horrible deep purple pigment, it was also yellowing with only small spots of purple remaining. It did not look great, but it was getting better and at least the frames of his glasses hid it a bit. Other than that, he looked presentable. He was dressed casually, since he was only sitting around the house, in a cream V-neck t-shirt and black jeans.

Resisting the urge to fuss with his hair, which was already perfectly in place, he went to the door and opened it slowly....And it was not who thought it would be.

“Oh.” Actually he didn't know who this man was, and it showed. For a split second he looked questioningly at the person, but he quickly averted his gaze so that he was not completely looking the man in the eyes. V offered a polite, but slightly faint, smile.

“Hello,” he greeted shortly, not sure what else to say. Ah wait, maybe he did, “Can I help you?”
 
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When the door opened, the first thing Wolf noticed was how tall this newcomer was. He was a good 8 inches taller than Wolf, a whole head taller. The next thing Wolf noticed was the bruising around the eye. This immediately made Wolf glad this newcomer had been found and brought out of whatever situation he had come from.

"Hello," Wolf said, giving his professional smile. "I'm the one known as Hades." Wolf assumed the newcomer had already been told Wolf's alias/title and that he was the owner of Elysian. "I heard that we had a new housekeeper and wanted to see how you were getting along. I was told you've already gotten to work personalizing your quarters. I hope you have everything you need."

Wolf noticed that the newcomer averted his gaze. Wolf wondered if this was something he had been taught. Many people wanted their subordinates, such as servants and slaves, to not look them in the eye and that doing so was a sign of disrespect. Of course, he could have just picked it up on his own, or it could have been a natural shy habit. But Wolf suspected that the first cause was the most likely.
 

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He’d been told a bit about how Elysian operated, as well as some rules that he needed follow. So he knew that there were people that held important positions with names of greek gods and such. Certain positions in Shangri-La had nicknames as well, so he didn't find it particular strange when he first heard about it.

V had not completely memorized them all, but he did remember that the man known as “Hades” was the owner. AKA, his boss. It was inevitable that they would meet, but what he hadn't expected was for Hades to be so young.

“Thank you, I'm doing just fine. I managed to get almost everything I needed, although...I may now need to take on some extra shifts already, ” V, half-joked with a sheepish sort of smile. It was true though, he never knew how much things like furniture costed, until now. His family helped with the sofa but, candidly, he didn't have any food or even an actual bed right now. The lamp for his orchid took priority over those things, and he was just fine sleeping on his couch for now.

“Would you...like to come in and see it?” Despite his bedlessness upstairs, everything downstairs was already put together and tdid. V was very proud of it all and was eager to show it to someone.

Then he remembered something, and his enthusiasm deflated a bit, “Oh, uh, I’m sorry, that was dumb of me. I’m sure you have more important things to do than that. I don't mean to hold you up...” Right, the owner of a place like this would be very busy or maybe even tired. Anyways, he wasn't a professional decorator, or anything, so what he put together probably wouldn't impress anyone, let alone Hades.
 
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Wolf shook his head and smiled at V. "Not at all. I'd like to come in and see how things are coming along." Wolf stepped inside, his eyes giving the place a quick scan. "I like it. You've brought a lot of brightness into the place." He nodded particularly towards the pale pink of the living room wall. It was a light enough pastel that it wasn't garish and, in fact, acted as pseudo-neutral. But it had just enough color that it was lot more cheerful than a solid white wall would have been.

"But what do you mean you'll have to take on extra shifts? You haven't been playing for your room's modifications on your own, have you?" Wolf frowned, rubbing the back of his neck. "Most changes to your quarters are supposed to be covered for you. I'm sorry if that wasn't communicated to you properly. All you have to do is put in a request with house keeping. Once your request is approved, the things you need should be delivered right to your quarters."

Wolf sighed, "We're still getting the kinks worked out of this place. Once we have a Hestia in place, I'm sure oversights like this be prevented."
 

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“Okay...” he agreed, not arguing since the man seemed sure, and stepping aside and letting Wolf pass. V trailed behind, tensely expectant to see what his sudden guest’s reaction would be.

“I know! Isn't it great?” he asked, in a sudden burst of cheerfulness. He wasn’t ashamed to admit that he spent a lot of time looking at color swatches to see what might be right. V loved that color so much that he almost painted the entire living room like that, but thankfully he decided against it.

“I mean...I never thought that a wall would be my favorite part of my house one day, but here we are,” he didn’t want to go on for too long, because he could likely go on forever about it. He blinked at Hades’ question but nodded in response, he did pay for pretty much everything that he had now. Wasn’t that how it was supposed to be?

Apparently not,“ Oh...I see.” He would have to talk to housekeeping, the division he would soon be joining, about getting himself a bed, in this case. He wasn’t upset or anything, if anything he was happy because he’d been expecting to cover all of his own expenses. V tried to remember what the position “Hestia” entailed when Wolf mentioned it but found that he couldn’t. Still, if these things were taken care of by house keeping then it had to be something to do with that. “Sorry, um remind me, a Hestia does housekeeping things, right?”
 
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Wolf smiled to himself at how V gushed about the paint. He was glad to see that the newcomer was settling in and seeming happy to be there.

"Yes," he replied as he glanced around some more, noting a sanseveria plant in a terra cotta pot. "Hestia is the title of the head housekeeper. That person would oversee all of the other housekeepers and just make sure everything in the living area is running smoothly. We're still looking for someone to fill the position, though." His eyes next moved to the orchid prominatly displayed under a grow light. "That's a beautiful orchid you have. Having some plants around really helps lessen the fact that we're deep underground, doesn't it? By the way, for whatever money you already spent on furnishings, just give the receipts to someone in housekeeping and they'll see that you get are reimbursed."

Wolf new that other in his position would consider him a fool for providing so thoroughly for his slaves and employees. But given his background and the things he had seen, it was something he insisted on. Besides, happy employss and slaves performed better than unhappy ones.
 

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“I see...so there isn't a head house keeper now...” V said, thoughtfully. He wondered who he would report to in that case? Or if housekeeping was a somewhat scattered division at the moment. Well either way that didn’t matter, he already felt he wanted to do the best he could here, no tagged how easy, hard, or convoluted that turned out to be.

He also glanced at his orchid fondly, “Yes, it really does,” he agreed, “That was actually given to me, by one of the gardeners. There seem to be...a lot of kind people here, I don't know how I’ll repay them all.”

Honestly he didn't feel the need to be reimbursed but it was a very generous thing to be offered. “Thank you...I will look into that.”
 
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"No, there isn't a head housekeeper at the moment. Our more experienced housekeepers are keeping things running until we find a proper Hestia. They'll be the ones showing you the ropes."

Wolf moved closer to the orchid and gently touched one of the delicate petals. "I'm sure the gardener who gave you this will be satisfied just by knowing that you're enjoying the plant." He turned, putting his hands in his pockets and looking at V. "You know what. There aren't many Guests roaming around the Garden around this time. If you're not busy, would you like to go on a walk with me? I'm assuming you haven't had a chance to get to know the place that well."
 
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“Okay,” Victor replied, to show his understanding. So for now, he would have to go to the other housekeepers for guidance on what he should do. He would keep that in mind.

He was not someone who immediately judged strangers negatively but after the things he experienced he knew very well that not everyone had good intentions. Usually whenever a gift was given to him, there was something that was expected in return. However...for some reason, this time, he didn't think that was the case. Maybe since things kept turning out well, the lenses in his glasses became tinted rose and only let him see good things, “Yes, I'm sure you're right, but I still feel kind of bad.” Even if it wasn't necessary, he still felt like he wanted to do something in return and he could not give the gardener the small gift of looking picturesque next to the plant, as Wolf so clearly could.

V lightly folded his hands together in front of him, and considered Wolf’s offer. He already planned on exploring the facility on his own, but it would be more efficient if someone familiar with it showed him around instead. Thinking that, he smiled and tilted his chin down in a short nod. “I would like that, thank you.”
 
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Wolf grinned at Victor's acceptance of the invitation. He strode towards the door, motioning towards it with a little sweep of his arm. "Then let's be on our way." Wolf lead the way to the elevators and together they rode up to Level 1, where the Garden was located. Because these elevators were used by staff, the doors opened up into a secluded corner of the Garden, mostly hidden from easy view by strategically placed plants. The moment they stepped off the elevator, the two were greeted by the gentle calling of songbirds. Yes, genuine songbirds (and even butterflies and hummingbirds) were carefully looked after in the Garden so that they would live comfortably despite being so deep underground.

The area they were currently in had the look of an English country garden, full of roses, ivy, and trellises covered in colorful blooms. "This is the central part of the Gardens," Wolf said as they began strolling at a leisurely pace. "The Pond and Pavillion are that way," Wolf nodded towards the roof of the Pavillion which they could see over the tops of the lower trees.
 

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Victor nodded, pleased by how Wolf seemed happy to show him around, and followed attentively after his lead. He hadn't yet witnessed the section of the garden in which their elevator opened up to reveal. So, as soon as he saw the rich green trellises dotted with vibrant blooming flowers his heart vibrated in wonderment. Victor was not able to fathom the amount of work it must've taken to create such a beautiful and expansive garden underground, but he did not bother about it and took it all in just as it was.

Being a lover of things that were beautiful and natural, quiet happiness radiated off of him as they walked through the garden and he viewed the butterflies, birds, and butterflies. If it was this pretty in the "day", he was betting that it was magical when it was made to look like night (as that gardener had told him it could be). He would have to come up later tonight and take a look at it, he decided.

When Wolf began pointing out places to him, he was sure to tune back in to the man's words and look in the direction that he indicated. "Ok." he mumbled, a bit distracted at first before remembering that he was supposed to use this tour to get to know the facility and not just to gawk at pretty flowers, "Ah, then...will you show me over there too?"
 
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As they walked along, Wolf watched Victor discreetly, enjoying how much Victor seemed to be entranced by his surroundings. Wolf had worked hard on putting this place together, and he didn't think he'd ever get tired of seeing people enjoy it.

Wolf nodded at Victor's question, "Of course. As part of the housekeeping staff, you aren't likely to need to come up here as part of your job. But all staff are allowed to enjoy the facilities during their downtime. And, who knows, maybe if something ever comes up, we'll need housekeeping staff to come up here to help the gardeners out." With his hands in his pockets, Wolf continued in a leisurely pace until the open area surrounding the Pond and the Pavillion opened up in front of them. A handful of guests were present, some having drinks or refreshments at the Pavillion, some lounging around the Pond. A few attendants moved here and there, bringing drinks and other items to guests dispursed throughout the Garden. Off to one side by the Pond, a performer was seated at a stone garden bench, strumming a soothing melody on an acoustic guitar.

As Wolf stopped so they could survey the scene in front of them, he said, "There are multiple different areas, each themed after different climates and types of gardens. Throughout the entire area, there are Alcoves hidden here and there where guests can find some privacy, especially if they want to engage in intimate activities away from an audience."

After a pause, Wolf spotted a couple and nodded towards them. The man was dressed casually, in shorts and a short sleeved button-up shirt as if he were on vacation at the beach. But his watch and other accessories clearly showed his wealth. While he reclined on a lounge by the Pond, a lovely young woman leaned against him, touching his arm and laughing flirtatiously at his jokes. "That woman over there," Wolf said in hushed tone so only Victor could hear. "See the collar around her neck? The fact that it's gold signifies that she is a Nymph. Her primary role here is to provide intimate services to guests. Nymphs can also provide services to employees as part of the employees' payment."
 
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