Amara nodded, mostly to herself when he mentioned Zane not being alove any longer. "They never saw females as being strong enough for farm work, selling me, they didnt care where we went. All they knew was that we were being sold to bare children for another."
When Amara heard him ask what he should do with her, she looked, confused. "What do you mean" she asked. She didnt know what to think as to what he was asking. *Why would he ask me that? Why not kill me like the others?* Then an idea slowly formed in her head. "D-do you have anyone with minor wounds" she asked, hesitant as to what his answer would be to her.
Orion raised an eyebrow when she asked if they have anyone had minor wounds. Now I might know why she followed them on quests; it appears that she's the healer of the group. He looked over at Sokoya and nodded before turning back to her. "I'm not sure... are you the healer of the group? If you are, then I'm sure that those within this place would be interested in using your talents to help them recover." He crossed one leg over another, his mind beginning to churn about how he could use her strengths for the benefit of the inhabitants that lived within the dungeon. "How powerful are your abilities in healing?" If she doesn't have strong healing abilities, it's entirely possible that she can be taught how to hone those powers... and if that doesn't work I can always figure out something else for her... and maybe feed her to Sokoya if she proves to become a hassle to deal with.
Amara shook her head. "They never knew of my powers" she admitted. "I cant heal too large of wounds. The larger the wound, the more it takes out of me, and it could kill me based on how bad I get fatigued." She looked down. "I can also kind of control water and ice, but nothing too crazy." She knew there was no point in lying or hiding what she could do at this point. It was either tell the truth, ot he could change his mind in killing her. "I can also slightly breath underwater, but anything too warm or cold and it will kill me like any human." She barely looked back up at Orion, not sure as to what he would say.
Orion had to stop and ponder about her powers. Her healing abilities sounded like it couldn't be pushed to the extremes, and her abilities in relation with ice and water did help her case, however she simply wasn't exemplary in any one measure. "Well, those powers are somewhat decent, but I am not hearing anything exemplary." He scratched his chin for a brief second, not sure about what he should do with her now. "If you would, would you be willing to return to the world above?" He tapped his fingers in an attempt to figure out what would fit her best within the dungeon. Maybe I should just kill her and not worry about it, but... why do I feel slightly bad for her? The reasoning behind why eluded him at the moment, but he wanted to figure it out as soon as he could.
Amara sighed as she looked back at her feet. "Even if I did, there's nothing for me there. A family who would just sell me again, no place to really go" she admitted. She shook her head. "I wouldnt have anywhere to go to tell them about you or anyone here. Nobody would believe me, there wouldnt be a reason for me to be there." She knew she was only giving him more and more reason to kill her, but the blonde female wasnt about to lie and risk being killed for that. *No reason to keep me around. I cant help with large wounds, and I cant do much.*
Sokoya wasn't happy with how worthless Amara was proving to be, however Orion saw something else. She was incredibly honest in this moment of seriousness and even though her chances of staying alive could have been hampered by telling him the about her weaknesses, she told him anyway, and he found that intriguing. Orion knew that there was always a chance for her to improve her skills and powers; practice and use of his abilities made him powerful in his own right, so perhaps she could do the same thing, although the path would be noticeably different. "So... you say that you wouldn't have a place to live up there in the human's world, but in saying that would you be willing... to live down here?"
He let the question sit for a second before continuing onward. "I understand that you would be... hesitant at first, but I will make sure that no one hurts you while you live down here. I'm not sure how your life will be down here, but I'm sure that you won't be miserable... at least, more miserable than you would be up there." Orion knew that he wasn't making a good pitch, however he knew that she didn't have anywhere else to go, so why not open the door for her to enter if she wanted to.
Amara looked up at Orion. "Y-you would be willing to let me stay? Even after I trespassed?" She looked a bit shocked when he offered her to be able to stay. She watched to see if she could see a reaction under his mask. Amara wasn't sure what to think at first. "Would they accept me though" she asked, motioning to those beside him. Her blue eyes looked almost, hopeful to his question.
"Well... you haven't killed anyone down here and you have a possibility for having great worth in your healing and water powers, but you will have to earn your keep down here." He got up, and after hearing her second question, he looked around. "I'm sure that they will see you as one of their own as long as you earn your keep and give them the respect that they deserve... right?!" He looked at the guards and they quickly nodded. Satisfied with the response, he turned back to Amara. "However, it will not be easy for you, let me tell you right now. If you do not grow at all; if you do not treat the inhabitants down here with respect; if you do not work for your keep down here then you will be seen out... one way or the other." Orion walked over to her with his arms crossed. "So... are you willing to earn your keep here, or not?" He tilted his head and waited patiently for her answer.
Amara looked at Orion, her mind whirling as she wondered what her best options would be. Finally, she had an answer. "Yes sir, but only on one condition if I may" she said. "All I ask is I'm given a little time to acclimate. I want to do what I can to earn my keep, but, I might not get everything right away." She wasn't going to make any huge demands, but she just wanted time to be sure she could learn who was who, and what needed to be done to help out. Before she could get a reply from Orion, her stomach gave a rather large gurgle, causing Amara to become bright red with embarrassment.
Orion looked at Amara for a brief second after her stomach loudly grumbled and knew right away what to do. He whispered something to Sokoya and she slithered off to go get something. "It seems that they also didn't feed you much to keep you healthy. Their incompetance continues to baffle me." He shook his head but got back to the questions at hand.
"And in regards to your condition? I think that is fair enough to ask for time to acclimate to the world down here. Do not worry; I will be by your side so that no one messes you. I may not have an iron grip over all of the inhabitants here but I have earned considerable respect with them, so if they see you with me then they won't do anything stupid. But there is something you have to know if you do stay down here..." He took a deep breath and a few seconds before talking. "If you stay down here, then the world up there will no longer accept you. They will think that you are a monster, just like the rest of us and treat you with no mercy if you ever are found lurking in their world. If you ever had a life up there, then consider it to be over if you agree to live down here." Orion knew that he might be scaring her off by being blunt with the reality of the situation, however he wasn't going to lie to her about it, since she was so truthful to him about her problems and weaknesses.