The Maids

Avatar Author: Garsecg A very strange man whose strangeness is only partially due to Asperger's Syndrome. He is an English major and now a grad student, in case you couldn't tell, fighting a constant struggle to set aside some little time for ... Read Bio

The aged, dried-up Maid, looked at Jenny with a gaze no less piercing for her many years. “Do you wish to join our number?”

Jenny gave her most charming smile, which had little effect. “Sure!”

“Your reputation has preceded you.”

“Not this ‘me.’”

“Technically speaking, yes. Nevertheless, your unique nature could be both an asset and a burden to the House.”

“Why don’t you ask Her what She thinks?”

“In due time. If you truly wish to join Her Servants, you must understand what that entails. You will answer directly to the House, not those who claim to rule Her. Your old life and any of your sins will be forgotten by all. But you will not be able to leave the House, though this is not a problem for most, as it is larger than most universes. You will only be able to marry among the other Servants. Do you accept this?”

She’d weighed these questions many times before. “Yes.”

“Then if you survive the Test, you shall become a Maid. You will watch the House while the Master is away.”

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  1. Avatar Garsecg

    So I wound up combining two venerable memes I’ve written about a lot: the Strange and Wonderful House and Jenny Everywhere. Also, I’d been reading about Maid: The RPG, so that shares some blame as well. I’ll probably be writing more about this particular Jenny later.

    For those coming in late, Jenny is an open source character, who can travel to other dimensions, exists in every universe and has the memories of all her counterparts.

    The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use by anyone, with only one condition. This paragraph must be included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere, in order that others may use this property as they wish. All rights reversed.

  2. Avatar Garsecg

    Also, I completely forgot somehow about the Museum. (http://ficly.com/stories/25465) That adds another interesting angle to things.

  3. Avatar zxvasdf

    Pleased to see you returning to the House. A Bene Gesserit Maidhood, in which no curtain goes undusted(except for the fine placement of of dust molecule in purposefully atmospheric ancient “abandoned” chamber or another), no cloth unfolded, no duty shirked.