Title: House of Avalon (Part 31
Pairing/s: Uther/Ygraine, Gaius/Alice
Character/s: Balinor, Vivienne, Nimueh, Sir Kay, Sir Maxwell, Golois
Summary: The brothel known as the House of Avalon holds the secrets of Camelot.
Warnings: sex, prostitution, character death
Prompt: 419 Bingo Round 2, Prostitution
Author's Notes: July 2020 Bingo Mini Fic
Nimueh walked through the upstairs corridor of the large house. She was listening for signs of distress. She wasn't expecting any but she was just being cautious.
Being in charge of the establishment was a big responsibility and she took it very seriously. The women and men under her roof deserved a safe place to sell their skills or their bodies.
Prostiution had been around since the first days of humanity. Nimue doubted it would be going away anytime soon. Avalon wasn't a normal brothel most of the inhabitants had magick.
A door opened down the corridor and a man came stumbling out. He looked at Nimueh then turned away in shame. Nimueh walked past him to the open door.
"Is everything all right, Vivienne?" Nimueh asked as she entered. She looked around the room for any signs of disarray or violence.
"He got what he paid for." Vivienne sighed. "Sometimes, I think we are just a novelty to them. They can say to their friends 'I bedded a witch' as if that were some great deed or feat of courage."
Nimueh laughed. "Well, when Uther and his knights come calling, we are the ones performing the great deed and feats of courage. They smell of stale ale, sweat, and horse shit."
Vivienne laughed. "And that's just the less smelly ones. I swear, some of them haven't bathed since they were knighted."
"Vivienne, Uther has asked for you to be exclusive to him. I haven't agreed to it as yet because I wanted to know what you wanted."
"He's the same as any other man and if it saves me from Sir Kay, all the better." Vivienne shrugged. "Did he say why?"
"He wants a son. He believes you could give him one. He and the Queen will raise the child. All you would have to do is produce a child."
"He will have to pay well. Very well." Vivienne told her. "I will be missing out on other trade and there's no guarantee the child will be a son. Is there no hope the Queen will conceive?"
"I don't believe she will conceive without magickal intervention. I'll make sure he realizes that what he asks is extraordinary and he will have to pay accordingly." Nimueh walked to the door. "I will let you rest for now. We will discuss price in the morning."
"Goodnight Nimueh." Vivienne said as the door closed