Themis set a sheaf of papers into a folder, smiling at Galen.
"Congratulations, you are officially in the films. Let me explain how this works. Tomorrow we will place you with another actor, depending on your preference of course. We all know you aren't a virgin, but people like to pretend. So, we'll introduce you through a sort of… virgin breaking video. Daphne and Iason are both good at these videos, and Iason actually has a reputation among certain circles as a virgin breaker."
Galen nodded his understanding.
"So I'm starting with a video with Iason?"
"If that is who you choose. If you'd like, I can give him the afternoon off and you can get to know each other. Outside of the bed, that is."
"I think I would enjoy that. And Reinard?"
"Reinard is off the table in every conceivable way. He is under my protection," Themis warned.
"I understand that. I was just wondering about the housing situation. That house is in need of repairs, but I would love to work on it when I have the chance."
"Are you sure? The rent is a little higher there than in the city proper," Themis said.
"How much more? I figure as long as it's under a thousand, I should be okay."
"Oh fuck no, it's seven hundred every twenty eight days. Since I haven't heard a Faro screaming, I'll assume Reinard will be living with you."
"What's his deal anyway? What is a Faro doing in a porneo?"
"That is for him to explain," Themis frowned, standing. "Why don't I go find Iason and we can introduce the two of you? I think you'll enjoy him. Oh, and off the record, relationships are encouraged here. It leads to better chemistry on camera."
"Shouldn't I meet the tiger before you hook me up with him?" Galen snorted.
"Of course not. The novelty is half the fun," Themis laughed.
She stepped out of the room, the door clicking closed. A couple of minutes passed before the door opened again, revealing a white and gold tiger Galen recognized instantly.
He leapt up, staring at the tiger wide eyed.
"No fucking way…"
Iason chuckled quietly, taking a seat himself.
"I'm guessing you're a fan?"
Galen stared slack jawed, his eyes drinking in the tiger's physique, the body of a pankratiast. Iason had been his fantasy since he was old enough to masturbate, videos of the cat fucking his way through dozens of other Egaro Galen's biggest source of entertainment at night.
And now he was standing in the same room as the tiger.
More than that… he was going to have sex with the tiger.
"Fuck… I can't believe it…"
"Calm down, I'm just an Egaro," Iason smiled. "Why don't you sit so we can talk a bit?"
Galen nearly fell back into his chair, rubbing his eyes.
"I'm not dreaming? You really work here?"
"Yeah. Mainly in the films, but I take my turn in the brothel just like everyone else here," Iason shrugged. "So… you obviously know who I am…"
"Oh shit… sorry, I'm Galen," the blue tiger blurted, his face burning with embarrassment.
"Well Galen, it is a pleasure to meet you. And don't worry about masturbating to me, lots of people do," Iason smirked.
"Uh… yeah… sorry."
"Like I said, don't worry. Do you mind if I take a look at you?"
Galen nodded, rising as Iason stood. He stared at the tiger uncertainly, his breath quickening as Iason approached.
"Relax, we're not doing anything just yet," Iason said gently.
His hand touched Galen, feeling his chest.
"You certainly have a toned body. Do you work out?"
"Swim. I was the Delphi Isles champion three years ago. Er… not that I'm trying to brag," Galen added quickly.
"That is quite the accomplishment," Iason smiled reassuringly. "And your heat?"
"I just finished it a week ago."
"Excellent. I'm not making you uncomfortable, am I?"
Galen shook his head slowly.
"No… I like this," he whispered.
Iason pulled at Galen's shirt, studying the tiger's response. Galen relinquished the shirt quickly, suddenly bare chested in front of the older tiger.
"So, usually when people start here, we have them list kinks and limits. Do you have any of those?" Iason asked.
Galen's ears twitched, a nervous chuckle escaping him.
"Hey, you can tell me. There's no judging here. Did you know I'm into watersports?" Iason asked.
Galen stared in shock.
"Yeah, a lot of the people around here avoid that. But there's nothing quite like a golden shower to let someone know they are yours."
"I… think I would enjoy that too. And… that thing you did, where you bound Ryan up?"
"Oh yeah, knots are fun to play with. They can be a pain to set up though," Iason added. "Well, perhaps we can try a few things tomorrow. But I want to give you an afternoon to get used to the idea."
"Oh, um… you're not going to be inside me, are you? I've never been taken like that."
"If you don't want me to be, then that's okay. I can still break you the other way," Iason chuckled. "Well, it was a pleasure to meet you. I'm going to send Themis in again, okay?"
Galen nodded, watching Iason open the door. Everything Iason did was like a light, drawing his eyes like a diávolos tis thálassas, that devil fish of the deep.
He was gone in a moment, Themis taking his place before long.
"So, what do you think?" she questioned with a knowing smirk.
"I can't believe he's going to let me fuck him…"
"You might be surprised," Themis warned. "I will say that he is a very thoughtful partner. Oh, but that brings me to another point. Congratulations on your first film."
"What? But I'm not…"
"We staged it all beforehand, a bit of a ritual all performers go through. Supposedly it helps you handle being in front of a camera when you know you've already been in front of one before. Of course, it won't go live unless you want it to. But I have to say, you did a good job," Themis smiled.
"I did? Can I see?"
"Of course. Try not to cringe too much. Seeing yourself can be a little unsettling. I promise, for someone who's never met you, you come off as the perfect submissive."
The tigress handed a tablet to Galen, pressing a button. Galen flinched slightly as his voice came over the device. But he forced himself to go through the whole thing, trying to find a reason why it shouldn't be sent out.
"There was no sex though," he said, looking up.
"Not yet. But it gets you out there, lets people check you out. Now, if you give permission for us to use this video, it will be staying planetside. You are still too young for off-world shooting. But this is a great way to start."
Themis hummed thoughtfully, looking at Galen.
"Of course, after you have a few films under your claws, we'll start you on brothel duty. But we want to make sure you have the necessary skills for that first."
Galen nodded, staring at the tablet.
"Okay. You know what you're doing, I suppose. So… if you think it was good, go ahead and send the video out."