It seems a main part of our daily life for the months in London, was going to be lessons. Some, were about what you would expect for a life as a slave, others however, were a bit more mundane.
As much things were different from what we were expecting, some things were the same. Slaves were expected to look good, though this was more for health and welfare, at least in our cases.
When I went to the interview, I had in mind how my first day at a new, normal, job would be. My first day as a slave, was remarkably similar, at first anyway.
Another one of those things you assume about slavery, is yet another thing that turned out to be wrong. Accommodation, if you think of a slave’s room, what do you think of? This certainly wasn’t that.
Thinking back, it should have been obvious. One of the easiest ways to keep a large group happily, for relatively cheaply, is good food. It was still a suprise to find out, as the usual fare you would imagine for slaves, is a lot less … nice
Our first day would always be an awkward day in our memory, no part more so then the first medical examination. Like all sanctioned facilities of its type, the health of the slaves and owners was paramount, and London’s facility was second only to the newest in keeping everyone healthy.
There was a tremendous shock to us, as we found out modern day slavery still existed. Even more so when we found out that we had been swept up into that dark world, and it was not as dark as we would have thought.