April 6th, 2020

wtf

Fic search: Burned slave?

Hello everyone! I'm looking for a fic I've read about 10 years ago which just resurfaced in my brain! This is probably a long shot since so much time has passed, but I figured this community would be the best place to try to find it!

A new physician just moved to a city because the old physician died in a house fire. When he went to look around the burned house, he found a slave who was close to death, suffering from massive burns. Since he was the physician, he spent a lot of effort healing this slave, which became his personal slave. The slave initially was extremely afraid of this new physician because of how he was treated by his old master. But he slowly got better because he was treated with kindness. Part of the reason was that the new physician never interacted with slaves either due to laws where he was from or family beliefs.

There was a specific scene where the slave thought it was really strange that his new master asked to be referred to by his shortened name, making it sounding more slave-like. (the master didn't know this, because he wasn't from the area/country)

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