July 19, 2015
René walked onto the stage under a natural spotlight of a sun ray. "Wonderful to see everyone attending to May's Sister Graduation in this summer heat."
Folled by Maitre J.C., Gillian, Xanadu, and Julie, the five of them took their places, as a hush spread across the garden.
Annie and May appeared through the archway, stopping at the foot of the stairs. Annie turned to May giving her a tight hug and removing her top and smiling,
"This is your time, sweet May," said Annie. "Let your light shine and walk tall. You are wonderful." She lead May onto the stage.
"Sister Annie," said Gillian. "please bring forward Demoiselle May and place her on the cushion to the left of the stage as you approach." Once the two subs had taken their places, Gillian rose and began the ceremony.
"Maitre Rene, Honored guests, welcome all to this joyous event, for today we come together to witness the Graduation of Demoiselle May, who will join the exclusive ranks of the Roissy Val d'Oise Sisterhood."
"It is with some sadness that we bid farewell to this Demoiselle as she leaves her path and joins the ranks of Sisters. Her path does not end here it is ever evolving. As a sister she will continue to be active within Samois, serve as mentor and guide to the Demoiselles and Debutantes.
"Maitre JC would you please welcome E/everyone?"
J.C. rose and looked towards the crowd, brushing the hair from his face, his eyes gleam with pride as he gazes from person to person. "Honored Members and Guests, It warms my heart to see all of you here to support May in this ceremony. Today we come together to witness the Graduation of Demoiselle May."
He turned and cast his eyes upon May. "We are here to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments she has completed. This graduation is her special time, one to shine, and to show everyone how she has grown and flourished under the care and guidance of all of those who have come to know her. .This is a happy occasion that brings us here today as I am able to announce that as Samois loses a Demoiselle today, Roissy Val d'Oise gains a welcome Sister. Today we honor May, who steadfastedly stood the test of time, she has been patient and understanding, she is a rare beauty, and is glorious in her service to all in this community many of us call Home. May, you are proof that our submissives are the best in SL and we are so very proud of your accomplishments.
"It is with the greatest of pride and enthusiasm that i recommend May to this esteemed group of submisives, the Sisterhood of Roissy Val d'Oise. Puissiez-vous faire honneur, et la beauté à la Chambre de Samois et de Roissy Val d'Oise."
"Thank you everyone."
In delight, May answered, "Retiens avec peine quelques larmes ..de bonheur " Merci Maitre JC. (Remember with sorrow tears ..of happiness). Thank Maitre JC."
"Thank you Maitre JC for those kind and insightful words," said Gillian turning to smile at xanadu. "Xan please share your thoughts with U/us."
"Thank you Gi," she responded, rising from the cushion and moving forward. xanadu turned, facing those on the stage. "Maitre Rene, Distinguished Members on the stage," she turned to the audience, "and those present in the audience. It is indeed my pleasure to represent the House of Samois as i welcome everyone. Today we celebrate the accomplishments of Demoiselle May has made, on her path to becoming a Roissy Val D'Oise Honored Sister. i say honored, as each submissive must work to obtain this as level in her path, as it is not given freely.
"I met May very shortly after starting on my own path. For those who do not know May, she is a quiet reserved French submissive. May's presence adds to the aviance of our community .. we fortunate to have her with us, as we are French themed.
"Many of us on the Dominant and submissive paths do experience times where we slow and question why we are here .. but in the end we open our minds .. learn and then move forward finally to obtain the acknowledgment.. of a path well traveled."
May's smile was bathed in tears, as she looked up at Xanadu. "Heartfelt thanks."
"We thank every one for supporting Roissy Val D'Oise with your presence .. as we celebrate these memories shared on May's Special Day. Following this Ceremony we invite you to join us as Essence provides our entertainment in the Gardens.
"Congratulations to you my Sister." xanadu returned to her cushion and knelt.
Gillian rose briefly announcing, "Maitre Marcus cannot be here with us today but Maitre JC will kindly read his thoughts and recommendations for us."
J.C. cleared his throat and attempted to make himself sound like Maitre Marcus, but failed miserable. His joking brought chuckles.
"I am honored to speak for Marcus in abstentia:
"After much consideration and thought, I highly recommend May of the Luna to join the Roissy Val d'Oise select band of sisters. This was not a decision that was made lightly but one that was carefully weighed over the entire course of May's path here at Roissy Val d'Oise: her contributions to our community, her submission in roleplay and serving the Dominants, and her success in performing her final task."
J.C. again attempted to jest and make light of Maitre Marcus' voice by intentionally sqeeking a bit.
"I was honored to be asked to guide and evaluate May in her final task. May served with eagerness, obedience and sincerity. She puts the Dominant's concerns above her own and bravely bore the discipline and humiliation given in the scene. Despite the challenges of our language differences, May conveys her strong emotions with intelligence and passion. I have known May since I first joined Roissy Val d'Oise. She has been very loyal to Roissy and has stuck with us through good and bad times. I have seen May grow in her path here, overcoming all obstacles and sticking to her path throughout.
"May is committed to our home here at Roissy Val d'Oise and I believe that as a member of the elite band of Sisters will strive to serve and support us all to the best of her ability. I treasure her beautiful gift of submission and service to Roissy Val d'Oise and am proud to recommend her to join the select band of Sisters."
J.C. grabbed his own throat, croaking, "I think I need a drink now, my voice is stuck, where is that cognac, then grinning, added, "Thanks to Marcus for those wonderful thoughts about May."
"Thank you Maitre JC for reading Maitre Marcus's speech on his behalf," said Gillian. "Sister Annie please share with us your thoughts on Demoiselle May..smiles warmly at Annie?"
"Thank you Gillian, i will try not to fly," said Annie. She stook and looked to May, her soft blue orbs sparkling with happiness, remembering a happy time when she was in May's place, nervously biting her lips. Smiles widely and speaks in a cool, confidant voice, "Congratulations, May, you have so very many reasons to be proud today."
Looks to Maitre Rene and others on the stage, "Maiitre Rene, it is with gratitude and humility that i address You, and all that are here, on May's behalf. She has been a quiet but strong fiber in the tapestry called Roissy Val d'Oise.
"i have watched May closely and learned from her quiet strength and patience. Her journey to becoming a sister has been a long path, and it is with great pride that i welcome her into the elite group of graduated sisters. May is a loyal member of our community. She attends workshops with regularity, giving strong support to the Doms and Sisters who are conducting them. When May speaks, i always listen, because she is very thoughtful and caring. This is a good test of our strength and more members should learn to ask the same questions, asserting themselves properly without drama. May is an important backbone in the spine of our body; helping us to stand straight in the BDSM community.
"I always look forward to seeing May at our events. Her style and class are rarely matched.
[2015/07/19 14:32] annie BlueSky (annie.weirman): Although she is quiet and reserved, she adds something to the event, making it more of a celebration. Her sister event was a magical transformation of these gardens, and a hell of a good time! The most stunning thing about May is her unending patience. She walks about us; never throwing herself in the spotlight, but waiting patiently for her turn. She causes no drama, but selflessly lends her presence and support to everything that we do. She gives words of support and encouragement to others as they complete workshops or events. She serves our Doms with obedience and grace, just as she did to my Master in her final scene. She is a model to other sisters in her behavior and attitude."
Annie turns to Maitre Rene and smiles brightly, slipping a chocolate into his hand and winked. Naturally, he smiled.
May pulled out a handkerchief, wiping her eyes filled with tears and smiling Annie has "Thanks Annie."
"Maitre Rene, it is with heartfelt joy that i recommend our beloved May to you for graduation today. She is one of our finest roses and will be an asset to our family as a mentor and serving member," said Annie. Looks to May with a loving smile on her lips and blows a kiss. "Well done, good and faithful servant of Roissy Vd'O. Welcome home, Sister May!"
Annie returned to her cushion and quietly kneeled as Gillian said, "Thank you Annie those were beautiful heartfelt words. Maitre Rene, You have heard the recommendations of Maître Marcus and the warm support given to that recommendation of her sister Annie. May I invite you now, to confer on Demoiselle May the title and the ring of Sisterhood?"
René tilts his head to the side, rubbing his chin and looking at the docile Demoiselle kneeling upon the cushion to his right and smiled, nodding reflectively on the recommendations he has heard.
"The day of Sister Graduation is always special for our community," he said. "The recommendations I've heard for Demoiselle May are well received."
He smiled and looked at Gillian. "With pleasure I confirm to continue with the proceedings."
"Demoiselle May," said Gillian, smiling warmly at Maitre Rene. "come forward please and kneel before Maitre Rene."
May rose from the cushion, crossed the stage a few steps and knelt before Maitre René full of emotions.
Rene stood, looking down at Demoiselle May kneeling before him, thinking about the supportive words spoken on her behalf. He looked over her head, out to the gathering of community, friends, and visitors and spoke.
"Seeing you all here makes me feel very proud to be a part of our wonderful famille of Roissy Val d’ Oise."
His hand searched an inner pocket of his jacket for his weathered old leather journal. Finding it, pulls it out, opens it and thumbs through the pages until he finds the page with May's name written at the top. He reads the notes that he has made throughout her journey, smiles, raises his eyebrows, glances up at May.
"You see here before you a cute submissive, one who has worked hard on her path and overcome many challenges to arrive at Graduation. One of these challenges has been to learn how to speak English in order to roleplay with all of our Dominants; she is to be commended on that.
"Demoiselle May began her submissive training with House of Samois, on March 30, 2014. She progressed and moved on to the time of her Initiation on May 21, 2014, where she served and was opened by Dominates of Chateau Roissy Val D’ Oise and became known as Demoiselle May. May continued as she traveled along, eager to learn and absorb.
"On January 14, 2015, May presented a wonderful workshop, 'Frenzy of Submission', proving her self-aware knowledge of our lifestyle. When the day of her Sister Event arrived, March 17, 2015, our Chateau Garden was transformed into 50 shades of green with pots of gold and shamrocks, as we celebrated Saint Patirck's Day."
Rene pauses ...........................to remember his silly Robin Hood outfit he wore and how good the ale tasted. He considers maybe he got a little too tipsy. The vague memory of having danced an Irish jig springs to his mind. Several chuckles and giggles rose from the assembled. He shook his head as if to clear the thoughts and continued.
"Demoiselle May's Final Task was given to her Marcus, who is not able to be here today, as we all know. Let us always remember that this Final Task is a test of a Demoiselle's Submission based upon her strengths and weaknesses; it is no easy task, but a challenge, one that pushes the submissive and brings her to the core of her surrender."
Rene looks down upon the cute Demoiselle, smiles and then............ gently touches her cheek. "Demoiselle May you proved the depth of your submission competently.
"And so, here we are today, July 18, 2015. Demoiselle May kneels before us to receive what she has committed herself too, the giving of her submission and it is with great pleasure that I bestow upon her the Roissy Val d'Oise Ring and title of Sister.
"You have heard about Demoiselle May's journey that brings her here today, a day long awaited and hoped for. Her commitment that has brought her here is a true inspiration for those who still have to complete their journey."
Rene reaches inside his vest pocket................... pulls out a ring... he holds it up before Demoiselle May's eyes. The gold band shines in the sunlight. He reaches for her hand and slides the the shiny gold ring into place on her finger and smiles at her.
May holds out her trembling hand and let the joy of seeing the ring slip and shine has her finger.
Holding her hand in both of his, and leaning forward, René says softly, "Sister May, you will inspire many. My wish is that you will continue to grow and learn and nurture others along your way. You are like the full moon light, shine that light so that other submissives can find their way on their own journies to our Roissy Val d'Oise Chateau."
Rene smiles and returns to his chair. He feels so very proud. He turns to the House of Samois Sister sitting to his right. "Gillian Please give our newest Sister her rightful tag and let’s welcome her into our Roissy Val d'Oise Sisterhood."
Gillian smiles at May and then looks round at the assembled guests. "To become a sister of Roissy Val d’ Oise a submissive has to have many qualities, some are as follows: To be Trustworthy, Graceful, Loyal, Humble, Obedient, Enduring, and Patient and remain submissive no matter how hard that may be. You have shown these qualities Demoiselle May. No more will you carry this title. Cast it aside and wear the one that i give you now. Wear the title of Sisterhood with pride as you go out to a new and exciting future in Roissy Val d'Oise. Always serve with passion and fire. Sister May,