No one wanted me around the house, I just got in their way all the time, and I was the only orphan who had been there for more than 10 years, and not a particularly liked orphan at that. No one was going to adopt me, I was 17. So they took the only option they could think of. They sold me as a slave. Now I'm laying across the lap of Luke Hemmings, my owner, because I 'misbehaved', and getting spanked, while planning how to escape.