Previously ~ Mileena
Several days later
Tanya hadn't felt this good since childhood. True, the loss of Sindel, Kitana, and even the stone-faced Jade weighed heavily at times, but things were finally looking up. Never had she looked forward to an event with the same eagerness she did the funerals of Shao Kahn and Shang Tsung.
"You shouldn't dress so lavishly," Rain chuckled. "You don't want to offend our new Empress."
"Oh, please," Tanya waved dismissively, preening before her mirrors to admired her newest gown. She and Rain had been awarded Sindel's old chambers, and host of three dozen servants, along with the lordship over three provinces. The benefits of their status were surprisingly astounding, but it didn't change their goals. "Mileena adores me. If I don't show up in the glamorous garb of a royal, she'll wonder if something's wrong."
"One of these days, you're going to have to share with me how you gained the Kahnum's affections so quickly," Rain raised an eyebrow. "It's as though she loved you at first sight."
Tanya snorted. You have no idea.