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As the week drew to a close, Connor realized the the anxiety he was trying so hard to ignore was his fear of never being with Kathering again. He couldn’t and wouldn’t allow this to happen.
He ordered a dinner with all of her favourite foods. She preferred to eat in the suite where they were assured privacy. As she grew confident with him, she grew bolder. Once, she had arrived wearing only a coat, and as he closed the door, she had spread the coat on the floor in front of the fireplace, lay down and spread her legs for him. Dinner was cold by the time she was ready to eat, and he laughed as she tore into her steak too ravenous to wait for him to warm it up.
They chatted about inane things as they ate, and he waited until he was sure she was relaxed and eager. As she got up to head for the bedroom, he stopped her.
“Just a minute, Kat, I have something I want to talk with you about.”
“Okay, let’s talk in bed,” she said, smiling. He almost caved at that moment; perhaps they could wait.
“Let’s sit here on the couch and enjoy another glass of wine while we talk,” he said.
She hesitated, frowned a little and gazed at him with those bottomless brown eyes that were almost black with desire, then she complied.
“Okay, what’s up?” she asked when they were seated and he’d refilled their glasses.
“I would like to take our relationship to the next level,” he said.
The frown returned, deeper this time, and he felt a moment of hesitation.
“Relationship? Connor I thought I was very clear that although I value our friendship, I will never allow anything to come between me and my husband. I love him and he fulfills needs in me you never can.”
Damn, she mistakes me. I’m losing her…..
“Here me out, please, Kat. This has to do with our sexual relationship.”
She seemed to relax a bit and sank back on the couch.
“I’m listening,” she said.
“I think you’ll admit that we’ve discovered a rare compatibility in our sex. I like to dominate, and you like to be dominated. Is that an accurate statement?”
“Yeeeesssss,” she said. “So?”
She isn’t making this easy. Of course, she never does. He wasn’t sure if he really like this facet of her personality, yet the implicit challenge appealed to his competitive nature.
“Well, I’d like to take things to the next level,” Connor said.
“Just hear me out, okay. I want to play a serious game where I am the Master and you are my sexual slave. In this game, you will do what I want, when I want, how I want, no questions asked. You can stop playing the game at any time you are no longer willing, and that will be the end of our relationship – yes, I said relationship. Or, you can submit to my will and see where this will take us. I promise I will never do anything that will cause you any real pain, and you can still use our code words, although I may choose not to listen.”
He watched her carefully as he outlined his plan. At that point, he saw her wince, but he was gratified to see real interest in her expression.
“The game may also involve you submitting to other people of my choosing. Again, at any time, you may choose not to play, but that will be the end of our relationship.”
“You’re not leaving me with much choice here,” she said. Her expression was inscrutable, and he couldn’t tell what she was thinking.
“You have complete choice; you can end the game at any time. I think we both thought this wouldn’t continue after this week; however, I’m ready to take things to the next level. Or we can say our goodbyes and move on….”
And the game was on….
Click here to read Ch. 1 – Katherine