|by Van © 2018
(Libby's Mom), gave me some really nice clothes and cab fare to
get home, right? Wrong!
Last in line, I shuffled up the stairs after Fern, who shuffled
up the stairs after Irene. We were sort of like a mother
duck with two ducklings—only the mother duck (Irene) was wearing
a really expensive and stylish traveling suit, one of the
ducklings (Fern) was naked and box-tied with a ball-gag dangling
around her neck and a skeleton key dangling from the light steel
chain connecting her nipple rings—and the other duckling (me)
was wearing panties and a disheveled sleep-shirt and was bound
with her arms behind her back from shoulders to crotch with a
ball-gag in her mouth.
Umm... No, now that I think about it, it was nothing like
a mother duck with two ducklings. What an absurd
analogy. What was I thinking?
Anyway, we paused at the top of the stairs in the room with the
fancy wooden lockers and the three doors. Irene removed
the skeleton key from Fern's nipple-ring-chain and returned it
to its hook next to the door that led back downstairs to Mom's
Playroom... where Libby was naked and stretched on the
rack. Mrs. Locke restored the end of Fern's connecting
chain so that once again it swayed and dangled in a "U"-shaped
manner between the Trickster's nipple-rings. We exited the
Room of Three Doors via the as yet unused wooden door (unused by
me) as opposed to the semi-hidden door that led to the garage.
Quite obviously we were now in the mansion proper, and not in
one of the service areas. The walls were wainscotted with
wood that matched the doors, the carpeting underfoot was plush,
and the furnishings were all top of the line, expensive, and
mostly antiques. Art hung on the walls, and the framed
oils and prints were the real deal. Romanticism,
Impressionism, Expressionism, Modernism, Post-Modernism...
they ran the gamut of all the major "-isms" covered in the
Western Art survey course I took at Lewis & Clark
University. (Go Explorers!) If it had been obvious before
that the Locke family was loaded, very loaded, now I
could add that they also had good taste, very good
taste. Everything was gorgeous... like Libby and
Also, there was no way they kept a place this big this spotless
without a lot of help in the form of maids, cooks, chauffeurs,
and a butler (or, if she was female... whatever you call a
female butler). There had to be help.
However, it was the middle of the night, so the staff would all
be in bed, right? But then (probably) somebody was
up. Mistress Locke had just returned from overseas.
Logically, yes, somebody should be up, but there was no one in
sight (except Irene, Fern, and myself), for which I was very
grateful. I didn't want anyone to witness my
semi-naked bound and gagged humiliation unless they intended to
rescue me. However, servants are usually loyal—especially
well-trained, well-paid servants—and I assumed all of Irene's
servants would be well-trained, well-paid, and would already
know about the Locke family "hobby activities." Therefore,
I'd only be rescued at Irene's command. But if Irene was
going to instruct one of her maids to rescue me, she probably
would have already done it herself and I wouldn't need rescuing.
And she hadn't (so far). And I did. So they
wouldn't. If they were awake. Which they didn't seem
Sorry. I babble when I'm nervous. But you already
know that. Sorry. I also blink when I'm nervous.
Anyway, we reached the top of the stairs, I followed Fern, and
Fern followed Irene down a long hallway. We passed
numerous parlors and sitting rooms and... rooms... then started
up a grand staircase to the second floor. I don't know if
the staircase we used was the mansion's actual Grand Staircase,
but it was plenty grand (in my plebeian opinion).
And speaking of climbing the stairs from the Playroom and then
the grand (or semi-grand) staircase to wherever we were going...
my crotch-rope (or more precisely in my case, my crotch-cord)
was making a pest of itself. As previously explained, my
black parachute-cord bonds were well-tied and inescapable
without being overly tight. That said, the pair of cords
passing between my legs were tight enough to slide back and
forth, especially when I lifted a leg to climb a step. As
they (the pair of thin black cords) did so, they nudged and caressed
my lady bits. They also encouraged my panties to
become progressively more friendly. My butt-crack was also
involved. The bottom line (pun intended) was that the
cords and my panties now cleaved my butt-cheeks and
labia. Granted, nothing was especially tight, but it was a
novel sensation. Also, since my wrists, elbows, waist, and
arms were bound with more of the same cord, I was unable to make
the adjustments required to put things right. Also, as the
cords were one interconnected network, whenever I twisted or
squirmed or tugged on my bonds, the crotch-cord was part of the
action. It was embarrassing and, I'm forced to admit,
Anyway, we took a right turn at the top of the grand (or
semi-grand) staircase and passed more parlors and other
miscellaneous fully-furnished, luxurious rooms.
Our ultimate destination was a gigantic bedroom with a gigantic
four-poster bed. The general decor was easily up to the
standards of everything I'd seen since coming upstairs in
Stately Locke Manor, but the bed was really impressive.
Oak. Gigantic. The posts were elaborately carved and
turned and were real posts, in no way spindly. Also, the
mattress was larger than a "California King." If the Queen
of England dropped by to spend the night, Irene's bed would
I watched as Irene spun Fern around and untied her black
parachute-cord box-tie. It didn't take long. "Take
care of Molly," she said as she tossed the resulting tangle of
cord on the foot of the neatly made bed.
"Yes, Mrs. Locke. Thank you, Mrs. Locke." Fern
rubbed her wrists, smiled, batted her big, brown, amazing eyes,
and dropped a quick curtsy. The bouncing-ball-gag-necklace
was still around her neck and the nipple-ring-chain still
dangled between her boobs.
"Wise Ass," Irene purred through a wry smile, then smacked Fern
on her naked rump. "Go!"
"Eeep!" Fern yelped, giggled, and beamed in my direction.
"C'mon," she said as she padded to a closed door. She
opened the door and a magnificent bathroom was revealed.
Irene was also smiling at me. "Go, Molly," she suggested
I had no choice—no polite or prudent choice, anyway—but to pad
through the bathroom door after Fern. Okay, I admit
it. I scampered after Fern. I'm not proud
of it, but I'd fallen behind and had to catch up. It made
my not-quite-exposed and rope-framed boobs bounce (and didn't
help with my crotch-cord situation, either).
Fern closed the door and we were, indeed, in a magnificent
bathroom. In terms of functionality the washbasin was
normal, but the design was exquisite. In other bathroom
news, there was a huge shower alcove with one of those broad,
flat, rain-type shower heads, the commode was a commode (but very
stylish, like the washbasin), and there was a sunken bathtub
easily big enough for two friendly bathers. It had
water-jets. I could see the nozzles.
I watched (and blushed) as Fern used the commode. (Number
one.) And the thing had a built-in bidet! And she
used it! She then padded to the washbasin and used a dab
of liquid soap and a washcloth to scrub her face. Next,
she borrowed a toothbrush and a dab of green toothpaste, brushed
her teeth, rinsed her mouth, dabbed her lips with a small towel,
then turned and smiled at me.
Fern padded over, spun me around, and began untying my
bonds. Finally! However... I soon realized
she was both untying and retying my bonds!
"Mrf?" Also, she was using the occasion to remove my
sleep-shirt and panties! "Mrrrk!" But not my
End result: Molly Schmeck. Naked. Box-tied
with black parachute cord (with thumb-binding and palm-crossing
cords). No waist or crotch cords. Ball-gagged.
I know what you're thinking. Oh, Molly-Molly-Molly,
you silently sigh, shaking your head in sad disappointment, how
could you let a mischievous scamp like Fern do that to you?
In the first place, I didn't let Fern do
anything. She was clever and cunning and never untied me
enough to give me a chance of preventing her from retying
me. She accomplished her nefarious stripping and binding
scheme in stages, and I couldn't stop her.
In the second place, I already mentioned that self-defense
training is on my to-do list, so cut me some slack.
And in the third place... Shut up!
Anyway, I was now naked and tied the way Libby had tied
Fern. That meant it was entirely feasible for me to do my
evening business, of course, so Fern plopped me down on the
commode and waited patiently for me to take a tinkle. I
sorta had to go anyway, so despite the embarrassment... I
went. And afterwards, she flushed the commode and
triggered the bidet function! Water splashed my nether
region, my eyes popped wide, and I let her know exactly how
I felt about it! "Nrrrf!" I also blushed. But
then, it's entirely possible I'd never stopped blushing since we
entered Irene's bathroom.
"Poor baby," Fern cooed as she used a small towel to dry between
my legs, then hustled me to the sink, unbuckled my ball-gag,
re-secured it on the strap's first hole, then plucked the rubber
sphere from my mouth and let it bounce against my pale, I mean fair-complected,
saliva-splattered and cord crisscrossed chest.
I worked my jaw, licked my lips, and stared daggers in the
mirror at my bathroom buddy. "Fern Wu!" I huffed.
"Keep your hands to yourself, you... you... trickster!"
I was furious, but not irate. Angry, but not
enraged. I was... I don't know what I was, other
than embarrassed, flustered, blushing, naked, and box-tied.
By the way, as my previous bonds had been more extensive, Fern
had more cord to work with as she retied me. For that
reason, my box-tie was more elaborate that the one Libby had
inflicted on her. I had four strands each above and below
my breasts, and an "X" arrangement that crisscrossed between my
boobs. I already mentioned the thumb and palm cords.
I wasn't any more helpless that Fern had been, but my thin black
bonds were more numerous and complicated.
"Don't be mad, Molly," Fern sighed, still smiling, as she used a
warm washcloth and a dab of soap to scrub my pouting face (and
clean the gag-induced saliva from my chest).
I continued glaring as she loaded the same toothbrush she'd used
and brushed my teeth. I let her. Might as
well. I still stared daggers at her smiling face, of
course. I spat in the sink (but not Fern's face), then
rinsed my mouth from the cup Fern held to my lips. I
swished, gargled, and spat in the sink (again, not in Fern's
face), gulped a final mouthful of water, and swallowed.
Wintergreen. My mouth was minty fresh.
"On with the initiation," Fern chuckled.
"Fern!" I complained (whined). "I demand—Mrrrpfh!"
That's right, the ball-gag was back in my mint-flavored mouth
and Fern was buckling the strap at the nape of my neck! If
looks could kill, I would have cracked the mirror and Fern Wu
would be a dagger-riddled, flaming corpse. She wasn't, and
all too soon we were through the door, back in the main bedroom,
and I was being hustled towards the enormous/luxurious bed.
I noted the
bedding was now turned down and the black cords that were Fern's
former box-tie bonds were neatly coiled and draped across the
foot of the bed. There was still no sign of a maid, and
our hostess was also missing.
Then, another door opened and Irene appeared. She was
emerging from a gigantic walk-in closet, but mostly I was
staring at Irene and not the racks of clothes and shoes behind
her. She was naked! She'd removed her
stylish, hideously expensive, designer traveling ensemble, and
was naked! And if Libby Locke was a
Viking-shield-maiden-princess, Irene Locke was a
Viking-shield-maiden-queen! She was seriously gorgeous,
with the same shapeliness, allover tan, firm muscles, and
generous boobs as her daughter. I was... impressed.
"Fern Wu," Irene sighed, shaking her head as she took in my
bound and gagged condition, "you are a trickster and a scamp."
That's what I've been saying!
"What have you done to poor Molly?" Irene demanded. I
noted she was still smiling, and wasn't it obvious what
Fern had done to me?
"Isn't it obvious?" Fern purred.
That's what I said! Fern's big, brown, amazing
eyes and mocking smile were infuriating. I seriously
considered giving her a swift kick.
"Come here, you rapscallion," Irene ordered, picked up the black
cord on the bed, and prepared it for use.
Face it, you already know what happened. Irene box-tied
Fern using the exact same technique Libby had used to box-tie
Fern. It was now obvious where Libby had gotten her
training. And speaking of obvious, wasn't the obvious
solution to what Fern had done to untie my box-tie?
Anyway, now both Fern and I were naked and box-tied.
However, Fern's ball-gag was still bouncing against her chest
while mine was plugging my mouth.
And with that, we all climbed onto bed.
Despite her box-tie, Fern managed the horizontal transition
quite gracefully. Surprisingly, I didn't have to be
dragged kicking and screaming (through my gag). I went
blushing, shivering, and whining (through my gag), but I
went. I don't know if I was graceful. Irene joined
us, and needless to say, she was definitely graceful.
So... all three of us were now in bed. The thread count of
Irene's cool sheets was in the hundreds. The order
was—left to right from the point of view of a hypothetical
voyeur hovering above the bed—Fern, Irene, and moi.
We were all on our backs. That meant Fern and I were also
lying on our box-tied arms. Irene, however, had her right
arm draped behind Fern's cord-yoked shoulders and her left arm
draped behind my cord-yoked shoulders!
"Good night, girls," Irene purred, then leaned close and kissed
by ball-tied mouth.
"Mrrrpfh!" I mewled, by which I meant (not wanting to be
impolite), "Good Night, Mrs. Locke." It also meant "What
about my gag?"
Misinterpreting or ignoring at least part of my response, Irene
turned to Fern and tried to kiss her, as well. Fern turned
her head and the kiss landed on the side of her neck.
"Wait," Fern objected, turning back to smile at our
hostess. "That's it?"
Irene sighed and rolled her eyes. "I'm tired, you scamp,"
she purred. "It was a long flight."
"Well, yeah," Fern responded. A wicked smile curled her
lips. "Of course you're tired, but doesn't that
mean you need to... relax?"
Irene rolled her eyes, again. "A good night's sleep is all
the relaxation I require, young lady, and—what are you doing?"
What Fern was doing was scooting down the bed, rolling onto her
stomach and positioning herself between Irene's legs!
"Stop that," Irene purred. "Stop! Get back up here
and... oh! Oh! Stop it you scamp!
Fern's box-tied maneuver had taken several seconds of squirmy
effort, so Irene had had plenty of opportunity to nip things in
the bud (so to speak) by physically evading her affections, but
all she'd done was act mildly annoyed, which Fern ignored, of
course. Anyway, Fern was using her lips and tongue to
lick, slurp, and suck Irene's private parts!
What an outrage!
How incredibly hot!
I confess my pussy was quivering in sympathy as Fern went down
on Irene's pussy and Irene quivered. Irene's
hands were now clutching Fern's hair, but apparently she was
having a great deal of difficulty forcing Fern's head away from
her crotch... if that was what she was doing. She might
have been pressing Fern's face against her crotch.
This was my first experience observing cunnilingus, the first
time the exercise moved from the theoretical and into the real
world. In junior high and high school my girlfriends and I
had "practiced kissing boys," and I understand this to be
perfectly normal behavior for adolescent girls (even nerds), but
we'd never done anything like this! Being a
perfectly normal, arguably attractive, and intellectually
curious young women, I found what was unfolding between my two
naked bed-mates to be... educational. I watched.
Besides, I was bound and gagged and powerless to help Fern—I
mean Irene! I was powerless to help Irene!
It took a while—for some reason I was finding it difficult to
accurately gauge the passage of time—but eventually Irene's body
went tense, she gasped, her incredibly gorgeous body shivered,
her boobs shook, her forehead glistened, her gorgeous blue eyes
popped wide... and she actually yodeled!
I hoped the bedroom was as soundproof as the Playroom down
below. Otherwise, the servants were going to barge in at
any second armed with baseball bats, golf clubs, umbrellas,
brooms, and mops. More time passed. No rampaging
servants appeared and there was no embarrassing scene.
Mischievous mission accomplished, Fern squirmed up the bed and
back to Irene's right side, a disgusting, pussy-eatin' grin on
her Trickster face. Irene was also grinning. I
watched as she used her fingers to comb Fern's bangs.
Irene heaved a sigh. "You little..."
"Mrmf?" I suggested.
"Yes, scamp," Irene agreed. "Thank you, Molly."
"Ur eh uh," I replied. ("You're welcome.")
Several seconds of relaxed cuddling ensued... then Irene sat up
in bed, flipped Fern over onto her stomach, straddled her tan,
slightly glistening body with her tan, slightly more glistening
body, and began untying the grinning scamp's box-tie. Once
Fern was cord free, Irene gave her a resounding smack on her
bare butt. Smack!
"Ow!" Fern complained, still smiling.
"Out!" Irene ordered, and Fern complied by squirming out from
under Irene and off the bed. She rubbed her offended
posterior, but was still smiling. "Out!" Irene
reiterated, pointing to the bedroom door. "And don't you dare
go back down to the playroom and do unspeakable things
to and with my disobedient daughter."
"Yes, Mrs. Locke," Fern chuckled, then scampered to the door and
made her giggling exit.
Irene turned back to me, smiled, and reclined in her former
place, once again. Her arm was back behind my cord-yoked
shoulders and I could feel her left boob pressing against my
So... what happened next?
you what happened next!
Irene squeezed my body in a
sideways hug and we cuddled for a few seconds... or a
minute. No more that two, I'm sure. Pretty sure.
During the process her left boob squeezed against my right arm,
and there was even a little boob-on-boob side-action. My
heart started thumping again.
Finally, Irene turned my head, unbuckled my gag, and like she'd
done with Fern down in the Playroom and like Fern had
done with me in the Bathroom, buckled the strap on its first
hole. I eased the ball from my mouth, let it slip down and
assume necklace duty, then worked my jaws, licked my lips, and
locked eyes with my hostess/captor. Okay, technically
Libby and Fern were my captors, so I guess that made Irene my...
hostess/custodian? Anyway, we locked eyes. I was
still wearing my glasses and they were solidly in place and
didn't need adjustment. Good old glasses!
"I hope you aren't going to throw a tantrum," Irene said with a
I pursed my lips in what I was later assured was an adorable
pout. "Nope," I said quietly. "Maybe later."
To this day, it's a mystery why I didn't immediately pitch a
Right before answering my front door to admit the kidnapping duo
of Fern and Libby, if I'd been handed a one question yes/no
exam, and the question was:
Schmeck, are you up for being kidnapped, stripped naked,
bound, gagged, and forced to watch various scary
torture-related and/or erotic activities, including a
devilishly cute Trickster licking the pussy of a seriously
gorgeous Viking-Shield-Maiden-Queen? (Circle one.) YES. NO.
certain I would have circled "NO," put a check-mark next
to it, then lined through "YES" several times!
But now, naked and box-tied, lying next to naked, gorgeous, and
slightly sweaty Irene, and with naked Fern on her way downstairs
to do who-knows-what to naked Libby... not so much. No
immediate hysterics. And no plans for future hysterics.
"Good girl," Irene chuckled, leaned even closer, and kissed my
slightly sweaty forehead. (More boob-on-boob
side-action!) I blushed. "I'm sorry I interrupted
your initiation into the club," Irene sighed, hugging me close,
again. "Now you'll have to repeat the entire process."
I swallowed, nervously. "Uh, what?"
Irene sighed. "All prospective members are required to
show their commitment to the club with at least one
demonstration of unmistakable genuine enthusiasm,
and it must be mediated by at least one member-in-good-standing
of the club."
"Uh, what?" I blinked several times. "And what do
you mean by 'genuine enthusiasm?' It's not at all clear
I blinked several times while my brain digested this
information. "Uh, what?"
"It's a tradition," Irene purred.
"Uh, what?" (I was stuck in a rut.)
"Silly girl," Irene chuckled and hugged me again.
We snuggled for several more seconds. My heart was still
pounding, but now I wasn't so sure it was entirely from the fear
and trepidation related to being kidnapped.
"It would be a shame if this entire evening turned out to be a
waste," Irene purred. "I suppose there is a way I
"Uh, what? I mean... how?"
Irene kissed my lips. "I'm a member of the
club. I suppose I could be your mediator."
"Okay," I whispered, then my eyes popped wide. Why did I
say that? To this day I'm not entirely sure. I
opened my mouth to negate my last statement, but nothing came
"Very well," Irene chuckled, then popped the ball-gag back into
my mouth and tightened and buckled the strap! Maybe she
took my open-mouthed amazement as an invitation.
My next response was unintelligible and too late! "Mrrrf!"
that's right," Irene purred, "I quite agree." She then
rolled away from my blinking, astonished, nude, bound, and
gagged self, reached out, and opened a drawer in the bedside
table. (I told you, it was a huge bed.) She
rolled back and in her hand was—Gulp!—a cordless
vibrator! Or maybe it was a cordless microphone! Not
karaoke! Anything but karaoke! No,
she held it close for my inspection and it was definitely a
cordless Vibrator! Gulp! And it was
wand-style, with a body or shaft of silver plastic, control
buttons, and red LED indicator lights! The business end
was doorknob-shaped and covered in black latex! Gulp!
I stared at the device with wide-eyed, blinking dread. At
the time I didn't have a whole lot of personal experience with
vibrators (and still don't) but I knew what it was, and it was
in Irene's hand!
I stared into Irene's gorgeous, smiling face. "Mrrrpfh?"
"Patience, Molly," Irene chuckled, then arranged the pillows
into a pile against the headboard. She then heaved herself
up, reclined with her back against the pillows, then hauled me
up to join her. We were now back-to-front, with me cradled
against her incredibly gorgeous, naked body! The back of
my gagged head rested against her chest, my shoulders on her
breasts, my box-tied arms against her stomach, my butt on the
mattress, and my hips against her thighs.
"Mrrrpfh!" I reiterated as Irene placed the heels of her bare
feet against my inner knees and forced my legs apart.
Okay, she sort of nudged my legs apart. Things
were happening fast and I was still deciding if I even wanted
to resist. That said, in the back of my fevered mind I
already knew that resistance on my part would be futile.
And then... it happened!
Irene thumbed a button, I flinched, and the vibrator
began buzzing. The thing was surprisingly quiet, or maybe
I couldn't really hear it over the pounding of my heart.
And then... she touched the humming head to my left
nipple! The touch became a gentle, vibrating massage...
and grew to include my entire left breast... my right breast and
nipple... my chest, neck, tummy, and etc. And by "etc." I
mean my inner thighs and labia!
I squirmed and shivered and fought my bonds and Irene's
embrace. She was sooo strong! I was sooo
helpless! Her magic wand felt sooo good!
And she played me like a fiddle (or a Stradivarius), increasing
the pressure here, making it light as a feather there, picking
up the pace, backing off, and varying the wand's power
setting. It took me a while to complete my initiation...
but eventually I succeeded... and it was glorious!
I screamed into my gag.
Irene clicked off my new cordless friend and placed it on the
bed at her side, then unbuckled my ball-gag, plucked it from my
mouth, and once again it was around my neck in
necklace-mode. I was panting, my heart thumping, by
rope-framed breasts heaving, my nipples pointing, my pussy
flushed and quivering, and I was sweaty. Irene then
removed my glasses, folded them, and despite the distance,
succeeded in placing them on the bedside table
And then, we made out. We sucked face. As Winnie
would say, we snogged. That was also glorious,
but it took some time for me to get into the groove. Irene
was patient, but I was flustered and still panting from the
final act of my initiation.
Finally, we came up for air, as the saying goes. Without
my glasses Irene's smiling face was out of focus, but she was
still gorgeous. I knew I had to have a rather goofy smile
on my shining face, but didn't care. Goofy was fine, as
long as I was with Irene.
"Well..." Irene purred, "welcome to the club, Molly. How
do you feel?"
"Let's not start that again," Irene chuckled. "How do you
I smiled my goofy smile. "I feel good." I leaned
down and kissed Irene's right nipple. It was erect.
All four nipples in the bedroom were erect.
"You little minx," Irene chuckled, then kissed my
forehead. "Now..." She touched something on the
headboard. All the lights in the bedroom lights dimmed...
then winked out, leaving only a pair of nightlights, one on
either side of the bed. "I really am tired from my flight,
so..." She slid down the pillows, taking me with
her. "Good night, Molly," she said, then kissed my lips.
I kissed her back (of course). "Good night, Irene," I
We snuggled together under the covers, and by together I mean
Irene snuggled and I let her. After all, my naked body was
completely under her control. I was still helplessly
I didn't mind. I was in the club! I smiled my goofy
smile, the afterglow between my legs slowly faded, and I closed
my eyes. I made a mental note to ask for more information
(meaning any information) about this "club" that I'd
just joined and what membership entailed. Maybe there was
I awoke the
next morning naked but cord-free. Obviously, at some point
during the night Irene had untied Fern's handiwork. The
cord was gone, as was my ball-gag necklace. Irene was also
gone. I was alone in the tangle of warm, slightly moist
sheets. (They smelled like Irene!)
Then, the door to the bathroom opened and Irene entered the
bedroom! She was here! Naked! Using a brush on
her blond locks! Gorgeous!
"Good morning, Molly," Irene said.
I rolled and reached across the bed for my glasses, slid them in
place, and smiled. "Morning!"
"Why don't you take a shower while I arrange to have some of
Libby's clothes delivered." She strolled to the bed, took
my hand, and pulled me to my feet. "You're a couple of
inches taller than my Pumpkin, but I'm sure we'll find something
that fits." She then pulled me into a hug and we kissed.
It was glorious! (I almost had myself a tiny
little initiation, right then and there.)
And then, Irene delivered a teasing smack on my naked
rump with the brush—Smack!—handed me the brush, and sped
me on my way. I giggled and scampered into the bathroom to
take the ordered shower. Disgusting, I know. I tried
to muster an offended pout (like Fern had mustered after her
similar slap) but only managed another goofy smile. I'm
not proud of it, but I couldn't help myself. I was
When I returned to the bedroom I was squeaky clean (including my
glasses) and my hair was dried and brushed. Breakfast had
been delivered in the form of warm pastries, assorted fresh
fruit, and coffee. Irene loaned me a robe. She'd
already dressed in slacks and a silk blouse, and we enjoyed an
absolutely scrumptious morning repast. ("Absolutely
scrumptious." I really was quite disgusting that
morning. If I wasn't careful I was gonna start giggling
and skipping around the bedroom.)
Anyway, Irene succeeded in finding me something nice to wear in
the form of a dove-gray business suit (skirt and jacket) over a
very pretty long-sleeve cotton blouse with a fancy white cravat
sewn into the collar. All I had to do was button the
blouse all the way up and I looked... spiffy. Underneath
were fancy bikini-panties, a demi-bra, and a garter-belt.
(Yes! A garter belt!) Also, stockings to go with the
garter-belt, and finally, a hideously expensive pair of
dove-gray high-heel pumps. And Irene told me it was all
mine to keep! I tried to refuse, but she assured me Libby
wouldn't miss any of it and the ensemble looked good on
me. And besides, Libby was still in the doghouse.
All she'd be wearing for the immediate future was a dog
collar. I think she was kidding about the collar.
And speaking of Libby and Fern, Irene explained that they were
busy in the Playroom, sent their congratulations on my making it
into the club, and expressed their regrets that they
would be unable to see me home. Again, I think she was
kidding. Maybe not.
Irene and I exchanged effusive goodbyes (as I blushed and
blinked), and I was driven home in the back of one of the Locke
family town cars. My chauffeur was a ruggedly handsome,
very fit, thirty-something dude in a dark suit and tie and
wearing sunglasses. I'm not absolutely sure, but I think
he was packing, meaning had a pistol in a shoulder-holster under
his jacket. I suppose super-rich people like the Locke
family need protection against kidnappers. Either that or
they like having minions available to help when they decide to
kidnap people like myself (assuming Fern Wu is busy doing
something mischievous elsewhere). Anyway, he was polite,
the exact opposite of talkative, and drove me back to the
Irene had thought of everything, including dropping my keys in
my jacket pocket as we said goodbye at her front door. I
used them to let myself in my front door and strolled
towards the bungalow's master bedroom to change into something
more casual and less... businessy.
I was halfway down the hallway when the front door chimed.
More visitors? Were Libby and Fern back for more?
Note to self: At first opportunity, purchase a cute
umbrella stand to go next to the front door to hold your
umbrella and a baseball bat suitable for discouraging
Anyway, I spun on my expensive heels and returned to the front
door, peered through the peephole, and grinned like a
fool. It was Winnie!. I quickly turned the deadbolt
and opened the door.
"Molly!" Winnie gushed, then kissed my lips and breezed right
past. "Irene called! I'll make some tea and you can
tell me everything!" She was barefoot and wearing
a pair of faded, tight, super-short, denim cutoffs (aka "Daisy
Dukes") and a sage-green tank-top. (Pokies!) Her
ginger curls were loose about her freckled shoulders and she
smelled like cocoa butter.
"Uh, please, do come in," I muttered, somewhat
belatedly. I leaned out the door to confirm the absence of
lurking, kidnapping ninjas on or near the porch, then closed and
locked the door and followed my self-invited (but most welcome)
guest into the kitchen to help her find my tea things. We
had a lot to talk about.