[This is the fourth excerpt from my work-in-progress novel, tentatively titled Switch. Before continuing, you may want to go back and see the earlier excerpts at In Which We Meet Olivia and Say Goodbye to Paul, Second Chances, and Second Chances (continued). After a disastrous attempt at figuring out if she’s into kinkier things with an ex-boyfriend, Olivia visits a local club that offers lessons. There she meets one of the instructors and is more than intrigued by the contrast he offers to her ex, but his calm detachment and polite refusal of her advances confuses her. In this scene, she has returned to the club for a second visit and decided to join, only to find a class has just finished (always a day late, that’s our Olivia).]
Nicholas noticed me looking around and leaned down to whisper in my ear, “Would you like to see some of what we were doing in class?”
Again, my heart caught in my throat. What had they been doing in class? Something about rope-work. Well, my imagination could run wild with that. Obviously somebody was getting tied up, or tied down, or something.
He waited. I just looked at him quizzically. Finally, he said, “Yes, please,…?”
I was thoroughly confused, and that must have shown on my face. He relented and said “Yes, please, Sir.”
Right. That. I had so much to learn.
He was still looking at me expectantly.
“Yes, please, Sir,” I said.
He grinned. “I think that’s another five swats added to your punishment, wouldn’t you agree?”
Ok, now we were talking! He could take me from aggravated to confused to relieved to absolutely drop-dead hot in a matter of moments.
“My my, little Olivia, I do think we’ve found a hot button for you. Do you even realize how much your whole demeanor changed when I mentioned swatting you and punishment?”
Was my heart ever going to slow down to a normal pace again? He leaned down close and whispered in my ear, “I’m going to spank you.”
I’m fairly sure I squeaked.