~ Part Seven ~
For those of you who have no idea where they arrived, if you want any of this to make sense, start with me from the beginning.
What the Hell was going on? I couldn’t breath, I felt like I was being caught in a trap. It took me some good seconds to respond to her, but I managed to pull myself together:
My bad, I’m Anna. The word around town is you’re David’s new girl.
Wasn’t the entire purpose of the masks to not be recognized?
Oh honey, I know every inch of David, an entire wall couldn’t possibly hide him away from me.
Am I missing something here?
Of course you are, you’re just getting started. I’m David’s ex woman.
Was she serious? I mean, I knew David wasn’t a man of many words, but how could he had brought me to the event hosting his previous woman and not even mention it?
I knew something was wrong and I’m pretty sure Anna could’ve read the questions on my face as she took a drink and started talking before I even got to ask her anything:
You see, David’s a brilliant man, but not quite smart enough. Yes, I used to stay by his side. Maybe not for the same reason as you, but similar. Because let’s be honest, I’m a woman who’ve seen a lot more than she should’ve and I can see it in your eyes. You don’t love the man, you’re after something, you’re doing this for a reason like I did. The question is: are you going to make it?
How did you do it?
As I was saying, David’s a smart man, but oh he’s so week. And if you figure out how to bring that to the surface, there’s your ticket out.
How did you get into all this madness?
It was David who introduced me to this world and at that point I was already about to leave him. This was my safety net. All these men you see standing in line to lick my feet, these are the guys that run the city, these are my clients. Oh and I know their darkest secrets, no one dares to even touch me, I got my back covered from all the corners of the town. Secrets pull the strings here, secrets are the only chance a girl like me and you has in this world.
We clinked our glasses together and she took a sip from hers, staring blankly towards the hungry men waiting for her to come back. But she snapped out of it right away when she saw David noticed our little chit chat and started walking towards us. She came close to my ear and whispered:
Look for me if you figure it out.
She firmly squeezed my shoulder and then returned to her throne. Shivers went down my spine, but I’ve never felt safer. It was for the first time since I entered this world that I felt I had a backup plan, a hiding place, someone I could’ve trusted a hundred percent. She wasn’t one of them, she was just like me, an outsider who learnt how to manipulate them, sexually and psychically.
But when David got to us it was too late, Anna was already in the middle of her “slaves” and was untouchable. I could’ve seen it on his face, a sense of uneasiness was overwhelming him and as much as he tried to cover it up, it was useless. He looked into my eyes and said:
I see you’ve met Anna.
Yes, I already know, you used to f*ck her. Fascinating.
I decided not to tell him a single word from that conversation. Maybe it was a stupid thing to do, maybe she was just playing me along, but I was willing to take a risk. I saw him relaxing and he gave me his arrogant smile. He then grabbed my hand and asked:
Wanna see more?
And just when I thought I had seen enough. Yet again, silly me. I nodded and let him take me wherever he wanted.
To my surprise, I found out that was only half of the party, there was another floor of that show. David led me to a corridor in the back of the room that revealed a flight of stairs that took us to a lower floor. There was a slightly illuminated room with some velvet sofas, armchairs and tables. I could’ve barely seen anything as the smoke almost flooded my lungs and blurred my vision.
But he continued walking and I finally noticed that right in front of us, across the entire room was a massive wooden door. David slightly opened the door, put his hand on my back and guided me to get inside the room. I can’t say I was feeling too comfortable with the situation, but I followed his indications and stepped inside. He followed me, closed the door and locked it up with a key.
I’m pretty sure that was supposed to be unsettling, but I was too swept off by the grandiosity of the room. It was a mesmerizing Budoir Room with nothing but a huge four-poster bed with red sheets and curtains in the middle of it, surrounded by leather BDSM items spread across the room to have fun with.
I have to say, the whole place smelled like erotism and it was almost impossible not to turn on every sense in your body. David approached me from behind, put a hand on my right shoulder and I instantly felt tingles all over my skin. I’m not sure whether it was him or the circumstances, but I felt this madly rush inside me. I turned around and I was standing face to face with him. He started to loosen his tie while keeping direct eye contact with me and asked:
Wanna take a ride?
So if you want to find out my next move, here’s Part Eight.