Excerpt: The Mechanic
She shook her head, consciously denying what she knew had to be the truth. “I…no. I can’t be. I don’t…” she blinked her eyes against the tears threatening to spill out. “I don’t want to be a slave.”
Mike released her nipple, massaging gently as he kissed her neck. “You’re scared to lose yourself,” he said, a statement rather than a question. She nodded, unable to articulate just how much the thought frightened her. She tried to roll away, to distance herself from his alluring touch, but he only tightened his grip. “Shh…it’s okay. Just lay here for a minute, and listen.” He rolled her to her back, bracing himself above her on one elbow as his other hand stroked the side of her face, and she closed her eyes.
“Being submissive doesn’t mean you give up who you are. You don’t have to give up working, or your friends, or the things that you love to do. It just means that you embrace another part of who you are. At least that’s what it would mean here. With me.”
She sniffled, opening her eyes to look into his intense stare. She could drown in the emotions reflected back at her. “But you’d tell me what to do. I’d have to…obey your commands, right?”
“That’s right,” he said, his fingers exploring her neck. “And sometimes I’ll ask you to do things you’re not comfortable with. But you’ll learn to trust me. If not me, then it will be someone else. But this is who you are, Alyssa. You’ll never be happy until you stop fighting it.”
She turned her head to the side as his hand closed over her neck. He didn’t squeeze, but instead of feeling claustrophobic, the position felt better than it should have. Comforting, even. He was asking her to give him her mind as well as her body, and on some level she wanted to. Desperately.
But she couldn’t say the words. It was too much.
“Let me go, Mike. I need to go home.”
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