As Reds fingers danced along the spines of books she really didn’t know where to start, her Mistress was right, this really was quite the collection of literature, but what to choose? Something she already new and loved but to own it in fine bound leather form, or something she had not yet read.

As she looked she was startled when Saffron appeared at the door with White on a leash beside her. “Oh you made me jump er Goddess” the girl exclaimed, as she bowed her head hurriedly. Stood in the doorway she was resplendent now in a long flowing white lace dress,very dramatically jewelled and very translucent to her fair skin beneath, with matching suspenders revealed by a subtle split up along the thigh and white heeled boots. The dress was finished with a fine lace cape and of course her choker. Her hair was up high on her head showing off diamond earrings.

Beside her, White, looked like the perfect accessory to the outfit. Herself in stockings, suspenders and bra all in the same delicate material, no shoes however and of course finished with her collar and a gag that Red had not yet seen her wearing. This was not the usual ball gag, this was now replaced by a silver, maybe even white gold ring that tucked in between her upper and lower jaw prising them permanently open.
The mistress spoke with her usual softness “Oh I’m sorry, I was merely checking if you have have any requests for dinner, the girls are ordering some Chinese take out, you can pop your head back up sweetie” she spoke with a smile.

“Oh er, no whatever they order will be fine I’m sure, that’s great” Red nodded. The Goddess reached for the hook on Whites collar to free her, go and tell the others my dear” with which White nodded with her usual glee and went back upstairs. “I’ll be along shortly.”

The Goddess walked gracefully into the library “I can see why she is fond of you Red.”

The girl felt a little uneasy, given the earlier events of the day “I-is she, of me?” she tentatively asked, like hearing from a friend of someone who has a crush on you, but this coming from the Goddess Red felt awkward and she couldn’t hide the moments look that gave it away. “You wouldn’t be here if she didn’t care about you” the woman assured. “Are you okay my dear? she asked “No doubt there are elements to the last few days that are whirling in your mind”

“Yeah, you could say that” she nodded with an awkward smile in reply,

“Well, would you like to talk about anything, I’ll gladly answer any questions if I can, come” the Goddess directed them to a chaise longue and they sat beside one another.

Red took a big breath to compose her thoughts, so many questions “I, I really don’t know where to start, I guess I’ve worked some things out and some things I don’t need to know but, I…” The Goddess placed her hands onto those of the nervous girls “It’s okay Red, it’s different here I know that, very different from anything you’ve experienced.”

“Oh yes, but it’s.. well it’s lovely, I mean it’s harmonious, the girls are so clearly happy and they feel safe and they are loved”

The Goddess nodded “We are a family, and that’s what any family should be built around regardless of the individuals within it”

Red looked down to her hands holding the womans, lifted her head to make eye contact once more “I guess I didn’t really get that growing up, but it’s something I would love to be a part of, but here you all fit so well, you have White, Raven has Dark, the girls are the best of friends, I guess I would love to belong to something like that”

“You know my dear, there are other houses, just like this one, we are not alone in our way of life and thinking,”

Red listened intently, the idea that this formula for living existed outside of this single house was great but she wished to come out and just say she wanted to be in this one, with her Mistress, alone, but that would be seen as selfish and didn’t sit easy within her.

“But also, this house, it’s not quite as you’ve assumed, I can understand why you have said what you’ve said based on what you’ve seen but, it’s a bit more complicated than that” still spoken with a warm smile, Reds mind was now trying to unscramble what she had said and what therefore had she assumed incorrectly.

“Red, houses like ours are founded on one single premise, and that is love, nothing more complicated, because nothing is more complicated than love, without that foundation no other rules will stand. The objective is, as I’m delighted you have picked up on, is harmony, and also safety. You need to know what your objective is for you, for Red. What is it you want most? Don’t put barriers in front of it, aim for it, because you might just get it.”

Red thought back to what her mistress had said to her in the shower, what was it that she wanted. She had answered then that she wanted her mistress, she realised now it was not just sexual, not just lust, but how does she tell the women who shares a bed with her mistress that she has feelings of love towards her? She looked into the eyes of the kind figure before her and thought through what she was going to say without actually spelling it out ” I fear Goddess that, what I… who I want, is someone I could never have, and certainly not in the way I would like” the girl was hoping that the Goddess would understand exactly what she meant and it was received with a nod.

“I understand Red” she squeezed her hands before letting go and stood, pacing away towards the oak fireplace “A few years ago a girl I knew fell deeply in love with someone she shouldn’t have, not quite Montagues and Capulets, but still a relationship that was beyond what was usually acceptable because of their backgrounds. One of them was bound to another and it seemed they were destined to be apart, sometimes not seeing each other for weeks even months. But they clung to brief precious moments together and it was clear to them that they may have found true love. Believing simply that if those precious moments were all they were going to have of one another that it was better than none at all. So desperate was this girl that she regularly lived the agony of seeing her secret love in the arms of another and being unable to speak of her own love through fear of them never seeing one another again. They saw each other in secret, the pair had barely even kissed. Fortunately they didn’t follow Romeo and Juliet’s lead. Eventually she spoke out, and initially it caused much out cry from those around them and they were clearly both scared. But do know you what? They do now live happily ever after, because those around them realised that when love enters into a relationship, no one should deny that bond. Sometimes you just have to be brave and risk speaking out.”

Red understood the story, real or not as it may have been, the Goddess was telling her she understood and the women held out her hands to which Red stood and held them back. The woman looked up and around the room at the heavy shelves. “I lose Raven for hours to this place you know,” she smiled looking back at Reds wide eyes gazing at her “but I believe Red, that when you love someone who has other passions, you cherish the moments when you have that person to yourself, every little second, but know that when they are with those other passions, whilst you might miss them, your feelings of happiness remain, because you get to be a part of their overall happiness. If you truly love someone, you will do anything for them.”
part 8
After a moments pause for thought together the Goddess let go of Red’s hands “I probably haven’t helped you at all have I?”

“Maybe” Red answered

“Lets go upstairs and get ready for dinner shall we” the mistress held out the lead that was previously attached to Whites collar when they had arrived. “Would you like to be led?” she asked.

“Yes please Goddess” she nodded and walked towards her and bowed her head so the women could slide the strap around her neck and attach it to itself rather than her temporary silk collar. The Goddess raised her hand gently to Reds face, brushing her hair away from the side of her face, “You are so very beautiful Red” she whispered and leaned into the girls face for another kiss. Red closed her eyes for the moment and felt the soft delicate lips reach hers, so delicate, so sensuous she put any fear of repercussions from her Mistress to the back of her thoughts and let the moment linger. Once over she opened her eyes, took a gasp of breathe and turned her head quickly down not wanting to make eye contact. The woman spoke softly to her “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer will always be no. If you don’t step forward you will always be in the same place.”

In silence the women then walked ahead, with the girl a few steps behind her, winding their way up the stair case to the next floor, Red took the moments peace to reflect on the conversation. The Goddess was always calm, in every situation she had seen in her brief stay. She emitted an aurora of wisdom whenever she was present, and Red felt safe in her company, by association she felt she trusted her as much as her own Mistress.

As they walked serenely up the grand stairs everything felt serene and peaceful. Watching the goddesses flowing white dress glistening with jewels as lighting hit it from every angle. Listening to her heels click up the stairs as her own bare feet silently followed.

In the living room Raven stood in front if the giant television screen facing away from the pair as they entered from the hall. The precise location of Dark and White caught Red a little by surprise. Clearly this meal might progress differently to the one on the previous evening.

On the main wall either side of the giant screen Red had previously noticed wall mounted lights, delicately crafted from steel and glass. What was now apparent was that each light assembly included a large hook in the base. The two girls where knelt beneath these two lights with their now tethered arms held aloft just stretching them so that they appeared to hang from their wrist bindings from the lights. The pair dressed in stockings suspenders and matching bra sets in their colour coded way. Dark with her solid blindfold and naturally White with her ‘ring’ gag, both with their heads held low.

Red followed the Goddess towards the trio, Raven turning as she heard them. Red found herself overwhelmed by how her Mistress appeared to her, now dressed in a long black flowing leather skirt that draped the floor around her covering the fact that she wore heeled boots of some kind only evident from her imposing stature, easily over a foot taller than herself. The cropped leather jacket she had worn in the hotel whilst fully covering her arms barely covered her rib cage with a small leather minimalist bra holding her chest firmly. Finished with black leather fingerless gloves, black nails and silk choker as usual.
She lifted her head to look further down at Red as the Goddess spoke. “I found something that belongs to you my love” The Mistress smiled with a smirk, “Hello little one, I hope you’ve been well behaved for the Goddess”. Red tight lipped merely nodded “SPEAK little one” she said sharply making the girl jump. “Y-y-yes My Mistress” she stammered and gulped. Standing humbly with the two woman towering above her on either side and so exquisitely dressed, the other two girls ‘hanging’ as decorations she felt excited wondering what may happen next.

The lead was handed to her dark Mistress the Goddess who preceded to place one hand over the other tugging at the helpless girls neck bringing her closer to her Mistress who placed the last hand firmly on her neck and held her chin, forcing it up as she peered down at her. Slowly tightening her grip while staring into her with eyes that grew wider as she applied pressure. With her other hand she removed the leash and handed it back to her counterpart still standing beside her, Red dare not break eye contact but knowing the Goddess was stood inches from her added something to the moment.

Just as the girl felt dizzyness starting to set in she heard the doorchime at which point the Mistress released her grip and red caught a gasp of breath. “Run and get the dinner please little one, and don’t be dressed on your return” came the order. Red replied with the usual “Yes Mistress” and found herself adding a “Thank you Mistress” as she turned and left the room. She decided to run down the stairs and on reaching the ground floor she instinctively hit the elevator button as she did so. She greeted the delivery driver at the gate and hurried back to the house. Back in the hallway the elevator doors where waiting open and she dived inside and hit the button to take her up to the living room. She was then able to remove her top and shorts and underwear on the journey upwards. Standing naked she picked up the food bags and stood breathing deeply, looking at her self in the mirrored walls, lifting her head to check her silk choker was neatly in place, able to make out red marks on her skin left by her Mistresses hand. As the doors opened she took took a deep breath as the air conditioned cool air hit her naked body on entering the room. She felt her nipples hardening as she imagined the scene she now found herself in. The Goddess and the Mistress now sat perched in the booth opposite one another, Dark and White now knelt on the floor to the side of them in the familiar pose of head down and hands behind their backs.
Red placed the food on the table and bowed her head awaiting instruction. “Down little one” her Mistress quickly ordered, and she quickly lowered herself to join Dark and White on her knees. In her immediate vision the flowing dresses of the two women above flowed and met together before her very eyes, with a close up look of the pale and dark leather boots they were wearing contrasting beautifully now in close proximity to one another.
Above her head she could here cutlery and crockery being moved around, the smell of the food wafted down to her. Still the trio waited patiently.
As so often that weekend Red imagined the scene in her mind, how everyone was dressed and assembled with her the only one naked. She was comfortable in her own skin, and she felt a certain appropriateness to the fact that unlike the house girls she was not dressed to match their Mistresses, she hadn’t earned that right.
“White” the Goddess called, and the girl stood up raising her head. The Goddess unbuckled her gag and handed her a bowl of food with a fork in it. “Thank you Goddess” White spoke, and then knelt down once more.
“Dark” now the Mistress called, and the girl took her turn to stand and take her bowl, the mistress lifting her blindfold “I do miss your beautiful eyes dear, let me see them this evening “Of course Mistress, thank you Mistress” Dark replied and returned to kneeling herself.
As Red knelt patiently awaiting her turn her thoughts returned to the conversation with the Goddess. She wanted to belong like this so much, but was realising how well the four existed together.
It was the Goddess who called her name and she stood humbly before her and received her bowl of food. ” Thank you Goddess” she bowed and knelt on the floor.
“You may begin to eat girls” The Mistress ordered from above and following the girls lead Red tucked into her food. Eating alongside White and Dark, she felt lucky to have the opportunity of the weekend. It was teaching her so much about herself. About what she wanted in her own life. Things she never thought imaginable.
After finishing the three girls waited patiently once more. After a short while the Mistresses got up from the table and walked around the girls. The Goddess spoke again “Girls we’re taking our drinks up onto the roof, you may be seated and enjoy the rest of the evening however you see fit. We will call for you if we need you” with that the women walked out of the room with drinks in one hand and fingers laced as they walked. Reds gaze followed the pair as they went out of sight before following Dark and Whites lead to jump up to the table and the three got comfortable in the booth, Dark reaching for the remote and turning on the television onto a music rock channel. Immediately the tone of the moment changed from ceremonious controlled and quiet of that of what you’d expect from 3 girls together. “How are you Red?” White asked offering the prawn crackers as she spoke “You look a little subdued”

“I’m fine thank you, just getting used to it all I suppose, not knowing what to expect, just going with it really, but if it’s ok with you I’ll just go grab my clothes out of the elevator”
“Hehe, of course” Said Dark as the girl nipped across the room, returning moments later pulling her top down over her head.
“This is a usual Saturday night when they are both home” Dark added, “they will have some time together and sometimes call for one or both of us later if they need us.”
“It’s so nice to have you with us Red” White stated “Will you be staying again after the weekend?”
“I” Red looked at Dark, a little discomfort crept into her eyes and she looked away “I don’t know if that’s a possibility or not” Dark turned back and managed a half smile.
The girls spent an hour at the table chatting about the music as it came on the TV, the three tidied away together afterwards and headed to their rooms, ending the night with a three-way hug in the corridor. As White closed her door behind her and Dark walked towards her room Red stepped into her doorway to hear Dark faintly calling her “Red”, the girl turned and stepped back outside. Dark stood at her doorway looking coy. “I do hope you can stay”, she smiled shyly at Red before disappearing into her room.
As Red placed her head on her pillow and reflected on the day, that low point had been the look on the face of Dark when White had asked if she was staying, but the high point had been what she said in that final moment. She wanted to stay of course, but didn’t know how.