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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
“Hehe, of course” Said Dark as the girl nipped across the room, returning moments later pulling her top down over her head.