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Chapter 6: Come Sunday
Amy couldn’t bring herself to work on the day’s journal. Even now, hours after her massage, arousal and excitement held her body in their feverish grip; concentration upon work was the last thing on her mind. Of course she had performed one final test of Sarastra’s little command, as soon as she had returned to her quarters, just to make certain that the first time had not been a fluke. She had peeled out of her gym clothes and all but leapt into bed, slipping her finger into a pussy that still steamed from the pretty servant girl’s touch. For a half hour she caressed her dripping slit and attacked her aching breasts, to no avail whatsoever. Oh, it felt wonderful, but just as before, her rampant sexual tension had done nothing but build and grow, grow and build until she wanted nothing more than to go outside and viciously fuck the first person she met.
Instead, Amy bided her time. She read through the most vapid and dull magazine she could find, but put it down when a movie advertisement had coaxed her fingertips back down to her clit. She lay stroking that hard nub for fifteen minutes before tearing herself away from it, tears of frustration gleaming in her eyes.
“What’s wrong with me?”
Amy lay there, her hands covering her eyes, chest heaving from the pure sex setting her bloodstream ablaze. Despair threatened to overtake her.
I’m not a lesbian. I’m not even into girls.
But… I just… I want it so bad…I can’t help myself, I want them.
So don’t be a lesbian. Just ‘experiment’.
Amy’s eyes snapped open as that thought ran across her inner monologue. Of course! She was at the right age to try new things, and… to be perfectly honest, she knew that all she needed at this point was a damn good excuse. She rose from her bed, suddenly feeling quite a bit better about everything, and went straightway to her closet. Yellow… pink… blue. Blue.
She selected a cornflower yellow string bikini from the racks inside, where little aside from gym and swimwear was kept. Carefully she pulled the bottoms on, cringing in blissful irritation when the thin material nestled in between her engorged labia, and tied the top as well as she could. It was at least a size too small, but Amy knew that going in. Smiling a wicked smile of triumph to herself, she grabbed two towels, admired her camel’s toe in the mirror for a moment, and sauntered her way to the pool on the bottom level. She had only to wait.
* * *
Amy gathered her towels at the ten o’ clock hour, wrapping them around herself to conceal the string bikini she had chosen to wear. Sighing quietly at her foolishness, she stormed back to her room to perform her journal entry for the day and get to bed.
Sunday was nowhere to be found. Whether she had second thoughts, or had just been stringing her along, Amy could not tell. Her frustration prevented her from realizing just how badly her feelings had been hurt by this indiscretion, but more so, prevented her from understanding how heightened were her senses of betrayal because of it. It hurt, and she could not understand why.
The journal entry that night seemed to take forever. No matter how she tried to concentrate, Amy simply could not hold her thoughts together. She kept thinking of the servant girl, their embrace at the end of that… enlightening massage. Their promise to meet. And every thought simply drew more anger from within the heart of the coed.
The next morning saw Amy awakening in pain. The fitful, restless night had left her with a wicked crick in her neck, while her prolonged sexual frustration had begun to cause back aches with greater and greater frequency. She could not wait to confront Sunday at her door, and find out just what the hell had kept her from coming to the pool and mercifully relieving Amy of this nightmare.
But Sunday never came. Upon leaving her room Amy discovered a simple basket with the day’s clothes folded inside. Sunday, it seemed, was indisposed, and though she knew better, Amy hated her for that.
The day went by slowly, every second made excruciating by the pain in Amy’s spine. After her physical she decided to check by the parlor and see if the servant girl had returned, but found to her great irritation that all of the lights were out, and the doors locked. Her second choice of the steam room only seemed to make her feel worse, and, by the time she sank down before her borrowed computer to write up her journal entry, Amy was positively miserable.
The next day brought more of the same. By supper, Amy’s frustration with Sunday casino şirketleri had begun to transform into concern, and then flat out anxiety. Mia seemed to know nothing about the servant girl’s disappearance, and neither did the librarian, or the cooks.
Her heart sank when she discovered that no one knew anything about it. The memory of her naked body pressing against Sunday rang fresh in her mind, mixing now with her angst to draw tears from her eyes. She didn’t know why, but… when the full, wonderful feeling of the hug dissipated into the emptiness of not knowing, she could not stop herself from weeping.
“Amy?” A concerned male voice floated up from the stairwell and through her open door that night, drawn by the sound of sobs from within her quarters. Donovan appeared in her doorway, his handsome face drawn up in concern for her, and his eyes traveled along Amy’s disheveled clothes and tear-streaked face.
“What happened, Amy? I could hear you all the way downstairs,” asked the personnel manager as he sat upon the vacant computer chair. Amy favored him with a melancholy look.
“Nothing,” she lied. “Well… Donovan, I’m having… I mean, I’m just… confused. I felt… I just…”
“Amy,” Donovan interrupted sternly, “calm down, and talk to me. If you’re unhappy, I need to know about it. Personnel manager, remember? I keep the talent happy.” He smiled, but her spirits failed to lift. “Talk to me, Amy. Whatever it is, it won’t leave this room.”
Amy gulped deep breaths of air, misty eyes fixed upon the ceiling.
“Donovan, I saw Sunday with you a few days ago. She was… going down on you. I watched, I couldn’t help myself.”
Donovan took this surprisingly well, nodding grimly.
“Yeah. Sunday and I do favors for each other sometimes. It’s nothing to cry about, though…”
“No, Donovan, it isn’t that. It really worried me, because I liked what I saw. But I’m uptight. I went to Sarastra and tried to find a way to keep from seeing things like that, I mean…” Amy paused, sniffling, “… if it was going to keep happening. But… she said all these creepy things to me, and then she… touched me. I couldn’t tell her to stop, it… it felt so good… but she didn’t finish. And the next day, I couldn’t…”
Amy sighed. She might as well tell him everything. After all, Donovan Simms had been Sarastra’s associate for some time. Perhaps he held the answers she craved so badly.
“Donovan, I couldn’t orgasm. She told me that I couldn’t, and then, I just… I couldn’t. I tried, for hours, I tried, but I just couldn’t do it. I kept thinking about Sunday with you, and how great she looked, and… then I went for my massage, and she… she got me so hot, just talking, but I wasn’t ready. I’m straight, at least I think I am… but I wanted her so much… and we hugged, and she held me…”
Donovan nodded. “And now she’s gone.”
Amy’s head snapped up from her pillow. “What do you mean? Where did she go, Donovan, tell me!”
“We saw her touching you in the massage parlor, even though you didn’t want it. Cameras everywhere, remember? Lady de la Dia has always held a strict policy against forcing someone into sexual encounters, Amy.” The personnel manager sighed softly, regret thick in his voice. “She’s being punished as we speak. Then, she’ll be reassigned away from you.”
Amy sat bolt upright. “No! I don’t want that. Donovan, I…”
“Listen Amy. Sarastra De la Dia is a difficult woman, yes, but there is far more to her that you aren’t ready to know yet. I was very fond of Sunday, too, but I know better than to worry about it. If I were you,” he stood, “I would just forget about her.” From his pocket, Donovan produced a small piece of paper and a black pen. He scribbled something down on the paper and left it there, right next to Amy’s computer. “Forget her.” With that, he walked right out of her room and disappeared down the hallway, leaving Amy speechless at the harsh words he had just spoken.
“I think I’m in love with her…” she had been about to say. How could she have meant something like that? Amy slid from her bead, her heart still pounding. Love. With a woman… and so quickly! Doubt sprang forth almost instantly, burying the passion of the admission with logic, but the word danced at the tip of her tongue anyway. She had little experience with that word, but… there it was. With a woman… and now, she was gone.
“I’m so sorry, Sunday,” Amy whimpered, looking up to the ceiling as if in prayer for a moment. With a concentrated effort she took up the piece of paper Donovan had left, and read over it. Written in flowing red script at the top, the note read:
Escort Tessa to the holding cells behind the massage parlor. She must not see the light of day for at least one week, until her tune has changed. I will start processing her transfer orders. Due to her years of faithful service and the light nature of her crime, casino firmaları she will not be expelled. Tell no one where she is. Destroy this note as soon as you receive it.
Amy could not believe her eyes. She read on, though, noting that the scrawl at the bottom of the note was in black, the ink fresh.
I can’t say out loud. Cameras. Tessa Sunday’s name. In parlor, move blue painting, comb. 3-12-32 Show Sar. You care, forgive Tessa. Then get her back. Destroy note. Do not proceed if can’t handle truth.
How cloak and dagger of him. What had he meant by ‘if can’t handle truth?’ Surely he wasn’t suggesting that she couldn’t handle her feelings for Sunday… was he? Amy wiped her eyes, sniffled, and promptly ripped up the note and flushed it. She slipped immediately into shoes and all but ran for the massage parlor, a thousand horrible thoughts running through her mind at once. Holding cells? What sort of maniac was this Sarastra anyway? She didn’t dare call the police… certainly, if every room had cameras, then the phone lines were almost certainly tapped as well.
Inside the parlor, Amy quietly removed a blue painting of a seascape, discovering, to her great dismay, a heavy combination lock hidden beneath. With careful precision she input the combination Donovan had left, and caught her breath at the soft click of a lock releasing against the far wall.
Amy couldn’t believe it. An honest to goodness secret door! Cautiously, her heart racing in fear of being discovered, she crept down the dimly lit hallway hidden within the bowels of the mansion. This was insanity. Absolutely mad, but… Amy had to know. She could not continue to stay in that place ignorant of the dark side of it, and though terror gripped her from foot to face, the memory of standing in Sunday’s arms kept her going. If for no other reason than to know for certain what was going on, she would continue… though it would be wonderful to learn just what was the swirling, warbling feeling in her heart.
At the end of the clandestine hallway, the walls opened up into a much larger chamber. Several pillars of brown stone stood in the center of the chamber, each one equipped with weighty iron chains and solid-looking manacles; it looked like something fresh out of a Persian dungeon. Amy held back her disbelief at the enormity of the chamber, held her breath, and began to explore the macabre depths of that unreal setting.
“Who…” a soft voice hailed her as she entered. Amy kept her lips tightly shut, her steps as soft as she could manage, and followed that voice to the far northern end of the chamber. There, she lifted her eyes to the wall.
“Good lord,” Amy whispered incredulously, staring openly at the heavy chains binding the hands and feet of a disheveled Sunday, “are you okay?” The servant girl smiled a weary smile, nodded in answer. Amy bit down upon her lip, holding back the overjoyed squeak that had so nearly escaped her throat. Her heart sang, her eyes ran wet in relief, but her voice held back its admissions and sobs. Time enough for that later.
“I am. I’m making up for doing what I did to you,” Sunday whispered back, looking at Amy through pitiful eyes. Amy shook her head fiercely, reaching up to tug at the impossibly strong manacles with both hands.
“No, Sunday, you didn’t do anything to me. I’ve been… I’ve been a fool, an idiot. I…” she growled as she released the manacle. It was just too heavy, too thick for her open. “Sunday, I didn’t know how deeply I felt for you until you were gone.” Amy lifted her head, their eyes meeting, locking onto one another. “Sunday, I’m sorry. I know… I told you that I wasn’t into girls, that I didn’t want your attention, but… I do. I want to be flirted with, and touched, and hugged,” Amy felt her eyes welling up again, as the words tumbled out of her mouth one after another. “I want you. I can’t lose you so soon, Sunday, please…”
“Amy…” Sunday cooed quietly, her misty blues sparkling, “… there are cameras in here, too, honey… they’ll know that you’re here.”
Amy’s eyes shot open. Fuck! Had Donovan set her up, knowing she wouldn’t be able to keep from coming in here?
“What do I do?” Amy felt ridiculous, asking a prisoner what to do, but Sunday simply smiled that beautiful smile, and lifted her weary head.
“Kiss me, Amy,” she softly urged, “kiss me, and it will prove that you are okay with my love… but… only if you are okay with that…” Amy practically melted, right there on the floor. Sunday hung her head, her shameful tears spattering upon the stone below. Amy had seen enough.
She could hear the footsteps approaching from the parlor, a steady roll of at least three people en route. What else could she do? In front of her, a beautiful, affectionate girl hung by her wrists and ankles, her eyes dark with worry and hunger, but her lips full with the word that Amy felt so at a loss to understand. Behind was the way out, where the only obstacle güvenilir casino for her would be a furious conscience. Her heart thudded against her chest, her shoulders bending beneath the weight of decision. Safety… or Sunday…? Freedom… or…
“Love…” Amy whispered. Her arm lifted, setting trembling fingertips to the cheek of the bound servant girl. Gently she lifted Sunday’s chin, gazed deeply into those weeping ceruleans. “I do… Sunday… I love you, too.”
Amy leaned in close, her chest heaving with excited anxiety. She held her gaze upon Sunday’s glittering eyes, losing herself in their infinite wonder one more time, allowing herself one final, immaculate gaze.
Softly, searchingly, they kissed.
Amy quivered in shame and wonder at the softness of Sunday’s lips, so different from those of a man. Her eyes slid shut as her heart sang out… and finally claimed victory over her mind. It was a simple kiss, lips but slightly parted, soft, and without a drop of the lust Amy had been hoarding for three impossibly long days, but it didn’t matter. It was their kiss, hers and Sunday’s, and it filled them both with warmth.
“Amy,” Sunday whispered through tears of pain and elation, “I’m so sorry I put you through this…”
“But did it not turn out nicely in the end…?”
Amy whirled about at the smirking music of Sarastra De la Dia’s voice. Mia and Donovan flanked the vivacious Spaniard, but they did not wear the bemused expression she did.
“Sarastra, let her go. What kind of maniac are you, chaining her up like this?” Amy demanded, her tears only sharpening the fire in her voice. “You’re crazy! You’re all insane!”
“Amy, stop talking,” Donovan warned, “before you dig a hole for yourself. Just… listen.” Amy held her tongue, wondering just what the hell was Donovan’s game here.
“Amy, my little one, Tessa knew the consequences of forcing herself upon you. She knew my orders, and what would happen should she disobey them,” Sarastra explained softly, as her long legs carried her across the dungeon floor. Amy stepped aside, unable to stop herself. “Tessa disobeyed me. But…” she shook her head, her fingers wrapping gently around Sunday’s cheek. “Mia and Donovan told me that you did not yet know what you wanted. That you gave mixed signals to my dear Tessa.”
Before Amy’s shocked eyes, Sarastra leaned down and kissed Sunday roughly on the lips, her fingernails scraping gently along the servant girl’s cheek. Amy couldn’t believe it, but Sunday returned the kiss as if she wanted nothing more than do so.
Amy sank back against the wall, eyes wide, wracked with disbelief.
“You have been playing me this entire time? You…” she blinked, teeth grinding together in fury. “You bitch! ” Amy would have continued, but Mia laid her hand upon her shoulder, shaking her head.
“Amy, you weren’t being played or tempted or anything. You were being eased into a life you wanted to have, deep down. You wanted to be one of us,” she smiled, “I could see it in your eyes, baby girl. I caught you staring at me more than once.”
“You’re all crazy…”
“But are we wrong?”
Amy paused, her heart still hammering.
“Then what are you so sad about?”
Silence. Amy stared at each of them in turn, trying to stifle the embarrassed, shameful tears that slid down her cheeks.
“Sunday, what about you…” she whimpered, “… were you part of this setup? Please, tell me the truth…”
Sunday lifted her head, blinking the wetness from her eyes.
“No. I just…” she paused, “… I just fell for you, Amy, I fell so hard, that I couldn’t pull myself out… I couldn’t warn you. I thought you might get scared away if I did…”
Amy stood straight again, eyes closed. “Sarastra. Let her go, please… please let her go… she didn’t force herself on me. She just… I…”
Sarastra tilted her head to one side. “What? You what?”
Amy stared at her, defiant. “I am in love with her. Now open those fucking locks, right now.”
Sarastra just smiled, and nodded to Donovan. “Is that so…? Then… I have made a grave error.” Her expression faltered, the melancholy that so dominated her lovely voice infecting her features. “Free her,” said the lady of the house, “and get her something to eat. A bath. New clothes.” Sarastra stepped back, eyes beginning to well up as Donovan snapped the manacles open with a sharp pick, catching Sunday as she fell against him.
“Mia,” he quietly said, “help me carry her. You’ll be okay, Tessa.”
Amy watched all of this in furious wonder. Lunatics, the lot of them… but, still… she looked to Sarastra, who looked as if she would fall to her knees and weep right there.
“Amy, there is still so much that I cannot yet tell you about myself… and this place. I have made such a mistake…” she whimpered, and Amy felt her heart soften for such a powerful woman reduced to such a state.
“I’m not ready to forgive you, Sarastra,” Amy spoke softly, her voice free of accusation. “But… I made a deal with you, too. I’m not going anywhere. And you can start making it up to me, right now, by undoing whatever it was you did to me in your office.”