“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there is nothing left to do, and nothing else to pursue.” – From Hagakure, by way of Ghost Dog.
“I seriously can’t think of anyone who’s been together as long as we have taking such little care of their relationship. Seriously. It’s as if we assume that it will always be there-that we will always have it. That we made it and now it’s done, and nothing more is necessary.”
She, having nothing to add, was silent.
“Everything, your plants, the cats, the garden-they are begun then continue and thrive-if attention is paid to them. If they are fed. If not they wither and die. Relationships are the same.”
“Mmmfff…” she said.
“I’m not blaming you, you understand. This is on both of us. It’s as if we’ve made a conscious decision to allow our relationship to-if not die-then stagnate. There is work, there is the gym, there are the clients and the cooking, there is endless busyness…something has to suffer. We allowed it to be us.”
He stepped closer, his body next to hers, and rubbed her firm calves then kissed them gently. One. Then the other. He allowed his tongue to trace a path up her leg to her feet. Up close they looked small-petite even-and soft. He could see the attraction they held for some. He allowed his head to dip and kiss the instep. She made a small sound.
He ran his tongue toward the toes slowly then across the big one. A tiny buzz–not enough to make him hard-surprised him. He could definitely see this! He wished he could kiss her ankle but it was buried deep beneath the padded strap. He allowed his eyes to fall closed and was slipping her toes into his mouth when she jerked and said “Aaachlessshh!”
The spell broken, he pulled away from the shiny wetness he had left on her foot. She yelped again. Sighing, he dropped to a knee and released the gag from her mouth.
“Ticklish!” she spat. “Goddam it! You know I’m ticklish.”
“Sorry”, he said, not sorry. “I couldn’t help myself.”
“Jesus-my feet now? Is that was this whole thing was about? Getting to my feet?”
“No, honey…no. It just happened-they’re right here and they look so…”
“Forget it. Not the feet. Too fucking ticklish…”
“Okay, okay”, he said softly trying to bring the mood back. He rubbed down her legs, past her knees and then between them. His finger stroked across the tight folds of her pussy which offered no easy ingress.
“You’re awfully dry…” he said rubbing back and forth.
“I’ve been hanging upside down for a fucking hour Michael! All my blood and no doubt jizz has run to my head! It’s like I’m hearing you from inside a fucking washing machine.”
“Okay. Okay…” he tried to be soothing and cupped her inverted bottom cheeks. The welts were all but gone to the touch.
“Really”, she said. “There is a shelf life to this position.” He didn’t respond. “I mean, are you done…?”
“Oh sure”, he said a trifle dejected. “I guess so”.
He released her hands from the cuffs attached to the belt around her waist. She could then support herself as he lowered her to the floor. She sat with her legs stretched in front of her and waved him off when he came in to unbuckle her ankle straps. She bent to do it herself.
“Gotta say though-felt good hanging there…hips, back…maybe not an hour next time…”
“It wasn’t an hour!” he protested.
She absently rubbed at the weals on the front of her thighs.
“I don’t get the front of the legs thing. Back of the legs-in a caning scenario-I can almost see. This though…” she traced the pink stripes crossing her lap.
“Some people like it there…Some people…”
“Mikey, some people like EVERYTHING. Do we have to try it all? We’re barely into one thing than we’re off to something else. Spanking, paddling, caning, school girl dressing…”
“You like that…”
“Yeah…I…. But then we moved onto something else! Corner time leaves me cold. Boring.”
“We don’t do that anymore.”
She was on the floor stretching languidly almost speaking to herself “…the thermometer can be OK-especially if you’re sitting on the bed beside me. I can get that. But diapering…”
“We never did that! I never….”
“You don’t erase your search history. I figured that was next…Now the ropes…the hanging…the feet…”
“No, the feet was an accident. It just happened…”
“Then the pegging…” She looked up at him. “We got away from that pretty quick didn’t we?”
“Like hanging upside down for an hour uncomfortable?”
“It wasn’t an hour”, he pouted.
She didn’t quite shake her head, settling for a crooked smile and sideways glance. Straight legs on the floor she pulled her chin to her knees. “Didn’t feel too bad though. Just went on too long.”
He looked down on her, so comfortable in her nakedness, pulling a leg into her chest and twisting. He felt himself shrinking somehow while looking down on her.
“And what was that shit you were saying about ‘taking care of the relationship’…”
“Just shit I was saying. You know I like to…vocalize.”
“Why don’t you get into the bedroom and get undressed. I’ll show you how to take care of the relationship.”
“This was my time! I called it!”
“You used it.”
“You have to go to the gym…”
“They can miss me tonight. Figured maybe I’d lose a little of the…busyness.” He was stuck for a moment, transfixed in her gaze. “Go on now. I’ll be a minute.”
“Oh geeze”, he said. There was naught to do but turn and slowly follow his thickening cock into the bedroom.