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|Introduction: Chapter Nine: The Ordeal|
Janet looked outside her bedroom window at the dark winter sky. She had been
sleeping in Erica's bedroom now for months, and fortunately Tiffany had not
made an issue of it. But it still felt strange sleeping in Erica's bed, wearing
her clothes, and living her life. It had been six months since her death last
summer, and the time had gone by quickly.
She rose from bed, and decided not to go through the ritual of having Tina
bathe and dress her. It was a nice luxury, to be sure. And she often enjoyed
it. But not everyday, and she wasn't a child that had to be pampered at her
Janet stretched, and jumped in the hot shower. She washed off the sweat that
had been generated when she and Tiffany had dominated a new girl named Denise
Powell who had been in Erica's records. Janet had decided that she didn't want
to intrude on Tiffany's scene, and had politely excused herself halfway through.
She could have continued with Tina, but had decided to read for the rest of
the night. Besides, she had already decided to use Tina tomorrow night. Janet
had brought a riding crop, and straps to tie Tina to her bed. She was going
to have a wonderful evening planned.
She soaped her breasts and belly, glad that she was using the exercise room.
Tina had gone to school for cooking, and Janet wondered if she was qualified
to be a chef. Had she not exercised, Janet was worried that she would have gained
weight. Still, she had asked Tina to lay off the rich food and adjusted the
menus accordingly. Gluttons didn't fit into skintight rubberwear.
After the shower awakened her, she dressed in a plaid shirt and old jeans.
She pulled her legs into a pair of boots, and tucked her cuffs inside. Janet
would be going into town today to the broker, and she had to prepare.
In the six months that they had been living together as two Dominants under
one roof, there was one thing that they never discussed: Erica's contest.
They shared in the training and discipline of slaves, even slept together
on occasion. They shared the most intimate details that two women could have
under one roof. But still, they could not discuss the Sword of Damocles that
hung above them.
Janet had never made any mention of it, nor about what she was doing. She
had memorized the brokers number, then burned his card. Then she had rented
a bank safety deposit box in town where she kept her notes. She never kept her
notes at home, nor discussed them in any way.
Tiffany was far different. She left copies of financial newspapers at home,
with stocks clearly circled. Her notes were sometimes found lying around, and
she made little effort to conceal what she was doing. Janet didn't know if she
really owned the stocks, of course.
After dressing, she went downstairs. The kitchen was empty, and Janet guessed
that Tiffany had asked Tina to help her bathe and dress. So Janet got her juice
from the fridge, and started the water for fresh coffee.
If Janet wanted to be independent, Tiffany wanted to be pampered. She would
frequently use Tina as her bath girl in the morning, making her rise very early.
If she made a mistake, Tina would be sure to receive a few strokes with the
crop that Tiffany kept in her room.
Still, Tina did not complain. She had demonstrated her ability to serve both
as a domestic and more. They both used her as their assistant in the Dungeon,
and as sex slave at night. Janet sometimes wondered if Tiffany was careless,
Tina ran into the kitchen, her heels clicking on the tiles. Worry was clearly
visible on her face.
"Mistress Janet, I'm sorry to be late," Tina apologized.
"It's all right," said Janet.
"I was being used by Mistress Tiffany."
"I know. Tell me, does Tiffany interfere in your work in keeping the house?
Then punish you if you have failed to clean or do something?" questioned Janet.
"Thank you, Tina. I had no idea. I'll take up the matter with Tiffany, and
she will not interfere with your work again."
"Thank you, Mistress," answered Tiffany.
Breakfast was a loud affair, with Tiffany eager to explain how she had disciplined
and used Denise. Janet listened to her, hearing the details like Tiffany had
just bought a coat at a department store. She wondered if Tiffany had really
read all of the documents that Erica had left them. Or had just managed to find
the one on the stock market contest and ignore the rest.
She certainly hadn't read the parts on training and using slave girls. Janet
had spent day after day, reading and rereading, constantly asking questions
of Stephanie. Since Janet had befriended Stephanie, Tiffany had instead turned
for advice to Mistress Lauren Singer. Mistress Lauren evidently hadn't read
those rules either, and Stephanie was strangely silent about her.
Like two prizefighters in the ring, Janet thought, they both had their respective
corners and advisors. After breakfast, she went to the library, and turned on
the radio to get the weather report. Snow was forecast, and she wanted to drive
into town to see the broker.
Tiffany would use the phone to contact her broker, and Erica certainly wouldn't
have them use the same person, or even the same firm. But Janet didn't dare
use the phone. Instead, Janet followed her ritual of driving into town. Then
she used the public library (she had given the library a generous donation during
a fundraising drive) then went to the broker, and returned home. Her excuse
was that she was going shopping, and she had to purchase something to justify
Living in Connecticut during winter was quite different than in Queens. Greenwich
was full of hills, not flat like Queens, so driving was challenge even during
good weather. Small winding roads, slower speeds, and frequent hills all made
the place a nightmare to drive through. Janet had learned caution when after
a brief rainstorm she had hit the brakes and slid through an intersection. So
she drove nice and slow.
Snow was forecast, but only in the evening. Good, that would give her the
chance to go to Greenwich and do her business with the broker. Janet now had
to decide what coat to wear today.
Looking at her watch, she saw that it was near opening time for the library.
It would be nice to have a day out. However, she wondered if it was better to
confront Tiffany about her treatment of Tina first, or leave it for later in
Her decision was made for her when she heard the front door close with a bang.
That meant that Tiffany was off somewhere, and gone for the day.
At least that decision had been postponed for now. Since Tiffany had made
friends with Mistress Lauren, she had certainly changed, and for the worse.
Lauren expressed the view that she was lord over her slaves, and treated them
badly. She definitely was glad that her first Mistress had been Erica, and not
Lauren. It was one thing to serve and be properly disciplined. It was another
to be carelessly treated by a selfish and intolerant Mistress. Janet shivered
at the life that her slaves must lead!
Finishing her coffee, Janet turned the radio off. Only to see large white
snowflakes start drifting down onto the ground, sticking right as they landed.
"Just a great day," said Janet aloud, "I have to see the broker, I have to
talk with Tiffany, and it has to snow. What else will the gods throw at me today?"
"Mistress?" asked Tina, "I heard you speaking. Were you calling me?"
"No, Tina. Just talking to myself, thank you. You may proceed with your work."
"Thank you, Mistress," Tina answered as she closed the library doors.
Janet did not look where she was going until she walked right into Erica's
computer, almost toppling over the minitower.
"Damn!" shouted Janet, after stubbing her toe on the computer's desk.
She seated herself on the chair, and pulled her boot off, massaging her aching
toe. It throbbed, and she was considering calling Tina to get an icepack for
her. Suddenly, her eyes turned to feral slits as she looked at the computer
"Holy cow, what a fool I've been," said Janet to herself.
Janet stared at the computer like it was an alien artifact. In the six months
since they had inherited the estate, neither of them had touched the computer.
Tiffany, after leaving her job, had said that she had never wanted to use one
again. Janet had just been too busy, and even though she was in the library
constantly, she had never thought to turn it on either.
All of the memories of Erica working on the computer flooded back to her.
Whenever she had arrived, Erica could usually be found at the machine. Janet
wondered just how much she worked at the machine when the other household duties
were taken care of.
Her hand was reaching for the on switch when she stopped herself. She suddenly
remembered that once at her firm files had been deleted by accident. So they
had taken the machine to a data retrieval service that had recovered them. If
Janet had turned on the machine, they would likely have been lost!
Since Erica had covered her other clues, why not this one? Assuming that Erica
had deleted the files, they would still be on the hard drive. She opened the
desk drawer for the local phone books, her throbbing foot totally forgotten.
"Eureka!" Janet shouted.
Not only was there a data retrieval service here in Greenwich, they were connected
to the firm that her company had used in Manhattan! She picked up the phone,
and asked their hours.
Janet pulled her boot on again, and pulled the computer desk away from the
wall. Fortunately, the cables were few and easy. She carried the computer into
the kitchen, and wrapped it in plastic bags.
Pulling her coat around herself, she exited the house. The drive into Greenwich
was already slow, and she passed an accident. Finally, she pulled in front of
"Can I help you?" asked the woman at the front desk.
"Yes, I called earlier. I need something retrieved from this machine," answered
"Fill out this form, and I'll have someone take care of you," said the woman
as she passed Janet a clipboard, form, and pen.
Janet raced through the form just in time for a white-coated man to enter
the waiting area.
"Hi, I'm Carl. Sharon tells me you need something found?"
"Hello, I'm Janet Davis. Yes, I need something from this machine, and I'm
afraid that I may erase it by accident."
"Step this way, please," indicated Carl.
Janet followed him to a clean area, where computer lay open their internal
contents open to view. He sat down at a bench, and motioned for Janet to put
the machine down and take a seat.
"Would you like to leave it here?" he asked.
Janet had taken two new crisp hundred-dollar bills and had them hidden in
her hand. This was something she needed now, and couldn't wait.
"The information I need is of a pressing nature, and must be extracted immediately
for business reasons. I'm prepared to wait," answered Janet.
"No problem, I can do this right away," he said.
Janet watched in silence as he opened the box up, and disconnected the disk
drive, only to reconnect it to another computer on his desk. Then he turned
his machine on and fed power to only the disk drive on Erica's computer. He
fiddled around with his keyboard for a moment, and Janet watched as file names
scrolled on the screen.
"What are you looking for?" Carl asked.
"Any files that were deleted just before the computer was last used six months
ago," answered Janet.
He typed in a few more commands, then sat back in his chair.
"There's just one, a letter."
"Print it, please," asked Janet.
The printer at the counter buzzed to life, and Janet walked over and removed
it. She felt like screaming when she read the contents.
Dear Richard, As per our earlier discussion, Secretary Janet Davis is to be
dismissed for whatever reason immediately after she returns to work.
"Thank you," Janet stuttered when she looked up from the paper.
"By the way, had you turned it on, that would have been deleted," cautioned
Janet paid for the service in cash, and handed Carl the bills that she had
kept folded in her hand.
"That's not necessary," he said.
"Buy the whole office a good lunch on me. I don't want any solicitations in
the mail from you for computer services. So keep me off your mailing list. That's
what the extra payment is for," said Janet.
Once back in the car, with the computer at her side, Janet felt like pounding
the steering wheel. Had Erica and Andrea really died when their plane went down
in the rugged mountains of Mexico? No bodies, or the plane, had ever been found.
Instead, now Janet knew that she was a puppet on a string. Everything that
happened had been arranged months in advance. Erica's death, the will, the contest.
Everything. Except knowing that changed nothing. There was still the stock market,
and the possibility that she might become Tiffany's slave.
Janet wiped the tears from her eyes before setting out for the library. She
placed the printed letter in her safety deposit box before going home as her
last stop that day. The dark gray winter sky, with snow falling, was a perfect
match for her mood right now.
* * * *
Dinner was over, and they were both lingering at the table over coffee and
"Janet," began Tiffany, "I've noticed that you've been very moody lately."
"Yes, I guess so," Janet answered.
"Well, I think that you should use that little girl I've been training, Denise."
"You've already used Denise twice this week," said Janet.
"Yes, but she loves it so."
"You should really give her a break. If you use her too often, she'll never
want to serve you," cautioned Janet.
"I disagree. The harder you use a girl, the more she'll want to serve."
"Where did you hear that from. Lauren?"
"Yes. Her girls are very well behaved," stated Tiffany.
"I'm sure they are, and terrified to boot. Erica never used you quite so harshly,"
"She had me pierced," pouted Tiffany.
"Which you thought of as a mark of love, which was what you told me," said
"Maybe you're right about that. But still, we're on top now, and should act
like it. So instead of entertaining Denise tonight, how about going to Lauren's?
She's going to have a little party tonight, and we're invited," Tiffany offered.
"I never said anything when you took me to Stephanie's, did I? You can at
least be polite by going to see one of my friends, too," criticized Tiffany.
Janet realized that Tiffany was correct. Holding her emotions in check, she
breathed deeply and took the last swallow of coffee before answering.
"All right. I'll go. What's on the agenda?"
"Just a little party game," answered Tiffany.
Janet chose to wear a white linen blouse and a plaid skirt. When she waited
for Tiffany, she wondered just what her companion had decided. Janet bit her
lip when she saw that Tiffany had picked a skintight red rubber dress, and matching
"Won't you be a little cold in that?"
"We're going to someone's house, not out to a nightclub," Tiffany pointed
"And rubber is a little fragile also. It's one thing to wear it at home. Something
else to wear it outside," cautioned Janet.
"Will you cut it out," said Tiffany. "We have to go now, or we'll be late.
So let's go."
With the sky totally black and the roads slippery, Janet decided to take the
Toyota. Tiffany wanted her to drive the BMW, but Janet talked her out of it.
She preferred to use the FWD sedan, rather than the sporty BMW. Tiffany was
mollified by the idea that they might go out and splurge on a SUV. It seemed
that the prospect of spending money always managed to impress Tiffany.
Janet however, had a simpler idea for dealing with bad weather: don't drive.
The trip was long and slow, with Tiffany always urging her to go faster. Janet
kept her mouth shut, determined to get them there in one piece. Learning to
drive here had been a bitch, and it had taken her a long time, but they finally
Mistress Lauren Singer lived well outside Greenwich, in an estate that had
once been part of a large farm. Gradually, the surrounding land had been sold
off, leaving only the house, which had been surrounded with a wall also. Janet
drove up the driveway, and pressed a button on a post where a speaker was located.
The gate opened, and she drove up to the house.
When they parked and exited the car, the door was opened and a Maid was waiting
for them. Janet noted that the Maid was wearing a black silk outfit, high heels,
and a kerchief on her head. She was also wearing a collar and bracelets on her
"Good evening," greeted the Maid, "you are expected."
"Thank you," answered Tiffany.
Janet followed her companion into the house. The Maid took their coats, and
ushered them into the dining room.
Mistress Lauren Singer was in her late thirties, slim and good looking. Janet
thought that at one time she might have been a model, but that had not been
"Good evening, Tiffany. Nice to see you again, and you've brought Janet,"
"I came along for the ride," said Janet.
"What a liar," said Tiffany, "she insisted on driving."
"Really. Are you a good driver?" asked Lauren.
"Yes," Janet answered, "it all depends on who's in control."
"Let me introduce you to our other guests," Lauren took Janet's hand, and
they walked over to the dining room table. Seated were two other women, none
of whom Janet recognized.
"This is Carla and Rene," introduced Lauren, "this is Janet Davis, who lives
"Nice to meet you," said Carla, "why don't you sit down?"
"Thank you," said Janet as she pulled up a chair.
"Drink?" asked Carla.
"Thank you, is there any white wine?"
"Sabrina?" called Carla.
The Maid walked quickly to the dining room table, and stood at attention before
the seated women.
"Janet here wasn't served properly," said Carla.
"Would you like a drink, Mistress?" asked Sabrina.
"Yes, some white wine would do," said Janet.
Sabrina walked quickly to the bar, and poured a slender glass of white wine.
She walked back, and placed it on the wooden table with a coaster.
"Your wine, Mistress," said Sabrina as she bowed.
"Thank you, Sabrina," replied Janet.
As Sabrina walked away, Janet speculated on whom among her two companions
would use this little omission for an excuse to punish Sabrina. Lauren had not
taken the bait from the small insult that Janet had used, but Janet still suspected
that her host would somehow use it against her later.
'God, I wish Stephanie was here,' thought Janet.
In the last six months, it had been Stephanie who had taught her all about
being a Mistress. Weeks before, Janet was at a party where had seen Lauren mistreat
a slave girl past her breaking point. Janet wondered if she was going to do
"Have you dominated many girls?" asked Rene.
"A few. I'm still feeling my way around," Janet answered.
"Lauren has showed me the proper way to deal with my girls," said Carla.
"Really?" asked Janet.
"She's going to provide a demonstration here tonight," said Rene, "so don't
spoil the fun for our new guest, Carla, by spilling the beans too early."
Janet took a sip of her drink, and decided to hold her tongue. There was a
structure here, a hierarchy of Dominance. And it was Lauren who was holding
court in her house, like an African hyena out on the plains. Stephanie had made
it quite plain to Janet that she disapproved of Lauren and her methods.
"Are we ready, ladies?" asked Lauren as she approached the dining room table.
"Yes," answered Janet, "but for what?"
"First, the prize. Sabrina!" called Lauren.
Sabrina led a naked chained slave girl by a leash. The girl was completely
naked, wearing only a collar, bracelets on her wrists and ankles, and a ball
gag. Her wrists were joined behind her back, and a leather strap was closed
above her elbows drawing her arms together.
"This is Myra, who belongs to Rene. She's been a bad little girl lately, and
so Rene and I have decided that she's going to be the evening's prize in a little
"Really," said Janet as Tiffany seated herself next to her.
Janet looked Myra over, and saw that she had been well whipped. Stripes, new
and old, traced their way over her naked body. The girl held herself well, though
the elbow strap must have hurt. Janet wondered what she must have been thinking,
with her mouth filled with the rubber ball.
"Janet, since you're new here, I'll let you do the honors. Could you go to
the china closet and remove the game from the upper drawer?" asked Lauren.
"Certainly," said Janet.
Doing as she was told, Janet walked over to the china closet and opened the
top drawer. Inside was a wrapped rectangular object that she carried back to
the table. Janet placed it in front of her as she again seated herself, waiting
for further instructions.
"You may open it, Janet," directed Lauren.
Janet pulled off the wrapping paper, and revealed a game from her childhood,
Conquest. She pulled off the paper, and folded it neatly. Janet then placed
it in the center of the table, so that all of Lauren's guests were facing it.
"You're all familiar with Conquest, I hope?" asked Lauren.
"Haven't played that in years," said Rene.
"Me too," added Carla.
Around the table, each guest admitted that they had played the game at one
time or another. Finally, everyone looked at Janet.
"I used to play, but that was years ago," admitted Janet.
When her brother hadn't been trying to beat the crap out of her bodily, he
had been doing so on the board game. They had played Conquest constantly throughout
childhood all the way to college. Finally, tired of being beat, she had read
some books on war, learned her mistakes, and started beating him. By the time
she reached college, she was unbeatable. Macho male guys in the student center
would find that she was a tough customer who they couldn't defeat.
"Well then, let's begin. The winner will have the use of Myra here tonight.
All of us get to watch down in my playroom," said Lauren.
Janet opened the box, and unfolded the board onto the table. All of the players
chose their color armies, and the nation cards were distributed. The armies
were counted out, and placed on the board. They rolled the dice to set the order
of play, and the four women engaged in War to conquer the world. With the prize
being Myra, who had been led away by Sabrina.
Janet hung back, playing conservatively, letting the others battle it out.
She attacked gradually, gaining new countries at first, continents next. Her
color, red, that she had always used, gradually took over more and more of the
In desperation, two of her opponents joined together to stop her. But with
one brilliant move after another, she first smashed one opponent, then another.
One by one, the others were eliminated. Their armies were removed from the
board, and they became her audience. Finally, she faced Rene, but it was all
over. Rene was left with just South America, and she conceded defeat.
"Well," said Lauren, "you certainly have a poker face."
"Thank you," said Janet.
"Do you conquer the world on a regular basis?" asked Lauren.
"Not since college. But I haven't forgotten how."
"Had I known that we had such a good player in our midst, I would have chosen
something else," said Lauren.
"This was quite nice," said Janet as she began to put away the game, "perhaps
we should play again sometime."
"Not against you," replied Carla, "you're quite a vicious player."
"This is war, remember," said Janet, "the winner dominates the loser."
"Bravo," cheered Rene, "and now you get the use of Myra."
The four players and Lauren stood up from the table. Lauren insisted on showing
them through the house, pointing out the gifts that her affluent slaves had
given her over the years.
"Would you like to get dressed in something more fitting, Janet? I'm sure
that I can find something in leather that would fit. I have such a large wardrobe,
after all," offered Lauren.
"Thank you," said Janet, accepting her offer.
"You can go into my bedroom. My slave Sabrina is busy now, so you'll have
to get dressed yourself."
"It's all right, I can manage," answered Janet.
Having seen the bedroom already, Janet went by herself. Lauren had went back
to finish giving the rest of her guests the tour of the house.
Janet opened Lauren's closet, which she had only glimpsed before, and walked
inside. Looking every bit as stocked as Erica's, Janet knew that she wouldn't
have any problem finding something to wear.
Twenty minutes later, she was dressed in a simple black leather bra, skirt,
stockings, and high heels. Janet admired herself in the mirror, and was glad
that they were nearly were the same size.
Walking carefully on the rug, Janet made her way downstairs. All the doors
to the Dungeon had been left open, so that she would have no trouble finding
her way there.
When she arrived in the Dungeon, she found Lauren, Tiffany, Rene, and Carla
seated on whicker chairs shaped like thrones. Sabrina was standing next to a
bar cart, and two of the guests were holding glasses.
But at the center of the room was Myra! She was hanging from the ceiling by
her wrists, which had been joined together. Her legs were held open by a spreader
bar that was locked to her ankle bracelets. Her feet could barely touch the
floor, so she swayed somewhat. Her body was strained, and Janet could see the
ribs below her skin.
Myra still wore the ballgag in her mouth, and Janet proceeded to walk around
her. Janet had not gotten a close look at her before, and she was distressed
to find that the girl had just been recently used. Fresh red stripes already
decorated her flesh, and Janet wondered if she should be used again quite so
Walking back to her audience, she bowed, then stood in front of Rene.
"May I have the use of your property?" asked Janet.
"Of course. You may use whatever means you desire," said Rene.
Janet walked back over to Myra. Her fingertips touched the girl's trembling
skin, feeling the new welts as she traced their paths on her skin. She could
almost smell the fear that this girl radiated, bound in her prison of steel
Janet slowly unbuckled the ballgag, and it had been tightened so that when
removed the ball almost popped out of Myra's mouth and the strap left it's cruel
imprint on the corners of her mouth.
"Thank you, Mistress Janet," panted Myra.
Janet continued inspecting the bound girl, and realizing that she had already
been severely used already, would not impose a harsh discipline upon her. It
seemed strange to her that Myra had been chosen, since her capacity for more
punishment was already quite limited. Janet saw a flogger with broad strands
hanging nearby, and decided to use that.
"Why so conservative, Janet?" asked Lauren.
"Janet, she's yours to use. Surely you can find something better than that
flogger," advised Lauren.
Lauren rose from her chair, walked over, and found a cat. Made of many strands
like the flogger, except that the tips of each one ended in a knot. Janet knew
that this would mark Myra and hurt with each stroke.
"I'll try the whip, instead," chose Janet.
"Good choice," said Lauren, handing her a slender coiled whip.
"Do you, Myra, accept my discipline?" asked Janet, standing in front of her
"Yes, Mistress," said Myra.
"Than kiss the handle, and thank me for what you are about to receive," ordered
Myra did as she was instructed, and thanked Janet. Janet walked around her
once more, trying to decide where she could use the whip on virgin flesh. But
Myra had already been used before.
Janet lashed out, and the whip coiled itself around Myra's thighs. The tip
came to rest between her legs, making her flinch.
"Thank you, Mistress," cried Myra.
"No need to count," said Janet.
Janet struck again and again, watching as her new strokes were made evident
on Myra's body. Her flesh gradually became red and warm, and Janet could almost
feel the heat emanating from her punished figure.
The whip landed again and again, and Janet would pause between sets of ten
stokes. She wanted to carefully gauge the effect of her discipline, and did
not want to exceed Myra's capacity.
"Are you a good girl, Myra?" asked Janet.
"Yes, Mistress," answered Myra.
"Let's see now," said Janet.
Pausing in her use of Myra, Janet then proceeded to pinch Myra's nipples,
then bite them slightly with her teeth, making her squeal with both pain and
delight. Then her hands rubbed the warm and punished flesh of Myra's bottom,
separating the ass cheeks to glimpse the entry to her behind.
Then Janet invaded her sex with just her index finger, and found that Myra
was wet and excited by her ordeal. Janet ordered her not to cum, but then proceeded
to do everything possible to climax her. Myra held fast, but Janet noted the
Goosebumps on her flesh.
"Mistress, no," cried Myra.
"Silence, slut," ordered Janet.
Her audience sat in rapt attention, only breaking their interest when they
signaled to Sabrina for a drink. Janet did not do anything extra for them that
she might have done in her own Dungeon.
"Oh, oh!" cried Myra.
"Don't cum!" cautioned Janet.
In spite of her orders, Myra rocked in her chains as the massive orgasm overtook
her. She moaned and bucked, and the steel links reverberated in response.
"Bad girl," said Janet.
Janet again picked up the whip, delivering stroke after stroke that would
wrap itself cruelly around Myra's body. Each time, the tip would come to rest
on her back or behind. But it between her breasts and legs that Janet would
aim the most strokes, making Myra cry and moan within her chains.
Tears ran down Myra's cheeks as the whipping continued, streaking her makeup.
Janet continued her routine of ten strokes, then a pause to let the girl rest.
Janet was amazed that she could take so much, given that she had been already
used rather recently.
"Mercy, Mistress," cried Myra, suddenly, having reached her limit.
"What was that, slave?" asked Janet as she paused before another stroke.
"Mercy, Mistress," plead Myra.
"Kiss my whip and thank your Mistress," ordered Janet.
Myra did as she was told, and soon Janet was standing in front of her female
"The slave Myra has been soundly punished, and I thank..."
"What do you think that you're doing?" asked Lauren, anger in her voice.
"Slave Myra has called for mercy, and I accept her plea," correctly answered
"Not in my house," said Lauren as she rose from her chair.
Lauren was carrying a riding crop in her left hand, and she advanced towards
Myra. Myra shook her chains in fear.
Lauren was about to deliver a stroke when Janet caught her arm and held it.
All eyes were upon her.
"The girl has been soundly used. The entertainment is done for this evening,"
"It has not. You're not in your House, Janet, nor Stephanie's. My rules apply
here, and I say that we're not done with Myra just yet. Perhaps a few strokes
of the cane will bring her around."
"No!" replied Janet, "you gave her to me for the night. Since she is mine,
I say that her discipline is over. By every rule of conduct," said Janet.
"Not here, bitch," said Lauren.
"I repeat, Myra has called for mercy and her discipline is over," said Janet.
"Then if you will not let me punish her again, then you can take it in her
place. Surely the great Mistress Janet is capable of accepting discipline in
place of a lowly slave," insulted Lauren.
Suddenly time seemed to stop, and the entire universe revolved around Janet
and the Dungeon. Just a few days before, she had used Tina in hers, and even
though she had placed the girl in real distress, Tina had not been punished
like Myra had been now.
Janet looked at Myra's wracked form, and realized that the girl had been correct
in calling Mercy, and should not be whipped any more. Could Janet take her place,
for a girl that she didn't even own? Once before, at the very beginning of her
training with Erica, she had taken Tiffany's discipline. Janet had vowed never
to do so again. But this was very different!
Janet had fantasized that she would one day ask her friend Stephanie to do
a scene with her, so that she might know again the feel of the lash. But to
let Lauren be her tormentor, who Stephanie had warned her so much about!
"Well, Mistress Janet, do you accept?" demanded Lauren, holding her crop.
"Yes. Yes, I'll do it. Because you're such a bitch," insulted Janet.
Lauren went to strike Janet with her hand, but held back.
"Why should I strike you when I can use the whip instead?" asked Lauren. "Now
strip! Sabrina, attend me, please," ordered the Mistress.
Janet coiled her whip and placed it on a table where she had removed it. She
watched as Lauren ordered Sabrina to let Myra down from her imprisonment, then
Janet slowly removed her few articles of clothing. She placed those on the table
next to the whips and other articles of the Dungeon.
Soon, she was naked and bare. She shivered, even though the Dungeon was quite
warm. She walked slowly, her eyes downcast, towards Lauren. The Mistress was
standing next to Sabrina, who was helping Myra.
Janet sank to her knees in front of Lauren. She kept her legs open, so that
she was available for whatever the Mistress might desire of her. It had been
months since any woman had used the whip on her, and Janet longed for Erica.
"That's better. Janet, do you accept discipline in place of Myra, property
of Rene?" asked Lauren.
Janet felt the sting of a riding crop across her back.
"Yes, Mistress Lauren," cried Janet.
"That's better. Sabrina; outfit her in collar and bracelets. We'll see what
this poseur is really made of," ordered Lauren.
Janet sat silently as a collar was measured and locked around her neck. Her
wrists and ankles were soon locked in steel and leather, and she was finally
attired like that of a slave once again.
Lauren had changed into a leather dress, and her guests, including Tiffany,
still sat in their chairs. Before, it had Myra who had been the entertainment.
Now it would be Janet's turn.
"Up, slave," ordered Lauren.
Janet watched as Sabrina had led Myra away, hopefully to get cleaned up and
rested. The girl needed some relief from her torment, not any additional punishment!
Janet stood impassively as her wrists were locked above her head. Sabrina
had returned, and it was her job to secure Janet's ankles to a spreader bar.
Soon, Janet found herself in the same position as Myra before.
"I think that the only instrument to use is the one that was used on Myra,"
Lauren procured the whip, snapping it in the air for all to see. The whip
cracked with deadly effect like a gunshot in the Dungeon.
"Are you ready, slave?" asked Lauren.
"Yes, Mistress Lauren. Please discipline me in place of Myra?" asked Janet.
"Kiss the handle," bluntly ordered Lauren, ice in her voice.
Janet did as she was ordered. She tensed as Lauren coiled the whip, afraid
for herself in a way that she had never been with either Erica or Stephanie.
"Owwww!" cried Janet.
The slender black leather whip, supple and sinuous, was cracked like a gunshot.
It wrapped itself around Janet the tip coming to rest with a force that Janet
"Now Janet, we'll just see who's the better Mistress, or slave. You said earlier
about someone being in control. Now that's me in control over you. As it should
be. Enjoy your punishment, slave."
No matter how many times the whip wrapped itself her, Janet refused to either
cry for mercy or to acknowledge Lauren's will over her. She flinched and pulled
in her stomach every time the whip landed there or between her legs. Lauren
wanted to mark her skin, and used the thin whip with deadly effectiveness again
Janet felt her skin slowly heat up as the blood flowed to the surface in an
attempt to cool off her overheated body. Her sweat ran down her armpits and
between her breasts, and down her exposed flanks.
Janet counted another series of ten strokes, her pained shoulders and wrists
bearing her weight as she swung from the ceiling. It seemed as if the universe
had shrunk to just two people, just Lauren and herself. There was nothing else
except for the universe of pain as the whip landed once again.
She knew that tears were now flowing, and she could taste their saltiness
as they sometimes ran into her mouth. Janet had never been brought this far,
either by Erica or Stephanie.
"Had enough, slave?" asked Lauren.
"No, Mistress Lauren," answered Janet.
"Good. Then I'll see what else I have in my toybox."
Janet was glad for the temporary respite. Even though she knew that Lauren
was going to use something else on her, even a few seconds without the whip
Lauren returned with a riding crop with a special broad tip. She flexed it
with her fingers, showing its stiffness.
"Ready?" asked Lauren.
"Yes, Mistress Lauren."
Lauren first struck at her tender breasts, making Janet cry out. Then she
used it on her behind, making her recoil in pain. But Janet knew that Lauren
was only warming up, that she was pacing Janet's ability to absorb the lash.
"Kiss the crop," ordered Lauren.
"Thank you, Mistress Lauren," repeated Janet as obeyed Lauren's orders.
The final use of the crop was between Janet's legs, on the inside of her thighs.
Janet moaned and strained as the crop was struck from side to side like a metronome
between her legs. Sometimes, the crop would strike her sex, making her cry out
even more. But Janet held her plea for mercy, digging her nails into her moist
"You are quite remarkable," said Lauren, "for someone who hasn't been trained
by me. Therefore, I shall put you to the final test. I shall whip you again
until I draw blood."
Janet's head rose in shock, just in time for Lauren to force a ballgag between
her lips and buckle it tight.
"Mmmmmph," cried Janet.
"The time that you could have called for mercy is over," said Lauren, "now
you shall feel the full force of my lash."
Suddenly, Janet remembered the warning that Mistress Erica had given her over
one year ago when she had been disciplined for the first time as a new slave.
That she should never submit to a Mistress who did not recognize the concept
of a safeword. Even though her body was already warmed up by the harsh punishment
that she had already received, her blood suddenly ran cold in her veins from
When the whip struck again, it was like an explosive force going off onto
her skin. Waves and waves of pain shot through her entire body, and it didn't
matter where the whip landed. Each stroke was like a crack of doom against her
But it was her back where the whip expended its full force. Janet vainly tried
to avoid the whip as it struck her back repeatedly. Finally the universe blacked
out, as she fell into a bottomless pit of darkness.
* * * * *
The tender voice was one that Janet didn't recognize. It was calling her name,
or was it?
"Mistress Janet, please wake up?"
"Where am I?" groggily asked Janet.
She was lying naked face down on a bed, and two women were attending to her
back, which she couldn't feel.
"You're in Lauren's house, remember. You took my place, remember? I'm Myra,"
said the girl.
"Myra," repeated Janet.
The name brought back the memory of the early evening, a game, Rene's slave.
"Owwww!" cried Janet, when feeling suddenly returned to her back.
"I've stopped the bleeding, but only temporarily," said Sabrina, "but she
has to see a doctor before those wounds open up again."
"Bring my purse," cried Janet still dazed from the ordeal she had endured.
One of the girls brought Janet her purse, and she removed the cell phone,
spots dancing before her eyes. Janet punched in the memory number for Stephanie,
then was glad when she heard a familiar voice on the other end.
"Stephanie?" Janet asked.
"Janet?" answered Stephanie.
"Stephanie, bring your doctors bag to my house right away, and anything else
that you can carry."
"I've been badly hurt," cried Janet.
"Can't talk now, see you soon," Janet answered as she cut the connection.
Janet stood up, and the two girls helped her put her panties and shoes on,
leaving off her bra. Janet felt the presence of bandages and tape on her back.
They then helped to button her blouse, and skirt. Buttoning her coat brought
waves of agony throughout her entire body.
"Where's Tiffany?" asked Janet.
"Gone. They're all gone. You have to drive yourself home," said Myra.
Janet felt like she would pass out, but the two slaves held her. Lauren's
slaves. They helped her outside, and got the keys from her purse. Dawn was breaking.
Had she really been there the entire night? The cold air suddenly made her alert
and awake, at least temporarily.
When she was seated behind the wheel, Myra opened the window before closing
the door. She looked at the pained Mistress.
"Mistress Janet, thank you for taking my place. You're a different sort of
Mistress than Lauren and her friends, and I'd love to be your slave."
"Thank you," chattered Janet.
"Just make it home, please?"
Janet started the car, put it in drive, and swung around the fountain. The
gate opened, and she drove out into the cold and deserted streets. Dazed, confused,
on the verge of blacking out several times, it seemed like the drive took several
The physical demands of driving took their toll, and Janet nodded off to sleep,
only to be awakened when the car's right front fender impacted against a tree.
Janet was thrown backwards, awakening her, and the car came to a sudden stop.
"Oh, god!" Janet cried aloud, "I'm going to die."
Janet could feel the wetness of blood dripping down her blouse into her panties,
and the slickness of her blouse against her back. She gripped the steering wheel
tightly, tears flowing from the corners of her eyes.
She rested her head against the steering wheel, only wanting to sleep, for
a release from the pain that she suffered. It would be so easy just to give
up, to die.
Janet nodded off, the agony of her ordeal finally taking its toll as she closed
'Erica? Is that you?'
'Janet, go home and live!'
'I can't, Erica. I don't have the strength.'
'Janet, this is an order from your Mistress. Return home!'
'I want to die Erica. I'm sorry.'
'Janet, you have never disobeyed me. Don't start now. This is an order, summon
your strength and live. Go home. If you die Tiffany and Lauren are the winners.
If you do that, then you will have disappointed me.'
Janet opened her eyes, blinking away the tears. She rubbed her eyes, dazed
and confused. Has she really been talking to Erica? Or was it just a dream?
"I won't fail you Erica," Janet said to herself, even though she was in intense
Gathering her strength Janet put the car back in drive, and aimed the wheels
back again out into the street. The car's bodywork was damaged, but not the
drivetrain or steering. Janet continued on her way home.
Finally, she saw the gates to her house. She punched the button, and the gates
opened. She followed the driveway to the door, and turned the ignition off.
Her head swimming, she walked up the steps, her consciousness fading in and
The door opened, and the bright lights dazzled Janet as she went inside her
own house. What was the name of the person now before her?
"Mistress Janet?" asked the girl, "let me take your coat."
When her coat was removed, it peeled away from the back of her blouse with
a liquid sound as the fabrics separated. Looking sideways at the mirror in the
foyer, she saw that the back of her blouse was soaked through with her own red
Janet fell into the abyss, her head swaying and the welcoming darkness swallowing
* * * * *
"Janet?" asked a soothing voice, "Janet?"
"What's wrong?" asked a female voice.
"Mommy, it hurts," cried Janet.
"She's delirious, with a fever at 105. If it doesn't break soon, we'll have
to take her to the hospital. Tina, hold her hand. Janet needs to feel that there's
someone nearby who cares for her right now," said another voice.
Tina pulled a chair to the bedside and after seating herself, she held Janet's
"Why is she asking for her mother?"
"That's the first person that someone will ask for when very sick or horribly
injured. You should have heard the adults crying for their mother in the trauma
ward I interned in."
"Mommy?" asked Janet.
"No, it's Stephanie. Remember?"
Janet climbed slowly back to consciousness. She was in a bedroom, and there
were three women present. She didn't know any of them.
"Who are you?" asked Janet.
"Your friend, Stephanie. Don't you remember that you called me? This is Camille,
and your Maid, Tina. Do you know us?"
Janet searched her mind, but she couldn't remember any of the women standing
over her. Her whole body was warm, like it was on fire. A cup and straw were
passed to her, and she drank a few sips before going back to sleep.
Light. Again, Janet opened her eyes, and saw three people standing over her.
Janet wavered in and out of consciousness, her vision blurred and out of focus.
"Janet? Do you remember the last time we spoke?"
The cup was passed to her again and she drank a few sips, and she heard the
others talking. Something about fever and delirium, before she fell asleep once
Light. When she opened her eyes again, things in the room resolved themselves.
She identified the bed she was lying on, a mirror, a dresser that was covered
in bottles, and things attached to her. The regular rhythm of a heart monitor
and the tubes of an IV were her constant companions.
"Stephanie," called Janet.
"Janet, you're back, the fever broke!" said Stephanie, tears in her eyes.
Janet saw Stephanie standing over her, with Tina, her eyes streaked with tears,
sitting on a chair next to her bedside. Tina was holding her hand, stroking
it like it was a lover's.
"Tina?" asked Janet.
"She's been here ever since you got home, at your side," said Stephanie.
"Thank you, Tina," Janet said weakly.
"What happened?" asked Stephanie.
"Party at Lauren's. I was using Myra, one of Lauren's girls, I think. She
asked for mercy, Lauren wanted to continue. I took her place. She used me badly,
said that I would call for mercy. I never did. She wanted me to bleed. I drove
home, and that's all I remember."
"Why did you go? She hated Erica, and me. She's taken over Tiffany, who popped
in here once or twice to see you before leaving. I should kill them both," said
Janet was passed a cup, and she sipped at the straw.
"You were delirious for days, with a high fever. I was afraid that I was going
to lose you, you might have died. You lost a lot of blood, but you'll be all
right. I had this equipment brought over, and called in a few favors," said
"Thank you," Janet answered.
"What happened, why did you take Myra's place?" asked Stephanie.
"Myra called mercy, and Lauren wanted to use her past her safeword. So I took
her place. There isn't anything that we can do to Lauren," said Janet.
"Why didn't you call me first?" asked Stephanie.
"Don't tax yourself. Let's get some broth into you, and then more sleep. That's
the best thing for you," said Stephanie.
After a cup of beef broth, Janet again slept. She dreamt of the lash, and
the crop. Several times she awakened to see Stephanie standing over her. Then
she fell asleep again.
First the heart monitor was removed, then the IV tubes. Janet realized that
she had been lying on the bed clothed in a hospital gown, face down. Her back
was covered in an entire bandage, which was changed twice daily. Either Camille
or Tina would be with her constantly, holding her hand.
Then she was stood up and made to walk. Soon, she was eating simple foods
from a tray, but she still slept on her stomach. A few times, Tiffany would
visit, but Janet pretended to be sleeping.
"Stephanie?" asked Janet.
"Why did you quit being a doctor?" asked Janet.
"Because I blame doctors for killing the two most important people in my life.
My brother, and my husband. I retired, but I still keep certified. Even do some
charity work. But I'll never practice again."
Janet again slept.
The loud voices came from next door, and Janet could make out the words.
"Lauren nearly killed her. What were you doing?"
"She accepted to take Myra's place. She knew what kind of person Lauren is."
"What was she doing there?"
"There was a party. I took her. She should have refused."
"This is all your doing, Tiffany. I never knew that you were capable of such
evil, but since you associate with Lauren, I'm not surprised."
Darkness returned to Janet as she again slept.
Janet walked out of the bedroom, a victory. A physical therapist was called
in, and Janet's muscles were exercised. Gradually, she recovered.
One day, Janet pretended to sleep on the bed. She was on her stomach as usual,
and she could be left alone for brief periods. Tina had resumed her duties,
and Tiffany would be absent as long as Stephanie was caring for Janet.
"Aren't you forgetting something, Mistress?" asked Camille.
"Janet's state of mind," bluntly stated Camille.
"Don't exceed your authority," angrily replied Stephanie, "and forget that
you're my Maid."
"Maid and Nurse, you mean. Just because you sewed up Janet's back doesn't
mean that her mind will be healed also."
"I should strike you for that, Camille," Stephanie answered.
"Unless you're a psychologist also, I suggest that you call one in."
"Are you now a doctor also?" asked Stephanie.
"No. You may have repaired her bodily wounds. But the experience of being
nearly whipped to death by Lauren will leave wounds in her psyche."
"You're an insolent, insulting little slave today, Camille. Unfortunately,
you're also right," sighed Stephanie, "I just hope that Janet can recover."
Janet closed her hands into fists, her fingers tightly clenched together.
Her nails dug into her palms, leaving red marks with their imprints. Even though
she had been pretending to sleep, tears formed in her eyes and wet the pillow.
'Why do I want to die?' Janet cried silently to herself.
* * * * *
The days after her nightmare encounter with Mistress Lauren stretched into
weeks. Stephanie attended to Janet, and the bandages on her back got steadily
smaller as her flesh slowly healed from being damaged by the whip.
"Janet," began Stephanie, "I'm sorry."
"About what?" asked Janet.
"Your back. I thought that it would heal, but it didn't. You're going to be
scarred by what Lauren did to you. I tried everything that I could. But the
skin was too heavily damaged. Perhaps I should have taken you to the hospital
"And what would have happened when the police would have started asking questions?
Explain that I was the entertainment at a little S&M party? No doctor would
have remained silent about my injuries after you'd have brought me in. My life
as a Mistress would have been over."
"Then look at yourself," said Stephanie.
Janet rose from the bed and stood in front of the bedroom mirror, while Stephanie
undid the ties at the back of Janet's gown. It fell to the floor, and Stephanie
held a mirror near Janet's back so she could see. Janet saw the reflection of
her own back in the large mirror.
Where once Janet's back was smooth and pretty, now the skin was an angry red
color. The flesh was torn and uneven and had not healed properly. Anyone who
saw her back would know that she had been abused horribly in some manner.
"Thank you, Stephanie," said Janet, her voice breaking with tension.
Stephanie caught Janet as she fell to the bed, naked and sobbing. She held
and soothed her friend, encouraging her to cry out all of her feelings.
"There now," said Stephanie. "It's all right. I'm here."
"It hurt so much! The pain!"
Tears fell from her eyes and ran down her cheeks as the memory of what had
happened to her replayed itself in her mind. Every stroke of the whip had been
like a gunshot exploding against her back, and she felt as her skin broke and
blood dripped down her naked skin. She had actually felt her own blood seep
between her buttocks and run down her legs.
"Cry it out Janet," soothed Stephanie, "don't repress your feelings. I'll
always be here for you."
"It didn't stop! It just went on and on!" Janet sobbed, her body wracked by
emotions long repressed.
Stephanie held Janet tightly in her arms, rocking Janet as if she were a child.
"It's all right to cry. No Mistress or slave should have had to endure what
you did, that isn't what being a Mistress is about. We're not here to kill or
"I wanted to die!" cried Janet.
"It's all right, Janet. Everything's all right, now," soothed Stephanie as
she clutched Janet tightly to herself, as Janet continued to cry.
The memory of what she had undergone replayed itself in her mind. Janet remembered
each stroke of the whip as it struck her back. Her skin breaking and bleeding,
the liquid sound the whip made each time it struck the slick surface that her
back had become. The tears that fell from her eyes as the pain became steadily
unbearable. Desperately she tried to scream and plead for mercy, but the rubber
ball buckled between her lips blocked her cries. Finally, the welcoming darkness
that she hoped was death, which would release her from the pain, and the leering
face of Mistress Lauren.
"I wanted to die!" repeated Janet, tears streaming down her cheeks.
"It's all over now, Janet," said Stephanie as she clutched Janet tightly to
Janet curled up in Stephanie's arms, tears flowing from her eyes. She cried
for hours, and Stephanie held onto Janet, not moving, for most of the day.
* * * *
Janet walked with Stephanie through the Dungeon. She looked at the chains,
the whips, and the other things. She placed a collar around her neck, but didn't
lock it shut. Janet shivered when she saw the whip.
"There is a big difference between discipline and being stopped with a safeword,
and outright sadism which is what Lauren practices. Just remember than Erica
never treated you or anyone else like that."
"Yes, I remember."
"Do you want to be a Mistress again?"
"Yes," said Janet firmly, "yes."
"That's your destiny, you know. That's why Erica gave you her estate and her
property. You can start with Tina, your slave. Or me, if you'd like."
"Thank you," said Janet, as she held a riding crop in her hands.
"Janet, I have a confession to make," said Stephanie.
"Go ahead," answered Janet as she sat down on a leather-covered bench, one
that she had been bound upon by Erica.
"Do you remember when Erica sent you to my house?"
"How can I forget? You placed me on the rack," Janet answered.
"That's what I have to tell you about. Erica left me very specific instructions
what I was allowed, and not allowed, to do with you. I was not allowed to place
you on the rack. But in the heat of the moment, in my sexual excitement, I forgot
her orders," recalled Stephanie.
"What happened?" asked Janet, fascinated.
"Erica was furious with me. I never saw her so angry before, she raged at
me, and said I would be the one to blame if you left serving Erica, if you stopped
wanting to be her slave. She wanted to take me down to my own Dungeon and use
me until I cried for mercy, but she never did."
'Perhaps because she was busy doing something else, Stephanie,' Janet thought,
'Like arranging her own death, and the competition between Tiffany and myself.'
"I liked you from the first time I used you, Janet. You took all of the discipline
that I meted out, and never complained," Stephanie continued.
"Thank you, Stephanie."
Stephanie rose from the bench and dropped to her knees in front of Janet,
who was speechless.
"Use me, Janet. Just as Erica wanted to. I'll submit to anything that you
desire anything at all. Even if you draw blood, I won't beg for mercy."
"There's no need for that, Stephanie. I fell in love with you, and Erica disciplined
me harshly when I returned. You performed as any Mistress would with a new slave,
and you didn't hurt me. Lauren did."
"Thank you, Janet."
"Thank you for being my friend, Stephanie. I wouldn't have known what to do
from Day One as a Mistress without your help. And thank you for saving my life.
I would have died without you," said Janet as she choked back tears.
"Are you all right?" asked Stephanie as she rose and hugged Janet.
"I'm fine, thank you. I'd just like to be alone here."
"No Janet, you shouldn't be alone," cautioned Stephanie.
"Just for a little while," Janet answered.
"I'll wait outside, on the steps," said Stephanie.
As she was leaving, Stephanie saw Janet rise and pick up a framed picture
of Erica, hugging it to her body. Stephanie left the door slightly open, and
sat down to wait. She heard quiet sobs, but remained outside.
After almost an hour, the door finally opened, and Janet exited the Dungeon.
"Are you all right?" asked Stephanie.
"I'm fine," Janet answered.
"How's the stock market doing?" Janet asked.
"What?" replied Stephanie, puzzlement clearly evident on her face, as they
ascended the stairs together.
The End of Chapter Nine
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