My new novel, Protege Mistress, is now available, both in print and as an ebook, through Pink Flamingo. Kevin owes Diane a foot massage after losing a card game. They arrive at her apartment.
Kevin ventured across the living room and looked into the kitchen. A bottle of wine gurgled as Diane filled her glass. She passed him on her way by. "Grab a beer from the fridge."
A few bottles were scattered near the back. Kevin twisted the top off one and sipped. He stepped into the living room and stopped short. "What is this?"
Diane gave a slight shrug and smiled. "I'm a stickler about coasters."
"Okay, but why..."
"You're paying up on the bet, aren't you?"
Diane sat with her glass of wine on the wooden armrest of the couch, coaster underneath. The other coaster sat on the carpet just past her feet.
"So you want me to sit on the floor?"
"Not sit." Diane lifted her glass and sipped. With her legs crossed, one socked foot swung above the floor.
Kevin tried to lighten the mood with a sheepish grin, but Diane countered with a confident smile. Kevin wanted to kneel in front of her, to massage her feet, and he knew she knew. He moved forward, leaned his knees into the floor, and sat back on his heels. He took another quick sip of his beer then set it on the coaster as Diane stretched her foot toward him. Kevin took it in his hands.
"Oh yes," Diane said as soon as he began massaging, then giggled lightly. Kevin focused on his task, keeping his eyes down. He squeezed one hand around the top part of her foot and applied circular pressure underneath with his knuckles. He attempted to bring technical proficiency to performing this task to alleviate the straining in the tightening crotch of his jeans. He needed to take his mind off what he was doing before his discomfort got worse, not to mention obvious.
Diane seemed intent on not letting him. "You look so cute down there," she said. "Fitting, don't you think? You lost the bet and now have to kneel before you victor."
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