There are only two things Masato knows -- how to write brilliant code and how to fly in subspace. But he is rapidly losing control of the company he founded because the CEO he hired is running roughshod over him.
Masato needs someone to help him run his life, his business, and the charities he wants to found. He thinks he might have found his Master in Caden. There is one problem, though -- Masato is a billionaire and Caden has more than his fair share of pride.
Can Caden get over his pride and help Masato take back control of his life? Or is Masato doomed to a life of fending off men who only want his money?
Caden spoke one afternoon to Bull Raleigh and his sub Jamie about the job at Indiscreet when they went with him, Danny and Gary for lunch in Lambertsville. Caden had teased Bull, "There ain't nobody here but us chickens so you can talk turkey."
"Seriously, I know you're loyal to Bear and Reed but what is it like working for them?" Caden was, as usual, peeling the label off a bottle of beer.
"When Jamie and I were getting together we created havoc at the club. The subs and their Masters helped us through a real bad time. Without them we wouldn't have the loving D/s relationship we enjoy. I can't think of three better guys to have my back than Bear, Reed and Cisco." Caden knew that Bull was a hard-ass and had been a captain in the Marines. As Bull was also former military his recommendation weighed heavily in Indiscreet's favor.
Gary felt the same way about the club and its membership. "Just look at the way they took care of your brother, who was a service sub. Bear supervised his contract negotiations and told me point blank that I couldn't be with Danny while hiding in the closet. They found me a new lawyer, Jake Cohen, also a member, and Jake and Bear hooked me up with a new agent, Sam Stein himself from Stein Ltd. in New York." Caden frowned, remembering the trouble his brother-in-law had with that shyster Marty Garber; the man who hurt his brother.
"Sam and Jake got the money Marty stole from me back in my pocket. If it wasn't for Bear steering me their way, Marty's other clients and I would still be getting robbed blind and the son of a bitch wouldn't be doing time at the state prison in Trenton right now." Gary's face turned hard.
"The best part of that is once he serves his sentence in a federal prison for embezzlement, fiduciary misconduct and larceny charges, he comes to Trenton to face charges of aggravated assault and the attempted murder of Danny. We wouldn't have gotten Danny back safely if it wasn't for the help of our friends from Indiscreet." The conversation continued around Caden. It had given him a lot to think about.
Over the month he'd stayed with Danny and Gary, Caden met the entire "sub club" as they called themselves and their Masters, finding that he liked all of them. Even more telling; the matches made at the club were ones where the subs loved their Masters and the Masters their subs which, in the D/s world was high praise indeed for the club and its membership. Brian, Jim, Greg, Jamie, and Danny were generally found together at ten in the morning for tea and muffins in Indiscreet's kitchen, or one of their homes. They were all educated men and worked for a living despite, in some cases, their Master's great wealth.
Caden saw firsthand how the sub club rallied around Danny when he needed them and they rallied around Caden as an extension of their respect for Danny. Caden even lived in a house on Bear Drummond's property. The subs at Indiscreet were of the highest caliber.
From what the subs said, Greg Harris had, at one time or another, counseled all of the subs including his own brother and some of their Masters. Indiscreet certainly took care of their own.
He had his paid membership, but that left him strapped for cash while he attended the Police Academy. Now without even spending any time on the job, he knew he would hate the work. The refund of his membership fee was a large incentive.
Sitting at one of their regular Friday night dinners last week, Reed explained how they vetted the members and employees at Indiscreet. "We have three security firms who do extensive background checks. If there is a red flag, we send out a private investigator to look into the matter. That would fall under the purview of the new Director of Security. Plus two current club members have to vouch for a potential member before he can even fill out an application. You had Gary and Tom Martino. Even Brian was checked out before he came in the door and he was Bear's sub."
In that same conversation Bear said, "This job is important. We need the membership to know that both their identities and proclivities will be protected at all costs. We can't afford a security breach. That would decimate the membership. Because we are able to keep our member's secrets, we remain viable and continue to grow."
After Caden joined Indiscreet, he knew he didn't just want to play. He wanted a sub of his own.