When her fiancé elopes with her office assistant, Laurie’s answer is to declare war on love. In Night Wild, the opening episode of the Glass Room Adventures, she finds the perfect place to fight her battles. Performing anything-goes sex for the highest bidder in a brothel made of see-through bedrooms opens Laurie to the scary pleasures and un-guessed perils of acting out her secret dreams.
Madam Rene’s smile raises hardly any wrinkles in the stretched skin of her face. She says, “If you want an audition, Laurie, the time is now.”
Toussaint’s smile tightens. His lips stay closed.
Shit. I’m as easy to see through as my desk. “I’m interested.” Was that me who said that? I clamp my lips into a smile before they can take the words back.
She says, “Let’s be clear on what you’re requesting.”
I say, “I want night work.”
She says, “Be more specific.”
Entrapment is an issue for people who provide pleasures the law doesn’t allow. She’s making me raise the subject explicitly. Whatever happens next will be at my suggestion.
I say, “I want to be a whore at the White Rose.” Whore. I tried to coach myself not to be afraid of the word. Applying it to myself out loud is harder than I expected. My face must be as pale as the rose. I force the smile to stay in place.