“I need to make my phone call in private,” she said and fought her sigh of relief when he just gave her a sharp nod of his head.
He stared at her a moment longer before he spoke. “You can use the office just through that door.”
She walked through the door and closed it behind her. She leaned her back against the door and small sigh of relief. She dialed Elaine and waited.
“Hey, Elaine. It’s Tempest.”
“Temp! How is everything? I have to tell you I am so excited about tonight. I can’t wait!” Elaine said excitedly.
Tempest couldn’t hold in her sigh. “Elaine, I’m not sure how to say this, but I’m not going to be able to make it tonight,” she said and felt the tears prick at the back of her eyes.
“What? Why not?” Elaine said almost desperately. “We’ve been planning this for a month.”
“I know, but I got caught out in this storm and now I’m stuck at an asshole’s house,” she said with a little growl.
“Asshole? What asshole?” Elaine asked, her curiosity piqued. “You don’t mean the guy whose ass you kicked. Do you?” “Yep, one and the same. He insisted that I go to his offices with him after our meeting with the general, some bullshit about orientation. Traffic was already moving at a snail’s pace, and then the bottom dropped out of the sky and traffic was moving even slower. It took us twenty minutes to drive two miles. He decided it was safer for us to wait out the storm at his place,” Tempest said with resentment.
Elaine laughed. “It would seem that your friend has designs on you,” Elaine said and then made kissing sounds into the phone.
“Oh shut up! He isn’t my friend, and I don’t care if he has designs on me or not. I can’t stand the man. He keeps sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong, and he is pissing me off. So I took care of it.”
“What did you do?” Elaine asked suspiciously.
“I told him that I had a date tonight.”
“Uh-huh and did you just forget to mention that said date was with your best friend who happens to be a girl?”
“I left that part out and just let him assume what he wanted,” Tempest said with a devious smile and a shrug of her shoulders.
“And exactly how did he take this news?” Elaine asked with a chuckle.
“Oh, he started spouting off some bullshit about how I wasn’t going to be rescheduling my date and how I wasn’t going to be seeing anyone. I think there is really something wrong with this man.”
“Ha! There isn’t a damn thing wrong with that man. He wants you and seems bound and determined to have you.”
“Well, he can be bound and determined somewhere else because he is an utter ass and I can’t stand him.
Elaine gave a snorting laugh. “Oh, Temp, I think you doth protest too much.”
“What?” Tempest hissed.
“Seriously? You like this guy and don’t even try to deny it.”
“Have you lost what little bit of sanity you have left? The man is an utter asshat who doesn’t know how to mind his own damn business!” she whispered harshly. “I do not like him. He has acted like nothing but a jerk and he could’ve done some serious damage to my career with that stunt he pulled.”
“Could have but didn’t. Maybe you should see where this can go.”
“What?” Tempest screeched. “Have you lost your mind? Not only is the man eligible for the jerk of the year award, but from what I understand, he has some seriously twisted tastes.”
“What do you mean by some seriously twisted tastes? Does he like anchovies and ice cream or something?”
“Or something. He is into some pretty dark and kinky sex.”
“Really! Well, I think that is definitely something you should look into,” Elaine said.
Tempest could hear the smile in Elaine’s voice. She pulled the phone away from her ear and stared at it like it carried some kind of communicable disease.
“Who are you, and what have you done with my best friend?”
“I’m just sayin’ not all kinky sex is dark and devious. Some of it can be fun and pretty damn hot.”
“What in the hell would you know about kinky sex?” Tempest said, nearly yelling.
“More than you obviously,” Elaine said with a snort.
Tempest was about to give her friend a verbal lashing, but all of a sudden all the fine hairs on her body stood on end. She turned back toward the door and found Devin leaning against the doorframe with a cocky smile on his face. Tempest had a bad feeling about it.
“Uh, I’m gonna have to talk to you later,” she said nervously interrupting her friend’s laughter.
“He’s standing in the room, isn’t he?” Elaine asked with a snort of laughter.
“Well, take my advice and by a ticket to ride that train and let me know all the twisted details later,” Elaine said with a giggle and hung up the phone.
Tempest closed her eyes and prayed that the floor would open up and swallow her whole. When nothing happened, she opened her eyes and stared at the man who seemed hell-bent on driving her batty.
“Get on your hands and knees.” He growled at her and almost lost his fragile hold on his sanity when she immediately followed his command. “Spread your knees wide. Wider! Now lay your chest flat on the bed and stretch your arms out in front of you as far as you can and don’t move a muscle.”
Tempest didn’t know what was worse. The fact that she was following his orders or that it was making her so damn hot. She followed his command to the letter. She might not want to take orders all the time, but she was a soldier. She could follow orders with the best of them.
She felt the bed shift under her and turned her head. She was looking into the handsome face of Devin, and he almost stole her breath.
“Now we’re gonna play a little game. You can’t come until I tell you to,” he said and gave her a wicked grin when she glared at him and snarled. “No matter what happens, you don’t come until I say so. I’m sure you’ve heard some of the stories about what kind of sex I like, and I’m going to tell you most of them are true. I’m into the BDSM scene, but I’m not a masochist. I do like the bondage, dominance, and submission though,” She was in so much trouble. She couldn’t suppress a shiver as he broke off the kiss. She slowly opened her eyes, and apprehension moved in.
“Now for the rules. You cannot move from this position. I’m okay with you squirming, but do not move. You won’t speak. I will permit moans, groans, whimpers, and gasps all those sexy noises that you make. You will only speak unless I give you permission, and your safe word is fuchsia. If at any time you want to stop for any reason, all you have to do is say the word fuchsia. I will stop no questions asked and send you off to bed. You should also know that I will never hurt you,” he finished.
Tempest’s body was suffused in warmth and anxiety. She closed her eyes for a second to try and center herself, but evidently Devin didn’t want that.
“By the way, baby, if you break any of these rules you will be punished,” he whispered next to her ear in silky tones.
Tempest’s eyes snapped open and she wondered if anyone would hold it against her if she killed him. She narrowed her eyes at him and compressed her lips into a thin line of irritation. He gave her a sexy smile and a wink.
Tempest let her forehead rest on the mattress as she tried to get a grip on her anxiety. This was all entirely new to her, but the challenge had been issued. She’d be damned if she let him win this. She was an NCO and a good one. She was going to kill at this game or at least teach him a lesson…probably…maybe…ehhh.
He did show a little mercy and at least start out slow. She felt him trail his fingers up the back of her thigh and down again. She waited. He ran his fingers up her inner thigh. She waited. He ghosted his fingers over her labia. She waited. He feathered a caress over her clit. She was still sensitive from her last orgasm and gasped at the contact.
“Still so sensitive, baby,” Devin crooned and stroked her with a firmer touch.
Her pussy started to leak its slick fluid but nothing major. It felt good, but it wasn’t anything that was too intense or that threatened to send her into a screaming orgasm. Hell, it wasn’t even sending her into tremors. She began to think that there was nothing big to this BDSM thing.
She was feeling comfortable and a little smug when she heard movement behind her. Her senses perked up as she concentrated on the sound and tried to figure out what was going on. Devin’s silky hair caressed her thighs and all feelings of smugness suddenly died. This was going to be much harder. Her anxiety slowly crept back in.
She felt Devin’s tongue flick provocatively over her clit. She gritted her teeth as she tried to calm the fire in her lower half. She took measured breathes and tried to focus on that. It was working okay until he sucked her clit into his warm mouth. Her muscles tightened, and her teeth began to hurt from her clamped jaw. Her clit began to pulse and throb. A small whimper managed to claw its way up her throat and escape before she could swallow it. Devin’s chuckle vibrated through her pussy causing her to gasp.
“I’m just getting you warmed up, baby,” he said, and his breath tickled her lower lips.
Tempest couldn’t hold in her whimper. She had to fight to maintain her position when two of his thick fingers pushed past the muscles protecting her pussy. It made lewd squishing noises as he pushed as far into her wet cunt as they would go. He hooked his fingers inside her and pulled them across the front wall of her pussy. He found that small spongy spot and began fucking his fingers in and out of her. He made sure to pass his fingers over each and every time he moved in her.
Her breathing sped up and came out in shallow pants. The muscles around her pelvic region were twitching almost uncontrollably. Her upper body hadn’t moved, but her muscles were taut as they struggled to hold her still.