Before getting into the fiction that I'm sharing today, I wanted to comment a little bit on what I decided to do. In creating the story world of The Queen and all his slaves, including Vala, I wanted to make him and as many of his slaves as possible into full people, full characters. I didn't want The Queen to be a stereotypical "Alpha dom," a character type that's very popular among erotic romances. Part of this included considering his friends. As he lives in a world where he surrounds himself with those in the BDSM community as much as possible, that meant considering different BDSM roles (sub, dom, switch) and people into different styles of BDSM and subsets within the community. As I've gotten more familiar with domestic discipline relationships, I wanted to consider what it would be like for him to have friends in DD relationship and to see what Vala would make of it, considering her background of an abusive fundamentalist Christian marriage between her parents and her limited understanding of BDSM. While I'd be interested in writing more with these characters, I'm not sure what more I'd do with them, what would be interesting to the readers of my blog. Like always, comments are welcome and probably with this piece, I'd even beg for comments because I'm not entirely sure what I'm doing here
The Queen accepted a cup of tea from Vala. "Serve Levi and Liat and then sit on the floor at my feet. You may sit as you are comfortable."
"Thanks, my Queen." Vala turned away from The Queen to cross the room to the sofa where his friends Levi and Liat sat. She noticed the slightly lowered head of Liat and smiled in friendship at the submissive partner. She gingerly picked up one tea cup in her fingers and served it to Levi. She took one step and then served Liat her tea. "Sugar?"
"No thanks," Levi said and then looked to Liat. "But if you'd like some?"
Liat's sweet smile moved to Levi's face. "Thanks, Sir, but remember, I helped Simon brewing the tea? He chose an herbal tea that I prefer unsweetened."
So she addresses him as Sir? Vala thought. She placed the metal serving tray on an end table as Simon had instructed. She licked her lips as she returned to The Queen. Her gaze fastened on his gorgeously naked feet, she thought of Chitra artfully sinking to the floor and endeavored to do thus.
The Queen reached forward and placed a hand on Vala's shoulder. "Good girl," he murmured.
"Thanks, my Queen." She relaxed into his hand pushing her head onto his legs.
"So to what I do I owe the pleasure of your visit?"
"We're on our way to a marriage retreat being held in a Catskills bed and breakfast."
Vala held in a surprised gasp at Liat speaking to The Queen.
The Queen brushed his hand back and forth in a calming motion across Vala's shoulders.
"So good to be talking with a friend who understands." Levi patted Liat's leg. "A co-worker asked me what I was doing with the vacation time I was taking and when I said 'marriage retreat' he was confused as what he's seen of Liat and I together at family events, we seem to have the perfect relationship."
The Queen chuckled, the vibrations of his amusement passing into Vala. "I do not understand why so many people today think that a good relationship is something that just happens. You two put a lot of work into it."
"Work?" Liat looked down at Vala and their gazes met for a moment. "I'll never understand how you make polyamory work for you. Just looking at your stable diagrams makes me want to say all sorts of things that polyamory books, websites etcetera say are irritating."
"Thank goodness for diversity and free will."
Vala sighed when The Queen spread his legs and pinned her between them.
The Queen squeezed Vala's shoulder between his fingers for a moment until she twisted her head around to look up at his face. "Did you want to say something?"
"I've just be thinking on how different your friends here seem to be from us, my Queen." Vala paused to lick her lips. "It seems in some ways that Liat is very submissive, but there are so many ways she's not like a submissive in our family, my Queen."
"Vala, that's because Levi and I live in a domestic discipline relationship, not BDSM as you understand," Liat explained.
Vala looked up at The Queen. "Might I please read a book about that, my Queen?"
"I shall think on that." The Queen grinned.
Maybe I can trade a blowjob for a book? Vala batted her eyelashes prettily at The Queen. "As pleases you, my Queen."