Sunday, March 16, 2014

Twelve

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From: Dane Carmichael
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 9:15 AM
To: Marcus Andrews
Subject: Report

Good morning, Sir.

Today’s report may not please You.

i climbed into bed last night with high expectations, but there was no nighttime visit from You. i was able to sleep until 9, so that’s a plus, i guess?

i hope You have festive plans for tonight. i will be on stage.

yours,
dane
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Dammit, Marcus. This is why you shouldn’t have demanded a report. Now the boy feels an obligation to have a wet dream every fucking night! 

While he waits for my answer on pins and needles, I pace the hardwood floors of my study and ask myself the central question: What does Dane need?

Writing provides Dane a comfort zone for expressing himself, and dancing allows him joy. As his Master, I will use these tools to temper the difficult journey ahead, to grant my submissive respite from the task of breaking down barriers and unlocking inhibitions. It’s on me to preserve these oases for him, not appropriate them for myself. I know better, dammit.

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From: Marcus Andrews
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 9:38 AM
To: Dane Carmichael
Subject: Re: Report

Good morning, Dane. I fear I have been unfair to you. Your joyous email yesterday morning made me greedy, and in turn, I have created unrealistic expectations.

I’m afraid you’ve spoiled me already with your morning check-in. I need your waking thoughts in my inbox, but a simple “Good morning, Sir” will do.

Dance well, sleep well.
                               
Warmly,
Marcus
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Did I really just type “fear” and “afraid” in the same email to my new sub—and for my grand finale, “I need”? 

What the hell, Marcus? What kind of voodoo is this boy working? 

I decide to let it go as is. Let the boy know he affects me, too. It did bring that beautiful smile of his when I told him in person. Perhaps the written message will do the same. His reply is swift but tells me little of his mindset.

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From: Dane Carmichael
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2012 9:40 AM
To: Marcus Andrews
Subject: Re: Re: Report 

Of course, Sir. Tomorrow then.
          
yours,
dane
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Tomorrow then.

As for my “festive plans”, a group of old friends are gathering for appetizers and desserts, watching the mayhem that is Times Square from the comfort of a warm living room. I’ve volunteered to bring an antipasto platter, which will earn me the usual ribbing about how my anal tendencies are perfectly suited to the precise slicing, rolling, and arrangement of each piece of meat and cheese. What can I say? Once an accountant, always an accountant. Dane’s specter moves through the kitchen with me, and I’m warmed by the anticipation of his next visit and the expanded domestic servitude I have planned.

11:52 p.m. Couples are sidling closer, lining up for midnight kisses. I’m not the only single here, but I’m feeling particularly alone right now—and I’ve had a few glasses of champagne. My phone is a lead weight in my pocket. One quick text could bring me the connection I crave. It’s certainly my prerogative as Dane’s new dom, but it’s unwise. So far, my fingers have been losing the battle to good sense, but I’m weakening as midnight draws closer.

My good friends Dave and Marco can’t wait, it seems, and their lip lock starts even before the countdown. I can’t sit here and watch. I slide open the glass door to the deck and suck in cool, head-clearing air.

Don’t, I tell myself, even as I reach for the phone.

Search contacts. Dane Carmichael. Compose text.

Happy New Year, Dane.

How much damage could that do? argues the devil trying to impersonate an angel on my shoulder. At least twenty more messages to Dane scroll through my brain, some of which even get half typed before I erase them all and stick with the original four words.
                  

“Four . . . three . . . two . . .” I hit send. “One . . . Happy New Year!”


Seems our Marcus is smitten. I apologize for not replying to comments. I've been traveling...returning home tonight. Didn't want to wait to get you this!
I have read every comment and PM and appreciate each one. XO

35 comments:

  1. His simple text is perfect.

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  2. WOOOOOOOOOOOT!

    WHAT'S HE GONNA SAY BACK???????/

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  3. That was nice. I read the previous chapters, but felt uncomfortable like I was suffering for other people's sins along with dear Dane.

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  4. soo sweet. love that Marcus couldn't stay away, even by phone. and poor Dane, feeling like he was going to possibly disappoint Marcus with his morning "report." glad Marcus was able to clear that up.

    favorite line this time was a whole paragraph: "What does Dane need?


    Writing provides Dane a comfort zone for expressing himself, and dancing allows him joy. As his Master, I will use these tools to temper the difficult journey ahead, to grant my submissive respite from the task of breaking down barriers and unlocking inhibitions. It’s on me to preserve these oases for him, not appropriate them for myself. I know better, dammit."

    very interesting for me to see just how much thought a Dom might put into what their sub needs, what they can provide for them, how they can help them grow, etc. :)

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  5. I really like how Marcus thinks of Dane's needs every step of the way. I think that's why his developing relationship with the man who will steal his heart is so appealing to read. You my dear portray Marcus so well. Yes he is a formidable Dom, but I love reading the side of him that portrays vulnerability. This trait is what's causing Dane to open himself to his Master. Loved this chapter. :)

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    1. HOW INTERESTING! Yes, I am so with you! If I had to name one key reason that Dane trusts him, it's absolutely because Marcus shows him his vulnerability. In a way, he's submitting himself to Dane with every revelation. Thank you for picking up on it.
      xoxo

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  6. I don't think I am going to look at accountants ever the same way again. They lead such wonderful secret lives. Does Marcus realize he is falling for this wonderful man? I am glad they didn't have texting back in my dating days, I would have tortured myself with what to write lol. Hope you had fun on your trip m'dear!

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    1. You really shouldn't. I'm an accountant, you know! ;)
      You are so right about texting! I'm thinking the same about fanfiction!
      xo

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    2. I do recall a conversation about you being an accountant, thats one of my reasons for never looking at you all the same lol.

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    3. LOL! You never know what lurks!
      xx

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  7. Agreed. Smitten at the very least. It's fun, in a sick kind of way, to "watch" Marcus fall like this. I do wonder what Dane was thinking when he read Marcus' first email and responded. Hmmmmmmm...

    Favorite line... What kind of voodoo is this boy working? .... Answer: The best kind, my dear. The best kind.

    Glad you had a good time on your trip!

    xoxo
    V

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    1. I guess I love to poke a stick at the big bad master's soft underbelly and see what happens! Sick? Nah!
      xoxo

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  8. Oooh it's like a 7 course meal reading this, all the little tasty morsels before we get to the main filling stuff

    Can't wait

    Thank you

    Jarvis

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  9. Oh yes, I would say in addition to Marcus being a smitten kitten for Dane, I think he has been alone for far too long and needs that boy like a frat house needs beer!

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  10. I swore I posted this yesterday! Right after I read it as soon as it posted!!

    Can I just say that I love Marcus, again?
    Annnd, I love that he is smitten.
    Annnd, I love that he is nervous about what to say/text. His text was perfect.
    I cannot wait to see these two get into their groove. They are going to be amazing!
    Xoxo ❤️

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    1. Yes, you can say that as many times as you like!
      They might get into all kinds of grooves.
      Ooh, did i really just write that?
      LOL and thanks for the love, Pates!

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    2. Eeeeeeee! Getting their groove on!

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  11. Wah! I'm all caught up - I got spoiled while I was catching up. So what is the posting schedule on this lovely "too long to be a drabble, but the chapters are still too short" story? (Not that I'm greedy or anything. Okay, I'm greedy.) ;P

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    1. HAHAHA! Love how you asked that! I post at least every other day, barring computer problems, travel, or other undisclosable issues! ;)
      xo

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  12. Smitten is a great word. Descriptive, to the point, and accurate!

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  13. Sucks to be one of the few without a partner many social events. It's telling that Marcus feels that. Smitten is another perfect for our Sweet Young Thing. I really like the emails. They are both craving daily contact, but as the physical needs to be slow, this is smart connect.

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    1. And it turns out that Dane is quite articulate too. What a nice bonus for Marcus!

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  14. Marcus is such a smitten kitten. I love watching him fight it... when he will be better off for sure when he submits to it!

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  15. I love that he's breaking down but still bale to be a Master at his craft! Alot can be said in the simplicity of texts/email/the written word in general. Dane never had that in any capacity before, and I'm sure it will please him just as much, if not more than it stuns him.

    Can't wait to see his reply!

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  16. oops! guess some clarification on the check-ins was needed. like marcus, i didn't even think that dane would feel obligated to have a wet deeam but it makes perfect sense. glad that's cleared up!

    i think it's so sweet how smitten marcus is. my heart ached that he felt lonely. they're obviously coming into each others lives at just the right time. fate. :)

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    1. I wanted to make sure to convey that Marcus has needs too. After all, HE is the one being remastered here. *wink*
      xx

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