Hello Fellow Pervs,
This is the kick-off week for the Dungeon Crawl Blog Hop hosted by Romancing The Kink! To be blunt, Sheri and I haven’t a clue how well this thing is going to go off, but we’re crazy enough to plow ahead anyway:)
We both noticed a paucity of weekly blog hops for BDSM-flavored work, so we thought: “Hell, rather than crashing other peoples’ places with our depraved prose, pictures, and ruminations, let’s just open up a cold, drafty dungeon of our very own!”
Okay, we didn’t really say that, but it was close. Where was I? Right, my first entry.
I decided to post a scene from a fantasy erotica novel of mine called, A Lady And A Maid. This is a twisted, pain and pleasure drenched epic fantasy and paranormal cross-genre … thingie. Anyway, I loved writing it, and a sequel is on the way by the end of this year (God willing).
In this scene, two of the cruel, jaded nobles that hold an iron grip on the realm of Muurland witness the unique way a peasant husband addresses a disagreement between he and his wife — and there are plenty of witnesses to said “addressing”…
“Discipline on Display”
The carriage bounced violently, nearly throwing Sandra from her seat. She rapped on the dark wood ceiling with her fist. “For Goddess’ sake Raffer, watch the road! You’re shaking me to death back here!”
“Apologies, Countess,” her driver said, the sound muffled through the wood.
In truth, though the rough ride was indeed unpleasant, she was angry that the jostling of the atrocious “road” had interrupted her pleasant reverie. Her husband had been an absolute animal that morning — so unlike his usual inattentiveness. She’d taken to indulging him in his little games, allowing him to spank her buttocks, and tie her hands and feet to the bed before thrusting himself to ecstasy within her clutching sex. He’d even lapped at her cunt until she’d screamed down the walls. Such was a most rare occurrence with her husband of late though, he being less often predisposed to what would most readily satisfy his rampant cock.
Though his unexpected amorous attentions had caused her to miss her planned rendezvous with the captain of their estate guard, she’d consoled herself with the not one but two orgasms she’d unexpectedly been allowed at her husband’s bidding. Still, her husband’s unexpected use of her had delayed her. Her dashing, blond captain with his thick cock and hard hands would just have to cool his heels until next time.
The carriage turned off the dirt road, the hooves of the horses clopping on cobblestones. They’d arrived at Westwood Manor.
The carriage followed the roadway through a tall, looming portcullis, which opened onto the green grass of an inner courtyard. The bleached stone walls soared overhead, engendering a feeling of both grandeur and security. Heavily armed men patrolled the crenelated battlements above, the bright red uniforms of the garrison soldiers a striking contrast to the austere gray of the stone fortifications.
The Countess gathered her rich burgundy cloak about her lithe form, allowing the driver to help her down from the coach. The sun was bright, but the air was crisp. Fall was coming fast to the Westlands of Muurland.
Raffer steered the coach over to the stable block, trailing a cloud of dust in his wake, leaving the Countess alone in the courtyard.
Countess Sandra Holstenborg was a regular visitor to Westwood Manor, the familiar nods and curtsies from passing footmen, grooms and maids alike attesting to that fact. She was happy to be there, as always, and was looking forward to some much needed leisure time with her friend, Lady Miriam Westwood.
A crowd’s loud cheer arose, echoing off the battlement walls. The Countess turned toward the sound.
“They’re getting an early start this morning, Sandra. Looks like you’re just in time.”
“Miriam!” The Countess spun about, rushing to her friend and embracing her, planting a warm kiss on her soft lips.
The Lady was wrapped in a dark gray ankle length coat, the collar lined with a soft ash colored fur. Her sable locks were wrapped atop her head, a pair of neat carved hair sticks holding it in place. Her radiant grin warmed Sandra’s heart, if not her body, chilled as it was from the long carriage ride. Sandra pulled her cloak tighter around herself.
“Let’s see if we can find something to warm us up shall we?” Miriam winked, extending her arm to her friend.
Beautiful as it was, the huge courtyard at Westwood Manor had more practical uses, such as the spectacle that greeted the two noblewomen. Tucked into a corner of the yard, next to one of the stable buildings stood a simple wooden gibbet, and two sets of worn stocks. A crowd of commoners had gathered round the gibbet, cheering and shouting out ribald comments on the spectacle. A young woman, her dress rucked up to the small of her back embraced the stout wooden pole of the gibbet, her arms lashed around the weathered oak by means of several iron chains. Her sweat-soaked blonde locks hung limply down her back as she sobbed her present misery away.
A brawny man of perhaps thirty stood to one side. In one hand, he held a multi-thonged lash of soft leather, while with the other his fingers traced the patchwork of pink and crimson weals patterned over the forlorn girl’s bare buttocks. She stamped a foot, the generous flesh of her bottom shaking as he pinched a particularly inflamed lash mark between work hardened fingers.
“Think you’ve had enough, Emma?” He turned to the crowd, his eyes flashing. “What say you?”
The crowd cheered once more. An older man standing near the two nobles, dipped his head toward the handsome woman standing with him. “A fine flogging there, eh Clara? Reminds me of the last time I had you at the pole too many years ago.” He grasped the woman’s hand, and she blushed furiously.
The man with the flogger turned and laced another stroke across the proffered buttocks, eliciting a cry of anguish from the bound woman. She clenched her blazing bottom, her feet pounding the dirt.
“What’s happening,” Sandra whispered to Miriam. “Why is she being whipped in public?”
Miriam shrugged. “It’s one of the traditions I’ve decided to revive. Back when my grandfather ruled these lands, before the magistrate system, the commoners would come to this square to air grievances and work out compromises for their problems. A sort of town meeting, you could say”
Sandra raised an eyebrow, her heart beating faster at the enticing spectacle. “Some compromise.”
Miriam smiled. “They do have creative ways of resolving their, ah, disagreements. The crowds love it though, and they’re grateful for the entertainment.”
“What’s that poor thing done to deserve such a skipping?” In truth, Sandra couldn’t really object, for the sight had her heart pounding and her clit singing. The bound young woman was blessed with a well-fleshed backside, and the sight of the inflamed weals across the smooth firm flesh was a pleasing visual tableau indeed.
“Seems she made a scene in the market earlier this week,” Miriam said, laying a hand on Sandra’s shoulder. “Her husband — that’s him whipping her — wanted her to make amends with one of the vendors at the market. Apparently, he hoped the public setting would prevent his headstrong wife from causing an uproar. He was wrong.”
“What was it all about? Must have been serious to occasion such a penalty.”
Miriam chuckled. “I suppose it depends upon your perspective. It seems the vendor at the marketplace was a former competitor for the husband’s affections, and he wanted to be able to do business with her. Well, his wife would have nothing of it.”
“I can certainly understand that. Cruel man to ask that of her.”
Miriam grinned. “Indeed. I think it’s diabolical — and delicious.”
Sandra blinked at her friend. “You do?”
“Oh yes, Sandra. It’s obvious he just wanted an excuse to display her charms in public and thrash her bottom for her. I mean look at the girl. She’s delightful.”
“Yes,” Sandra breathed. “She is at that.”
Sandra wondered if the young woman might be paid a visit by a few of Miriam’s soldiers in the near future. The Lady’s tastes were well known to her subjects. Judging by Miriam’s avid, dark-eyed gaze as she watched the flogging, the punished wife might soon find herself the newest addition to the Lady Westwood’s retinue of “serving girls”.
The man, running his hand over the bright red stinging buttocks of his wife turned to the crowd once more. “Would anyone else like to address my wife’s misdeeds? Anyone?”
The bound woman snapped her head around, looking at her husband over her shoulder. “Kenneth, please no!” Her face was a mess. Tears drenched her flushed cheeks, her fair hair matted to her wet forehead. She cried out as he cracked a heavy palm across her backside, the flesh quivering with the blow.
“Quiet, Em! You know better than to speak. Face forward now.”
His wife turned her face away, resting her forehead against the post. Her back hitched as she wept.
“My arm grows tired,” the husband called out, raising the flogger. “Surely, there is another who can deliver the last fair dose of discipline she so obviously needs?”
Miriam clutched the Countess’s hand in hers. “Watch this.”
“I will try.” A mature woman of perhaps forty, her dark hair flowing over a form-fitting dress of teal cotton stepped forward from the murmuring crowd. “I think I can give her what she needs.”
The crowd roared its approval, several hands clapping the woman on the back in encouragement. The heat between Sandra’s thighs increased as she noted the firm set of the man’s strong jaw, and the glittering gaze under prominent brows. She could see steel in the depths of his eyes as he smiled at the woman who’d stepped forward. There was a heated familiarity there.
“That’s her,” Miriam whispered.
“That woman is her former competitor. The woman from the market.”
Sandra gasped, even as her pussy leaked a bead of moisture down her thighs. Diabolical indeed. “That poor woman must have a hard go of it married to such a brute.”
“Oh, let’s not protest overmuch,” Miriam said, elbowing her friend. “He’s a fine specimen too, Sandra. She’s lucky to be in such capable hands.”
She wouldn’t argue it, for she was drawn inescapably to hard, even cruel men. Men such as her own husband — bastard though he sometimes could be — were irresistible to her. Sandra herself possessed the same streak of cruelty, though it was not quite as pronounced as the outright sadism her friend Miriam was known for. She’d long ago stopped asking herself why she was the way she was, and just accepted it as the way of her nature.
The woman gripped the flogger as the husband stepped forward to stand next to the post, his hand bracing the heaving shoulder of his weeping wife. The crowd hushed once more in anticipation. The woman glanced up at the husband, who nodded his head.
The flogger slashed in with a smack, leaving a further set of tracks on the vulnerable buttocks, and the wife groaned, twisting her hips away.
“Hush now, Em,” the husband said in a low voice, his head close to his wife’s ear. “Just a few more strokes and it’ll be all over. Be strong now, my love.”
His wife’s shift had slipped down somewhat, partially concealing the martyred buttocks. The aggrieved woman, the tails of the whip swinging back and forth in her hand, waited as the husband stroked a hand down his wife’s flank, his fingers gathering up the folds of her shift to secure it high up on her hips once more.
“Come, Sandra, I’ve something else to show you.” Miriam laced her arm in her friend’s, leading her away from the fascinating scene.
The sound of the next strike of the flogger greeted their ears as the two nobles strolled through the massive black doors of the inner keep…
Copyright © 2012 Trent Evans
All Rights Reserved.
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I hope you enjoyed the scene half as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you’re interesting in reading more, A Lady and A Maid is available at all e-book retailers. Or you can just wait until next week to see what else I post then:)
Please take some time to visit the other site’s in this week’s hop. You’ll find some great stuff!
Hope to see you all back here in a week for the next Dungeon Crawl.