• Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 4b

    Quinn and Holly sit shoulder to shoulder: Quinn is like an animal that has tensed, ready to spring away; Holly has drawn herself upright, wanting to look down upon and command the situation. Quinn marvels at how she can be unafraid given he thinks what they’re attempting is crazy. But he says nothing. And tries to offer nothing. Holly puts a hand on his. He flinches briefly, but then curls his arm around her back. She nestles into him with familiarity that comes with surprising ease, but which embarrasses him. He could never be like this with anybody but Amber. Just doing this feels like cheating. Mr Hermes is inscrutable…

  • Prudence

    Prudence: Chapter 3h

    Holly sits on the closed toilet in a bathroom cubicle, her legs splayed, her hand slipping into her panties. She is soaked. Her breath splutters from her clenched lips; she grinds her teeth to stop the whine escaping her throat. She should find Marcus now. That would be the best option. Maybe he could smuggle her into the Men’s. Or perhaps they could go into the side alley outside. Or even grab a private room – well, if they exist. Anywhere. It would be a first. Something daring in a sex life that has become tempered. But thinking of Marcus is reflex, the way a partner must – by rights…