Andy and Joanne, Jo to family and friends, were a nice happy couple who had been high school sweethearts and married when they were 18 years old with the usual plans for a house of their own, a son and daughter and everything else including the rose bushes and the white picket fence.
Jo had been on the pill until they married and for 2 more years after. After stopping taking the pill they were not consciously trying for a child so early in their marriage, but a baby would have been welcome if it happened.
It did not happen, nor did it happen when they did try for Jo to fall pregnant.
They were both highly involved with their careers, she was a specialist teacher dealing with children with severe learning and behavioural problems. She was acknowledged as a leader in her field nationally. He was an electrician specialising in electronic controls for machines used in major industry.
He also was a leader in his field and was on retainer to 2 major industrial plants in their small state. He was sometimes called in as a consultant in his own state and other states, such were his credentials.
So involved were they in their careers, it was about 7 years into their marriage, with 5 years unprotected irregular sex, that they suddenly realised that Jo had not conceived although when they did copulate, there was no conscious abstaining on what would have been her fertile days.
It was probably pride and/or the unwillingness to lay the blame on one or the other for not having been able to have a child in all that time, that they pretended that there was no problem. They did not, as other couples would have done, have tests to find out what was causing the problem and perhaps be able to remedy it. At this stage she had to go back to taking the pill because of irregular periods and stomach cramping.
They settled into a lifestyle that was comfortable and whilst they loved each other still, the passion had gone. They both remained true to one another with the incidence of sex dropping from fucking on birthdays and their anniversary, to zilch, without either Andy or Jo becoming concerned about it. He has his hand and I have my vibrator she thought, and there are no messy sheets.
They enjoyed bushwalking and scuba diving together and each had a motor cycle, he a road bike that both of them could tour on, and both had trail bikes which they used often for getting them to somewhere in the bush where they could park them and go on hiking where no vehicle could go.
Out of the blue, Jo was offered a one year contract to travel 3 states away, about 3,5000 kilometres, to establish and control a new showpiece facility for the very program which was her field of expertise.
She had been selected from suitable people from all over the country, and although she was happy with all aspects of her present life, she felt that the challenge and the potential to help these unfortunate children was too great to shun the position. And after all, it was only for one year and she would be able to return home each school holiday time, but through circumstances her visits home did not happen.
They had a frank discussion and although neither wanted to be separated, and because Andy was committed to his clients to supply an almost 24/7 service because he had in most cases designed, installed and commissioned the very complex equipment. At a pinch if there was a problem and he was unavailable, the old mechanical starting and running equipment had been left in situ for emergency use only. He was able to have at most a week off at a time. It was a mutual decision that she accept the contract and he would remain at home, to see her each break she had and to keep in touch by email.
She moved into a flat close to the new school and started to head hunt other staff and requisition the necessary equipment to make the project as effective as it could be.
Naturally she was lonely and being a shy person did not make friends easily, but she found she had rapport with one of the female staff, Debbie.
They had very similar natures and personalities and spent a lot of time together out of school as well as being in contact each school day.
After knowing each other about a month, Debbie asked Jo to accompany her to her church, The Serene Brethren, the following Sunday. The church had been in operation for only 2 and a half years and had a membership of 110, mainly men and women between 25 and 45 and had as it's pastor, policeman Ted Small.
Although not a fire and brimstone person, he was very persuasive and had his in work 70 devotees paying a tithe of 10% of their on average $800.00 salaries to "promote God's work." That amounted to $5,600 a week!
It did not take very long for Jo to become hooked and fell under his spell.
As well as the Sunday meetings, she was invited to Wednesday evening meetings, as their services were named, and she and 4 of the other new members were let into Ted's confidence that he was also an undercover Police agent charged with recruiting personnel to investigate and bring down paedophile rings operating in the state. The addition of these 4 made the number of the special group up to 18. The church was a front for the operation. The Wednesday night meetings were held at a different venue to the Sunday meetings and were held in a large furnished room in a building where space of different sizes and types were let out for long or short term hire.
Of course they were sucked, and were very proud to be given the opportunity to bring down these foul people. He told them that the preparation for their joining the operation would likely have them do things that they would not be happy with, but total cooperation was vital if they wanted to be part of the scheme. There were at this stage Ted and 9 men and 9 women in the select group.
The next Wednesday meeting, when the selected few met, he told them again that although some of the things they would be asked to do would seem very strange and probably uncomfortably demeaning, but to infiltrate the nest of vipers some unusual and libidinous conduct was paramount to effectively be part of the team. One of the men dropped out.
The first instruction he gave that seemed unusual, was that all pubic hair must be shaved and kept shaved, and he gave what to the excited members seemed a plausible reason, and he asked that they should shave each other then and there, each being shaved by a member of the opposite sex. So convincing was he that although embarrassed, they all stripped from the waist down and submitted to the shaving. This completed, he ordered them to strip completely with women in one line and men in the other facing each other. There were all quite attractive. Jo was the best of them. Although if you passed her on the street you would not have been overly impressed, but undressed she proved to have a beautiful body with lovely taut well developed breasts. She would have been beautiful but for her little pug nose.
Ted the guru then gave them a lesson in each sexes anatomy, specifically the genitals and erogenous zones using Jo as a model, touching her various body parts for emphasis. This type of conduct is practiced in some of the other obscure churches accompanied by chanting and erotic gesticulations but these people did not need any of that as the power he exerted over them was sufficient to arouse them to just below the point of carnality.
He deliberately did not schedule a meeting for the following Wednesday night to allow the memory of arousal to build up so as to have them receptive for his moulding of their consciousness to his will without question.
On that night, he had a roll call and asked everyone to detail their sexual lives and even sexual preferences and fantasies.
There was some amazing stuff came out of these narratives and although none admitted to being full on homosexuals or lesbians, a few of them admitted to being bi-sexual. Ted congratulated the admitted bi-sexuals and said that in their future infiltration duties they would probably have to play for both teams to gain the trust of the people he called vipers.
For the following Sunday, he had his wife Thelma take the usual meetings at home church while he accompanied his "disciples" to a bush retreat. He explained that the raids would be taking place in the next 3 months so the infiltration had to start in less than a month which would be when the complete training schedule was completed. They were also told that covert operations would start full on then, and that they would have to use a little of their own money for some ops and that they would be recompensed monthly.
The force's approved and correct method of seduction was the next item in their education and somehow he convinced Jo to be his model for the seduction phase. All members of the chosen group were then told that the Commissioner had advised that they should all be informed now that anyone who felt that they could not use their bodies to garner information should leave the project now, as overseas intelligence had discovered that offering themselves for sex was by far the most efficient method of gaining the trust of the vipers. No-one left the program.
The seduction phase started with soft woollen mats being laid on the floor and the other students were told to gather around Ted and Jo and carefully study the demonstration of the correct procedure for seduction as laid down in Police Standing Orders 173.4a.
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