Chapter 1: The Game
Caution: This Erotica Sex Story contains strong sexual content, including Ma/Fa, Romantic, Heterosexual, Oral Sex, Anal Sex, Slow,
Desc: Erotica Sex Story: Chapter 1: The Game - Seduction. A sweet game to play with a shy girl. If you're careful you can have her. She'll surrender, give herself to you, let you into her body and her heart. It'll be fun! There's just one thing. It can get complicated. She can become your girl.
I saw her again today, just this evening. It's a small world, I know, especially our little world, but that's twice now, in a week. If I didn't know better, I'd think she was setting them up, going to places she thinks I'll be, but I do know better. She can't stand me.
I tried not to look at her, or even to notice her too much. I can at least make an effort not to intrude, and get away once it's possible. I tried not to pay her any attention, but I couldn't help myself, and then there was how it ended.
She's even lovelier. She seems to have bloomed away from me. She's wearing her hair differently, and I think using some makeup, and her clothes show off her body more. That body. The things I did to it. To her. I've got to stop thinking about that. I've got to get out of her life. I have to remove myself.
She was working both times. That's why I know she couldn't have set anything up. She simply had gigs at places I was working.
The first time was far out toward the end of the line, in a residential neighborhood. I spotted her at the T stop because she was carrying her cello, and I got onto a different car—as far from her as I could, so she wouldn't see me. But then there was that terrible coincidence of our going to the same place, so we ended up walking almost together. That's how it goes. I tried to lag, but she stopped on a hill to rest and check her directions. In the end, it was impossible not to catch all the way up to her.
Try to keep your voice even. Be cordial. Don't be pushy. Just say hello and keep on moving.
She looked at me and didn't say a word. She'd heard my footsteps and glanced back down the walk at me, and she may have startled a little, but by the time I got to her, her face was flat, hazy, uninterested. Finally,
"What are you doing here?"
Jesus! Maybe she thinks I'm stalking.
"I was invited to a party."
Neither of us said anything else. She has a right.
"Well," I fidgeted, "I guess I should be on my way." Hurry on, Ed.
Later I saw her at the place. Part of a string quartet playing Vaughn Williams. I recognized everyone in it. He was in it. The first violin. I bet he has fingers that can work magic on her—but then even mine could. I stayed away from the quartet as much as I could but, while I talked and joked with donors and tried to pretend I was having a good time, we'd drift through. I saw her put her hand on his arm when the group took a break, and laugh at something he said.
I'd like to be glad she's over me. Oh, I am. I am. I'm so goddamned, fucking glad.
The cello was a big part of whatever it was we had. She was playing it the first time I saw her, in one of those anonymous string quartets at a Friday evening reception in Brookline.
She wasn't special. Another musician. Of course she was dressed all in black except the white blouse: black skirt, black tie, black stockings, black shoes. She wore a tiny, ruby pendant on a fine gold chain—they were the only things of color about her. She herself is pale. She had no makeup. Oh there were nice touches. The clothing set her skin off well. So did her dark brown hair—it was parted in the middle, and braided down her back almost to her waist. A slight imperfection in her nose made her face almost perfect. So she was lovely, sure, but I wasn't interested in another Emily.
An Emily. Anyone could spot them. Anyone from New England. A woman who channels Emily Dickinson. They're everywhere. It could be worse, I suppose. They could all be California Valley Girls, but these girls all want to look serious and thoughtful and creative and shy. Elizabeth really is shy, though I didn't know it then. I wondered: Mount Holyoke? Sarah Lawrence?
And then I was interested. There was a passage where the cello took the lead. I wish I could remember what they were playing. It doesn't matter. Suddenly she took over. Oh Lord... I hadn't heard anyone play cello like that in a while, certainly not in a gig at a gallery. I could almost feel the throb coming off the body, and then I watched her and saw how she worked it, how her left hand was almost a blur as it went up and down the neck, how she held it between her knees like she was pleasuring it, how her back and neck adjusted to the notes and rhythms, and how she moved her ass on her stool.
That's what did it. Her ass. She was perched on a little musician's stool. It was too small for her really—the sort of thing a gallery might think was adequate—and her ass was constantly in motion on it, so of course I fell into a fantasy. What if? What if it weren't a stool? What if I were on the stool, and she was sitting on me and playing? What if she was naked, impaled on my dick, her ass open to me so I was penetrating her, all the way up to the end of her rectum as she played wonderfully while being sodomized, knowing the more she played the closer I came to spurting deep inside her? What if?
I'm such a shit. Even now I like the thought.
When I complimented her vibrato, she didn't take it well. "Oh," she said. You've known people like that, haven't you? She looked down and her smile, what there was, showed no pleasure at all. Yes. Just like that. She took refuge in the wine. Did she make a tiny, sour face? It was industrial strength Chardonnay, after all. And did she try to hide the grimace? She was hiding everything about herself. All I learned was her name: Elizabeth Peabody. A perfect Emily name, no?
"Oh, one of those! So why are you slumming in a quartet?"
She laughed with her hand half-covering her mouth. "No, not one of those. The other ones." She's shy, not backwards.
It was an opening, not as wonderful as her openings below, but I got to talk with her, and compliment her, and make her uncomfortable. We told a few things about ourselves. I lied only through omission. I made myself fascinating. I learned she was new.
Would you like some more wine? Some veggies and dip? Play her like the cello. Here's the wine. Have a sip.
Stop it! Get on with it.
"The cello is richer than the violin," I said. "Not that I've got anything against violins!" God, I'm a whore.
Bill Hamilton came by and I introduced them. She definitely wasn't his type. Even Bill could tell how she held onto that little smile and stood half a stride out of the conversation. There was more. She was too ectomorphic for him. Not for me. I've always liked them on the lean side, the Kate Hepburns of the world. I once told Bill any woman who wasn't absolutely ectoplasmic was fine by me, but he didn't get the joke. Tonight, he left pretty quickly to pursue a big-breasted woman of means across the room.
I decided then and there to have her.
This would be fun: plotting the conquest of the attractive woman with the old-fashioned name and the talented hands. She wasn't fast. Not a player. Hell, she was all but virginal. She could be had, but I'd have to be patient. How long would it take? I thought five, maybe six dates if all went well. Unless... really a virgin? No, not likely. But not very experienced. Any ass play? Doubtful. I could be the first. Be the first in the ass of the woman who can make that kind of music. Blessed be.
We got more wine and talked more about music, and we agreed on composers we both loved, though of course I agreed with whomever she mentioned. It forms a bond, and it wasn't hard to do. They were all good. I popped the phone number question when she to get back to playing. Then I went back to my business. There was money to be made.
How did it come to this?
You have to remember that Elizabeth was just a project—something to occupy my mind. She wasn't my first priority. I tied up and fucked Brooke Something that very night.
"God, you push it, don't you Ed?"
Brooke Something was better than Brooke Trout, which I'd considered. Yes I know her last name. Now.
"I push because it's hot. I want to tie you to the bed and blindfold you. I want to see how far I can take you. I want to see how high you can get."
"I don't know."
Oh, she'd do it, all right. She was a player. Bill would have liked her, but I hit the jackpot.
"I'll play with your body, as long as it takes. I'll make you want it. You won't be able to see anything, so your attention will be on what I'm doing to you." She liked me to talk like that. Her eyes grew squinty and excited
"I don't know. It makes me nervous."
"Good." I held up some neckties and black pantyhose. "Now why don't you lie down and spread yourself out?"
"What will you do?"
"I'll only hurt you a little."
I tied her and used a blindfold while I tickled, slapped, kissed, and caressed her, but the entire time I was thinking I wanted a new playmate. Oh, Brooke was fine in bed. I was enjoying myself. I spanked her vagina and she let out some hybrid of a whine and a grunt. That wasn't the problem. I leaned down to lick a wide swath around her clitoris, and she writhed. There wasn't, in fact, a problem at all. This was nice. I sat up and pinched a nipple. She grunted again. Now the other nipple. I simply wanted a new one, someone different, someone more femme, someone who wouldn't bore me after sex, who I wouldn't have to share with all the GQ types. Brooke was more Bill's variety. She whimpered, "Ed!" Oh, it was good! I was kneeling over her, playing with her, my penis tumescent as all hell and swinging with my movements, and I thought I just didn't like her very much. I ran my fingers between her oily, fat labia and my mind wandered. I saw the dark-haired cellist in heat, sizzling. What would she be like?
I wasn't thinking of her at all the next Monday, when I had a business lunch with Bill and a co-worker of his, Aaron Something. No relation to Brooke. Bill can get me access to people who think their names as arts donors are among the keys to mobility, today's replacement for nobility. Today, Bill wanted to talk about women and sex, and why he had struck out with the big-breasted woman of means. I never talk about women and sex.
"How do you do it, Ed? You're always getting into their pants."
"Who told? I try so hard to do it where people can't see us." Aaron laughed and took a sip of beer.
"You know what I mean. I saw you making moves on that little fiddle player Friday night. I bet you've got more notches on your belt than you can count."
"It wasn't a fiddle and they're not on my belt." They both laughed and I thought: You useless son of a bitch.
"Well, I've got more money than you, a Hummer, a damned nicer place, better clothes, and I'm better looking than you are. Where do I go wrong?" Now I laughed. "I bet it's because I aim higher. Your fiddler girl didn't seem to have much in the way of tits."
He's worse than a useless son of a bitch. He's a complete putz.
"Oh? I thought she had a pair of them. Are you looking for a trifecta?" He laughed again. "Anyway, I don't give away trade secrets. You'll have to hire me as a consultant."
Aaron said, "I think you should pay him, Bill. I've seen some of the local talent you settle for. More tits than brains." Sharp boy, that Aaron.
"And who fucks their brains?" So of course we all laughed, though frankly it was pretty lame, and I tried to figure how to get out of there quickly, before I got sucked into his type of conversation. I'd almost asked, "Who fucks their tits?" but then I've done that a couple of times.
"Well, does the master here have any advice for me?"
What should I tell him? That women are serious business, and I'm good at my business? That if you pay attention it's pretty clear what works? That my reputation exceeds me?
"Sure. You talk too much. About yourself."
"Yeah. Right. You talk all the time."
"Only with the quiet ones, Bill. Otherwise I go with the conversation. And I don't focus on myself. Pay attention to the master, grasshopper." Aaron laughed again. "Anyway, I don't think you do all that badly. That'll be the cost of lunch, please." I couldn't afford to annoy him, but he wasn't getting any more.
"Why don't you write a how-to book? You could make a mint."
"I just have my rules of engagement. Now, about that bill..." I grinned.
I could explain Bill's problem to him in detail, but he wouldn't understand and he'd think I was being insulting. Which maybe I would be. It would depend on whether I could restrain myself from having fun being pedantic. My boy, there are rules to follow. I dress well. You dress rather too sharply. Dear me, we aren't in the pages of "Esquire". I let the wenches know I'm good at what I do. You dwell on it. Tsk. I drop names, too, but not nearly so often and never so obviously. And you have a no repertoire of topics to discuss beyond sports, money, and the big one: Bill the Jerk. They always know what you're after because you're so, ahh, single-minded. I never let them see what's going on inside me.
He picked up the tab. "Your turn next time."
Bill absolutely wouldn't understand my interest in the fiddler girl, but shy women are a great challenge.
Fiddler girl. Shit! I need to stop talking like him. Cellist. Shy cellist. Shy cellist with chapped cheeks from Chappaquiddick.
There I go again. Get back on track, Ed. I don't know if she's ever been there, and being with me wasn't like drowning with Teddy Kennedy. Not much.
Girls like Brooke enjoy the play and the flirting, the chase. You can get away with a lot, and there's no real conquest. You just... oh, you just come to an understanding. Shy ones, though, they'll spook. There's more likelihood of losing. With shy ones you go slowly. Be a horse whisperer. Be soothing. Let them get used to you, relax around you, grow accustomed to your looks, whatever. They're hesitant to open the door, but, once they do, you're in big time. They'll follow your lead. I like shy women. I like the pursuit, and I like the surrender.
Don't go looking like that! It's not foxes and hounds! She, too, wins when she's brought down. With really shy ones, it's the only way they can win. Would you rather they be lonely and unsatisfied? She'll be grateful. She'll let you into her heart and into her body. She may deed them over to you. She'll be happy to. Anyway, I wasn't out to hurt her. She was my little Elizabethan project. I had to scribble reminders about her in my day planner. I had it worked out, in rough form: talk, touch, kiss, caress, fuck, then push her further. A time-honored plan.
I did it the normal way. I took her to a string concerto in the Faneuil Hall area. Shy young woman, not talking much, not knowing what to say or to do with her hands. You'll use them on me soon enough. I can usually carry on a conversation all by myself and keep it interesting as long as needed. I know what to ask to bring them out. She didn't talk on the way to the hall, though, almost at all. I have the patience, Elizabeth. I also have orchestra seats, the better to impress you with, my dear, but she didn't seem to like the performance. I began to think I'd need some help to make progress, and I got it. The gods of seduction were looking out for me.
The first thing was that I happened to wave at Robb Rennick and his wife across the way. Robb auditions strings players for the symphony.
"Him? He's the one I was told to see!"
"Well, I'm pretty sure they're going to the party." That was when she began to open. There's a point for almost anyone.
The other thing was the party itself—what happened there.
As these parties go, it had a nice location and interesting people. It was in one of those bungalows from the '30s and '40s that are full of gingerbread. The first time you see them they evoke some urmemory of a past you've never witnessed. Most of those still around are inhabited by students, or have been converted into vegan restaurants, or maybe they house the Socialist Lesbians' Alliance. This one had been grabbed for an honest-to-God residence that had extra charm because it was walking distance from Harvard Square.
It was packed with arts types and profs and museum administrators, people in turtlenecks or plunging necklines or open-neck, button-down shirts and wrinkled jackets, all in black or in odd combinations of colors, with outré piercings and offbeat tattoos, their hair either perfectly cut or perfectly bad. Elizabeth couldn't take her eyes off a woman in a burqa who could almost have been from Saudi Arabia. Nothing of her showed except her left breast, which hung out through an embroidered hole and had a nipple ring. Attached to the ring was a little sign that read, "Don't look."
It was a perfect place to get a sweet newbie interested in me.
There was another thing about the party. It let me introduce Elizabeth to Robb. Two steps forward. "Liz, this is Robb. You saw him at the concert." At first, she looked star struck.
"Elizabeth." She shot me a look and I couldn't help laughing a little.
"Elizabeth. Sorry. You know Ed's not completely housetrained yet. He tells me you're a cellist."
"Yes." That was all. Uh-oh.
"Ah, what did you think of the concert?"
"It was... okay."
"That's certainly open to interpretation."
"Well. It was very good. I just thought the first violin was a little... oh... thin." So she was opinionated. There was hope.
I don't know how their conversation went after that because I was grabbed by Paul Derindorf, who was already piss drunk. Shit. There was no avoiding him now.
"Fuck, Ed! Who do you have to puke on to get money these days?"
"One of the Guggenheims?"
"Christ on a crutch, Ed, it's not funny! Fucking Arts Council turned me down again. Fuckers!" Paul's wife, Anne, looked ready to die. "Fucking Ed thinks it's fucking funny!"
"I'm sorry, Ed." Anne said it quietly. People were edging away. Paul causes that. It's very impressive.
"Quit fucking interrupting!"
It was time to short-circuit his crap. "I apologize, Paul." Take the bullet. It's small. It'll be rewarded. "It's not funny. What happened?" I touched Anne's arm while I held his eyes. I imagined touching her breast.
"Who the hell knows what happened? They turned down my fucking grant. Again!" He yelled the word 'again.' I thought Anne was going to lose control. Time for the misdirection.
"I tell you what, Paul. I can't promise anything, but Monday I'll make a few calls and at least try to get some info." I had to yell so he could hear me. "Okay? You hang in there. Maybe we can go out and get a drink next week."
"Thanks, Ed! You hear that, Annie?" he looked at her as though he had proven her wrong in a very important fight. Happy and sneering. The asshole. As it was, he didn't even wait to finish talking before he was bumping through the crowd on the way to the bar. I took Anne's hand and put my mouth near her ear. I was close enough to have stuck my tongue into it.
"Has it been like this a lot?"
"It keeps getting worse." Her eyes were about to spill. I hugged her and then gave her my handkerchief, which she used with one hand while I held the other. In a few seconds, she was ready to talk again. "He drinks all the time. He doesn't meet his classes. He won't show me his writing. I don't know what's going to happen."
"Do you have any support?" She shrugged. "Look, I'm butting in, here, but maybe a support group would help?" She shrugged again. She was still dabbing her eyes. "Well, I'm going to call you and take you to lunch. It'll help for you to get out for a bit." She gave a tight smile and handed me back my handkerchief. I could hear Paul's voice, loud again, across the room. It stood out above all the rest of the party noise. "Do you want me to help get him home?"
"No. I'll do it. But thanks." I gave her a little kiss.
"What was that all about?" It was Elizabeth, right at my elbow. She's so quiet, so unobtrusive sometimes, that I hadn't noticed her.
"A pillar of the writers' community, come crashing to earth."
Later I ran into Robb again. He was chatting it up with a potential contributor I'd been trying to see for weeks, who slipped away when he spotted me. Robb enjoyed seeing me lose one. "Your Elizabeth is pretty sharp," he said while he got another brandy. "But I can't imagine you dating a musician. I bet she hasn't got a cent to donate."
"Cynic. I tell you, what she's got is talent." He gave me a look. "No. Not that type. Not that I'd know. Musical talent. She makes the thing hum like lime cello. Didn't she talk about auditioning?"
"No. I thought she was just someone who played."
"Yah. I guess she wouldn't. Well, she's got it, Robb. The real thing. You ought to audition her."
"I take it that's your professional opinion?"
"You really oughta."
"And you're the expert?"
"Have I ever steered you wrong?"
"You've never tried to steer me at all."
"Well, there you have it!" I put my hands out, palms up, like the magician who's just made the naked lady disappear.
Robb swirled his brandy. He put a finger in it and tasted the finger. High class. "Are you sure you're not just trying to look good to her, to get her in bed?"
"She'll never know we had this conversation. Not that I would mind going to bed with her." We both laughed. "Look. Let's make it interesting. If you don't like her playing, I'll buy you lunch."
"And if she's good?"
"You'll be happy to treat me. And none of your damned chowdah. I want Thai." He laughed again.
Afterwards, I drove Elizabeth to the Commons, where it was quiet, and we walked along the edge, sipping coffee from Styrofoam mugs. Being alone with her gave me the best odds, and it was a romantic night—clear, chilly, and still. Nice for a walk. She was thrilled because Robb had told her to call for an audition.
"You have interesting friends, Edward."
"It makes up for my not being interesting myself." She looked at me. "I'm joking! I'm joking! I'm the most interesting one of all. Anyway, my job lets me meet a lot of arts people and get invited to their parties."
"You have to be careful. Sometimes I don't get the joke."
"Tell you what. I'll wear a red flashing flower in my lapel, to warn you." She scowled and punched me on the arm. That was certainly unexpected. "Don't make me spill my coffee."
After a minute, "Tell me about your drunken friend."
"Not a friend. Not really. Really not. The drunken part is right. That's his usual state, that, or getting drunk, or coming down from a drunk, or planning to get drunk. I don't know if the drinking ruined his writing. It's a chicken-egg thing. He was very talented. Wrote a wonderful novel based on his sex life with his first wife and some of her friends."
Elizabeth scowled at me again and I raised a hand. "That's not a joke. It's beautifully written. Seriously. Text like Pinot Noir. It was nominated for a National Book Award. Well, that was then. Now he can't write, and he's driven away his friends, and I think Harvard may force him to retire. And Anne bears the brunt."
We waited at a curb for a line of cars to go by. We were near the Cheers bar.
"She's a lot younger than him."
Yes, and you're younger than me, my dear. Does that mean I can't fuck you? How will it feel when I'm sliding inside your pristine pussy?
"He looks older than he is, but yah, she was his grad student."
"You're close to her?"
You'll never know how close, Miss Elizabeth.
"Oh, I love Annie. You'll like her if you get to know her."
"You were really good with her."
"Well, I'm trying to get her to go to bed with me." Elizabeth frowned at me yet again, and I gave her my best, boyish smile. "Red flower flashes!"
She hit me on the arm again. "Just take a compliment, Edward."
"Yes'm. You're going to leave a bruise." I tossed my cup into a trashcan. "The fact is she should leave him, but she won't."
"And his grant application?"
My turn to frown. "Everyone knows why he doesn't get grants anymore. What I don't know is what I'm going to tell him." Time to change the subject. "So how did it go with Robb?"
"Well, we had a nice conversation. Then later he just mentioned the audition out of the blue."
"Excellent! He sees talent." I rubbed my fingertips together like Montgomery Burns, and Elizabeth stepped back and looked at me strangely.
"You didn't have anything to do with that, did you?"
"No. I'm teasing. Red flower flashes now!" I made some firecracker motions in the air with my hands. "Don't hit me, Mistress Elizabeth! I didn't mean to make you suspicious. I'm just glad for you. You know I like your playing."
I got a goodnight kiss, a sweet one. One date down. No, no sex, but progress made. I was sure it was going to happen. And thank you, Paul.
How could I know that it was the end of it all?