The Story So Far ……
Madeline had retrieved the box from under the sideboard where it had ended up after she sneezed. And as she held it in her hand, her lover told her to open it.
Finally she was going to find out what it contained.
However, she couldn’t hide her disappointment when she saw the contents. She had no idea what it was – but for sure she couldn’t wear it on the third finger of her left hand.
She looked at her lover for an explanation as to what it is ……
Now read on ……
Her lover removed the object from the box – it glinted in the lamplight.
‘Look at it Madeline, isn’t it beautiful?’ He handed it to her.
‘Yes it is beautiful, but what is it?’ She turned it over and over in her hand.
‘What does it look like?’ he asked her.
‘Our dog Rex had something like this on his collar.’
‘Right, and why was it on his collar?’
‘In case he got lost.’
‘Errrr! Sorry, but why have you given this to me?’
‘Because my darling girl, I want everyone to know that you are mine,’ he took the disc off her. ‘We will get it engraved tomorrow.’
Her bottom lip came out again in a super pout.
‘What’s the matter Madeline, I thought you wanted to be mine.’
‘I do – I did, but I don’t like being compared to a dog.’
‘You are my pet – so I want you to be my companion.’ He took her in his arms and kissed her on her soft lips.
‘Now come on darling let’s get you ready for the Initiation Ceremony?
‘Okay,’ she answered.
It took almost twenty minutes to get her ready. His skilful fingers tightened the buckles and adjusted the various straps.
Then standing back to look at her, he grunted his satisfaction. ‘You’re so beautiful Madeline, I’m so proud of you.’
He led her over to the full-length mirror on the wardrobe door. ‘Look at yourself Madeline.’
She looked and was amazed at the transformation. Was this really her?
She was self-conscious wearing what she was. It felt strange and a little bit uncomfortable.
Seeing her fidgeting a bit, he told her, she’d get used to it.
He placed a black velvet hooded cloak over her shoulders and led her to the car that was waiting outside the door.
She knew where he was taking her, but still couldn’t understand why she was dressed like she was.
To be continued ……