Stages - A Flash Fiction
Your lover twists silk around your wrists, pulls it taut. The soft, unyielding resistance is numbing your hands.
"It's a little-" you say before your lover presses a sweat-salted finger against your lip.
"Stage one," your lover says.
Your heart races, pumping love and trust and fear.
Then your ankles - not soft silk, but the cold clank of steel handcuffs, metal edges biting your skin.
"I-" you say. Your lover's silencing hand is a stinging slap.
"Stage two," your lover says.
Your heart races, pumping love and fear.
"Stage three," your lover whispers, drawing the knife.
Your heart races.
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