Brie's Submission (4-6)

By: Red Phoenix

She closed her eyes, collecting herself before replying, “I’m an adult, whether you want to face that fact or not.”

“You’re not an adult!” her father answered emphatically.

Her mom moved over to her father, putting a hand on his shoulder. “Bill, we need to be reasonable here. Brie could have kept us in the dark and taken off to God knows where.” Her eyes started to tear up. “She’s all we have. I couldn’t bear not knowing where she is.”

“My point exactly,” Sir stated.

Brie’s father snarled at him, “You do not have permission to take her, Mr. Davis.”

Sir nodded his understanding but answered calmly, “Then I leave the decision to your daughter.”

It was time to change the traditional dynamics of child and parent. Her parents needed to see her as an adult, free to make her own decisions—and her own mistakes. “I respect you both, but I am choosing to go with Thane to Russia. Either you can accept my decision…or not.”

Her father wouldn’t even look Sir in the eye when he spoke. “I do not approve of you, Mr. Davis. However, it is obvious I have no influence over my daughter so I will do as she says and accept it, but do not think for one second I am happy about this.”

“I will take good care of her.”

Her father snorted in disgust.

“Don’t you dare let anything happen to our Brie, Mr. Davis,” her mother added. She grabbed her daughter in a death grip. “I’ve missed you so much, Brie darling! We never talk anymore…and now this.”

Her father said gruffly, “If anything should happen—anything at all—little girl, you call me and I will be on the next flight out to get you.”

“You don’t have to worry, Dad,” she said, reaching out to give her father a hug. He moved out of her reach, making his feelings painfully clear.

“It will be unnecessary to come for her, Mr. Bennett.” Sir said, getting up and pulling a card from his breast pocket. He held it out to the man. “But if you wish to speak to her, this is the number to reach both of us. Keep in mind the time difference and the fact we will be out sightseeing much of the day and into the night.”

Her father refused to take the card.

Her mom let go of Brie to take it from Sir. “Thank you.” She added apologetically, “I am truly sorry about what happened to your family.”

Brie saw it even if her mother did not—that brief flicker of pain before Sir replied. “It was an unfortunate situation but life moves on, as it should.”

“Yes,” her mom agreed, patting him hesitantly on the shoulder.

Sir smiled kindly. “It was nice to meet you, Mrs. Bennett.” He looked over to her father. “To meet you both.” Then he glanced at Brie. “Shall we?”

Her mother waved as they walked out to the car, but her father just stared at Brie with an expressionless face. It was terrible to feel this new and unwelcome barrier between them, but she knew Sir had been right to insist on meeting her parents. It was better to be upfront than to hide like a child.

When they were back in the car, Brie looked at Sir sadly. “My parents were awful to you.”

“If they had reacted any different, I would have been concerned. They love you and want to protect you. That is a healthy response, in my estimation.”

Brie leaned over and kissed him on the cheek. “You’re a good man, Sir.”

He chuckled lightly. “And now that we have that over, our trip can begin. I hope you’re ready, little sub.” His smirk made the butterflies start again.

Oh, Master…

Sir’s Past

When they boarded the overseas jet, Brie’s mouth fell open. She had never been on a plane so humongous before. Sir escorted her to a first class seat. She giggled as she went to sit down. She had never thought she’d fly first class—ever.

On the seat she found a blanket, an eye mask, slippers and even premium bottled water. She gathered all of them in her arms and smiled at Sir. “I feel so special.”

He chuckled. “You’re easily satisfied.”

Sir stuffed his items in the seat pocket in front of him. Brie followed suit. Then she started playing with the button on her chair. Instead of the seat only going back a fraction of an inch, this one kept going and going until she was practically lying down. She giggled at Sir. “It’s like a bed!”

He had an amused look on his face. “You might want to put that up, Brie. People are still boarding the plane.”

She immediately adjusted the seat back and looked out of the window at the workers below. They were busy loading the last of the luggage. “I can’t believe I’m going to another country, Sir.”

“I am sure this will be the first of many trips. I suspect you’ll be traveling often when you’re filming.”

She turned to him, filled with gratitude. “You think I’ll succeed, don’t you?”

“I never had a doubt after watching your entrance video.”

She blushed. “Well…that one doesn’t really count. It was a stationary camera shot. Not my best work.”

“I disagree. It was an award-worthy short.”

She giggled again, burying her head in his shoulder. Brie lay against him until the plane was ready to take off. She looked out of the window when the engines started. “I love this part. The roar of the engine, the shaking of the plane, and then that sick little feeling you get when you first lose contact with the ground.” Brie sighed happily. “I love flying!”

“We’ll see how much you love it ten hours from now.”

She looked at him and smiled. “Sir, anywhere with you is lovely.”

He shook his head, but she saw the slight upturn to his lips.

Once the plane was in the air, Sir put his seat all the way back. She followed his lead, turning towards him so she could stare at his handsome face.

“Don’t just stare at me, Brie.”

She looked away, embarrassed. “I can’t help it, Sir.”

He chuckled softly. “Make conversation then.”

With permission given, Brie gazed at him again but was silent for a moment. Her heart thumped in her chest as she built up courage to say the one thing that had been bothering her since their visit with her family.

“Sir, my parents seem to know more about your past than I do.”

He looked at her with a somber expression. “Yes, it is unfair to you.”

She didn’t press further, but she waited expectantly.

He took a deep breath but then said nothing. Minutes passed in strained silence. Brie consoled herself that he still wasn’t ready to talk about it. She was surprised when he finally spoke.

“You should know that my parents were envied when they were young. The two complemented each other like the sun complements the moon. He shone with brilliance; she equaled him in her loving reflection.” He smiled, as if he was remembering something treasured.

But his smile faltered as he continued, “Unfortunately, my mother grew jealous of his fame, no longer content to act as his reflection. She found power in cheating on him behind his back. I became aware of her infidelity when I was thirteen, but I kept it hidden, thinking I was protecting him…” Sir paused. When he continued, his jaw was clenched as if it physically hurt him to speak the words.

“I remember the day as if it were yesterday. I can still smell the exhaust fumes from the school bus as it pulled up to my stop. I saw her car and his, and then my dad drove up in his Ferrari. He wasn’t scheduled to arrive for another two days. I pushed my way through the line, trying to get off the bus, hoping I could prevent what was about to play out.”

Sir closed his eyes, obviously reliving it in his mind. “I ran, but he had already disappeared into the house. I headed directly for the bedroom even though I knew it was too late. I entered the room to see my father pointing a gun at my mother. He vacillated between aiming it at her and the naked boy toy. For a second, I thought he would shoot her dead, but then he lowered it. The only thing he asked her was, ‘Why?’ My mother said nothing.”

He opened his eyes and stared blankly ahead. “He turned to me and said, ‘I’m sorry, son’, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger before I could move to stop him.” Sir’s voice caught, but he cleared his throat and continued. “I ran to him, begging him to hold on even though I knew…”

Sir turned to Brie, the rawness of his pain written clearly on his face. “I watched the life ebb from his eyes…heard his death rattle. It is a terrible thing to witness—the death of a loved one.” Sir looked away. In the barest whisper he added, “It haunts me to this day.”

Silent tears rolled down Brie’s cheeks as she put her hand on Sir’s and squeezed tightly, wanting to impart her strength.

His voice was devoid of emotion when he spoke again. “My mother was a convincing liar. She kept my father’s estate and all his assets while she trashed his reputation to protect hers. She stripped everything from him… So I disowned her, legally distancing myself from the whore.”

Brie braved a question. “How did you move on from it, Sir?”

“I am my father’s son. I must strive for excellence in everything I do. I went to college, graduated with honors. Even though I had sworn myself away from women, my Italian blood would not be satisfied. I was wired to explore the female body. Thankfully, Rytsar introduced me to the BDSM lifestyle in college. Although he has preferences that I do not share, I found the lifestyle itself fascinating. Yet, it was the level of trust required in the D/s relationship that was the most appealing. It was the only sane choice for me.”