Talia went home and thought about the weekend she shared with Julius. She couldn’t help the smile on her face thinking about them spending time together. A brief twinge of regret passed her thought’s.
She was never one to have sex out in the open and even though nobody really paid any attention to them it felt wrong. She decided to push it to the back of her mind. She had to get herself together for work.
After she had made herself dinner and took a shower before bed her phone rang. On the screen it dis played Julius.
“Hello my pet. I just wanted to tuck you in for the night.”
‘Thank you, sir.” she said with a smile.
There was a long impregnated pause between them as if neither one of them wanted to speak first.
“So remember, Wear one of the piece I gave you at work.”
“I remember sir. But I’m pretty sure that no one is in that life style at my job.”
‘You would be surprised by who is in the life and who isn’t. Just in case the do not disturb, your taken will be worn at all times.”
“Go to bed pet. I will see you this Thursday.”
I guess he had plans without saying any thing to me.
” Is there a particular way I am supposed to dress? Sir”
“No, Talia. Don’t over think it. I just want to see you. Good night.”
He hung up immediately after he said that. Talia kind of gotten used to that little quirk of his.
There is some thing about Julius. He is so sure and confident about every thing. He knows what he wants and what he’s about. She decided she’ll push that to the back of her mind to take care of another day. Tonight she was tired and happy about the way her life was going.
It was Wednesday and the office was a bit slow, so Talia could not help but to think about what went on that weekend. The part of them having sex in front of everyone would not stop haunting her conscious. She decided that she would go over Louisa’s house to see what she had to say about every thing.
Talia informed everyone that she was leaving early and will return in the morning. The cab was waiting for her out side the office. The drive took over thirty minutes. she tried to read her email’s or listen to talk radio but nothing was able to distract her.
They pulled up to a mini mansion in long Island. She didn’t suspect that they had that kind of money. They never acted better than every one else. She rang the door bell and a woman wearing a nice tailored suit answered the door.
” Can I help you?”
“I’m here to see Louisa…..” Shit she didn’t know her last name. Then she remembered it was on her card she gave her at the club.
“What is your name?”
“I see. Only first name’s. Come inside and I will see if she will see you.”
She already didn’t like the woman. Before she left the room she gave her a quick once over and she had a strange look on her face. She walked as if she was in the military and forgotten she’s in civilian life now.
Talia walked further into Louisa’s home and immediately liked the soft pastel color scheme she had in her home. She had a tall vase in the hallway filled with what looked like bamboo sticks and she had a couple of abstract art on the walls.
“Miss, she will see you now.”
Talia followed the woman down the hall passed the living room and passed a long stair case that lead up. She was being led behind the stair case to an office that seemed to be as big as her apartment.
Louisa was sitting behind a desk, talking on the phone. She looked at her and smiled while showing her to the seat in front of her large desk. She hung up the phone and told the woman whom she called Piet to go leave them so they could talk.
Piet informed her about a conference call she will have in forty five minutes and it could not be pushed back. Louisa nodded and waited for her to leave.
‘So you finally made it. I expected to see you on Monday but you held out longer than I thought. Now Talia tell me why did you have a hard time the other night.”
Talia didn’t think she was going to be put on the spot so quickly but she did come for some help.
“Well at the club that night Julius and I…… Uhmm went further than I would ever expect and I’m not sure I’m that kind of girl.”
“You had sex with Julius and you feel ashamed that you did that in public. Right?’
“Yes.” She said looking down at the carpeted office.
“Talia look up at me. There is nothing to be ashamed about. You did not do any thing wrong. Look The way you immediately looked at the floor after I bluntly said what you did explains allot to me. First where you brought up in a religious home?”
‘Yes, but I haven’t been to church in years.”
“You haven’t yet you still have that religious guilt. One man, one woman, holy matrimony. Did they ever educate you about the concept of marriage?”
“Marriage was created for males to have a wife to claim. With a dowry or other such thing and yet the male could still go out there and fool around. If the women they fooled around with had kids they did not have to claim them because they did not marry them. Also the church did not like the fact people were being married secretly so they could go out and fornicate. So they made it law that an announcement had to be made that the couple were to be wed and hung up on a public board. Romantic right?’
Talia just sat there listening to what she was being told and wondered what did this have to do with what happened.
“Later people married for love and such but it did not last. Divorce and unexplained disappearances occurred to get out of the marriage. Now let’s get to your comfortably.
You are not legally married in the church by a priest, minister etc.. so you feel dirty. But if you were married to Julius would you feel that way?”
“I…I.. I’m not sure.”
“Your contract is as legal as the one you sign when you get married. Just stipulates what is expected and what is not acceptable. If having sex out in the open is unacceptable tell Julius but have the reason as to why. You’re an attractive woman and honestly, this is the slowest I have ever seen Julius go. So he really care for you. You were not claimed for a dowry. He claimed you because he wants you. He was discreet about you two having sex because I didn’t know any thing happened until you went to the bathroom. So he respects you enough to hide some what but still get his kick of doing you out in the open.”
“So your saying if he wanted, he could have sex with me with you guys watching?”
“Yes, if that was part of the contract, but the way he’s acting I don’t think so. He’s being very different with you. Almost like you’re a rare item that he wants shown only but so much. You get what I mean?”
Talia had a lot of thing swimming in her head.
“Talia here look over these books and this tape.” She stood up and handed it to her.” This will give you the different dynamics of couples in the scene. Oh by the way the reason I brought up all that religious stuff is to snap you out of that innocent bubble. You’re a grown woman and it is ok to enjoy sex. To explore sex. If it helps, the body will return to the earth the soul goes to meet the maker to be judged and if you’re a good person. Why would you be turned away. Sex is a sin, there is nothing clean about it.”
Talia looked at the books and rose from her seat.
‘Talia if this is not for you tell Julius soon. Don’t let him fall for you anymore than he has.”
Talia was still conflicted. One thing she did say that is replaying in her head. ‘Sex is sin, there is nothing clean about it.” So why was she acting like she is a shiny new penny that has never been touched before.
Talia didn’t know where to shake hands or hug her. So she let Louisa make the first move.
“Oh Talia tell Julius that you came to see me. I don’t want to be a secret or a reason for an argument. So you soon.’ She said as she looked into her eye’s as if she was searching for something.
Talia walked out the office door and she remembered forgotten to call a cab.
“Do you need a ride home? Piet take Talia home please, while I take my conference call. ”
Piet nodded and walked Talia out.
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