I'll Take Care Of You
- Dating is never easy, especially with someone as irritable as her. She always seemed to be angry, always had a sarcastic or mean spirited comment at the ready, she's generally very mean and possessive and she can be jealous. She closes off her emotions from him, she refuses to trust him completely, and she openly dislikes his friends. Yet she is deeply passionate, capable of loving to a huge degree, and willing to tolerate a lot for the sake of her boyfriend. It also doesn't hurt that she is amazingly beautiful. The two were seemingly total opposites and yet somehow they wound up together. She had a very dark aesthetic to her and her style of dress was very alt, she had very morbid interests and scared the ever loving hell out of people at her old school. She liked being the goth girl who people didn't mess with and things were much simpler then. People didn't know that when she was younger she dated a much older man who was a total scumbag or even how utterly terrified she was of letting people in because she didn't want to be hurt. She liked to sing, she liked to paint and she enjoyed writing. Anything to express the emotions she otherwise bottled inside.
He came from an inner city neighborhood, and he had an equally troubled life growing up. His main weakness was his temper and his resultant anger issues. He frequently got into fights, and his parents divorced early on. His dad was a scumbag. She married someone who would abuse her, and who was an absolute bully in everything that he did. When the boy got suspended from school for fighting, his dad was proud of him and said that he was a chip off of the old block which horrified him. He had a younger brother and he'd frequently tell him to go to bed and ignore her screams that they'd hear into the night. Despite that, his younger brother had actually convinced him not to kill their dad one night as he had reached his breaking point. The guy loved his mother, but he loathed his father with every fiber of his being. He had done time in juvenile centers, and he had a record and a knack for violence. Even when he had enlisted, he saw combat but still had a bad attitude and they got him out as quickly as possible so he wouldn't be dishonorably discharged for his conduct. He'd frequently get into bar fights, and his love life consisted of meaningless one night stands.
The two of them first met one night at a bar. She was there only very reluctantly for one of her few friends who was having a birthday party. A group of guys hit on her and they weren't at all tactful about it. Coming off as being insulting and very abrasive. It got to the point where the guys got real hands on and she wound up lashing out at one of them which ended with him striking her. Our main male character had been itching for a fight all night and was given a reason when he saw this unfold. He seemingly didn't care that he was launching himself at a group of guys, he surprisingly came out on top in the brawl although he was definitely not in good shape after. She took her knight in shining armor back to her place to patch him up. The two talked, and with her being as perceptive as she was? She outright asked him why he hated himself so badly that he would run into a group of about 5 guys by himself regardless of helping a lady out. He couldn't take his eyes off of her however, she was the most beautiful woman that he had ever met. Although she didn't date or even really liked people, she still invited him out a few days from then as a way of saying thank you.
When the two went out, it was to a rather classy spot which threw him for a loop and when he was planning on having himself a beer and going to have a "conversation" with a very loud patron? She stopped him, and asked him to have a water as opposed to the beer since she felt like he just seemed angry when he drank. She was the best thing to ever happen to him despite her demeanor and the way she acted with people. She helped him get his mother free from his dad, and encouraged him to walk away from the situation with his dad as opposed to harming a sick old man. Sex before her had always been about fulfilling a physical need, he'd never kiss a woman or even let her go on top. With her though it was an entirely new experience. She surprisingly never really talked about her past though, mostly out of shame. But the past always has a way of coming back full circle when things are unresolved.
[Unrated for Graphic language, Sexuality, Nudity, Anti-social behavior, Strong Violence, Thematic Material, Depiction of behavioral disorders.]
(Influences: The Boys, Silver Linings Playbook, Drive)Black In The Back-
She grew up in the sticks, and she had always lived out there. Her town was a fairly small one, the population was somewhere around 1,000 and most people had fairly large plots of land. Most of the people in town knew one another, and she had always been somewhat infamous for her good looks as well as her rather prominent backside which earned her many nicknames, including 'Black in the back.' The town was so small it limited a lot of the potential for dating, at least it did until her sister's wedding. Her sister was going to be marrying a guy they had grown up with, and she was going to be the maid of honor. The best man however was someone that she had yet to actually meet. Her future brother in law had did a tour in the armed forces, and he cemented a very strong friendship with another soldier who had actually saved his life in combat. They'd all heard stories of the guy, and everyone was pretty excited to meet him.
The town had absolutely no people of color. The soon to be wed couple lived together with her parents, as they were in the midst of finding their own place. The best man was invited to stay with them for the duration of the preparations and the wedding, and he accepted the invite. It was there he met the maid of honor for the first time, as both were up fairly late one night and she heard the tv in his room and invited herself in. Both of them found out rather quickly that they had a bit in common, they nurtured a mutual attraction, and there was something about weddings that brought out the more passionate sides in people. While they kept their flirtation quiet for the duration of the wedding, everyone was completely blown away when she was discovered to be pregnant a couple months later.
[Unrated for Language, Sexuality, Nudity]
(Influences: Real Life Experience, Guess Who's Coming To Dinner)Bad Meets Evil
- She was the sort of bad girl every guy wanted. Fiery, fearless, and very self assured in her own sexual appeal. Everywhere she went, heads turned and she reveled in the attention. The girl had her share of relationships, and had broken several hearts as she refused to stay locked down by a single guy. There were a host of issues that she contended with, but they were hers and she excelled at being bad. She honestly never saw herself as the kind of woman who would get tied down to a single guy, until she met someone who was worse than she was. The guy was charming, he had a commanding presence and he believed in being respectful towards the women in his life. He was also violent, and involved in the drug trade. The guy had money, and he would freely flaunt his wealth. She'd been a dancer when they first met, working at a club that was a front/headquarters for the organization he belonged to. He noticed her and flirted quite liberally with her, and she was receptive to his advances. She knew he had money, and that he was her ticket out of dancing potentially. What she didn't expect was for him to live as violent of a life as he did, or to find herself becoming as in to him as she was. There was just something magnetic about him, and she found herself hopelessly addicted to him in the manner that guys usually were towards her.
She moved in with him, and quickly became all about him. Going out of her way to do things she never imagined she'd do, like cooking, cleaning, and keeping their home in order. She loved being pampered by him, but she loved capturing his attention and affections more. It was like the single greatest drug in the world when his attention was centered solely on her, and as naughty as she could be for him, she found herself making love to someone for the first time in her life. It was a new and scary concept, as was the new lifestyle that she belonged to. They got front row seats at NBA games, ate at the finest restaurants and they went on vacations to different countries. Yet it all came from violence and drugs. She had to be taught on how to deal with the cops that wanted to bring her man in on several different charges, and he did his best to keep her away from a lot of the uglier elements of his business. She wound up hating the hold that he had over her, nobody had ever held so much control, and he could step out on her or do whatever he wanted yet she'd only try harder to make him happy.
(Influences: The Wire, The Goodfellas, Sons of Anarchy.)
[Unrated for Violence, Graphic Language, Sexuality, Nudity, Anti-Social Behavior, Drug Use.)Tattooed Heart-
She'd grown up in a very small town, the sort where everybody knew each other. Even then it'd been fairly crime ridden despite the small size, her boyfriend from those days was something of a big shot within the town. The close-mindedness of a lot of the people had always irked her and she was elated when she finally left the town even if she missed her family and friends. Moving into a major city was a huge thing for her, and she met the love of her life within the city. He was a troubled man with a good heart, who had made bad choices in the past. All the same, he fell head over heels for her and it became his first significant relationship. The two had been together for a couple of years before her father passed, and the two went back to her childhood home for the funeral and to settle all of his affairs. Upon returning, her ex instantly wanted to rekindle their flame, even if she was with someone else. Circumstances happened to where the two of them had to relocate out there for an extended period of time. He did it because he loved her, even if he was unhappy with this turn of events. Her man absolutely hated it out there, and the tension only served to increase between him and her ex.
(Influences: Straw Dogs, Out of The Furnace)
[Unrated for Sexual Situations, Language, Drug Use, Violence, Nudity.]Wide Open-
She'd just gotten out of a long term engagement, and she was in that awkward place where she wasn't sure whether or not she was still in love with her new ex. The last thing she needed was for more confliction to get tossed her way. But it did in the form of a captivating young man that she met at a poetry reading. He's smooth, he's articulate and intelligent. She finds herself instantly attracted to him, just as he does to her. When he dedicates a poem to her, that was akin to sealing the deal and the two make small talk with her internally reluctant but agreeing to grab a bite to eat with him when they leave the place. She makes the mistake of sleeping with him that night, and then finds it impossible to get him out of her head. The guy's seemingly perfect, at least until she finds out he did a lengthy prison stint for a violent crime. He's trying to better himself, but it is something that has made it hard for him to find the sort of employment that he'd like. Her friends find him attractive but they do urge her to stay away from him, even as she finds herself swaying back and forth between the two men in her life. For his part, he's unsure about his feelings towards her, especially as they come from such different places and he'd feel he'd hold her back. That, and he's fairly promiscuous with the girls in his neighborhood, it's behavior he knows he'd have to knock off if the two of them were to pursue anything deeper.
(Influences: Love Jones, Drive, The Wire, Danny Brown "Old", Neo Soul Music.)
[Unrated for Graphic Sexual Content, Nudity, Strong Language, Some Violence, Drug references.]Yearning-
She didn't know why, she'd never known why actually. But she did not enjoy sex. She'd started early, and had become quite popular in High School as she was "that" girl. It wasn't even that her partners were bad, but she just couldn't ever enjoy it. Popular girls did get invited to all the parties though, and she saw the attention that men gave her, also how far they were willing to go to get in her pants. Despite all that, she was a good student. But her family didn't have enough money to send her to college and she was stuck in her hellhole of a small town. A girl that looked like she did had another alternative available to her. Dancing. She discovered how much they made and she did it, and it was all one big party. Drinking, flirting, strutting her stuff and eventually cocaine. Despite that, she never really got addicted. It didn't help in her decision making process though, and when that led to adult modeling and shoots for a quick sting? She'd still never managed to achieve that elusive O. Not until she met him. He wasn't a nice guy by any stretch of imagination. He was ruggedly gorgeous in that way that some men were, and he displayed an interest. Even if he was a bit of an asshole, there was still that chemistry there, so she let him take her home to fool around. That was where things got interesting. He was a good deal larger than what she was used to, and that did make her a bit apprehensive. It could have been her nerves, it could have been his size or it could have been that unspoken fire that existed between them, but she felt it.
From the entry, on. It was what she'd always imagined it would be like and she finally achieved that ever elusive orgasm. Later that night she coaxed another go out of him just to make sure it wasn't a fluke, and it turned out it wasn't. This asshole was it. He was a bit of a player, and she had a sordid past. Two strikes. But she wanted to experience that feeling again, nay she needed to experience it again and again. She had her looks, and she was certainly educated, by this point she'd even achieved her dream career. He worked security at a club with no real education to speak of. Screwing her had been something for him. He wasn't used to women with her level of class, or her education or even that looked the way she did. He'd been with lookers. She was on another level. While he wasn't a stupid man, she made him feel dumb and he actually liked it. So when she approached him about the idea of becoming something more serious, he was definitely willing to give it a go. Even if it meant not sleeping around anymore. He just wasn't prepared for how much she'd try to change him as well.
(Influences: Sex Criminals, The Weeknd.)
[Unrated for Drug Usage, Graphic Sexual Content, Nudity and Strong Language]Never Too Much-
She'd struggled with hyper sexuality her whole life. It'd started when she was a child, and it only intensified as she got older. It is not something that she enjoys. The compulsions are unwanted and it became a serious enough problem to where she began to go to support groups and she started to seek counseling. She also began to take antidepressants and antianxiety medications. It took time but she was able to keep it managed. Eventually she moved from her small town because she did not like the stigma of being the woman that everybody knew. As she settled into the city, she still wished to receive counseling so she followed a friend's advice and linked up with a young therapist. She was incredibly attracted to him, which hadn't always been a prerequisite for her sexual activities in the past. Against his better judgment, the two of them started to see each other out of the confines of his office and they began a sexual relationship. It was the first time in her life where she had sex with someone and felt an emotional investment, it also caused her to relapse to a degree. She became more and more needy, and despite greatly enjoying sex himself, he found it harder and harder to keep up with her demands. Even with the aid of arousal supplements and the like, it still wasn't enough and the relationship slowly began to deteriorate as the two of them fought to keep it alive.
(Influences: Nymphomaniac, Shame, Intimacy, Stranger By The Lake)
[Unrated for Graphic Sexual Content, Nudity, Strong Language and Drug Usage.]Burning Red-
She was a dancer, but then she was also quite different from the other girls at her club. She had an appreciation for heavy metal music, and she wasn't really into the partying scene. The money she earned was for her to live on, and she used it to put herself through school. Her line of work made the dating scene hard, guys would have expectations when they hooked up with her. The club she danced at was two doors down from a bar where bands would frequently come through. He played in a very prominent local metal band, and him and his band mates would frequent her club while her and some other dancers would go down for their sets and hang out with them. She was a huge fan of their music, and she had a fairly big crush on him. As far as lead singers went, he was a complete animal. The guy was a big part of their success, and beyond his tattoos and chiseled frame, he was quite intelligent but also a big introvert. The guy had struggled with varying degrees of depression throughout his life and his music was cathartic for him. It didn't take too long for the two of them to hit it off, and to become an item. Onstage, and in public he'd be this growling, aggressive badass who would get into fights at the drop of a hat. But he wasn't like that with her. He let his guard down, he opened up, and he cried. She'd learned things about him that he never told anyone else, but he was absolutely wrapped up in her. He had been a great boyfriend at the start of it all, but then the band began to get more successful and that lifestyle became more prevalent. He drank more, he got into more fights, him and his band mates started using and women were throwing themselves at them. By this point she wasn't even dancing anymore, she'd gotten her degree and she was working a career. She absolutely loved him, but it got harder and harder to stay with him the better the band did.
(Influences: "The Downward Spiral", Metal Music, Henry Rollins, Phil Anselmo)
[Unrated for Violence, Graphic Language, Drug Usage, Nudity and Sexual Content.]Inherent Darkness-
Neither one of them were saints in this story. Some people just didn't belong together, our two protagonists were already toxic before they met one another. She was an only child, one who had a complicated relationship with her parents. She was the center of the world though. Willing to go to any and all lengths to get her way. She must be in control of all things, and that essential disconnect from reality has made her aloof and unsociable. Our young woman is brilliant, she's exceptionally beautiful and is quite capable of concealing those darker parts of herself. She deserved an Oscar with how talented of an actress she was. Even her parents bought into it. The few people that were unfortunate enough to cross her would see their lives utterly destroyed. She had the vision of the perfect man in her head, and she was hell bent on finding him, even if she had to create him herself. He on the other hand had breathtaking rage issues, He would repress stress and anger for so long until it manifested in an explosive, often violent manner. When he first met her, it was love at first sight. She was perfect. He'd never met anyone like her, let alone ever dreamed of hooking up with someone like her. For her part, she was very much attracted to him physically. He was a man of color, though one who was from across the pond and who despite having tattoos and a chiseled frame, was somewhat educated. She found herself actually capable of relaxing with him. He had this disarming smile and wit to him, and the two conversed quite easily. Her curiosity got the better of her, and she went home with him where she discovered she immensely enjoyed the sex with him as well. There was this air of danger to him that excited her and she saw an infinite amount of potential in him that she could help him realize. The two began to officially see each other, and eventually they got married. She introduced him to a world of refinement without being pretentious about it, and she subtly encouraged him to learn and to grow into the sort of man she'd always wanted. The major downside that came with him was his lack of ambition. Her man needed to be a real mover & shaker, and not be content to just do somewhat decently for himself. He was capable of so much more, and she needed him to grow up. The layers peeled back slowly, and she grew angrier with that character flaw of his as well as his refusal to consider the idea of children. He started to resent her after awhile, especially as he saw more and more what kind of person she really was. Granted, he was no angel himself. He'd been somewhat deceitful at the start, he might have had a drinking problem and his love for the ladies didn't necessarily end after they got married. When she found out about his infidelity she was livid to say the least. Their marriage was failing and she was aware of the resentment he held towards her, so she had a rather frank conversation with him. The women that he slept around with? They allowed him to do things she wouldn't, sometimes they even allowed him to hurt them. She made a deal with him. If he stopped seeing other women, she would allow him to do as he wished to her. Nothing he did with them would be off-limits and he could take out that aggression that he felt on her. He agreed to the terms and initially seemed elated. He didn't know that she was using this, and documenting every bit of roughhousing, every bruise and everything else and was compiling it to use as material to force him to develop an ambitious bone in his body, otherwise he'd suffer the consequences.
(Influences: Blue Valentine, Gone Girl, Harsh Times, Mad Men, Leaving Las Vegas)
[Unrated for Grisly Violence, Graphic Sexual Content, Nudity, Strong Language, Thematic Elements.]Hard To Say No-
She'd made the mistake of getting married at a young age, since then it has gradually gone down hill. Her and her husband are only together for the sake of their children, and she cannot remember the last time he was remotely romantic towards her. They rarely have sex, he doesn't appreciate her and it feels like being in prison being with that man. She's wasted the best years of her life with him, and no matter how much effort she puts into her appearance he refuses to even acknowledge it. He on the other hand was younger, but had terrible luck when it came to relationships as well. They ended badly, he was a hopeless romantic and despite his good looks, he was an introvert. The two of them were both in school together, where they shared a human sexuality course. He caught her crying to herself before class one day and briefly asked her about it and that was what initiated their relationship of sorts. There was a mutual attraction there, and the two of them were able to converse rather freely with one another. One night when the two decided to grab food after class, he revealed that from the little bit she had told him he couldn't understand her husband and if he had a woman like her, he'd go out of his way to make sure she felt appreciated. She then asked him to prove it, and the two became intimate shortly after. For her it felt good to be wanted, and he was very energetic and certainly on the larger side. She realized quickly that his size was always something he relied on so she coached him into being more of a well rounded lover. For her it was exciting, and it was fulfilling, it was genuine passion. He on the other hand tried to fight it but he realized rather early on he was indeed falling for her, and that absolutely terrified him.
(Influences: Casablanca, Mad Men, American Beauty, Gone Girl, Don Jon.)
[Unrated for Graphic Sexual Content, Nudity, Strong Language, and Some Violence.]Adventure Time-
She didn't have the best relationship with her sister. Their parents greatly preferred her sister, and they had always pushed her to succeed. Her being the black sheep, it didn't surprise anyone that she'd dropped out of college and got work as an exotic dancer. Her sister on the other hand was a successful lawyer. Her sister had it all, even a gorgeous husband she didn't deserve. Her husband was a man of color, the two had been together for years and he was working as an accountant. She got along well with him, and it didn't hurt that she was attracted to him. Somewhere along the line, things got messed up. It came out that she'd been cheating on him, and when he found out he didn't take it well. He got into an altercation with the man, and now the two of them are separated where she's currently living with the man. He's understandably heartbroken and he goes to a strip club after being convinced by his friends. He had no idea it was the one his sister-in-law worked at. The two of them talk, and though it is hard to say he admits that he does know a good deal of the problem was their sex life. It wasn't remotely exciting. He'd been with her sister for so long that they'd been the only person either was ever with, he never really got a chance to experiment or to learn anything else. It was quite vanilla, and he wanted kids. She didn't. Her sister had forced him to do a lot of things, like becoming an accountant which wasn't even his original career path. He was forced to use his vacation time due to everything and he has no idea what he's going to do, or even what he wants to. She on a whim invites him to travel cross country with her, she'd been planning on doing it for awhile, she even set money aside and just needed someone to go with. He agrees to go after some consideration and the two of them learn a lot about each other. Such as how she had always had an interest in being a chef but her family never supported her, and things progress between the two enough to where they agree to a deal. She will educate him on sex, help him to broaden his horizons so he can get back out there and start dating. He will use his connections and financial know how to help her get back into school, and to realize her dream so she can stop dancing. Initially the education aspect didn't include the two of them having sex together, but she rationalized it as there's only so much you can learn without actually doing. Neither party had expected to fall for the other.
(Influences: Gone Girl, My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Fables, Silver Linings Playbook, Sex Criminals, Overnight Delivery)
[Unrated for Nudity, Graphic Language, Graphic Sexuality, Drug Content, Some Violence.]U-
He was a young Scorpio man who was in a strange place in his life. He was an extroverted introvert, one who was quite attractive, socially adept when he chose to be and who kept himself busy. People assumed he was a lot more promiscuous than he actually was, but while he liked sex, he was very reluctant when it came to having sex outside of the confines of a relationship. He needed to be emotionally invested in the person that he was with, and there was a degree of shyness and insecurity to him that wasn't readily apparent. He'd been abused at a young age, and that molded a lot of his dealings with women. For all his physical strength, and his interest in MMA, he was emotionally sensitive though he went to great efforts not to display it. Being around people for extended periods of time could get to be a bit much for him, and he would retreat away from them and inside of himself. More than anything, he wanted to find love. He wanted to find the sort of woman he could spend his life with and who could save him from the depression that he constantly battled, and from his own dark side. That dark side? It was there, and it could be nasty when it manifested itself. He had a lot of pent up anger that had been there since his rough upbringing, the guy was capable of being quite cruel when he was pressed, he was vindictive at times and he did have a bit of an interest in rougher pornography, darker forms of entertainment whether it be music, movies or literature. As a child, he'd been the sort who was fascinated with serial killers and he had a history of differing mental illnesses in his family that he wasn't completely immune from.
This dark and mysterious woman of his dreams? She was just that. A bigger introvert than him, who didn't have the extroverted side of the equation. She very easily intimidated others, and while it might be harsh to consider her a misanthrope, there were some elements there. She was imposingly beautiful, with sensual curves on an otherwise toned body. Our girl was a feminist, and she was pro-sex. Her sexual-orientation was undefined, but she greatly preferred women to men. When she would choose to become involved with men, it was experimentation on her part. She encountered plenty of guys throughout the years who weren't necessarily secure in their masculinity, and she wasn't a fan of men who tried to assert that very same notion at the expense of the women that they encountered. The BDSM community did interest her, and she was very much liberated in her own sexuality. Another thing that made her intimidating was her intelligence. She was a Mensa member, and her parents had groomed her for greatness at an early age. They had a rocky relationship, and more than anything her parents wanted her to settle down with a man and to start a family with him. Did our charming female protagonist want a family? Yes, eventually. But she also knew it'd almost certainly not be a conventional one and the idea of belonging to someone terrified her.
The two of them met through a mutual party. Her best friend was his cousin, and she encouraged our female protagonist to come to a party. She had very little interest in going to a party, although she relented when she was told it'd be a smaller affair, and that it was to celebrate her cousin winning a title the night before. They showed up to the club where it was being held, a private bar had been rented out for the night and it was actually rather tasteful and low key. The man of the hour was actually quite laid back and it all instantly made sense in her head, that the guy was an introvert somewhat like her and even with the party being thrown for him, he likely wouldn't have shown up if there were a lot of people. She had to admit to herself that he was actually rather attractive, although his being a fighter was something of a turn-off because that usually meant hyper-macho in her eyes. When the two of them talked, she was shocked to discover how many of the same interests they shared, that the fighting wasn't actually his career aspiration, it was just a hobby and how much chemistry she shared with this guy. The two of them were instantly hitting it off, even with both of them having their guards up. She decided to experiment with him, figuring that he was good looking, he wasn't intellectually challenged, and he was respectful to her and actually interesting. When the two of them slept together, it was a very unique romp for both of them. She was a lot more aggressive than any other woman he'd been with, she didn't want him to be gentle, she wanted him to devour her and it was easily the best sex of his life. For her part, he was very well endowed but he was a generous lover, he had stamina to spare and she could tell he was really either into her or he just knew how to make a woman happy. He took his time, he explored her body and he went out of his way to make sure she was enjoying herself. When it was all said and done, and they both fell asleep, she awoke that morning shocked that she'd actually spent the night at his place. Him being gone was unsurprising but disappointing, at least until he came upstairs with a breakfast that was prepared for her.
The guy was like something out of a dream, and that freaked her out to no ends. She only experimented with men, and she had to press herself to tell him that she did like him a lot, and he was absolutely great in the sack but that she wasn't going to be able to be with him. Not in that sort of way. She wanted to keep things between the two of them simple, though she wasn't opposed to hanging out with him and continuing to fuck each other's brains out because that had just been too much fun for her to have it be a one-off. He was disappointed, although he did mask it and he agreed with continuing to see her in that capacity. Our guy had fallen in love with her almost immediately, even if he wasn't aware of it quite yet. The two did continue to see one another, with her even educating him on the BDSM culture and guiding him through how it worked. In his eyes, it was like 50 shades or something. She was always dominant with the girls that she dated, but with him she eventually decided to see how it'd feel submitting to him and she encouraged him to practice with her. That only made things worse for him in the long run, as his love for her grew and she found herself growing more and more attached to him. Even as she saw his flaws come out to the surface. She knew she should have ended it, especially because it was obvious that he cared for her deeply. The guy had no interest in seeing other women, his excuses for it were just that. She continued to see other women, although it was to a lesser extent than what she used and when she brought in another girl for his birthday it ended with him halfheartedly attempting to indulge but not really being into it. She longed for him when he was away, she basked in his presence when they were together, they'd actually make love to one another without articulating it, and she went out of her way to spend time with him. Going to his fights, having frequent date nights and educating herself on all of his interests. She shocked herself by introducing him to her family, who actually loved him.
He weathered a rollercoaster of emotions with her, every single time she'd grow closer, her guard would be put back up and she'd find a way to establish some distance. Her seeing other girls hurt him, a lot. He didn't know how to articulate it though, and he was worried that if he did, she'd leave whatever their thing was. So he feigned interest like what most red blooded males would, because hey, as long as she wasn't sleeping with other guys everything was fine. She was the woman he absolutely wanted to spend his life with, and while he cherished everything she was giving him, it wasn't enough. Though he again didn't articulate it. She knew that she was being selfish to a degree, and she knew that he was putting on a strong front on certain issues, and she was unhappy with herself for liking that he belonged to her but that she was having such a hard time doing the same for him. In her heart she knew that this was the man who she could build a life with, but she also didn't know if that meant abandoning everything she believed and being untrue to herself in the process which she couldn't do.
(Influences: My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, NIN, Kendrick Lamar, The Story Of O, Real Life Experiences)
[Unrated for Graphic Sex, Sexually Related Violence, Strong Language, Nudity, Graphic Depictions of Antisocial Behavior.]Rock The Boat-
She was a career minded young woman, working for a huge corporation. Despite her relatively young age, she'd achieved a great deal already and she headed up her own team who were kicking ass in terms of productivity. This obsession with work didn't leave her a lot of time to really date, and she didn't believe in monogamy either way. Her number two on the team was a guy who was on the rise, and who hadn't been at the company as long as she had. He'd served in the armed forces previously and while he was an excellent worker, he wasn't the workaholic that she was. But the guy served as a good second in command so to speak, she was quite intimidating which was a necessary evil for a young attractive woman in a position of power. He could properly motivate their team without being abrasive about it, and he was very easy on the eyes. Eventually, the two of them started to sleep with each other outside of the office. She'd been the one to initiate it, on the understanding that it would not impact their work, and there'd be no strings involved. She wasn't looking for romance. He was a good looking guy, one who to her delight was quite well endowed and she frequently booty called him to alleviate the day's stress. She wouldn't spend the night, and when he came over to her place, she'd make sure he wouldn't entertain any thoughts of making it a slumber party. She bluntly communicated what she wanted from him before and during sex, and their arrangement was fantastic for her. Her moods greatly improved, and he wasn't making things weird. Except that he really did like her. Other than the fact that she was utterly gorgeous, she was just assertive, honest and he did like spending time with her. They'd do things other than shag each other, although she'd call it hanging out. Never dating. Everything was going along swimmingly until she got pregnant, that was when her entire world began to unravel.
(Influences: The Opposite Of Sex, Wolf Of Wall Street, Boiler Room, Mad Men, Vesper Lynd.)
[Unrated for Graphic Language, Strong Sexual Content, Nudity, and Thematic Elements.]Skeletons-
He had things in his past that he was doing his best to avoid. Running, hiding or whatever it might have been. He was new to the city, and he primarily kept to himself, making sure to keep his head down and to not draw attention to himself. It was hard, because he was an extremely attractive guy that wasn't the most inconspicuous in the world. Large, tattooed and with a staggering amount of presence. That was what drew her to him in the first place. She met him at a bar one night, and he was like catnip. Our heroine was a hard drinking, caustic young woman who had been through some things of her own. She'd been a survivor of a violent assault, and since then she didn't let people in, she didn't get close to people and she understandably had a major chip on her shoulder. She'd also been fully diving into studying Krav Maga since it happened. At that bar, a guy tried to come onto her a bit strongly and when our hero was going to step in, he was surprised to see the young woman violently deal with her would be suitor. The two had an undeniable bit of chemistry, and she rather aggressively flirted with him in an especially combative manner. For his part the guy didn't seem disconcerted by it. She went home with him that night, and they proceeded to have very rough sex with her leaving before the morning. She'd noticed a few things in his apartment that hinted at his past, and both of them couldn't help but be drawn to each other, even if getting close to her was like pulling teeth. She enjoyed screwing him, and let her guard down from time to time but whenever she felt her control slipping she'd slip back into adversarial mode. She didn't want anything to be official between them, but she absolutely hated that he did have a certain amount of popularity with women and she took a certain amount of satisfaction in sabotaging his potential hook ups with other women and making him pay for it. Her attacker however was actually her ex boyfriend. He was a sadistic and vile man who as it turns out was connected, and had been looking for her for quite some time. Our hero wasn't the only one who was new to town, and when her ex caught wind that she had a new "boyfriend" he was quite unhappy with this news and was determined to make sure they both paid.
(Influences: Silver Linings Playbook, Jessica Jones, Fight Club, Girl Interrupted, Shame)
[Unrated for Graphic Language, Violence, Drug Related Content, Strong Sexual Content, Graphic Nudity, Depictions of Mental Illness.]What A Hell of a Life-
He had been involved in gang activity during his teen years and seemed to be headed nowhere fast, yet he got an entry level job in the financial sector and he's managed to carve out an impressive career for himself. The guy made six figures a year easily, and he was a rock star in his firm. Our guy lived like a king, and he saw a large number of women. There were plenty of aspects of his job that required a certain flexible morality, but he loved it. Everything changed the day he met her. She had a certain distaste for the suit and tie types, she just did but there was something unique about him. She was an exotic dancer by the way. Highly tattooed, sex positive, utterly charismatic and a free spirit. She was like Tyler Durden from Fight Club brought to life and turned into a woman. Her job provided her with easy money, she didn't allow contact from a lot of her customers, and she could fuck with the heads of the men she came into contact with. She could see a lot of things when she met him for the first time. That he wore his expensive clothes with complete and utter disdain, that there was a restless spirit inside of him, and she'd eventually later discover that he had many tattoos himself. It didn't hurt that she found him attractive. But the chemistry between the two of them was undeniable. It didn't take long for the two of them to get involved, and for her to decide that she wanted him to be free in all the ways that she was. That meant letting go of everything, and she was prepared to turn his world upside down.
(Influences: The Big Short, Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, Mad Men, Fight Club, Kanye West and Don Jon)
[Unrated for Graphic Sexual Content, Nudity, Some Violence, Drug Usage and References and Graphic Language.]Home Of The Brave-
It was the early 70's, and the world was rapidly changing. She was a young British minded who was quite forward thinking. Unashamed in her sexuality, a huge fan of Motown music, and not afraid to speak her mind. Her main reason for being in the United States was to be a student. Everything changed when she met him though. A young man of color, he'd recently returned to the states after fighting in Vietnam. Times were doubly hard for him because of his race, but also because Vietnam had not been a popular conflict. She was quite taken with him, meeting him at a concert. Even with the anti-miscegenation laws being done with, interracial relationships made a lot of people uncomfortable. Our heroine didn't care about that in the least, and she surprised the former soldier with her frankness. She wanted to go back to his place with him, and she wanted to screw his brains out. That was the start of their relationship, one that would see her drop out of school and the two of them travel across the country in a whirlwind of drugs and sex while they navigated the complications that came with interracial love in the time.Telltale Heart-
They'd been an item in Highschool, at least loosely. The two had been each other's firsts, and the chemistry that existed between them was impossible to explain. Unfortunately, she hadn't really ever really defined what they were, and when he slept with another girl? She understandably blew up. That put the kibosh on their relationship. Since then, neither party has really been able to maintain a consistent relationship. He hops from bed to bed like he's trying to repopulate, and she has dated a string of losers in the hopes that she might be able to find the one. Both parties are convinced to go to a group for sex addiction where they see each other for the first time in nearly ten years. That attraction they felt towards each other is still there, and the two hang out afterwards. The chemistry is still very much intact, and they admit that they enjoy each other's company. She wants to sleep with him, but she also doesn't because it would create problems. So the two decide to have a go at trying to be friends, and though they are frequently mistaken for a couple, and they do couple-like things together, instead they are the best of friends. Eventually they both realize at differing points they are in love with the other, but in her eyes, he cheated on her once. He could very possibly do it again.Flames To Dust-
She was a damaged young woman who developed a relationship with a damaged young man. Both had their own demons they were wrestling with, and in him she saw the canvass to create her dream man and was not above manipulating him. The young man unknowingly struggled with Disassociative Personality Disorder. His second personality was aware of this, and of the two he was far more dangerous and malevolent. She believed the guy for the longest time to be absolutely crazy, as neither had any idea what was going on with him. He could be absolutely sweet and caring to her one moment, and then a huge dick the next. The stable thing however was that the sex was the best of her life. Him being such an asshole worked out, and she grew quite enamored with him. The two would get married and they would eventually discover his disorder after a series of troubling incidents. To keep everything under control after that, he took medication, he saw a therapist and he did his best to avoid stressful situations. He was a loving husband but she grew terribly bored with their life together, it utterly lacked passion and she decided to play a dangerous game. If she could get the best of both personalities, she would be able to have her perfect man, and so she began to add stress to his life, and to give him placebos in place of his medication in an effort to bring his other side back into the equation.Hellion-
She was the perfect girl. Smart, cultured, gorgeous, a lady in the streets, and a freak in the sheets. She had an excellent job, and she was honestly and truly single which was a rarity. When the two met, there was this instant chemistry and he was head over heels for her. She for her part was quite infatuated with him, and she'd been burnt in the past, so she made an effort initially and hid certain aspects of herself. She would be the perfect woman, and the act she put on was TOO good. He had no idea of what she'd been through in the past, or what she was really like, and she went above and beyond to ensure he wouldn't go anywhere. Slowly the layers were peeled back, and by the time he saw her for what she really was, it was far too late for him. The Thirteenth Step-
Her family had grown up in Boston, they'd done alright for themselves but didn't live in the best neighborhood. All the same, they always had each other. Her big brother had been her rock, and her parent's pride and joy, and he'd joined USMC so he'd be able to attend college afterwards. All the while, sending money back home. Until the unimaginable happened and they received news that he'd died overseas. They were all devastated, and she took it the hardest. She'd already been something of a wild child, but after his death, she started stripping without her parent's knowledge, she drank like a fish and she dated abusive assholes. Anything to try to help her cope with the pain. One day, a young man who was obviously military showed up at their front door, and stated he was friends with her brother, and he'd been there at the end. Her parents wanted to hear his story, and seeing that he didn't have any family of his own and he really didn't have any plans, they allowed him to stay while he figured out what his next move was going to be. Telling them what happened to their son had been his mission, and what he didn't tell them was that he'd been the one to kill him. He'd been caught in an explosion and he was in immense pain, pick up was not likely going to make it in time so he asked him to put him out of his misery, which he very reluctantly did. Now? He has to wrestle with survivor's guilt. Her brother had also asked him to help set his sister straight, which he intended to do as well. What he hadn't counted on was being as attracted to her as he was, starting a relationship with her and eventually falling in love with her. The Lost & The Damned-
She'd been subjected to abuse when she was younger, and had bounced from asshole to asshole. During that time, she'd developed a sex addiction. Being as beautiful as she was, there wasn't a shortage of hopeful men who wanted to get into her pants. Life was frustrating as hell, and that was before he came into it. He was the same sort of damaged goods she was. But damn if he wasn't nice to look at. He had a temper on him, and he frequently beat guys to a pulp. Especially fuck buddies of hers. It didn't take very long for them to hook up, and when they did, everything changed. She loved how he looked into her eyes when he came, and he loved how her kisses made him want to fuck her again. They would otherwise fight constantly. She grew to love him, and she was conflicted when she discovered she was pregnant with his kid. She didn't know if she wanted to keep it or not. She'd been pregnant years ago, but had been beaten by the child's father, forcing a miscarriage. She knew he wouldn't do that, but she also didn't know how he would react and she knew they were not in a good place to raise a kid. There was more to him than meets the eye, more than he could ever tell her. He was an undercover, and the stress of his job was weighing on him. So much that he was allowing her to drag him into the hell she lived in, while her pregnancy made her realize she wanted to escape that very same hell.Day One-
The two of them were very close friends. They'd known each other their entire lives, and there was a lot of history and baggage there. They'd been each other's first kisses, and they'd toyed with the idea of being together a few times, though nothing really ever materialized it. Eventually he moved away, and she felt the loss of her best friend and didn't like it. Years later, as an adult, he moved back to their hometown and the two got about the business of reconnecting. A lot had happened since then, with him bouncing from woman to woman and her in an unfulfilling relationship. The guy she was with didn't appreciate her, and her sex life was lacking.
Because of the nature of their relationship, her friend is fully aware of her sex life as she is his. She's very envious of him in that sense because he is free to do what he wants as he is unattached. He doesn't really get into relationships and he frequently partakes in one night stands. What is really getting to her about her boyfriend, is she knows she can enjoy life more without him, and she recognizes he is holding her back. Talking to her friend, and living vicariously through him is not easy. So she starts to grow more bold. She goes with her best friend to a strip club, and she meets a kink group. She wants to meet them at a dinner gathering thing they're having. She drags her friend along as she doesn't want to go alone however even though he's not at all interested in this sort of thing. However he goes because of their friendship. Both of the friends are thrown for a loop however when everyone thinks the two of them are in a relationship or at the very least sleeping together which makes them both think heavily on the issue, especially when their chemistry is called out.
She realizes that she at this point needs to be able to have satisfying sex, and she needs someone to dominate her but it has to be someone she trusts. She comes to the realization that it needs to be her friend, and at this point? Her boyfriend is frequently spending nights away from their place and will tell her that he'll be gone for weekends at a time because of "work". She invites her friend over and proposes her idea to him and he is initially very reluctant because while he is extremely attracted to her and has wanted to fuck her since he's known her. He also knows that crossing that line will forever change their friendship. However she's very persuasive and he agrees to give it a try. This is the start of an intense relationship between the two of them that quickly grows beyond just sex. It extends into all of the areas of their lives and he finds himself just as committed to it as she is. Neither one of them want to leave the paradise they've built for themselves, even if it is kept a secret and even as she is still technically with her boyfriend and he's still involved with his "regular" girls. Both parties' jealousy manifests in different ways, because neither one of them will be the one to step up and put their foot down and to make their relationship an official relationship.Parents?-
She wanted a baby. She was a successful woman who had reached a point in her life where she wanted a child, and who identified as a lesbian although she was more accurately bisexual. She was involved with a partner, and they both wanted to have a family. Previously, she'd had an ex-boyfriend that she'd been in a passionate yet tumultuous relationship with. Whereas her life was organized and structured, his was spontaneous and chaotic. She had wanted him to get a real job, and to stop with his musical dreams, and yet he wound up succeeding in his aims, where his songwriting was fueled by his anger at her leaving him. That and the cheating. Yet he was a physical specimen, he did not have any diseases or illnesses that ran in his family, and he was every bit as intelligent as she was. It was during their relationship when she came out, and she left him. There was a lot of unresolved bitterness and anger there, but both parties were still in love with each other, even if they were unaware of it fully. She wanted him to be the sperm donor for the kid, since he didn't really want a family or any of the things that she did, she figured he would be alright with it. He owed her in her eyes, and this would make up for all of his cheating, then he could go back to sleeping around with his groupies. What she didn't expect was he'd grown past the cheating, he wasn't a drinker anymore, and he'd grown into an actual adult who structured his successful music career like a business. Reluctantly agreeing to give her a kid, the two started to form a very loose what could almost be referred to as a friendship. He however wasn't able to get into providing the sample at a clinic, so she encouraged him to get her pregnant the traditional way after some thought. The two slept together, and this made things deeply complicated. She did get pregnant, and those feelings were reawakened, and her partner was absolutely against his being in the kid's life in any way, but our guy did want to be in the child's life and everything got fucked up after that.