“…I don’t understand,” I said, confused.
“It’s simple, really. Each time you break any of the rules, I’ll fl a part of your body as mine,” Hayden said with a smile.
“As yours?” I asked, still confused. If all parts of my body are still intact, how can he possibly claim a part to be his?
“Yes. The body part that I’ve chosen to claim will be mine to do with as I please, wherever and whenever I please,” Hayden stated as he smiled with utmost satisfaction at his own idea.
Seeing that I still looked quite confused to this alien concept, Hayden laughed softly at me as he continued to watch me from the opposite side of the table.
“Stand up…and strip,” Hayden commanded, his eyes never leaving my face.
“Excuse me?” I replied in shock. What did he just…say?
“Stand up and take off your clothes. Please don’t make me repeat myself or you’re about to break another rule, Malissa,” Hayden warned sternly.
“I…Why are you doing this?” I asked breathless. I wasn’t sure if I imagined it, but his blue eyes seemed several shades darker as he stared at me like an animal eyeing its prey.
“If I don’t get to see your body, how am I supposed to choose which part that I would like to claim first?” Hayden asked, acting all innocent as he shrugged his shoulders.
I hated how he was speaking like there certainly would be a second…or a third time.
My body froze in place as I hesitated. How can I possibly just strip in front of him and right here in the middle of the dining room? This is beyond insane…but what can I do.
“You have ten seconds to stand up and start stripping. If you don’t, I’ll call some men in to help you get on with it,” Hayden said emotionlessly.
“No…” I whispered.
“Ten…nine…eight…” Hayden began counting down from ten.
“Hayden! This is crazy…” I protested.
“Seven…six…five…four…three…two…one…men!” Hayden continued his countdown.
I looked into his eyes and could see that he was dead serious about this.
“No! I’ll…do it,” I cried out desperately.
It was bad enough that I had to strip in front of Hayden. I didn’t need his men seeing me naked as well.
At the sound of Hayden barking into a small communication device on his collar, a few men dressed completely in black quickly rushed into the penthouse. I watched the men as my eyes opened wide and my mouth hung open in shock.
Hayden was serious. He actually called in his men to strip me…
“No need anymore. Just leave…” Hayden said to his men dismissively, while his eyes were still glued to me.
Hayden leaned further forward across the table and peered into my face with an alluring smile. In other situations, I would have thought that the smile on his face was out-of-this-world bewitching, but I was finding it hard to admire him in this situation.
“What are you waiting for? Stand up…and strip, Malissa,” Hayden commanded as he smiled at me.
I can’t believe I’m doing this. I stood up stiffly and I could feel his hungry eyes on me as if he could burn my clothes right off my body. I closed my eyes tightly as I tried to calm myself down. I’m not a virgin…and men have seen me naked before. Ok…not that many, but still…so this isn’t exactly a big deal or anything.
When I opened my eyes again, I was determined. No matter what he does to me or put me through, I’m going to survive these 30 days and I will return with my grandmother to our normal lives once again. I must survive this!
I won’t allow him to break me…
Slowly, I brought my hands up to the first button of my shirt. I realized that my hands were shaking slightly but after a few deep breaths, I was able to stop them completely from shaking. I felt his eyes on me, watching my every movement and I stared back into his beautiful blue eyes as my fingers moved to unbutton the first button.
Once the first button came undone, I proceeded to the second button. Then the third…fourth…until all buttons were unbuttoned. Slowly but with firm hands, I spread the fabric of the shirt covering the upper part of my body aside, revealing my light pink lace bra and my upper body to his gaze.
I saw the corners of his mouth arch upwards as he enjoyed my apparent discomfort and embarrassment at stripping myself in front of him. However, he did not say a word as he continued to watch me silently. The room was so silent that all I could hear was my own breathing, the sound of my heart beating loudly, and the sound of the ticking clock.
I moved my hands down and unbuttoned the button of my jeans before unzipping the zipper. I pulled my jeans down my hips and legs and then off in one swift motion. I now stood in only my bra and matching panties, and I could feel the slightly cold air on my naked skin.
Now the real challenge starts…
“Don’t start hesitating now after you’ve come all this way…” Hayden teased.
I hated his guts…and every part of him.
I glared at him as I swiftly unhooked my bra and ripped it off my body. I stood with my naked chest heaving up and down as I threw my bra to the floor. My upper body was now completely naked, my breasts fully exposed to his greedy gaze.
I felt his eyes on my womanly flesh as he stared at my breasts openly. I tucked my thumbs into the waistband of my underwear as I thought that it would be better to just get this whole thing over with as soon as possible. After drawing in one deep comforting breath, I pulled down my panties, sliding it down my legs to my ankles before stepping out and kicking it to the side.
I was now standing completely naked in front of Hayden.
I felt his gaze burn my hot skin all over as his eyes rove over my naked body from top to toe and then up again.
--To be continued…