She floated, his calloused hand on her upper shoulders her anchor, as the last drop of wax hit her skin.
Breathing out she pushed the sting away, let her body absorb the exquisite sensation, as heat rolled over her skin, and with it the knowledge that she'd pleased him. It was there in the slow caress of his fingertips, as he followed the line of her collar, until he cupped her chin.
From far away his voice registered. Like liquid honey it dripped into her consciousness and her eyes fluttered open at his soft command.
"Look at me, baby girl."
His smile of approval bathed her insides in the warm glow of happiness, and she lost herself in the tender concern of his amber gaze. Even the flick of the knife didn't pull her out of her happy bubble.
"That's my girl. We've talked about this." He brought the blade into her line of vision, and she couldn't help her involuntary flinch. Her brain screamed at her to run, even as her breathing slowed in tune with his.
"Shhhh, you've done so well." His breath ghosted across her neck as he leaned in and whispered in her ear.
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