"Yo, slave! You around?" *bounces into the room*
Groaning, I contemplate not answering. Why? Because I'm in edit hell and the last thing I need is a hopped up on sugar muse dictating my every thought.
"You know ignoring me doesn't work." *plops down next to me* "I'll just wake you up at 3 am with some screwy idea that makes absolutely no sense."
"Go away, Livvy." I grit my teeth and pray for once she'll listen to me. In the background I can here Colleen and her men yelling for my attention. "I'm busy."
"Aw, come on." *flicks my shoulder with a flogger* "You're never too busy for me. You looovvvee me. Cause I'm the greatest muse on Earth."
"So you say." I return to my typing in attempt to ignore her. "Okay, scratch this and change this to that..." A dull thud on against my arm, had me scowling. "If you don't want to lose that flogger, Livvy, I suggest you go find another victim to flog."
"But you like it!" *hops up on desk* "You know you do. And the fact it gets your attention...only better." *flicks at my hands*
I hiss at the slight sting on my fingers. I glare at her, "What exactly do you want?"
*pouts* "Can't I say thank you for the wonderful party that you threw at the Wicked Muses Tavern?" *swings the flogger again, this time nearly missing my face.*
"Gimme that." I snatch up the flogger. "I swear to God I'm going to kill which ever smart assed character thought it was a good idea to give you a whole set of these damned things."
"But you love Amery." *jumps down and kisses my cheek* "Thanks for bringing him over from Ireland. It's been so long since I've seen him or Myrna." *smiles* "Although he did ask why Nisey can't have more grandkids for him to spoil."
I try for patience, I really do, but with a muse like mine...it's in short commodity. "Because Caelan threatened to rip out something I'll dearly miss if I put him or his precious Nisey through another labor like the last one."
*leans in* "Surely you're not scared of Caelan. He's a big old pussy cat. Almost as big as Hark."
Spotting the main character of my current book loitering outside Livvy's playroom, I catch his eye, then nod to Livvy. Surely after the reward I promised him, Diachi and Bryan, he could help me out.
"Mistress Dakota. Is there something I can help you with?" Hark appeared behind Livvy.
I nod. "Yeah, in her play room she has a St. Andrews cross. Do me a favor and tie her little ass to it. I'll let her off it once she comes down off her sugar high."
One of his rare smiles crosses his face. "It'd be my pleasure."
I nod my thanks. "Don't forget the ball gag. Her screaming can be distracting."
"You got it." Hark spins the surprised muse around, before tossing her over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes.
*squeals* "Don't you dare." *smacks at Hark's back as he carries her off to her playroom.
"You know that's not very nice, Dakota." Diachi, the other Dom in my story appears next to my desk.
"Fine, then I'm sending her with you." I resume typing. "I have to get these edits done."
"No, Master. Please don't let her do it. She promised." I barely glanced up as Bryan begs his Master to reconsider.
"Relax, I'm not gonna send her with you. You three need a well deserved break." I smile as Hark comes out of the playroom dusting his hands off as if a job well done. "All I ask is that you talk your Sir into carving me an elephant. Livvy took off with my last one." I glance longingly at the empty spot next to my laptop. I truly miss the stone carved elephant I brought back from Chicago.
"Absolutely." Bryan nodded as Hark joined us. I couldn't help but smile as both Bryan and Diachi crowded around him as they walked out the door. My poor Hark definitely deserved all the love they were about to heap on his sexy head.
Author note: Now for those of you who have followed Livvy and Bryan from stop to stop I thank you. You make this journey worth while for me. And to show my appreciation, I'm giving away a free copy of Healing Hark to one lucky commentor. Just leave your name and email address below.
Also two last bits of info. Tonight at 7pm CST I am hosting a Wrap Up Party for this tour. So be sure to stop by for games, door prizes and other cool fun. *leans in* I think Evelise has even talked Livvy into showing up. (Well if I let her off the St. Andrews Cross by then.)
I'll also be announcing the grand prize winner of a complete set - Books 1-8 of the Doms of Chicago Series. To enter just put the number on the memecard below into the rafflecopter form.
Thanks again for joining me, Livvy, Bryan and the rest of the Doms of Chicago characters on this tour.