Maura learns to enjoy the full services of having a consensual slave around, even if the slave belongs to her lover, Preston. He shows Maura how a slave can enjoy a firm if cruel hand. As she learns more about their strange relationship, Maura begins to see new possibilities in her life…This is a 10,000 word novella intended for adult audiences. Part two of four.Content warning: features strong erotic relationships, consensual slavery, spanking fetish, graphic sex, group sex, lesbian sex, BDSM sexuality, erotic situations not all members of the public will enjoy, and other depictions of adult sexuality. Explicit language and adult only content.Excerpt:Once they reached Beth she went inside the shed; on one side were the usual garden tools and supplies. On the other side was a wooden floor and a space that was completely dominated by a large pillory. Instead of having a quaint antique feel, this pillory was made of modern lumber and featured locking hasps with padlocks.Before Preston could say anything Beth spoke up. “I want to apologize to Lady Maura for deceiving her and using her for my own pleasure in serving. I also want to apologize to you, Sir,” she said to Preston. “You deserve better behavior from me.”“I’m glad you apologized,” was all Preston said. There was an uncomfortable pause before Maura realized a response was needed from her.“I forgive you, Beth,” Maura said.“As do I,” Preston said as he stepped over to the pillory and removed the open padlock that held the upper board in place. “Assume the position.”Without another word Beth placed her wrists and neck on the lower board after first adjusting her collar so it wouldn’t be caught in the boards. Beth was completely calm and composed as they went through this ritual. Maura wondered how many times she had been through this before. The pillory was low enough to force Beth to bend at the waist nearly parallel to the floor which made her butt stick up. She was forced to face the wall as part of her punishment.