| title: Moonage Daydream
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Audrey lifted the flog without hesitation, striking is across Tanya’s back. “Do not backtalk with me, switch,” she said, cold and serious. She had to go back to this - it’s the only thing that worked with the girl Audrey once knew so well. “It will catch up to them. And even if it doesn’t, how far do you really think they’ll get? Without a collar, or a submissive or two, they’ll have nothing. This is our society - it cannot be changed. So stop fighting it and learn how to make it work for you.” Audrey remained staring at that girl for a moment before settling back into the couch. “Now, where do you want to be in 5 years? Hypothetically, if anything at all could happen?”
Tanya sucked in a breath at the strike of the flogger. It didn’t really hurt, or rather, she was used to the pain, but it was the fact that it was Audrey hitting her. She looked up at the domme, jaw set. “I’d rather have freedom than money or success. I don’t need to “get far” in society. I just need society to leave me alone.” She chewed her lip at Audrey’s question. “I don’t know. I’ve never thought that far into the future.” She really didn’t like to think about the future, because nine out of ten outcomes that she could come up with involved her in jail or dead.
Audrey sat as she listened to the switch ramble through her excuse. Which is exactly what it was - an excuse. “A cat? All this…is over a cat?” Audrey leaned closer, grabbing Tanya’s face, “Look, little girl. I’m sorry that you’re upset over your cat. But this was never a shock to you. Everyone gets a rose - EVERYONE. You can’t outrun it and you know it. So this behavior is completely unacceptable. Do you realize that you could cause an entire switch wide with your attitude? You would cause pain to every switch, and anyone here with a switch sibling - including me.”
Tanya shook her head. “Not everyone. I knew people, they’d stayed off the grid completely, no one was lookign for them. They didn’t have roses. Sure they lived on the streets, but that’s better than here.” She frowned when Audrey grabbed her face, eyebrows furrowing. “That’s stupid, punishing everyone. Didn’t work in juvie, doubt it really works here.” She pulled away. She hated that Audrey was mad at her.
Audrey let the girl stare at the floor, not knowing if she really wanted to see Tanya’s face. She was relieved that the switch was at least agreeing at this point because Audrey was getting pretty frustrated with the girl she used to hold so dear to her. She sat next to Tanya - or maybe it was Stacey now - on the couch, leaving the switch on her knees at the domme’s feet. “Now, why don’t you tell me what gives you the right to talks to dominants and teachers the way you have been?”
Tanya sighed, continuing to focus on the holes in her jeans. What gave her the right to speak that way? Well, the right answer was ‘nothing’, but the true answer was that she hadn’t been able to control it. She was angry. She’d finally gotten used her life, which wasn’t that great, but it was routine, and now she was whisked away and put in this place. She knew she needed to respect dominants. And she had no problem whatsoever with that when they were paying her, but doing it just because? Well, that wasn’t something she took too kindly too. She swallowed. “I was piss— angry about my cat,” she corrected herself just in time, stopping herself from swearing. “They wouldn’t even let me go back home for five minutes. I don’t have anything with me besides what I was wearing and what was in my bag. I didn’t want to be here. I was doing fine on my own.” It wasn’t really an explanation for her behavior, but she hoped it would explain her attitude.
Audrey had gone into her room to grab her leather flog. She strolled back into the room, slowly and strategically. She wanted Tanya to sweat, to think, to always wonder what Audrey was up to. Suddenly, it was 2 years ago, on a cell block with Tanya kneeling beside her Domme. Audrey took a breath before standing infront of the switch. “Seems like you’ve forgotten a few things, Kitten,” she said, almost choking on the old nickname for the rebel girl, “And I need to figure out why. So first, I want an apology for the attitude you’ve shown me since you’ve arrived. Any cussing, I will whip you with this flog. Any snark, I will whip you with this flog. If you don’t consent, I will send in a punishment request to Roselle based on your horrid attitude.”
Tanya sucked in a breath when Audrey came out with the flogger. She looked up at Audrey and everything came flooding back. She didn’t want Audrey to be angry at her. She didn’t like that look of disapproval on her former mistress’s face. She knew she’d been being a brat ever since she arrived at Roselle, and suddenly she actually felt bad about it. She stared down at the floor, not wanting to meet Audrey’s gaze any longer. “I’m sorry, miss,” she mumbled, biting her lip. She knew she couldn’t call the domme Mistress any more. She didn’t deserve to. She picked at the loose threads of her jeans.
— jade-larson: Private [backdated]: Hello Natanya Darling, Miss Larson, accommodation officer. Your room number is 605. It has been inspected prior to your arrival but should you have any issues let me know as soon as possible, forms for common issues can be found on my page.
Private: Um okay, thanks. My room is fine.
— owenevans-switch: Did you know it takes more work to frown than it does to smile? You'll save a lot of energy if you're nice and follow rules, because you'll inevitably smile more! You seem like the type to enjoy the laid-back life-style, so I hope this information convinces you a little bit. If not, I'll literally beg. Not in the cute, sexy way either. The pathetic way. I really don't want to get punished on your behalf.
You’re a Switch. I care about the people that share my rose a whole lot. That’s why I care. I don’t want to see anyone get hurt, Stacey. You’re included in “anyone”.
That’s what I’m saying though, you don’t actually care about me personally. No one does. And that’s fine. It makes it easier to just keep watching out for number one.
Tanya had been back in Audrey’s life only a few days and it was already too much for the domme to handle. Not only was it completely unexpected, but with Audrey and Lidiana being where they were, the last thing she needed was her ex girlfriend back in her life. She opened the door to see the switch kneeling, slightly impressed, “So I see you haven’t forgotten everything. Crawl in. You will remain on your knees until I tell you otherwise.” Audrey moved out of the way and let Tanya crawl in, shutting the door and breathing out slowly. “Go kneel by the couch and wait for me,” Audrey ordered before going into her room.
Sighing, she crawled into the room, kneeling by the couch as instructed. She pretty much had had a permanent scowl on her face since arriving at Roselle, and she saw no need to change that here. She waited for Audrey, feeling a twinge of annoyance. While waiting, she looked around the room. It was pretty much how she would expect Audrey’s space to be. She wondered if Audrey had another submissive. Or a girlfriend. Or boyfriend. Nothing in the living room gave her any clues however. She chewed her fingernails with impatience.