Gently Bitten

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"Well, sure it dehumanizes me. That's the perk."

"Okay, I thought I wasn't following you before, but now you've completely lost me." The young woman took another sip of her drink and stared at her friend in puzzlement. Absently she touched the latex bodysuit half-spilling out of the shopping bag on the table between them.

"Well, so," the young man looked off into the distance as he answered, "the easier it is for her not to think of me as a person, the easier it will be for her to do terrible things to me." He looked into her eyes now. "And I like that."

The young woman blushed and looked down. There was a moment of silence. Then she looked up slowly, a suspicious look on her face. "How... *long* have you you felt that way? Is this a fantasy you've had for a long time?"

He shrugged. "No, actually. I'd never really thought of it until the other night when Jess and I were talking."

The suspicious look turned grim. "Were you."

"Yeah, and--"

"Were you also talking about that pretty crystal pendant necklace she likes to wear?"

"Well, yeah actually, she was showing it to me right before that, but--"

"Uh huh." The young woman nodded to herself.

"If you're thinking she hypnotized me--"

"Yes, that's exactly what I think."

"Well, I mean she *did*, but it's not like that. She didn't do anything sneaky. She put some thoughts in my head, but that's okay. She just put them in the part that's hers." He gestured vaguely towards the top of his scalp.

She turned and glared at him.

"What? It's totally okay. I always accept the thoughts she puts in the part of my head that's hers. The part that's hers..." he stared off to the side, and licked his lips, "*controls* the other parts, and the rest of me can only obey, but..."

"Hello, you two." A second woman poured herself into the empty seat at the table.

"Jess. You and I have to have a talk. Now. About ethics."

"What is it now? Do---" the new woman stopped herself, and sighed. "All right." She reached over and touched the man's forehead, while looking into his earnest, adoring eyes, and murmuring, "Suspend." He slumped bonelessly onto the table. "Now, what's got your panties in a bunch this time?"