The six foot, 210 pound guard dragged the captive blonde across the room.
"Take your hands off of me, you goon." She yelled as she raked a heel down the shin of her assailant.
He manhandled her towards the small dark room that was to be her home for the next weeks.
"Hey you great lunk, be careful with the merchandise," her kidnapper admonished. "We donít want this one bruised."
Just listen to that, will you? Thatís the sort of thing I have to put up with all the time and Iím telling you, it ainít fair.
The fucking captives feel theyíve got free reign to take a pop at you for the slightest thing and the snatch kings think that anyone whoís not in the field is a waste of space. Oh, yeah, and Doctor Evil or whatever smart arse is running the show always knows where to look to pass out the blame if anything goes wrong. Like I say, it ainít fair.
Goons, thugs, cohorts, henchmen (what is a hench anyways?), heavies, thatís what they call us. We donít get the respect that we deserve, I reckon. We donít get any respect at all. No respect, just swearing. I think itís about time to put in a good word for us.
Hey, itís not like just anyone can do this. Iím telling you some of the guys would go out of their mind if they had to do this job for a day. What the suits upstairs donít realise is that if we werenít doing this, their lives would be a whole lot harder.
Take me for a start. I didnít just walk in from the street to do this. I had to learn my trade, same as anyone else. And I had to work my way up. Iíve got twenty young ladies back here, prime meat, real assets. Even I know that means about $15 to $25 million depending on the markets. You canít take care of a pile like that until youíve learned a thing or to.
Let me tell you. Our name-calling, shin raking friend for a start. First, the suits bring her in without any warning and, of course, no paperwork. Well these things happen. But... if I ainít got the papers from them, then Iím going to have to write them up and that means I got to get my information from somewhere and Iím sure I can rely on her to let me know the details canít I? I mean sheís going to be real co-operative after what sheís been through isnít she? See what I mean?
Well anyway they turn up, with her kicking and struggling over a shoulder. They drop her down and its, "OK -- pen her for now, weíll be back for her later."
Lucky Iíve got a spare cell -- thatís not always the case most weekends coz weíre pretty busy these days -- and I sit her down in there. I check out her ropes -- sometimes the stuff thatís put on in the field is a bit slapdash but hey, they work under pressure, I know that. Still this time theyíve done an OK job on fixing her wrists and ankles. Iíve got no information on who or what she is. From the way she looks, I guess sheís just some corporate secretary that theyíve grabbed to get at her boss or something -- white shirt, black skirt, chain store clothes, nothing special. So I dump her down in Cell 17, leave Alicia, a colleague of mine, in charge and let our guest stew while I go clean up the groove sheís put in my shin.
Anyway. Ten minutes later I come back to find the stupid bitch out of her cell with a knife at Aliciaís throat as sheís backing out of the cell block. At which point, I stop giving the girl the benefit of the doubt and deal her a quick chop to the back of the head that takes her out and sends the knife spinning across the room. My colleague is sufficiently pissed to make sure she does a real good job at making sure that little miss shin-raker stays put this time. As a result sheís hog-tied on the floor of her cell with a mouthful of panties, her elbows cinched together and a serious headache. When our friends, the suits, come back to collect her, they accuse us of playing with their toys! Turns out sheís some private eye that had been getting in their way and the knife was a folding piece she had hidden in the waistband of her skirt.
Now of course, this is all our fault isnít it? Itís always down to us. Blame the goons. Never mind that our friendly pick up team didnít:
So thatís the sort of thing I get upset by. Still, thanks to the fact that this "goon" has served his term and knows how to drop a knife wielding lady with one chop weíre all in the clear. Any thanks? Nope. You guessed it, not from the suits anyways.
Alicia? Now thatís another matter. She was really grateful for being extricated from her unfortunate position -- sheíd gone in to the cell to do a regular check and the smart cunt had jumped her. Anyway Alicia was real keen that the rest of the team shouldnít get to find out what a dork sheíd been, so sheís been showing me just how grateful she is in one of the spare cells during one of the quiet times this evening.
What an interesting set of talents that girl has. Thereís always some benefits. Tee hee!
Then, if thereís no emergencies, the other problem is the boredom. Iíll let you in to a secret. Why do you think that in the movies you only get to see Dr Evilís terrifying lair at the end when the Ďheroí breaks in to blow it up?
Iíll tell you why. For the rest of the time there is nothing going on. Nothing! Letís talk about tonightís shift.
I come on at 22:00. Tania, the outgoing guard, gives me her clipboard and together we check the cells against the list. In the first one is our heiress. Her ransom is not due for a week so she will be here at least that long. Current thinking is sheís going to be returned so sheís on what we call the "dark routine" with either a blindfold or masked guards. Sheís keeping quiet and she has done since she came in. Then thereís two other cells with girls on their way to auction. Stripped naked, shackled to the walls and ball-gagged - they donít give too much trouble. Then thereís two "casuals" -- girls that have been picked up during other operations without previous research -- theyíre being held here until we can work out what weíve got and what weíre going to do with them. Casuals are always held in the tightest security -- the riskís highest when you donít know what youíre dealing with.
Anyway that gives me five guests to be signed for. Tania and I have a flirty chat and she goes off duty leaving me with the five girls and a clip board.
Sure Iíve got a bank of video monitors but they donít play MTV, sports or re-runs of Harmony Videos, just shots of our five friends. Since they ainít moving around much thereís not much fun to be had there. Theyíre cute enough I guess but Iím getting jaded. I need something more than a naked piece of arse in shackles on a TV screen to turn my wick up, these days.
Just about the only action is feeding and watering the guests at around 2:00 a.m. We keep moving the times around to make sure they stay disorientated. It gives us a change too. I canít be bothered to mask up so we keep the heiress blindfolded for that too. She ainít too keen on trying to eat that way but I donít think sheíll be complaining to the hotel management about that.
With this five thereís not even an opportunity to play. The heiress is behaving herself and if weíre giving her back she only gets touched if sheís acting up. Auction lots canít be messed around with and casuals are off-limits until theyíve been assessed. Maybe the rules make sense but it doesnít leave me much chance of fun. No sign of Alicia or any of the other girls on guard duty either - shame we could have played truncheon hide and seek. So nothing to do except make sure the files are up to date.
Thereís a phone on my desk. It doesnít ring. What do you expect? Itís three in the morning - anyone with any sense is in their bed and we donít expect any new admissions until at least 6 oíclock.
The time drags by. Four oíclock and the guests are all asleep as far as the video screens show. Every so often one of them will turn in her sleep, pull against her chains or whatever and wake herself up for a few moments. It usually only takes a day or so for them to learn that it ainít no good making a fuss, so they just lie there quiet. I sometimes wonder what they think about but, hey, I should worry about them? At least theyíre getting some sleep.
That reminds me -- five oíclock and I grab some coffee, black and strong. I need it that way -- thereís still another three hours of this shift and there isnít anything going on here to keep me awake.
Itís cold. Why do they always make these cell blocks underground? (Well, yeah, all right, I know itís harder for the guests to get out that way but what about looking after the guards?) The walls are always hi-tech which means steel or concrete and that means cold. Itís worse still if you get involved with some mastermind thatís got the whole mountain eyrie idea. Then you end up with dripping stone walls -- even worse. Why canít we have a bit of carpet at least? A radiator wouldnít go amiss, either.
Even 6 oíclock comes and goes without any action. At 7 oíclock they trip the intruder alarm for a drill, which means I have to break out a semi-automatic from the weapons cupboard and dowse all the lights in the cells. That gets the guests going and I have to put up with half an hour of gagged grunts and whimpers. I look at the semi-automatic -- itís in a real state. Of course the field guys all get their designer weapons Heckler--who knows what and Kalashni-thingummies but we have to make do with whateverís been left in the rack. This one looks as if it was last cleaned after the dust up in the Falklands. I give it a good cleaning before sticking it back in the rack. I might pick it up again next time.
At 8 oíclock, Jack my relief turns up. I hand the clipboard over to him, we check the cells again, give the girls a toilet break and then I get off.
There, exciting wasnít it? No sudden explosions, no dramatic entry by a passing hero, no mass break-outs. Quiet and dull. And while Iím sitting here playing minder, the glory boys are out on the road, having fun and Doctor Evil or whoever is either sleeping off yesterdayís excesses or busily planning his next scheme.
Is this any life?
So, is it any better on the road? Well yes, and no. Take the follow up to miss shin-raker. Like I said, sheíd been getting in the way of another project. So with her bagged up in the cells my good friends (ha, ha) in field operations were able to get on with their job, having told me to make sure she doesnít get out of her ropes again. As if!
Only of course theyíre well into the operation when they realise theyíre going to need a baby sitter. Then itís, "Oh, Harry can you help us out?" and "Hey, youíve been wanting to do some field ops havenít you?" Iíve worked with this lot enough to know that theyíre looking for 210 pounds of muscle rather than anything else but still, it gets me out of the cell block for a day, so itís OK with me.
I turn up at the venue. Itís a big house in woodlands in the north east corner of Cheshire. Itís rural but still only 20 minutes drive from the centre of Manchester. The grounds are big. Neighbours wonít hear anything and folk around here stay behind their own spiked fences and remote control gates unless theyíre invited in. Inside, as usual with this lot, itís a complete shambles. Furniture upended, drawers turned out, remains of a meal, plates, glasses and cutlery spread across the living room floor.
"Bit of a mess," says the man in charge. "They were having lunch by the TV."
Iím thinking, "Yeah, and you hadnít scoped the room before you bust in had you?" but what I say is, "Sure. Where are they now and what do you want me to do?"
It turns out that my charges have been dumped upstairs in the master bedroom. Thereís four of them, the target, her sister, her press agent and the maid. Even with the gag in her mouth, I recognise the target. Iíve seen enough pop videos to recognise this one though right now sheís dressed a little less exotically than when sheís performing. She looks smaller than she does on TV but no less cute. Itís always fun to be moving with the rich and famous, though itís not really something you can chat about down the pub is it? Pity I havenít got my camera though -- what do you reckon snaps of this little scene would go for in "Hello!" magazine?
"Just keep Ďem quiet here for a couple of hours while we do the rest."
As usual, really clear instructions. I presume that means they donít want them roughed up more than necessary to keep them here. And what is a couple of hours supposed to mean? Anything from forty minutes to half a day in my experience.
"Think you can manage that?"
I think, "Oh, sure, anything else you havenít told me?" What I say is, "Sure."
"Then have them ready for a lift, about four-ish."
"Air or truck? Doped or awake?"
"Whatís it matter?"
"Not a lot, I guess but if youíre bringing a chopper in here then weíre going to need to get these ladies out to the lawn whereas if weíre using a truck we can take them out through the garage. Itís just easier to prep them for that. If youíre taking them out doped then they donít need blindfolds, if youíre not then they do."
"Uh, truck, no dope."
"OK" You see? No thought that anyone else but them has got problems.
"Weíve got to go."
Sure, theyíve got to go leaving me to make sure everything works when they get back. "No problem." Iím a great liar but actually Iíd rather just get on with it. I let them disappear and check out my charges. One thingís sure, I Ďm not going to rely on any roping up that this bunch have done.
I start with the target. Sheís trussed up on the bed, lying on her face. I turn her over to check out her gag, thatís always the first thing. Ah thatís sweet, sheís wearing a pink tee-shirt with the name of her old band across her tits. I always thought she was better when she was with them. Somehow the stuff sheís done since she went solo doesnít have the same bounce for me. I can tell by the look on her face she thinks Iím going to feel her up. Her eyes widen and she tries to back away. Well I must admit itís tempting. Her tee shirt is short, leaving a tanned couple of inches of belly showing above the waist band of her grey mini kilt. The kilt barely covers her crotch and the tee-shirt is tight enough to show sheís got no bra on. Her legs are bare, no socks, trainers. Her black hair is done in two bunches. She looks pretty tasty to me but playing with the target is more than my jobís worth. I may need to need to do something about the gag -- I canít see what theyíve pushed in her mouth but it seems to be keeping her complaints down to the occasional grunt so itíll do for the minute. The rope work looks OK for once. The hog tie is a bit vicious but she should be able to cope with it -- I mean if her exercise video was to be believed she should be pretty supple.
Tied to the stool in front of the dressing table is our pop idolís sister. Sheís been attracting some attention from the press in her own right and itís easy to see why. I guess sheís five years younger than big sis, which puts her at nineteen or so. Blonde hair, well at least most if it is blonde. Sheís got her sisterís trim waist and good legs but her tits are bigger. Of course that maybe something to do with the ropes around her elbows but Iíve had a lot of experience in judging these things. You can tell, you know. Sheís got a black mesh top on over a well wired bra. Thatís helping display her tits too and I ainít complaining. Her washed out, short, denim skirt, is pretty tight and makes the best of her legs. The gag looks OK -- her mouth looks pretty well packed under the duct tape. Sheís groaning a bit but nothing thatís going to cause a problem. No way of judging if sheís going to be much of a singer by listening to her. Mind you, some as would say her sisterís voice is improved by the current arrangements. This oneís off limits too, as far as Iím concerned. Shame -- a grope would have been fun.
Next for checking is the maid. Sheís on the floor of the bedroom, wearing a uniform grey dress, white collar and cuffs on the short sleeves, white cap and apron and dark tights. I guess sheís in her early thirties, but still pretty trim. I check out the ropes and the gag. Ha, how did I know? What a sloppy job. Cleave gag, looks like a scarf, with no packing -- sheíll be making enough noise to wake up people in Wilmslow soon. Those ropes wonít hold her wrists for more than half an hour, either. All that care taken with the lady of the house but no one bothered too much about the hired help. Thatís typical of the sort of problem I have. Left like this sheíd have been helping her employer out of her ropes before too long. OK so weíre going to fix that first. I sit her up. She looks hopeful, like I am going to free her or something. I go rummage in the laundry basket. The maid hasnít emptied it this morning -- tsk, tsk, sloppy work. Our targetís panties are no use for a gag, Iíd need about a dozen of those thongs to pack a mouth but thereís a pair of sports socks. I pull off the maidís gag and sheís about to thank me as I jam the socks in and knot the scarf back in place. Sheís pissed and starts to struggle as I pull some spare rope around her elbows and across her chest. Sheíd obviously realised she would work things loose and gets more upset as I re-tie her wrists and ankles. Thatís better.
With the maid sorted I turn my attention to our starís press agent. Very snappy dresser, this lady I think. Well cut, dark blue, suit with a nice short skirt and a tailored jacket over a pale yellow blouse. Anyway sheís tied to a chair over near the foot of the bed. As I start checking the ropes she starts coming on like sheís finding it a big turn-on. Lots of gagged "mmmís" and pushing her tits forward. Now maybe I ainít that bright but I ainít that stupid either, so I give her some encouragement and let her go through with the whole Meg Ryan bit while keeping an eye on the mirror on the dressing table. I see the closet door start to move and I see some fingers, bright red nails, edging around the door. Well, what do you know? Our professional friends missed one.
I let the newcomer get right out of the closet, edging towards the door. She looks about the same age as the targetís sister, maybe a friend? White sleeveless top and blue denim jeans -- the expensive kind, cut close on her arse.
"Donít slip out without introducing yourself," I say standing up and spinning round. I pull my gun from the waistband of my trousers. She gives a squeal of fright and presses her hand to her mouth. She looks at the door about six feet away and then thinks better of it. "Smart thinking," I say. "Now get your hands up and get back over here." She obliges with her hands and I wave her back with the gun. Five minutes later and sheís as well trussed up as her friends with a mouth full of her own socks strapped in with some duct tape and the laces from her trainers around her wrists and ankles.
I look at my watch. Thereís still at least an hour to go until its time to move my charges. I pass the time playing with the press agent. There wonít be any trouble if I have a bit of fun with her. Anyway -- serves her right for trying to distract me, I say. She seemed so keen to get it on earlier but now sheís gone all coy. I slip her jacket back off her shoulders. She gets real upset when I pop the buttons on her blouse to get at her tits. Even with all that cloth in her mouth I can tell she isnít having any fun. Now thatís what I call classy, her bra is exactly the right lemon yellow to go with her blouse. She makes even more of a fuss when I push her skirt up to her waist; matching panties of course. By the time the pros deign to turn up sheís still not got back to the level of excitement sheíd been feigning before. Her blouse is torn a bit and her nipples are pretty bruised. Sheís almost choked on her gag a few times but Iíve enjoyed myself. The rest of the girls have been whimpering all the time, worried that Iím going to start on them next, so it should be a relief when my colleagues turn up. It doesnít seem to be. Anyway by then Iíve got all the girlies properly gagged, blindfolded -- scarves over the eyes then taped in place - and IĎve given them enough rope between their ankles so I donít have to carry them downstairs but not so much that theyíre going to try running off.
My dear colleagues donít even have the good grace to apologise over the girl in the closet. "Oh, you found another one," is the best they can manage. Then itís, "Letís get them in the truck", and we get off. Not a word of thanks. And thatís typical.
Geez, if I ever got to be my own Dr Evil, or whatever, itís the dimwits like these that would be back at the ranch.
Oh, yeah. And the truck. While the suits swan off in their Z-4ís, Porsches and whatever (always so discrete!) weíre dragging down the M6 in a twenty year old Ford Transit with an eight track tape player. You think they could at least let us have a CD to drown out the grunts and groans from the back.
Anyways, back at the ranch (well, back at the carefully hidden villainís eyrie) itís business as usual and that means the goons are still being ridden roughshod over. Iím back looking after the cells again. Itís been another quiet night. Aliciaís still being grateful which means I got another half hourís fun in one of the spare cells and sheís now gone off to the wash rooms to straighten out her uniform.
Anyway, the bossí latest girlfriend turns up. Now, I donít want to sound critical but the boss doesnít do too well with relationships. He seems to model himself on Woody Allenís ĎJimmy Bondí in that way. They donít last too long and they tend to end up down here in the cells.
Well, this one is still walking around and, of course, trying to live up to the whole Ďgirlfriend of the criminal mastermindí bit. Well, of course the outfit has to fit the part doesnít it? How come you never see these girls in a knitted twin set? Oh no, glamorous Glennis (for that is her name) turns up wearing the usual designer-goth outfit that looks as if sheís stolen it from the set of Elvira -- Mistress of the Dark. Itís just as well that the villainís lair is always well heated -- with that amount of cleavage she could easily catch a cold on her chest.
So, in strides Glennis, slapping the mandatory riding crop against her thigh. (Thereís only a few inches between the top of the slit in her skirt and the bottom of her plunging neckline -- I reckon if she breathed in suddenly the dress would fall apart) and demands to take one of the guests out of her cell. Actually I use the word Ďstridesí loosely, sheís on stilt high heels and she hasnít learned to cope with them yet.
The interesting thing is that Glennis has suddenly caught lesbianism now that sheís the bossís girlfriend. I knew her when she was a clerk in registry and her tastes seemed pretty exclusively heterosexual then. Now itís almost like itís a badge of office to have a girl-toy on hand. Anyway, Glennis is explaining to me how she wants to take out one of the guests out for an airing when Alicia trots back from the washroom. So, Glennis wants to rub in the fact that sheís top dog around here -- well top bitch actually but whatever -- especially since she and Alicia used to work together. Glenn decides to tear Alicia off a strip for not being at her post. Then she spots that one of Aliciaís breast pockets are unfastened and that gives her a real chance for some barely concealed fondling as she buttons it for her while Alicia stands at attention, teeth gritted. Still I canít blame Glennis; thereís something about the way that uniform shirts fit across Aliciaís chest. Iíd been doing much the same earlier, only Iíd been focusing on undoing buttons.
Well once Glennis has been concluded her Sapphic interlude with Alicia, sheís back to demanding her toy. Now Iím not dumb enough to imagine that sheís going to bring down the right paperwork but equally she canít (or wonít) see that I canít just spring open a cage and dole out guests willy-nilly. I just want her to sign for the outgoing and she says she wonít.
In the end I decide not to push it and give her the choice of the two casuals whoíve now been cleared to be taken on to inventory. I get Alicia to parade them for Glennis having them stand, handcuffed and gagged, against the admissions office wall while the bossí girlfriend gets to check them over. Sheís taking a delight in that, feeling them up like the most professional of auction buyers -- well at least itís a good experience for the girls.
"Drop the red-headís skirt and open her blouse," Glennis tells Alicia and once this is done she gives the poor girl a closer examination. The red-head is squirming with embarrassment as Glennis turns her this way and that. "Sheíll do," she declares.
"Weíll bring her up to your rooms," I offer.
"Err, good. Have her there in half an hour," Glennis responds and with that she gives a wave of her arm and swans out. Neither of the two girls know which is the lucky one. I think itís the brunette as we put her back in her cell.
"So now Iíve got to make a trip all the way up to level 2 with this one, have I?" snaps Alicia, grabbing the red-head by a handful of her long auburn hair.
"Yeah, but at least weíve got time to get her booked out properly now," I come back, "if Glenn had taken this one with her weíd have no chit or nothing."
"Oh, yes. I see, sorry."
I pick up the phone and talk to the shift leader. He can give us clearance to shift a guest without paperwork. At least this way someone off the floor knows that thereís an undocumented guest about in the building.
As it turns out by the time Alicia gets up to Glennisí rooms sheís decided to go off with the boyfriend somewhere so our red-head could have ended up just sitting around in the apartments. She gets brought straight back and put in her cell. Well at least she got some exercise, even if sheís missing her skirt now. Nice legs, though.
Of course the other time they want us goons involved is when theyíve got a big job on and their usual keyhole surgery techniques wonít work, so they want to get in by weight of numbers.
Last monthís project, for example must have been one of the biggest ever carried out, in the UK at least. The goal was to deliver a complete fitness centre and health spa for one of our far eastern clients. The plan was relatively straightforward. We would set up the centre here in the UK with the appropriate staff and equipment which would then all be lifted in one shipment to our client. The list of staff required came to 18 so it was fairly obvious that we would have to by-pass our normal holding and shipping arrangements and equally it was clear the lift would need almost everyone that could to take part.
So, on one damp day in February, our boss found himself standing on a platform at the front of a room in the country mansion that his audience believed was to become the new spa centre, addressing the shortly-to-be staff of Spa Nirvana. On the platform with our boss is Glamorous Glennis, dressing down today as the "girlfriend of international health club entrepreneur" (by which I mean she has a skirt on that hides the top half of her thighs), plus three of the regular field team appearing in suits as usual.
At the back of the hall, outside the doors are four other heavies and me. We reckon nineteen between eight sounds manageable. In the audience, visible from my position at just outside the rear door to the room, are (according to my briefing):-
One sports doctor
Two gym trainers
One aroma therapist
Two swimming instructors
One pool cleaner / plumber / electrician / maintenance girl
Two accommodation maids /cleaners
In the crate to my left are, nineteen foam pads, six rolls of duct tape, nineteen pairs handcuffs, eighteen leather transport hoods. Iíve got my machine pistol ready as the boss gets ready to speak. Thereís only one problem. I reckon thereís going to be a lot of confusion when we get started. Looks like the suits have done their usual impeccable preparation.
"Welcome, everyone," the Boss says, "to the inauguration of the Nirvana Spa. I am so pleased that you could all be here for this event today as stakeholders in the success of this venture." This is showing every sign of being as dull as the pep talks we get back at the Centre. Finally he gets to the point. "Perhaps, Ms Johnson, you could join us on stage." Ms Johnson is the centre manager, a woman of about forty dressed in a smart suit. She mounts the stage, smiling at the audience as she moves towards where the boss is standing. He leads a round of applause as she walks up. Thatís our cue to get ready.
Ms Johnson reaches the podium alongside the Boss. He pulls out a pistol and levels it at her head as he grabs her arm. "Please everyone keep quite still," he announces. "Thereís been a change of plan."
A squeal of terror runs around the room as we burst in from each door, guns levelled. The Boss speaks again. "Now ladies. Hands in the air please, keep quiet and just do exactly as you are told." Their heads are swivelling every which way but all they can see is men with guns. They do as they are told.
I kick the crate down the centre aisle. Weíve each been given our set to look after. Mine are the three nearest my door. From the look of them itís the two nurses and the maintenance girl.
The Boss is chatting again. "Ladies, in case you havenít worked this out yet, you are being kidnapped. Your jobs at the Nirvana Spa are real enough, itís just that the spa is not going to be located here after all and the distance is, I fear, too great for you to commute. Hereís what we want you to do. One of my men will invite each of you to get up, one at a time and weíll take things from there. Oh, there is one other thing. Ms Johnson, perhaps you can give us the lead on this? Strip down to your underwear, please."
Oh, why do they always feel obliged to explain whatís going on? It would be so much simpler if heíd just said, get the fuck on the floor and get your fucking hands behind you! Ms Johnson is now looking pretty scared. The Boss jams his gun against her and she starts to strip, shedding her jacket, pulling her top over her head and then dropping her skirt around her ankles. I grab one of the nurses sitting by the aisle. Sheís about 24, I guess, wearing a white button through dress and a cap, white tights and mules.
"You know what to do," I tell her, holding the gun barrel right up under her chin as she unbuttons the dress. Plain white bra and panties, very clinical. She slings her dress across the chair. I get her to cuff her own hands behind her back and then I slip the cuffs a couple of notches tighter. They must think weíre stupid or something. My other nurse gets the same treatment. By the time I get on to the maintenance girl the whole room is full of half-naked whimpering women and the Boss is wandering round, checking up on his new acquisitions.
He fetches up in my corner of the room as I am snapping the cuffs tight on my third captive. She really hadnít wanted to get out of her tee-shirt and jeans but weíd solved that little difficulty without me breaking her arm. "Now, now," the Boss says, "you are a bit of a wriggler, arenít you? Whatís the matter my dear? Donít you want to join our little party? Youíd better behave or my friend here might accidentally break something." And then he drifts off to get in the way of someone else.
My take on that sort of thing is it just annoys people, and thatís just what happened here. "Bastard," she yells at me, would you believe, then tries to kick me and, when that doesnít work, spits in my face.
Well, she was going to be gagged anyway. That just gave me a great excuse to jam a wad of sponge in her mouth and tape it up. OK so I did it a bit more viciously than otherwise, but it was her own fault, silly little cunt. I wrapped the tape around her head quite a few times; it must have been hell to get it off her hair. When I saw her next her hair was only about half an inch long, they must have had to cut it off her.
The two nurses got scared then and needed a bit of a slap before I got them gagged as well but soon enough Iíve got my three nice and secure, quiet as mice and their heads in their leather transport hoods.
The rest of the place is in a muddle. Thereís half naked girls every which way. Some of them handcuffed, some of them gagged, some of them hooded. All good fun but thereís always a risk that youíll lose some when things arenít made to run smoothly.
Well anyway the suits decide that all is finished so we hustle the girls out to the truck and chain them to their allotted place in the back. Somebodyís bagged up all their clothes and we dump that in the truck as well. One of our lot is in the driving seat (funny how the suits have all drifted off to their BMWís and the like) and is just about to get going when I notice weíre one short. You wouldnít think it would be beyond the whit of these college kids to count up to eighteen.
I tell the guys to hold on while I go back and look. Sure enough thereís one still back in the hall. I can see her feet sticking out underneath one of the long heavy curtains that hung down beside the windows. Sheíd been able to edge away and slide behind it, and kicked a hood in with her so no one had noticed there was one of those left over. I pull the curtain back and jam my gun against her belly, She squeals -- not too loudly Ďcos sheís been gagged. I guess she was just hoping weíd go away -- which we very nearly did. Iím not sure which of them she is. Sheís got some pretty sexy underwear on, wired bra, thong, hold-ups. She must have been planning to give her fellow a good time tonight. Oh, well one of us will have to stand in for him.
I get the hood on her and push her out to the truck. It would have been a real embarrassment to leave her behind. Witnesses are never a good idea.
So I get it sorted out. Is anyone handing out medals though? Are they? Shit! Even the driverís complaining that Iíve kept him waiting. I wouldnít mind but this one wasnít even one of mine.
So, why do I it put up with it?
Well first of all, in spite of all the problems, the business is doing pretty well, it seems to me. I keep hearing about down-sizing and all that sort of thing in banking and insurance, in manufacturing, even in IT. In our line of work there is still plenty of growth and no shortage of customers. That's gotto be good news for job security. Of course the Middle Eastern markets have been off lately but the Far East has been more than compensating, if the number of young ladies Iíve been crating up for Shanghai is anything to go by. As long as I keep my nose clean here, I guess this job will continue. At least the Boss doesnít seem to be aiming for anything too ambitious. No drive for world domination or anything like that -- just a steady business with a bit of growth each year. Itís the world domination stuff that causes the problems. All sorts of people want to start getting in your way then. Weíre better off just sticking to our trade.
Then, itís what Iíve trained for, what Iím good at. There hasnít been anyone get outside the cell block on one of my shifts all the time Iíve been here.
Most of my co-workers are OK folk. The two ladies I share shifts with at the moment are fine. Aliciaís got plenty to learn but sheís willing and reliable. (And still so grateful!) Taniaís a complete professional. You always know when she hands over the block that everything is going to be squared off. Jackís the same. You can rely on them for a favour and be sure that they wonít fowl up but then theyíre guys in the back room, just like me.
Well, and you get to meet some people you might otherwise not come across. Our recent pop-star guest for example. Of course, she was gagged and hooded most of the time so there wasnít much chance to chat but, on the other hand, the rest of her was naked, which was neat. She has got that tattoo on her left buttock that all the press have been speculating about and it looked real enough to me. Funny though, she got really upset when I played her CDís on the system IĎve got down here. Her sister used to get pretty agitated too.
And finally, what goes around comes around. The pop starís been returned to her record company along with her sister. They paid the ransom and right now the marketís a bit flat for celebrities that have passed their peak so they all went back together. I reckon we did all right on the ransom, a few more months and the record company might have lost interest - the last albumís sales arenít going that well. Thereís nothing more embarrassing that sending in the ransom demand and having them come back, "Nah, for that price -- keep her." Sheís rumoured to be working on an album called "Love In Chains" and the record company is hoping that it will get their ransom investment back. Little Sis made a few quid from interviews about her kidnap hell which has pissed the police off because sheís made too much stuff public. The pop star is moving out of her Cheshire home. "Too many bad vibes," she says. Weíll have to watch for who turns up there next, it was a pretty good venue and whoever it is will have enough cash not to miss some coming in our direction. Whoever missed the fact that little sisterís friend was on the premises really fowled up. She was on the target list for a future job thatís now had to be scratched. Lousy research on someoneís part and the boss is reputedly very peeved with the field team. Oh dear, how sad, never mind.
Not as peeved as he was with Glennis, however. It turns out that Glennis, The Glamorous Girlfriend, had thought that quite a few of the rules didnít apply to her. As a result we had one guest that failed to make her reserve at last weekís auction Glennis had decided she really wanted to have a play just before the sale and her toy ended up showing some marks. Anyway none of the bidders was very impressed with what looked like very much second hand goods. In the Bossí book that scored badly in three ways. One, he didnít make his cash, two his customers think heís a dork for putting damaged goods on the platform and three heís got the costs of holding on to her until the next auction.
Anyways, not unreasonably, heís aiming to get his money and his reputation back. Glennis has been delivered to the cells, together with Carrie, the guard that let Glennis take the guest out. Glennis is being sold to raise the shortfall in cash and the guard is to be passed around as a "complementary" to those customers that had been expected to bid for the damaged lot. Right now the pair of them are taking up space in my little domain and I have very explicit instructions from the Boss to make sure Glennis is as uncomfortable as can be. Right now that means sheís chained standing with her neck and wrists in a yoke. The yoke is held by two chains that run up to the ceiling of her cell stretching her neck just a little higher than she can comfortably stand in her high heeled shoes. Her knees and ankles are kept apart by spreader bars. She is ring gagged -- the Boss really loves how the drool runs down her -- corseted and blindfolded while small electrodes deliver shocks of varying intensities at random intervals to her labia, her nipples or her tongue. Sheíll suffer like this for a while until the Boss decides that any more will damage her value. That could be quite a while -- a set up like this doesnít leave too many marks.
Alicia has been keen to get the chance to make sure Glennis is kept secure, sheís taken to popping in to the cell every hour or so to tighten straps and chains. Itís cruel, I guess but like she says, she could have ended up being passed out as a complementary as easily as Carrie has.
The Boss has had the cell-cam pictures of Glennis piped into the TV system here. I guess he means it as a warning but, since Glennis had pissed off a wide range of people, mostly itís the best entertainment some of us have had in a while. Someone, would you believe, is running bets on when the next drop of drool drips off her twitching tits. Well, I told you it gets boring in here, sometimes.
Weíve tried to make things as comfortable for Carrie as we can without risking the Bossí wrath. Even so, she gets pulled from her cell most nights for a fuck-fest with one of the Bossí pals. Her best hope is that Glennis gets sold soon and the Boss moves on to a new project and forgets about her.
Us goons have got to look after our own. No other fucker will.
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