A Medieval Romance set during the reign of
Henry 1st King of England 1100 - 1135
Elise paced up and down the stables wondering what on earth could be keeping him so long. She had been foolish to trust in him, but she had not had much choice. Even she would not be so foolhardy as to venture outside the safety of the castle, unescorted, late at night. Her anger was returning and her sanity waning even further as she ordered the groom to saddle up her horse. She would leave for, Rose-mead without Sir Simon's help, she told herself determinedly. She had only just mounted her palfrey when a dark shadow loomed before her.
"Going somewhere, my lady?" She looked down to find, Lord Rydark glaring up at her, furiously. Damn that bloody knight! She thought angrily.
"Thou would be wise to let me pass, for I would take great pleasure in seeing thee trampled to the ground." She warned, with relish.
Rydark laughed at her warning and proceeded to move forward toward her. Elise made to charge him, but he was too quick for her. Stepping aside he grabbed at the palfreys reigns, causing it to rear up in protest. Elise hung on for dear life as she waited for the palfrey to calm. Then she rounded on, Lord Rydark, hitting him, sharply across his cheek with her horse whip. Furiously he reached up and grabbed the whip from her hand, roughly. Elise lost her balance in the struggle and was sent hurtling to the ground with a thud. She lay on the ground winded, but unhurt.
Rydark towered over her, dangerously with whip in hand.
"I would be well within my rights if I were to use this on thee!" Elise glared up at him.
"thou dares to touch me with that and I will go straight to the king!"
Rydark raised his eyebrow, mockingly:
"Thou think the king would side with thee over me?" He laughed. "I doubt that very much. Especially when he hears of how thee tried to run away. Thou could find thyself being whipped a second time for thine insolence!"
"I was not running away!" She lied, through clenched teeth. Rydark smiled, wickedly down at her.
"Thou forget, my lady I have, Sir Simon as my witness." Elise was furious. With, Sir Simon's testimony the king would be certain to side with him. He had her in the palm of his hand and he knew it. He could take her out there and whip her for all to see and no one would come to her aid, not when they learnt from, Sir Simon of how she had been caught trying to escape her fate. She looked up at him with loathing.
"I hate thee!!" she spat.
Rydark had no intention of using the whip on her, but he did intend to use the threat of it as a means to gaining her obedience. He had not relished the thought of having his bride, dragged to the alter kicking and screaming.
"I could be persuaded to forget this little incident ever took place. No one need ever know, especially not the king." Elise eyed him warily. Was he playing some sort of trick? Scathingly she said:
"What is it thou wants from me?"
"I want thee to swear there shall be no more attempts like this one. Also thou will accept and comply with the kings wishes regarding our marriage." Elise looked a little uncertain.
"If I swear to this thou will not inform the king?" Rydark assured her by shaking his head in answer. She looked at the whip he held firmly in his grasp. "Doth thou still intend to use that!" Rydark found it difficult not to smile smugly, he had her right where he wanted her.
"Not if thou comes to me as an agreeable bride." Elise thought over his proposals, carefully. There was no doubt in her mind, he would use the whip on her if she failed to give him the answer he wanted. Any man who could force himself upon another woman, would certainly have no qualms when it came to flogging one, she thought with a shudder.
"Very well, lord Rydark it is so sworn." Even as she heard herself agree to his terms she still could not believe she would become his wife on the morrow.
I am in the process of a complete rewrite of this Novel which was the 1st I ever wrote, long before KLS.
It isn't strictly a Spanking Novel though it does contain some Spanking scenes. It is, however, a story of a proud & fiesty woman who is overcome by her Lord & Master.
It will be published as 3 books. Book One now available for download on kindle.