Nkiru thought it would be exciting. Something different.Something dangerous. It was one of her fantasies. She had told Dapo about it when they were in bed late one night. Every girl liked her hair pulled and her ass slapped, right? Why not push the boundary a little?
He offered to help her experiment. And this was the plan. Friday night 9:00. Her flat. She would be lying face down on her bed, nude, freshly showered, shaved and wearing a blindfold.
The anticipation made for an impossibly long day. After work, she did a yoga class to get her mind clear, but her thoughts kept drifting to the night’s plans. At least she would be limber and relaxed.
She got home and took a long hot shower as planned. She fought the urge to use the loofah for more than just exfoliating her cocoa skin. She wanted to let the excitement grow. After her shower, she packed her hair into a ponytail, she knew he loved it when she styled her natural, long hair into a tight ponytail. Made her look innocent, he said. She put her favourite sheets on the bed and sprayed the bed with her favourite Victoria Secret lavender scent.
At 8:55, she was ready for him. She turned on some relaxing music, took off her robe, put on the eye mask she’d bought and laid down on her bed.
Her apartment door was unlocked. She heard him come in and lock the door. Then his feet down the corridor. She felt a draft when the bedroom door opened. Were the goosebumps from the cool air or the excitement? She couldn’t tell.
She was feeling very sexy and it was coming through in her voice. He didn’t say a word.
She heard him approach the bed on the side she wasn’t facing. Something was placed on the bed, a bag perhaps. She heard and felt him empty it near her head.