I’m continuing on this week with another snippet from book 2 of the Men of Falcon Pointe series, Finding His Home.
In this snippet, Bastien approaches the spanking subject with Trent. Bastien is speaking first.
“Speaking of Alan,” he said, deciding to bring up the spanking thing first, “I overheard him being… uh… spanked yesterday.”
Trent coughed and started to laugh. “Oh man. You too?” Bastien stared at him. “I think it was one of my first days in the house. I came home to hear something odd. Went upstairs to hear Cory paddling Greg. Man. I had no idea what to do.”
Bastien let out a little laugh. “Yeah. I… uh—” He took another bite and took time chewing it to try and get the words out right. Then he just let them flow. “Trent, I’ve never been spanked. Ever. What if I can’t handle it? I’d have to leave the house and I don’t want to do that. I really like you guys.”
Trent reached over and gently took his hand. “Cory won’t paddle you if you’re against it. He’ll find another form of discipline for you.”
Trent snorted and removed his hand. “Kent was a pain and completely disrespected all of us, especially Alan. Cory is protective of us all and wasn’t about to let Kent keep doing what he was doing. It wasn’t that he refused being paddled that got him kicked out. It was that he kept rocking the boat and refused to recognize Cory’s place as head of the house.” Trent shook his head and took another bite. “But if I were you, I wouldn’t decide against the paddle until after you’ve had your first spanking and had time to think about it.”
“Why?” Bastien cut off a piece of waffle covered in cinnamon apples with a little bit of ice cream. He put it in his mouth and savored it.
“Because if you’re like David, Alan, and me? It’s the best thing in the world.”
“Having your butt blistered is the best thing in the world?” Bastien asked doubtfully.
“Having all your stress pulled from you, all your guilt bled from you, and feeling totally and utterly free? And then being cuddled by Cory afterward?” Trent nodded slowly. “Best feeling in the world.”
“It relieves you of your stress?”
“Yup. I’m not even sure I can explain why. Cory probably could. Alan gets hyperactive sometimes, and a spanking brings him back to earth. David’s a pretty even-keel guy, but he has a high-stress job, and a spanking brings him peace. I do things that are destructive to myself—like chewing my nails past the quick. And believe me, by the time that happens, I’m in a pretty bad emotional state. My fiancé’s pretty good at recognizing the signs now and stopping things before they begin. His paddle or hand on my ass helps even everything out. It sounds crazy, but it’s the way we are.” He paused, took another bite, and spoke again. “Cory says there are just some of us who are wired this way. There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just a part of who we are, just like being gay or bi.”
Sebastien Cather moves to Falcon Pointe with a dream to live life his way. Offered a room at 959 Brenton Street, he discovers how liberating it can feel to live among accepting people, especially in a household where they practice loving physical discipline. And he quickly gains a boyfriend in Avery, a fellow student. Unfortunately Avery isn’t his first choice. His roommate David is fascinating and good-looking, and Bastien would do anything to have him—but he doesn’t think the attraction is returned.
Tensions rise as his roommates’ wedding is threatened and his present and past lives clash. Outed by the national media, Bastien knows he will never be able to return home again. Just as he’s sure he can’t handle any more stress, David shows his interest. Bastien slowly makes his way forward, trying to find firm footing in the minefield that is his life. But when his landlord makes an announcement about the future of the house, it may change all of his dreams.