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A Fable about Surrender.

In a fugue of astonishment from what had gone on before, the pious woman kissed him goodbye and gently closed the door.

Short minutes later, in her bedroom, she posed before the multi-angled mirror, still unbelieving. She opened her dressing gown and examined the bared tender areas under the gorged blackberry nipples of her breasts - his tooth marks plain and raw, close to bleeding.

Yet all she saw was a memory of unexpected and most satisfying fervor; him using her masterfully, dominating her every which way, just as she always craved.

Heart melting at the thought, she sighed, full well acknowledging that she might be pawning her true soul for such coarse self-indulgence.

Still, she wrapped close her satin gown and tossed her head with nonchalant defiance, deciding, "Redemption is always an option!"

Then, as she turned away, her glance fell upon her backsides and yester-night's clumsy tailbone tattoo - result of a whimsical moment.

And for the first, her lovely brow winced a spasm of uncertainty.

Moral: Lust might be the dark aside of piety.