While walking into the depths in the back of a female author's house to investigate strange goings-on
(and passing a bottle of medication
to her publisher
, hiding in a closet from the unspeakable badnasties deeper in) I find myself in my old military surplus
coat, wearing the new Russian
military cap my parents gave me this Christmas covered in facetious and gratuitous medal
s and patch
es - participation in Sports Day
, 1982, that sort of thing - emerging wearing this gear into a snowy landscape, where I encounter people that I know and sympathize with who are being oppressed / chased / hunted by some further badnastiness.
We hear footsteps! I dive into the snow and feign - what, sleep, unconsciousness, death, inebriation? A hand on my shoulder, then I am rolled over to see a young, clean-cut Russian military commander of some sort - in the company of my good friend Matthew Glick, who doesn't recognize me - and I am mistaken for a Russian soldier fallen asleep on-duty (face-
down in a snowbank) on account of my garb. My friends have all managed to disappear without a trace. I am briefly interrogated (in Russian-accented English, answered in Russian-accented English: Questions such as "Where did you undergo basic training?" are responded with after a brief contemplation of northeastern Risk locations) and reassured that I won't be punished for this transgression. They invite me back to his quarters at camp and, afraid to offend or spoil the illusion, I follow.
Back in his chambers, it appears he was being partially facetious as well (I suspect he saw through my somewhat-transparent disguise - examining the medals, I exclaimed in a Slavic slur "It a leetle joke" - and after imbibing some (presumably vodka) he begins threatening me, eventually taking off his belt and rapping my bottom with it.
This escalates to me being pushed down on all fours and my pants partially taken off to whip the bottom with more force. Unexpectedly, I enjoy this, but that is tempered by fear at what may occur next.
Matthew Glick (a good guy at heart) protests that this is excessive and the commander agrees, giving him the whip and instructing him that it is his turn to discipline me. Meanwhile he makes some exclamation about my genitalia (based on their size / protrusion through the rest of my clothes), claiming that this has aroused me (a lie) and stating that now he wants me to do "the ass."
My exposed rump, being gently lashed by Mr. Glick, puckers briefly, but I surmise eventually that he wants me to engage in analingus.
I'm disinclined to agree, but remain concerned with the power dynamics here: do I have a choice? How will the situation escalate if I agree to his demands, what if I look like I enjoy it more than I actually do, could I yank his balls and beat a hasty retreat to... the woman's closet again?
A good time to wake up, methinks. A night for homoeroticism all around, boys.
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