She could see the room behind her in reflection, two double beds, astrewn with clothes, suitcases, and other travelers' refuse. What their suitcases contained was different than the average woman's, though. Most respectable young women didn't travel with thigh-high boots, nipple pasties, and dildos.
Rita's friend Rose looked up from what she was doing, and huffed a reply. "Eh, so what? It just rain. You afraid of getting wet, honey?" Rose laughed, a course sound that grated against Rita's ears. "You should be used to gettin' wet, it's yo job. You gettin' wet, making the men wet. You make evy-body wet, evy-one is happy. The happier evy-one is, the mo' money you make. That's why we here. Look, come away from dat window, help me sort this shit."
Rita moved away from the window and sat on the bed. She knew this was a great opportunity, to be seen by Tad Falcon, the most infamous adult movie producer of the day. She was under no illusions that "Tad Falcon" was his real name.....nobody in this business used their real names. She also was under no illusion that she was a shoo-in.....she knew that if she were to get this job, she'd have to got to lengths she'd never gone to before. And that scared her.
"Tad's a hard guy to please, ain't he?" asked Rita, trying to feel Rose out. Rose had worked for Tad in the past, but she never talked about it. She didn't talk about it now. One eyebrow flicked up at Rita's question, but that was the only response Rita was going to get. All Rose would say was, "You jus' need to remember, you'll be alrigh' in the end. You do what he say, you be fine." Rita didn't ask anymore questions, but went off to the bathroom to sort out what makeup she would wear the next day.
Tad Falcon was staying in the same hotel as Rita and Rose, but on the top floor, the penthouse suite. His mind was occupied by business letters and questions about taxes....the very unglamorous side of running an adult media empire. He needed a distraction, and was welcoming the audition of Rita leFay....or as fans and the industry marketing regime nicknamed her, "Rita leLay".
Rose escorted Rita up the elevator to the penthouse floor. But after Rita stepped out, she said "God be with you, little one, you remember what Rose said. You do what he say, you be fine," and the elevator doors closed, leaving Rita all alone in the hallway. She stood there for a few minutes, gathering her breath, and caught a look at herself in a hallway mirror. "I can do this," she whispered to herself. She didn't know why she was so scared; she had been in the industry for a couple of years now and knew how to conduct herself in front of new producers. Still, Tad Falcon had a reputation....girls, and guys, would do anything to become a part of his production family.
Rita walked up to the door, knocked, and waited breathlessly for it to open. When it did, a squinting man ushered her into the foyer. "Imagine having a hotel room so large, you have your own foyer!" thought Rita.
"Wait here," the squinting man said. He shuffled off through another door, and Rita was left alone. She could smell something like chicken soup wafting through the corridor, with hints of rosemary and thyme. Her own stomach rumbled; she hadn't eaten any breakfast.....she thought whatever she had to face, she could face it better on an empty stomach.
Soon, she heard a door open and Tad Falcon himself was walking across the foyer towards her. Rita felt a little weak-kneed and breathless; still, she kept her professional cool and spoke to him as she thought an industry pro ought to.
"Rita! So nice to see you dear, please tell me they are treating you OK!" beamed Tad, his face nothing but polite concern as he kissed her cheek.
"Yes, it's been lovely here, thank you. And....I'm so glad to be able to meet you," Rita said, coyly looking at him from under her lashes, her hand slowly caressing her breast.
"The pleasure is all mine," he said, taking her hand in his and kissing it. He gently massaged her fingers for a few seconds, before placing her hand on his crotch. Rita's eyes stayed locked on his, and after a moment, cooly unbuckled his belt and trousers, ever aware that the squint-eyed manservant was still present, watching them.
"Ah yes, let's just go inside here, shall we?" Tad said, gently pulling her up by the arm and guiding her into the suite living room. With a sanctimonious glance at the manservant, Rita swept into the room.
No sooner had she stepped into the room did Tad have her on her knees, her face hovering in front of his crotch. "You have quite the reputation for satisfaction, Rita.....prove it to me," Tad said. His voice still sounded menacingly gentle, as if he were inquiring after a favorite poem or opera. Rita wasn't scared, not yet. This wasn't anything she hadn't already experienced. Still, she was a bit pissed off that she had to prove herself this way, hadn't she brought in a million dollars for other producers and even won an AVN award?
******here, dear readers, is where I have to stop. This went in a much darker direction than I had originally intended, and these days I'm trying to stay out of the darkness. So, instead of deleting it and starting over, I will leave it up to you to finish the story in the comments. Tell me your take on things......does Tad rape Rita and hire her for his movie, or discard her like trash? Does Rose rush in and save Rita from making a dreadful mistake? And just what is Tad's and Rose's history?
Blogophilia Week 48.6 Topic: Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
(Hard, 2 points) Use the name of two magazines - "Look", an old publication , and "Penthouse"
(Easy, 1 point) Incorporate rosemary and thyme