* Authors note – adult themes explored, do not read if you are easily offended – if you are offended then get a bloody grip, they are just toys! *
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Madam Sylvain, Head of House was overseer of all the goings on, including the visitors and Housemates.
Firm but fair was her motto although her cold demeanour was often taken for disinterest, she had her own reasons for holding up a barrier to others.
Presiding from the inner sanctum of her stately Office, she kept the others under check and was held in the highest esteem, almost reverence by the ladies, most of whom where from the Old country, like herself.
His regular visits were the highlight of Max’s mundane life, this was the only time he could truly be himself, indulging all his whims and fancies without judgement or criticism, exploring his feminine side was his greatest pleasure.
Mistress Felina knew his needs perfectly and purred and pandered to his inner softie.
It was hard being such a masculine hunk of muscle having to keep up the appearance of a raging testosterone oozing, pumped up heart throb with rippling biceps and really cool hair.
All he really wanted was to be a girl wearing pretty lacy pink dresses and picking flowers, skipping and playing hide and seek.
Mistress Felina supplied a safe place to act out his fantasies, she knew what all little girls loved best, she was the best Nanny.
After shaving his legs and chest Max anointed his taut body with rose scented lotion relishing the softness of his bronzed limbs, it was his happy time and no one could spoil it for him while he was safe in the House.
Mistress Felina got on with the usual chores and did the laundry run after every visiter, lotions, creams and perfumes made a lot of mess and clean linen was part of the whole experience.
In the kitchen, which was only for the residence, all the Housemates relaxed and refreshed themselves between visitors, a heated discussion was under way.
“Ze washing machine is broken, again, we need new one.”
“Not again, iz too bad, you load it too full Felina.”
“Do not blame me Selina, you don’t check ze pockets, too many rubber bands and coins, you broke it!”
And so it went on, each blaming the other for breaking the washing machine, the room was filled with sour faced ladies while the dirty laundry piled higher and higher.
Breaking their blaming stalemate, Petra entered the kitchen,
“Madame has called a meeting, everyone must come to the Office, NOW!”
An almost audible intake of breath was heard as they immediately sat to attention and gathered themselves in a rather worried way.
“But Sonia has a visitor.”
“Go get her, Madam summoned us all, come now it is urgent.”
Squabble forgotten, one stormed off to fetch their comrade while the others made themselves presentable, they all knew how much Madame abided scruffiness and mess.
Tapping her fingers impatiently on the Office desk, she redialed again, still no answer.
“Scheisse!” She muttered, obviously annoyed she slammed the phone down.
It wasn’t often Madam Sylvain lost her temper so this must have been something very important.
Composing herself she waited for the Housemates to arrive.
“Madame, zis ez a serious problem, ze washing machine, it ez broken.” Felina knew someone must tell Madam and she wanted to be the first.
“Och nein!” Madame Sylvain was now visibly irked.
“That new man, get him to fix it, use you head Felina, don’t trouble me with trifles.”
It wasn’t long before the room was filled with beautiful women all standing to attention around the desk.
“Gut, I have called you here, we have a very important visitor arriving soon, everything must be perfect, you will not let me down.”
“No Madam.” They answered in unison.
“And he will have an entourage, a whole weekend and I want everything running smoothly, do you all understand.”
“Madame, which room will they be using?”
“All of them.” They all gasped together.
“Even the Greek room?” Selina asked.
“Especially the Greek room, this is a very special event and I demand perfection and I expect complete satisfaction for the whole party. You are all the creme de la creme, the most gifted in your field, we are the best House in the whole of Europe, lets make it the best in the World!”
“But with dirty washing …” Muttered Selina smiling.
“This is NOT funny, I have no time for your jokes, get it sorted immediately.” Her reaction took everyone by surprise and they stepped back terrified as Madame Sylvain stood up, almost hissing her annoyance.
“We will get it all ready now Madame.”
“All will be done as you wish Madame.”
“But what about the Pink Boudoir?”
“All rooms will be in use, it’s a specific request, even the Nursery. Now go, leave me I have important phone call to make to Zurich.”
The ladies filed out of the Office and rushed to discuss the meeting candidly together in the Kitchen, except Sonia who rushed to release her visitor before another death occured.
The next day Neville was summoned, he could only come after work and had great difficulty hiding his building excitement at the prospect.
Even Barry had noticed him clock watching and pacing around eagerly all day.
“What’s up with you Nev, you got a hot date or something?” Barry quizzed.
“NO, erm… seeing a bloke about a new bike down the pub.”
“Can I come, I fancy a pint away from Sindy, a lads night eh?”
“No, it’s….he’s a loner, doesn’t like strangers.” Nev lied.
“Sounds bloody dodgy to me, be careful Bruv.” Little did he know the secret life his older brother was hiding.
Arriving as soon as he could, after showering and changing his pants (being ever hopeful – he was once a boy scout ) Neville was ushered into a small utility room near the back door of the House.
“Mend this, eet is broken.” Mistress Petra was as abrupt and direct as always, he quite liked that she was so dominant and he really wanted to please her.
Luckily Nev had worked with an electrician as one of his many jobs after leaving the army, although he was quite talented in that field but could never settle in any place long enough to start a business.
Left alone to solve the problem, the house now seemed unnervingly quiet.
The Laundry room was filled with his favourite things – ladies frilly undergarments, although some of the items were a rather strange design and other of an unusually large size. Nev was in his element, the inner sanctum of this House of women with all their private things. He was deliriously happy.
Meanwhile Max had escaped the Pink room and rushed down the corridor to dodge his pursuer, giggling loudly at the thrill of this simple innocent game, he too was deliriously happy.
The hectic stomping and giggling outside disturbed Nev whose curiosity had got the better of him, peeking out of the laundry room door he saw a disappearing figure in a flowery dress and oddly familiar blonde hair.
Intrigued he watched as they entered another door which immediately slammed shut accompanied by loud squeals and more giggles.
Nev dared not follow, he was both curious and a little bit scared to uncover the secrets of the House and to be caught in the act of prying would have meant immediate expulsion.
“The brushes have worn out!” He muttered to himself after delving deeply inside the inner workings of the kaput washing machine.
‘That’s easily fixed.”
Nev masterfully returned all the components back to their rightful place and turned the dial, smiling smugly at the familiar noise as it begun filling with water, humming back to life as he stood back to survey his handiwork.
Outside the door Petra’s voice echoed loudly,
“You can’t catch me,” a high pitched squeaky voice replied.
“Enough, come back here, Maxine.”
“No, you catch me if you can, you’re It, you’re It.”
The noise made Nev look out again, this time he spied Petra marching the blonde haired figure up the hallway…but it was a man…in a dress.
Neville was both shocked and relieved.
He wasn’t alone.
There were others like him, the same as him, at last he felt like he had almost found his tribe.
Clearing up the laundry room, Nev couldn’t quite work out what this strange thing was, it looked exactly like a baby’s romper suit but massive, how very peculiar he thought and couldn’t imagine any of the glamorous ladies wearing such a thing.
What do you think it is?
What else will he see in the House?
Who is the secret VIP guest?
And what goes on in the Greek room?
©Juliette Dodd 2020