After Chapter 21
When Travis and Anna arrived at the theater the next morning, the photographer was setting up to take pictures of the Company’s warm up. Anna quickly walked over to Isaak.
“Did you ask Devin if it was ok to have me in the pictures?”
Isaak shook his head. “I didn’t think I needed to ask his permission.”
She thought for a minutes, chewing her lip. “I should call him.” She glanced at her watch. He’d probably be asleep, but she should call anyways.
She got her phone and walked to the side of the stage and sat down.
The phone rang once…twice…three times… “Anna, why are you calling me this early on a Saturday morning?” Devin sounded groggy and irritated.
“I’m sorry, Devin. But there are men here from Dance Magazine to take pictures of the company. I didn’t know how you felt about me in pictures.”
There was a pause. “Are they there to take pictures of the entire Company? Or just you and Travis?”
“I think of the whole company. They’re going to do the matinée today too, I think.”
“Let me talk to one of them.”
Anna blinked. “What?”
“You heard me, Anna,” Devin growled.
“Yes, Devin. Um, hang on.” She stood nervously and looked at the two men who were talking. One held a professional looking camera. The other held a tablet and was studying it as they talked.
Anna walked up to them nervously. The man with the tablet looked up and smiled at her. “You must be Anna,” he said with a smile. “I’ve heard a lot about you.”
“You have?” Anna asked, bewildered.
He nodded. “You and your partner are one of the main reasons we’re here.”
Anna blushed. “Oh.” She looked down at the phone and held it out. “Devin Andersen would like to talk to you,” she said wincing.
The man looked nervously at the phone. “He’s on the phone?”
The man gingerly took the phone. “Hello, Mr. Andersen.” He turned away and spoke softly.
Anna gave the photographer a nervous smile as she shifted from foot to foot.
“I’m Max,” he said extending his hand. “That’s Joe.”
Anna shook his hand. “Hi,” she said softly.
She saw Joe turn around and look her up and down then smiled and said something into the phone.
“I’m just gonna go get ready…” Anna walked quickly away to her place at the barre.
“What’s going on?” Travis whispered.
“Devin wanted to speak to the men at the magazine.” She shrugged.
Travis frowned but didn’t say anything.
She stretched for a few minutes before Joe returned with her phone. “He’d like to speak with you again.”
Anna took the phone and walked towards the edge of the stage again.
“Anna. I spoke to Joe and you may be in the pictures. He said that their editor wanted them to interview you and Travis. Apparently rumors of your dancing have caught the attention of the dancing world. I told him you would be very accommodating to anything they needed. Anything,” Devin repeated with intent in his voice.
“You want me to have sex with them?”
“If they want it. If they want up close pictures of your pussy, I want you to spread your legs for them. Do whatever they ask. Make sure you are wearing your necklace when they take pictures of you.”
Anna blinked back tears, but knew better than to argue with him. At least today she knew better. “Yes, Devin,” she said in a broken voice.
“Good girl,” he murmured. “I’ll see you sometime next week, Anna. Behave yourself.” He hung up the phone without another word.
Anna stood at the edge of the stage and stared out into the darkness trying to gain control of her emotions. Once again, the reality of her world slammed her in her face. She was a sex slave. She had no control over her own life. She belonged to Devin and that was that.
Isaak clapped his hands and she rushed back to her position, dropping her phone in her bag on the way. Travis tried to ask her what was wrong but she just shook her head and didn’t answer.
Isaak introduced Joe and Max, saying they were going to be taking pictures of them all today and maybe asking questions. Isaak asked them to please be cooperative. There was an excited murmur around the stage for a few minutes then the music began
Anna closed her eyes and tried to lose herself in dance, but was having a difficult time concentrating. What would they want from her? What would they do to her? Would they hurt her? Would they humiliate her?
At the end of class, Anna dressed and headed off stage with Travis. She was relieved when Max and Joe didn’t follow. She had been nervous that they would demand her now. She had no doubt that they would take advantage of Devin’s offer. It was just a matter of when.
Anna, Travis, Jenna, Aaron and a few of the other dancers headed out to grab a bite to eat. When they returned Anna went into her dressing room to have some time in peace and quiet.
“You ok, Anna?” Travis asked later when he came to check on her.
Anna lay on the couch staring at the ceiling. She told him what Devin had told her.
Travis sighed and sat next to her, putting her legs in his lap. “I’m sorry, Anna. That really sucks. He’s such an ass.”
“That’s putting it nicely.”
Travis laughed. “I try.” He moved between her legs and lay down on top of her. “You want me to cheer you up?” he murmured, kissing her neck.
Anna moaned softly and nodded.
He moved down to unzip her hoodie and pull her camisole down, exposing her breasts. He tugged on the nipple ring before taking the whole nipple into his mouth.
Anna groaned and tangled her fingers in his hair, pressing his mouth harder onto her breast.
He turned her so he could press her legs together and hold them with his body while he kissed below her belly button, sucking on the skin and moving lower, pulling her pants down as he went. He kissed her hips just above the hipbone and moved back to the center. His tongue ran along the edge of the fabric and he pulled her pants down even more, exposing the now swollen lips of her pussy.
“Beautiful,” he murmured, opening her up with his thumbs and flicking her clit with his tongue. She tried to open her legs to him but he just chuckled and held her tight.
“Travis,” she moaned. He locked his lips around her clit and sucked hard, causing her to yelp.
“Shhh!” Travis laughed gently. “You don’t want anyone to hear us, do you?”
She shook her head and squirmed against his hold. “Please, Travis,” she whispered. “I need you inside me.”
“I know, hon. I know. All in good time.” He pushed his tongue between her thighs and lapped up between her pussy lips making her groan loudly. He did it again and then pushed Anna’s knees up to her chest and buried his tongue into her exposed pussy. Her ankles were caught in her pants and he held her thighs firmly.
“Ohh!” she moaned as he circled her clit with his tongue. She bucked against his mouth.
At long last he pulled her pants off and pushed his cock deep inside her. He kissed her and they cried out together.
“I was going to make you wait until after we danced,” he said against her neck. “But I couldn’t wait.” He sat up and held on to her ankles as he fucked her hard. She covered her mouth with her hands to mask her cries.
She closed her eyes and moved as best she could as he rammed himself deep inside her over and over again. It felt so good she could hardly stand it. He released her ankles and brought her up to a sitting position and pressed his mouth against hers, moving faster and faster until she screamed against his lips and her world exploded.
After the performance was over, Joe and Max told her they wanted to get some more pictures of her. After she changed and showered, she walked with them to their hotel down the block. She hadn’t told anyone where she was going. She was too ashamed and snuck out of the theater as best she could.
She walked into their suite, which wasn’t very big at all. When she envisioned suite, she thought about the suite at the Ritz where Wilhelm and Kurt stayed. Still, it was a pleasant room.
“Let’s go in here,” Joe said opening the bedroom door.
She nervously walked in and then turned around to see what they wanted her to do.
Max walked up to her and unzipped her hoodie. When he saw the camisole he frowned. “Take that off and put the hoodie back on.”
She turned around and took off the camisole and put the hoodie back on, zipping it up all the way. She turned back around and looked at them, chewing her lip nervously.
Max unzipped the hoodie again to below her breasts. “Much better,” he said, skimming his fingers along the insides of her breasts. He directed her to sit on the bed and Joe put her in various positions while Max took photos. Every opportunity he had, Joe’s would touch her. Her breasts, her ass, her pussy.
It was like a nightmare of her childhood, except that it wasn’t a dream, just like it hadn’t been a dream back then.
Uncle Jack had a man come and take pictures of her in her school uniform. Or, she started in her school uniform and always ended up naked. Uncle Jack left her alone with him and said that if she let the photographer have sex with her, she would get into trouble. But she was young and small and the photographer was a fully grown man, and after he had gotten her undressed and taken countless pictures of her, he would always force her to have sex with him. The Uncle Jack would come home and find out that she’d had sex with the photographer and punish her for it.
But this time there were two men and she was supposed to have sex with them, if they wanted it.
Max took photos as she was slowly instructed to undress. When she was naked, Joe put her in various positions on the bed and Max took more pictures. He had her get on her hands and knees with her legs apart and arch her back so he could get a good picture of her pussy.
She felt fingers running along her outer lips and she shuddered.
“You’ve been a naughty girl, haven’t you, Anna?” Max asked, putting his camera on the table. “Did you fuck Travis this afternoon? Your pussy looks well used.”
Joe crawled onto the bed in front of her as Max pushed his fingers inside her. Joe undid his pants and put his cock in front of her face. She looked at it for a moment and then took it into her mouth. The bed sunk between her knees and she felt a cock enter her from behind. She did her best to control Joe’s cock in her mouth, but as Max pushed forward, his cock was shoved down her throat making her choke. They both laughed as Max fucked her hard. Joe held her head in place as he fucked her mouth. It was all Anna could do to get enough air in between thrusts.
When they were finished, she lay on her side and hoped they’d let her go. But Max turned her over onto her back and spread her legs open. “I wonder which is my cum and which is Travis’?” he laughed. He picked up his camera and took multiple shots of her pussy.
Twenty minutes later they told her she could go. She dressed quickly and ran back to the theater and hid in her dressing room. She lay on the couch in the dark and cried. She didn’t know why exactly she was crying, but she couldn’t stop.
Her phone rang and she picked it up off the floor. It was Aaron. “Hello,” she said sniffing.
“Anna! Where are you?” Aaron’s voice was panicked.
“In my dressing room.”
“You are? Have you been there the whole time?” He sounded out of breath.
She hesitated. “No,” she said softly.
The door opened a moment later and she squinted as light from the hallway spilled in. Aaron was standing in the doorway. When he saw her he went to her quickly. “Anna, what happened?”
She shook her head. She didn’t want to tell him. Or anyone.
He hugged her to his chest. “Why are you crying?”
“I guess that was as stupid question, huh? I’m sorry, Anna.” He closed the door and turned on the light, then went back to the couch and pulled her into his lap. He rocked her as she cried.
There was another knock a bit later and Travis came into the room. “Anna where were you? We were worried.”
She just shook her head. She didn’t want him knowing.
When she had finished crying Aaron continued to hold her. Travis sat next to them on the couch and caressed her legs.
“Do you want to talk about it?” Aaron asked quietly.
She shook her head and reached for Travis’ hand. “I’m sorry I worried you.”
“Are you ok?” Travis asked.
She nodded. She was feeling better after her cry. She didn’t understand why she’d gotten so upset with what Joe and Max had done. It’s not like she hadn’t been used before. She silently chided herself.
“You’ve been through a lot, Anna. It’s ok to be upset.” Travis squeezed her hand. “If I’m making it hard to manage your emotions, tell me. We don’t have to keep…uh,” he glanced at Aaron.
“Keep what?” Aaron asked with a raised brow.
Anna sat up and looked at Aaron. “He helps me feel better.”
“Sex,” she answered simply, then winced waiting for his reaction.
Anna saw a myriad of emotions in Aaron’s eyes. “Are you guys dating?” he asked softly.
Anna’s eyes widened. “What?” She shook her head adamantly. “No. No, I can’t…I won’t date anyone…ever again.” She twisted the ring on her finger. Never again.
Both guys looked at her strangely. “That’s kinda extreme, don’t ya think?” Travis asked.
Anna shook her head slowly. “I can’t get too attached to anyone. Or Devin will…” She trailed off. “I have to focus on what Devin wants. Not what I want. Or else people will get hurt.”
Silence filled the room. Anna knew Aaron still loved her. She loved him too. But she could never date him or Devin would kill him like he killed Ben.
Her eyes filled with tears. “Can you guys leave? I need some time to myself.” She stood up and stared at the ground, twisting her fingers around each other.
They both nodded and stood.
“Anna, if you need anything…” Aaron said, putting his hands on her shoulders. “You know I still…care about you, right?”
Anna nodded and gave him a sad smile. “I know.”
Travis kissed her on the cheek and then they both left.
Anna lay back down on the couch and cried. When would the pain go away? She didn’t remember the pain from her parents’ death. Anytime she got sad, Uncle Jack or Devin distracted her. Maybe if she kept distracting herself, this pain would go away too.
She stood a few minutes later and went across the hall to see if Travis was there. He opened the door and looked at her with a concerned expression.
“Distract me?” she asked in a soft voice.
Travis peeked his head out looked around. The hallway was empty and he pulled her inside and lay her down on the couch.
Later on that evening, as she was finishing getting ready Travis knocked on her door and told her that Joe and Max wanted to take some pictures of the two of them in their costumes and ask a few questions. Anna nervously followed Travis to a backroom where a backdrop and lights were set up. She was relieved that she wouldn’t be alone with the men.
They acted professionally while Anna and Travis posed, and kept the questions innocent for the most part. They did ask if the two of them were dating, to which they answered no.
When they were finished, they went backstage and waited for their cue.