They made a striking quartet as they walked down the street. The tallest of the women had jet black hair, and was wearing a black leather jacket with trousers that left nothing to the imagination. Then there was the brunette, in her red jumper and blue jeans, her height added to by her stiletto heeled sandals. She was looking round as she walked, as if she was experiencing the looks and smiles for the first time in a while.
Then there were the two smaller women, wearing grey leather jackets, white jeans and knee length grey boots with four inch heels. The smaller was a redhead, the taller with chestnut brown hair, as they walked arm in arm.
“Do you get the scent, cousin,” the black haired woman said as she inhaled.
“I do indeed,” the brunette said, “ripe and ready for the hunt.”
“Remember we hunt as a pack tonight,” the redhead said, “this is for our benefit, and it gives my love a chance to see what we do.”
“Oh i am ready for some fun as well – even if I have to watch what I am doing,” the fourth woman said as she looked round. Each of the women carried a large shoulder bag with them, as they moved into a wine bar.
When they left twenty minutes later, they looked at each other. “All either not suitable, or unwell,” the redhead said as she looked at them.
“What about over there,” the black haired woman said as she pointed to a nightclub, with “THE SPEAKEASY” in neon lights by the door.
“Now that may show some promise,” the taller woman said, “shall we ladies?”
As they walked into the nightclub the dark haired woman sighed. “Ah, now this is more like it,” she said as a tall thin blonde walked over, wearing a silver flapper dress.
“Hello ladies – can i get you a table?”
“By all means,” the tallest woman said as she walked over, all four looking round as they sat in a corner.
“What will it be?”
“Coming right up – I’m Louise, if you need any more drinks, just call.”
“Who are they,” Tracey said as Louise came to the bar?”
“Out of towners I think – can’t fault their clothes sense though. Or their taste in drinks – I need four Sidecars, Jed.”
“Coming up,” the barman said as he reached for the Cointreau and Cognac.
“I like the atmosphere,” Gale whispered as she looked round the room, “those seeking a long lost time, or seeking to lose themselves.”
“Indeed,” Natalya said as she looked round from under the black fringe, “but there is something else – can you feel it?”
Carina nodded as she looked at Annie. “It’s as if there si something else here, something that appeals to me as well as making me cautious. I wonder what it could be?”
Annie looked round and glanced at the table to the back, raised up with a group of women sitting round it. She turned back and indicated to Carina, who nodded to show she had seen.
“IT may be the atmosphere, it may be the owner,” she said as Louise brought the drinks over.
“My thanks,” Natalia said as she paid Louise, and then looked at Carina. “What do you think?”
“I think the staff are off limits – they are busy, they will be missed – and also that table over there. The scent from there is power – they possibly own and run this establishment.”
“You speak wisely,” Natalia said as she sipped her drink, and then looked at it. “They know their cocktails, at any rate. Annie, my dear, I ask you to allow us to hunt, but you will be part of the – entertainment after that.”
“Of course,” Annie said quietly as she poured her drink into the other three glasses, and slipped some diet coke from her bag into her glass. “I need something given what I cannot do.”
“And you will have that as well, Monster Momma,” Carina whispered. “You have been patient, and that needs to be rewarded.”
“So how does this work?”
“We sit, we watch, we select, and we invite,” Natalia said, “patience, my friends – they will come to us...”
Miss Lynx walked from the raised table towards the bar, where Louise was talking to Jed.
"Who are the four strangers?"
Louise looked over and smiled as she said "Mantraps on the prowl."
"Aha, well some guy or guys are going to get VERY lucky tonight."
"Yeah, I checked hands when one removed her gloves, little marks where her wedding ring usually sits."
"I wonder if her husband knows she's out looking for some casual sex?"
"What do you think?" Louise smiled.
“Okay – boss lady says keep the customers happy...”
“Do you see them?”
Natalia looked in the direction Gale was looking, and saw the two young men standing by the bar. They were wearing suits with open necked shirts, and they were trying hard not to look as if they were looking.
“What do you think cousin?”
“They do indeed look suitable – we watch for a while, as I am sure you used to, make sure they are alone.”
“They’re not alone, not in that sense anyway.”
Carina looked over as Annie noticed the two younger men joining them, and then looking in their direction.
“So they are a group of four, we are a group of four. Waitress?”
“Yes ladies,” Louise said as she came over, “what can I get for you?”
“Three more Sidecars, but my friend here is feeling somewhat the worse for wear,” Natalia said as she looked at Annie, “so a club soda as well.”
“Got it,” Louise said as she looked at Carina. “the four guys?”
“Do you know anything of them?”
“Local jocks, come in because they think it makes them look big.”
“Thank you,” Gale said, Louise shivering a little at the way she said it, before she walked back to the bar.
“Three Sidecars and a Club Soda.”
“One enough for one of them?”
Louise nodded. “They asked about the kids over there.”
“Cougars? Well, good luck to them...”
Carina looked up at the young man as he stood next to her.
“Hello – can I help you?”
“Well – it’s just my friends and I saw you sitting here. Visitors?”
“Could be,” Gale said as she looked at him, “why?”
“Well, we’re locals, we could show you a good time if you wanted...”
“Intriguing – why don’t you come and join us,” Natalia said, the man waving to his three friends as they came over and sat at the table, talking to the women...
“According to Louise, they’re four women from out of town and on the prowl.”
Miss Panther looked at the group as the four man talked to the well dressed women.
“So nothing to worry about?”
"No - I guess I'm getting paranoid about undercover agents watching us?"
"Well,” Miss Panther said, “tomorrow we turn the tables and we put someone close to Janice Carter and her daughter."
"And how did you arrange that?"
"Let's just say a friend in Los Angeles arranged for someone to have an accident on the basketball court."
"That come tomorrow night we will have a far better idea what we are dealing with in Miss Janice Carter."
“So,” one of the men said, “would you be up to going somewhere else?”
“Oh,” Gale said quietly, “got somewhere in mind?”
“Well, that would depend on what you want?”
Carina smiled as she said “I don’t know – the four of us were looking for a little excitement, a little danger...”
“Oh? What sort of danger?”
“No – you’re nice boys, you wouldn’t want to know...”
“Well,” Natalia said in her East Coast accent, “we are mature ladies, we like thing s a little – adventurous.”
“Well,” another of the men said with a smile, “I think we can accommodate that.”
“But it would need to be somewhere quiet, dscrete,” Annie said, “to spare embarrassment on both sides.”
“We could use the basement at the church hall – nobody would be there now.”
“You can do that?”
“Sure – we’ll make sure you all have a real good time.”
The for women looked at each other, before Carina said “okay then – you lead the way.”
“Well, looks like they got lucky,” Maria said as she and Louise watched the group leave the nightclub.
“I’ll clear the table,” Louise said as she walked over, smiling as she picked up the fifty, and then saw the note left under it. Picking it up, she read quickly and then picked the glasses up, placing them on the tray.
“Better clean these now Jed – we may have a new influx in a little while,” she said as she thought of the note.
“Thank you Louise – The Hidden Hand sends her regards.”
5.30 pm Pacific Time
As the cab headed North and West, David and Mary looked out at the apartment blocks, “I don’t think I’ve ever been up California Hill,” David said as the cab continued the climb.
“Well, this is the way we have to go,” Trina said as the cab turned and ran along the edge of Huntington Park, David looking at the Victorian mansions that ran along the road there.
“this is the place folks,” the cab drive reventually said as he pulled into a driveway, going between two metal gates as he approached the ornate entrance, the columns holding the cover over the stairs.
"This is where Trina lives?" David looked overwhelmed as the cab let them off at the Culver Mansion.
"Yeah,” Mary said, “we certainly aren't in the 'hood here David."
"Why did the House say we'd have the lesson here?"
"So he could work on my dancing as well." Trina laughed as she came down the front steps to welcome her guests, "and we drove in from school together."
"Didn't I once hear you call this place a shack?" Mary shook her head as she lifted up the bag with her things in.
“Well, it is – sorta – come on in, we’re in the main room for this...”
Mary and David walked in, looking at the marbled hallway as they came into a large open room. House was standing at one end, putting a CD into the player as he looked round.
“Ah – hi. Big, isn’t it?”
“Is your home this big?”
“My home? Oh no, I am nowhere near the same league as Trina – so the three of us can be overawed at the same time. Deal?”
“Well, it’s basic, but it’s quiet,” he said as he turned the lights on, Natalia leading the women in as the other three men followed them. She looked at the camp beds that were standing in the corridor, and smiled as she said “a church basement – definitely a new one for us, isn’t that right girls?”
“Indeed,” Gale said as she looked at the man next to her. “You never told us your names?”
“Mine’s Steve – the one next to the black haired friend of yours is Bob, then there’s Derek and Clive.”
“Well, you seem strong young men,” Annie said as she looked at Clive, “so I’m sure we’re going to have a wonderful time here.”
“Oh yes,” Natalia said as she looked at Gale and Carina, “this will be perfect, but we have one request of you fine, strong, young gentlemen.”
“Oh yeah,” Derek said, “and that is?”
Carina smiled as she said “Get on your knees and put your hands on your heads.”
“I beg youoooommppffffff.”
Derek collapsed to the floor as Carina’s gloved fist drove into his stomach, and her knee into his groin, the other three looking on dumbfounded as Annie said “my friend asked nicely, get on your knees and get your hands on your heads.”
“Who the fuck are you,” Clive gasped.
“The night of your lives, boys,” Gale said as she reached into her large bag, and drew out a Magnum, pointing it at the other three as she said “now, get on your fucking knees, before I blow them away.”
“Oh shit,” Bob said as he looked at Natalia, and then dropped to his own knees, an acrid smell filling the air as the other two followed suit.
“Now that’s better,” Annie said as she put her bag down, and pulled four industrial zipties from her bag, walking behind each of the boys in turn and securign their wrists together behind their backs. “We promised you a night full of new experiences, and this is just the first of them.”
“Who the hell are you,” Steve said as Gale stroked his cheek with her gloved hand.
“Well, that is for you to discover – and i promise you, it will be a voyage of discovery,” she said with a smile, before she shoved a red rubber ball into his mouth, and fastened the straps tightly round his head. Carina and Natalia gagged Bob and Derek in the same way, as Clive whispered “oh God, please...”
“Hush,” Annie said as she shoved the ball into hsi mouth, and fastened the straps round his head, “I think we should start with a little game.”
“Oh – what did you have in mind?”
“Did you bring them with you,” Annie said as she looked at Gale, who nodded as she took four riding crops out of her bag.
“Thank you,” Natalia said as she accepted one, and then walked behind Bob, pulling his shirt open and yanking it down his arms so that it hung loosely on his secured wrists. The other three felt their tops part as Carina used a hunting knife to cut them away, before they were made to kneel facing each other.
“Let’s see which of them faints first, but backs only” Annie said, the other three nodding as the four men looked at each other – and then screamed as the riding crops were brought down on their backs by the four women...
“Plssstpppp,” Bob whimpered as the crop came down between his shoulders again, Natalia smiling as she said “Oh, have you had enough? Would you like to try something stronger?”
Bob nodded and then whimpered as Natalia pushed him over, and pulled his shoes and socks off, bringing the crop down on the soles of his feet as the other three continued to whip the three men, the red weals starting to bleed.
“Well, that’s got me warmed up,” Carina said with a smile as she put the crop down, and took a bottle of clear liquid from her bag, as well as a cloth, “but that’s some nasty little cuts you have there. Let me clean them up for you.”
“SHTTTTTTTTNHLLLLLLLLLLLL!” Derek screamed as she pressed the vinegar soaked cloth onto his back, almost passing out from the pain as Gale kept whipping Steve.
“Plslstptppp,” Clive whispered as the droll ran down his chin. “Well, I think you are the winner of that game,” Annie said as she looked at Gale, then knelt behind Clive and put her hand between his legs. “My my – you found that exciting didn’t you?”
“Whrrddndtmmm,” Clive said as she felt Annie’s gloved hand massage his groin, and to hsi shame felt himself stiffen. “Hmm – I knew you would be excited. What about you ladies?”
“Well, now that his back is nice and clean,” Carina said with a smile, “I guess we can find out.” She slipped her hand between Derek’s legs and smiled as she said “Oh yes – what about you, sister?”
Natalia looked at Bob, his feet raw and red, and nodded as she forced him to his knees again. “They all seem so strong, but I wonder how strong they are. Get them on their feet.”
The four men whimpered – well, three whimpered, and Bob cried as his soles were made to stand on the floor, before all four pulled their trousers and underwear down. They then gasped as the gloved hands massaged their cock and ball sac, realising through the pain that they were been turned on.
“Make sure all four are primed,” Natalia said as they looked at each other, and then they worked their cocks until all four could feel them throbbing.
Bob screamed as he felt the clamps fasten onto his ball sac, the other three following suit as they stood facign each other, and swa the weight shanging between the legs of their friends.
“Whoever moves first, will earn the fourth prize, and so on,” Natalia said as the four women stood, watching the pain, the fear, the torture in the faces of their four victims. Carina walked to the side and set out four camp beds, then came back as they looked at each other.
“Who do you think will fall first,” Gale said as she looked at Carina.
“Oh i think it will be a close run thing,” she said as she looked at Derek, his sac turning purple as the weights pulled down on him. He looked at the small woman with pleading eyes – but only saw a cold, gleaming look in them, one of enjoyment as he groaned, and looked at the others.
“Hffkkkkk,” he finally said as he crumpled to his knees, Gale walking over and pulling his head beck by the hair and slapping his cheek. “No stamina – what is his reward?”
Annie picked up the hunting knife, Derek watching as she flashed the blade in front of him, and then pulled it down his torso in a vertical line, the blood starting to run as she carved two slanted lines into his chest as well.
“Number four – very appropriate,” Carina said as she lifted his chin up. “Bring him over to the bed.”
Gale forced him to his feet, the other three watching as Derek was frogmarched to one of the camp beds, and then his wrists cut free as he was forced to lie on his back. The rough cotton of the cloth rubbed on his red raw back as his wrists and ankles were lashed to the sides fo the camp bed with thin rope, before Carina stroked his cheek.
“You’re mine now,” she whispered as she took from her bag a leather purse, and opened it up, before she took out a pair of pliers. Derek shook his head as she knelt by the bed, and held his left hand in her gloved one, before the first nail was wrenched from the nail bed...
“You see, boys,” Natalia said as she looked at Bob, Steve and Clive, “we all have our preferences. So, who is going to be next?”
“I think we have an answer soon,” Annie said as Derek screamed again, and Steve dropped to his knees. “Oh goody,” Gale said with a smile as she pulled his head back, and Annie carved three straight lines into the young man’s chest. She then pulled him to a second bed, adn tied him down to it, before picking up the riding crop again.
“Oh, does it hurt,” she whispered as she caressed his swollen sac, Steve nodding and praying it would soon be over.
“Not nearly enough.”
Steve’s eyes almost popped out of his head as she brought the crop down between his legs, then rolled back as Gale continued to hit him there, while Natalia and Annie watched the other two – Bob noticing the bump in Annie’s stomach as she removed her jacket.
“Oh yes,” Annie said with a smile, “so who will be next?”
Bob and Clive looked at each other, before Derek and Steve screamed again – and Bob fainted. Natalia and Annie carried him between them to a bed, and then tied hm down, before Annie carved two lines into his chest, Natalia watching as he barely whimpered.
“Would you help me,” Annie said as she looked at the older woman, Natalia nodding as she helped her carry Clive to the final bed, and tie him down. She watced as Annie smiled, and drew a deep, red, single line down his chest.
“Oh dear – does it hurt here,” Annie said as she looked at his crotch, clive slowly nodding.
“Would you like me to make it stop hurting?”
“Well, you won that challenge, so you deserve a reward,” Annie said, smiling as she looked at him, and then picked the knife up.”
“There,” Annie said as she held up the weights, the ball sac still attached to it, “all gone...”
“Oh dear – all out of nails,” Carina sang as she pulled the nail from Derek’s big toe. She looked at him as he tried to raise his head, and then poured some more of the vinegar onto the exposed nail bed, laughing as he squealed and tired to move.
“But we’ve only just started,” she said as she looked at her gloved hands, the blood on them, and licked it off her finger. “Now, what shall we do next – oh I know.”
She took from the purse a small tazer, turning it on as the sparks started to fly. Derek shook his head, and then arched his back as she pressed the device to his abdomen.
“Go on, you can scream for me,” she whispered, “it makes it so much more exciting...”
Gale was hot, sweating, and incredibly aroused as she looked at the black and blue body of Steve. He looked at her through swollen eyes, and whispered “pllssnmmrrr...”
“Oh I agree,” she said as she threw the riding crop down, and took a knife from her bag, “I think i need to get up close and personal on you now.” He barely whimpered as the knife cut into his flesh, Gale laughing as she stroked it down his side.
Bob looked at Natalia as she tapped the needle, and then stuck it into the side of his neck, the clear fluid flowing into his body as she said “this is a blood thinner. IT will make what is about to happen much easier.”
“Whtrgntdttmmm,” he said as he looked at the bamboo slivers stuck under his fingers and toes, and the tight leather strap around the base of his already engorged cock.
“Show you true ecstasy,” Natalia said as she showed him the cannula, and then stuck it into his jugular vein, his head jerking as he felt the device going on, and then watched as she slowly opened the tap on the side, his blood slowly dripping into the goblet...
And Clive? Clive was slowly slipping into unconsciousness as Annie pulled the hunting knife across his abdomen, smiling as she kissed the ball gag at the same time...
Carina threw her head back and gasped as she experienced a true orgasm, and picked up the gun, laughing as she pressed the barrel against Derek’s crotch and fired off a single shit, watching him as his head fell back and his eyes rolled into his head, so delirious was he from pain.
“Are we feeling better Cousin?” Natalia said
“Very much so,” she said as she pulled the safety back, and fired a second shot into his head, laughing as it exploded in grey and red.
“Then come join me,” she said as she started to fill a second goblet, and then let the blood flow from Bob’s neck. He was feeling strange, light headed, ecstatic as she handed the goblet to Carina.
“So that is how you do it,” she said as she sipped the drink. “Unusual taste.”
“It takes time to develop the desire,” Natalia said as she looked at Gale and Annie.
“Thank you, but no,” Gale said as she looked at Steve, and then slit his throat – as Annie decapitated Bob, both of them looking at each other and then giving a shout of pure sexual delight at the sight of the mutilated and eviscerated bodies.
“I think we will all feel better for that,” Carina said as she walked over, kissing Annie as they embraced.
“As much as I know your desire,” Natalia said, “we must wait for later. We need to move the beds together, and then we need to change.” She attached a tube to Bob’s neck and started to fill bottles as they brought the other three over.
Thirty minutes later, the four women looked at the bodies, their outfits laid on them as Carina poured petrol over the group.
“I do feel so much better,” Annie said as they stood back, and Carina lit a rag, tossing it to the pile as the four of them walked out and onto the main street.
As they walked away, the fire started burning, as Gale looked at Carina and Natalia.
“Until next time?”
“Until next time, cousin,” Natalia said as Annie watched all three close their eyes, and then open them again.
“How long will the stock last you,” Carina said as she heard the bottles in Natalia’s bag.
“Enough time – but now we go to rest.”
As they walked along, Natalia whispered to Carina, “young Annie is indeed a monster like us, is she not?”
Carina nodded. “It’s hard to think that two years ago, she was my math teacher. But since then she has become a true sadist, a stone cold killer – and I love her more each day for it.”
She looked at Annie as she joked with Gale, and smiled, knowing the new life in her was in safe hands...
Saturday 30th January
The Huntingdown Apartment
“Well hello there,” Ingrid said as she came out of the kitchen, seeing Carina coming in with Judith as Annie closed the door. “How are you little one?”
“Good,” Judith said, giggling as Ingrid kissed her.
"So how was your girls night out?" Ingy asked as Annie and her sister carried Judith into the kitchen.
"Great,” Carina said, “but little one here was happy to see us this morning."
"I miss my Mama's." Judith said in a definitive tone as her Mom sat her in the high chair.
"So where are Klaus and Juliette?" asked Annie as she took her jacket off.
"Moms is dropping into her office,” Ingy said, “and Pop is visiting this damn film maker."
"I take it then he's still keen?"
"He is Annie, and he will not take no for an answer."
"Mom said we needed to talk it out this weekend." Cari slumped into a chair.
"There's coffee in the pot."
"Okay," Annie poured cups for herself and Car, and gave Judith her milk.
“How do you feel about it?”
“It depends – if he’s focusing on Brigitte or the dark side, it’s not on. If the estate, you know who he has to deal with.”
“So long as he doesn’t interfere in April.”
“Amen to that,” Cari said as she drank her coffee.
“This has got to be the strangest day I have spent in a long time,” Adam said as he and Jan watched Katy sitting in the chair.
“I know,” Jan said with a smile, “but the rules are she needs responsible adults nearby.”
“So why are we here?”
“Well, I’m her mother, and you’re the responsible one,” Jan said as she looked over.
"Now with the bare minimum of makeup," Lori the makeup artist stepped backwards. “I think that’s it.”
"She looks perfect." Nina Schmidt the stylist replied.
"I feel NAKED!" Katy looked at her reflection and scowled, "I wear more makeup then this for school."
"Just remember these dresses are for a niche market please Katy, 13 year old girls wearing them for a very important time in their spiritual lives." Nina smiled as Katy got out of the chair, wearing the short sleeved white dress.
"You look angelic darling." Jan smiled.
"I look like a dork Mom."
"Is she ready?" Thomas Veret the photographer asked.
"Unhappy, but yes ready." Jan answered.
"Okay, now Katy remember what we talked about?"
"I've seen some of your other pictures...these must be totally sexless."
"I know," Katy said aloud, "the things I do in the name of modeling."
She walked into the studio, took a deep breath and smiled, a simple smile as Thomas said “perfect – here we go...”
The Huntingdown Apartment
“Fakew Grammy,” Judith said as Juliette passed her a sandwich, and then looked round the table.
“He’s serious,” Klaus said, “Not even Frau Strecher could dissuade him from the idea.”
“So I guess the question is, Pops, will you let him,” Carina said as she sipped her coffee.
“A film crew following us around all the time? I don’t know...”
“I’ve asked him for a detailed outline of what he is planning,” Klaus said, “but if he does do this, he has already indicated he wants to cover the wedding as part of it.”
“Wonderful,” Ingrid said, “it’s bad enough that most of Europe’s Paparazzi will be covering the event...”
“Talking of the wedding,” Annie said, “When is the next fitting for your gowns?”
“Alice is in town tomorrow, to deliver the gowns to Diana and Abby, so we’re meeting up here tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully Katy will have recovered from the shoot today by then.”
“Has she dropped any hints?”
“Not really – i think tomorrow is to check her measurements and try some simple gowns on.”
“Well, I think I will make myself scarce at that point,” Klaus said, “it will be the last opportunity I have for a while to meet up with John and Jack.”
“Ah yes – man talk,” Carina said with a laugh.
“We will talk of manly things,” Klaus said with a smile.
The telephone rang, and as Juliette went to answer it Klaus looked at her granddaughter.
“So what will you be wearing for the wedding, little one?”
Judith looked at her mothers, and then said “pretty dress, grappy.”
“Of course it will be,” Carina said with a smile.