Sessions: Habits

There was this guy, Mikey. He used to come by a lot before Kieran. He would pay for a private dance with me and he was so creepy. Whenever I would begin to dance, he would touch himself.

Your boss let him do that?

Mikey paid extra.

I’d become too spoiled with Kieran, I’d forgotten for a while that this was the real reason men went to a place like that. It wasn’t for my skill as a conversationalist but because I’m moderately pretty. These men could go there and relieve themselves and I would always be willing, always receptive. They could take their frustrations against the female population out on me; call me dirty, demeaning names, and I would let them.

And for the few that could afford it, they would degrade me, like Mikey did. Objectify me and turn me into 3-D porn, and I would smile and dance through it all.

And thank God for the dancing. Before I came to this town, I’d been with the Roaring Heights Academy of Dance. If it hadn’t been for the loss of monetary support from my grandmother, I’d have graduated. The stripping started out as a way of earning money but I couldn’t go back to school every morning knowing what I’d done the previous night, what I’d be doing later.

Before Mikey left that one night, he told me he was getting tired of coming in his hand, that one day we would go on a real date. Mikey is…persistent.

Chapter Two | Chapter Three

8 thoughts on “Sessions: Habits

  1. LilyParker says:

    Mikey is a scary dude. He’s the reason Kieran paid to see Lorde in the beginning — to keep the likes of him and his friends away from her. I’m sure Mikey’s definition of a “real date” isn’t all hearts and flowers. He wants Lorde, and I don’t get the impression he takes “no” for an answer.

    Will we find out why Lorde’s grandmother stopped paying for school? She’s from a wealthy family. Sounds like they could easily afford to pay her way through school. Was there a falling out or is stripping a form of rebellion against them as well? Or am I reading too much into it?

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    • Taina says:

      Mikey is a scary a dude! And Kieran isn’t always around, you know? But the club has bouncers. The girls stay relatively safe.

      I didn’t plan on mentioning why her grandmother did what she did. But I guess I could. It will be in one of her sessions!

      They could definitely have helped her but they chose not to. You’ll find out the reason soon-ish.

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  2. sandybeachgirl2 says:

    I can’t imagine having to do what she’s done. I don’t even want to imagine the creepy, sick men she’s had to endure doing what she’s done. Obviously it’s been quite a few since in Ch. 2 she was attacked and now we’re hearing about Mikey. I hope she moves on from her job. . .

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