Do you want to play with the girl next door? You always used to, in the long
summers, games like Cowboys and Indians (she was always the Cowgirl, and
somehow she always got tied to the totem pole). Games like Doctors and
Nurses (how did the Nurse always end up needing some treatment?). Games like
Cops and Robbers (guess which one of you always ended up in the handcuffs?)
Well you've both grown up now. College was fun, but now you're back for
another long summer. And she's got a look in her eyes that you haven't seen
before. It says "play with me", like it used to. But it also says "play with
me, and do with me as you will". She's learnt a few things at college. So
have you. Like what a hogtie is, and how much fun it can be to put a pretty
girl into one...
You were never that great at tying knots when you were kids, so of course
she always used to be able to wriggle out of whatever "peril" you put her
in. You've picked up a few things since. She actually seems to be surprised
at you. That hogtie's tight, especially with her elbows together behind her
back like that. Makes it kind-of hard work to breathe in and out in fact.
That means she's all breathless... although there might just be another
reason for that! Seems she's even about to start asking for the ropes to be
slackened off... don't think so, though. Maybe the silk scarf in her mouth
will keep her quiet?
These are some of my favourite images of Kate... and she foolishly let on
that she can tuck her ankles behind her ears, which she proceeded to
demonstrate for me. Next time I'm going to tie her in that position for a
while I think!