Monday, June 1, 2009

Sessions 7 - Control

soundtrack: Control ~ Puddle of Mudd

Southwest Metro Area - 7:19AM
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Cooper descended the iron stairs in the vacant warehouse where Mercury Rising's latest single from their CD Cybersex was being filmed for a video. The director they hired had suggested that Cooper star in this one, a decision he wasn't entirely happy with but ultimately agreed to do.




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Cooper wove his way through cameras, lights, props, and sound equipment until he reached Slim who was there to oversee the production. "Nice pants." Slim smiled mischievously as he finished off a cappuccino. "Have you met your leading lady yet? I hear they had some costuming issues with her, something about her boots being bigger than yours."

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Cooper glared at him, "You're really fucking funny you know that? I feel ridiculous in this shit. OK I like the pants but these boots...why the hell did we decide I was doing this shoot?"

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"Because you're so damned sexy, man especially in those boots. I hear they've got some bondage gear in the basement. Want me to get that shit for you? You've got the pants; you just need the whips, chains, and blindfold."

"You know I am pretty sure they make this in your size, unless you don't think you can pull it off."

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Slim laughed, a deep rumble, and responded, "I don't think so; those pants are a little too tight and a little too shiny for my taste. Come on; let me introduce you to your cyber princess. Her name is Asteria, Playboy centerfold and Hef's latest casualty."

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The two men headed in the direction of the tall, leggy dark haired woman. Looking up, she leveled cool green eyes on them then focused her attention once more to the slight man beside her. Her fluid movements were accentuated by the tight leather suit she was wearing. "They must have painted that suit on her. Damn. And those boots look lethal."

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"Lethal my ass, she looks like sex on a stick."

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Cooper watched Asteria move toward them, her hips gently swaying; she moved like a panther. Slim studied him, amused. "Maybe we ought to get you a stunt man or a body double eh? Seeing as how your heart really wasn't in it in the first place, I'm sure we can remedy the situation."

"I think I can manage." Cooper flashed a grin at Slim and headed toward the director.

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She briefly looked at Slim, smiled, and then slowly, deliberately swept her velvet lashes toward Cooper lowering her eyelids demurely and then focusing on him. Extending a leather-gloved hand she introduced herself, "Asteria Karis, it's so nice to be working with you Cooper."

"Asteria Karis, a graceful star, am I right?" Cooper gripped her hand and smiled.

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"All right then, shall we take a look at what we have here?" The director, Hector Blaize, scrutinized Cooper carefully, nodding, muttering unintelligibly until finally looking directly at him. He tapped his upper lip, squinted and remarked, "Cooper Stanfield...you are much taller than I anticipated." Raising his eyebrows as if expecting Cooper to accommodate him by shrinking, he sniffed. "No matter, we'll have to make it work."

Cooper vaguely listened as Hector described his vision in minute detail while he mentally calculated how long it would take before he could finish and get home.

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Cooper spent the next several hours in various positions with Asteria draped on top of him or crawling all over him, behind bars, or in cages. It was late afternoon when they moved to the upper floor again. By this time Cooper was hot, hungry and increasingly irritable. Finding it difficult to move in her costume, Asteria had caught a spike from her boots in the grating below them causing her to jam a sharp elbow into Cooper's side as she broke her fall. It was only after assurances that they would break after the scene that he was satisfied enough to continue.

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I love the way you look at me

I feel the pain you place inside
You lock me up inside your dirty cage
Well I'm alone inside my mind

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I'd like to teach you all the rules
I'd get to see them set in stone
I like it when you chain me to the bed
But then your secrets never shone


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I need to feel you
You need to feel me
I can't control you
You're not the one for me, no
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I can't control you

You can't control me
I need to feel you
So why's there even you and me?

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"No, no! That is entirely wrong! What is the matter with you! You're a seductress, a man-eater; you have to pour yourself on top of him like hot, tasty liquid that he cannot resist! You look like you are crawling through a barrel at Chucky Cheese. And you...Cooper...you are supposed to be sexy, daring her to make love to you, not lying there like a corpse!"

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Cooper's face darkened as he threw a cautionary look at Slim who had been watching in the background. "I'm laying on a fucking iron grate that's cutting into my back; what the fuck do you expect!" Frustrated, he growled at Asteria, "Let's just get this done and watch your knee when you pour yourself on top of me next time."

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I love the way you rake my skin
I feel the hate you place inside
I need to get your voice out of my head
Cause I'm that guy you'll never find
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I think you know all of the rules
there's no expressions on your face
I hope that someday you will let me go
Release me from my dirty cage
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I need to feel you
You need to feel me
I can't control you
You're not the one for me, no

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I can't control you
You can't control me
I need to feel you
So why's there even you and me?
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They finished filming the scene without further mishap and made their way downstairs to the buffet that had been laid out. Cooper grabbed a chair, edgy and restless, and placed it next to Slim who smiled wryly as he finished off a bratwurst in three bites. "You know we hired the guy, we can always fire him if you don't like what's going down here. No reason why we can't change gears here."

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"No way, I've left bits of my body on that grate up there. I'm not scrapping it after all that. I am going to take some of the "props" home though; that would motivate me to endure the next few hours."

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Needing some fresh air, Cooper headed for the roof. He pushed through the door and moved toward a platform, sat back and inhaled deeply. Hearing the door open again, he glanced over to see Asteria walking toward him. Every step she took was fluid; he marveled at how she could do that in those boots. "Aren't you worried you might get a tan up here? The fact that you managed to climb the stairs in those boots is impressive."

Asteria glanced over at him and smiled. "I have to confess these are not as cumbersome as they look."

"And yet you managed to lose your footing and nearly impale me with a spike."

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Placing a boot on the platform to Coop's right, Asteria moved closer. "I am sorry about that...the elbow...and the knee. Seducing a man doesn't usually rattle me; I got a bit flustered I'm afraid."

"I do have that effect on women." Cooper's eyes roamed along her exposed thigh. She was bold, alluring; he would give her that.

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She climbed onto Cooper's lap shifting her hips provocatively and ran her hands through his hair. "I hope I didn't do any permanent damage. It certainly doesn't feel like I did." Cooper's eyes traced the slope of her neck and settled on the swell of her breasts. The sheer lace that covered them exposed her hard nipples eliciting a reaction from him.

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Placing his hands on her hips Cooper hesitated briefly then exhaled and gently lifted her. "We should probably get back downstairs."

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"Ms. Karis they need you in makeup." Amused, the wrangler stood by the roof entrance, hesitant to interrupt them.

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Asteria smiled enigmatically as she carefully peeled herself off of Cooper's lap and daringly glanced at his crotch. "I'll see you downstairs," she whispered.

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I love the way you look at me
I love the way you smack my ass
I love the dirty things you do
I have control of you
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I need to feel you
You need to feel me
I can't control you
You're not the one for me, no
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I can't control you
You can't control me
I need to feel you
So why's there even you and me.....
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You're not the one for me, no

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Night had fallen by the time they were finished shooting. The press had gotten wind of the shoot and was out in force waiting for a photo op. "Can you put these boxes in the limo for me? I need to get out of these boots and do some promo shots with Asteria before I go home."

"What is it?" Slim examined the contents and resealed the box shifting his gaze back to Cooper. "You forgot the riding crop."

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Cooper's eyes sparkled mischievously. "Beth already has one of those. I'll see you later this week; I'm taking a few days off."

Turning and briefly speaking to a handler, Cooper headed up the stairs to change.

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"Please...close the door Cooper."

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Southwest Metro - 10:45PM
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As anticipated, the paparazzi were waiting. They posed for a few shots as they left the warehouse along the side entrance. "Hey Cooper! Over here! Can we get a few shots? Asteria how was it working with a rocker?"

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NEXT CHAPTER: Sessions Chapter 8

33 comments:

S.B. said...

I am absolutely breathless. Stunning, sexy, sensual and incredibly creative. Perfect pacing. Well just PERFECT.

Now for what happened...magnificent and TOAST. That little episode in the dressing room - they were definitely seen going on there together.

Wonderful WONDERFUL work!

Gayl said...

It doesn't look good does it...in Coop's defense, she WAS in there already...thank you for keeping me going with this one.

S.B. said...

THAT'S his defense? LMAO! And she locked the door on him threatened him with her boots and wouldn't let him leave?

Just a fantastic, artistic piece of work.

and you're always welcome...

HarperP said...

Favorite line, "she looks like sex on a stick." lol I couldn't stop laughing!

Cooper is so bad!!!

Amazing writing her! Great post. Can't wait for the next one!

Gayl said...

Thank you HarperP! We appreciate your support!

Cooper can be very naughty can't he?

Phoenix said...

Oh man Coop! That is not a good look dude! Not good at all! LOL! But it looks like soooo much fun!!

Awesome shots Gayl!! Amazing!!

Gayl said...

Thanks Phoenix! Glad you enjoyed.

S.B. said...

I'm going to jump in here and say that there IS a connection between this update and the previous one.

The timelines we are using in Sessions may not follow one right after the other.

Gayl said...

Yes, thank you for mentioning that. This piece actually happens prior to the last one despite the fact it is posted after.

cheripye said...

So the paparazzi have blown this whole thing out of proportion, although What was coop thinking going in after that girl in her dressing room. LOL! Somehow I believe wholeheartedly that he remained true to his wife.

LOL! "You forgot the riding Crop" "beth already has one!" I nearly fell off my chair I was laughing so hard.

Lovely new character, Excellent song choice and stunning writing and Screens as always!!! I loved every moment of it!

Gayl said...

Cherie thank you so much! The paparazzi always tend to make a mountain out of a mole hill don't they? A photo op becomes an illicit affair. I probably didn't make it very clear but he didn't actually follow her; he went to the wrong room. Or she did.

LOL! Boys and their toys...I had a lot of fun with that bit...I even photoshopped some funny labels on the box and then changed my mind.

Thanks again!

cheripye said...

hmm... Perhaps she purposefully went into the wrong room, especially after the hot roof scene! LOL!

I had to come and re-read... (I'm procrastinating) just to make sure I didnt miss anything. 80)

~Drew said...

Stunning and sexy, great poses, the patience you must have. I can only handle a couple of poses an update.
Leather and riding crops, LOL!
And who was the boot on the stairs, the wrangler? I'm probably wrong again. I will shut up now.

Great update~

Gayl said...

Cherie, no doubt Coop is a magnetic presence. And she was all over him all day. You can imagine what must have been going through her mind...

Gayl said...

~Drew, thank you! Not as many poses as it looks and it was fairly easy to do. Plus I took over 90 shots just getting a feel for the place and how I wanted it to go. Obviously not all of them are in the piece but they helped with the "video" portion of the chapter.

Whose boot indeed! You think you are wrong? Looks like the dude's boot to me...

Thank you again for reading! You know it is appreciated.

Veron said...

HOLY! GAYL! That was fudgin' hot. I had to read it twice, and I'm about to go read it again.

Okay first off, those shots were sick! And I laughed out loud at the dialouge. Cooper and Slim are a trip :P.

And Astaria IS a man-eater. Look at her, she's gorgeous.

But Cooper... aw man, Cooper... this is not going to blow over well is it? And razzi pictures, too? Oh man Cooper. I wanna like, knock him in the head. And who's boot was that, watching him close the door to the dressing room and setting himself up for a shit storm?

That was excellent. Excellent Excellent Excellent.

Again, having a great time following you around the internet.

Gayl said...

Veron! Thank you! I'm glad you liked the shots; I had a lot of fun taking them. Coop and Slim are a crack up. I really wanted to show what was in the boxes but yeah, I didn't.

I would like to say it's all going to blow over...blow up is more appropriate however.

Thank you, thank you...

LOL! Well I rarely do have time enough to roam the internet so yeah it's been a blast. And I got a two-fer at AtC!!

Deep Blue Sea said...

Wow! I thought I had it all figured out in Sessions 6 -I just knew that the pics Rayne saw were of her mother and Ryan in the tabs- how wrong I was!

I was wondering - was Cooper coming down from his dressing room in the first shot? So assuming he was going to his same room to change- she planned that 'little rendevous'.
That little side glance at his personals before she got up from his lap did it for her! LOL!

And I totally saw the wrangler with his boot showing and a camera in hand there at the buffet table and conveniently the same boot spying on them- bad crewman!

Your pics were exquisite - as always though- you can't help but be drawn in - well done -this was a real treat!

S.B. said...

jumping in here again...

Deep Blue Sea, you might not be wrong. But shots of Ryan wouldn't sell magazines. Cooper is the big dog.

goodbye_sun said...

Now I know he has a totally legitimate reason for anything the press might make of this, and of course we have seen he does play up to his image, but having to explain it to the wife without it coming out sounding suspicious is not going to be an easy trick. You would have thought he would have learned by now.

Gayl said...

Deep Blue Sea, yes in the beginning Coop was coming down from a room he used to change, not necessarily a dressing room since they are filming in an abandoned warehouse.

The cameraman could have been taking shots for various reasons right? Maybe to leak the video or some other nefarious reason.

What is on the Probe will be revealed soon...

Thank you about the shots...I agonized over them. And I am thrilled if the story drew you in. That is always our goal.

Gayl said...

Goodbye_sun, Cooper does play up to his image, plays it to the hilt. He should have been more careful indeed but sometimes that arrogant rock monster doesn't see past the moment. And I can neither confirm or deny the contents of The Probe at this juncture so who is explaining what has yet to be seen. All will be revealed soon.

Thank you so much for reading!

Emily said...

Man what an update! I was biting my nails from your previews! Who's boots are those, whose boots are those?! Now I know, ha ha! Glad they were Cooper's, I love getting to see him!

This was a very cool idea for a chapter, shooting a video...and the leading lady is quite naughty herself! I'm sure she had no problems drooling all over Cooper in his tight leather pants! LOL.

You certainly amped up the adrenaline with this one, it was fabulous!

And so, I could have been wrong about that tabloid, but this is just as bad! :D

Gayl said...

Thank you Emily! Yes, Cooper in boots and tight leather is drool worthy. She had no problems whatsoever crawling all over him!

As for the tabloid, we are working that as we speak. All will be revealed...in slow, agonizing detail.

Mao said...

Okay, I know this is supposed to be sexy, but I have this thing where I laugh inappropriately at things. The barrel at Chuck-E-Cheese comment and the spike heel issue had me LAUGHING hysterically. Because comparing a hot chick in leather crawling over a half-naked dude to a barrel at chuck-e-cheese is just too much. Oh man, that was great.

I can tell you had a lot of fun with this one, Gayl! I can't wait to see what unfolds. I'm wondering WHAT exactly happened behind that dressing room door... and I'm certain someone got pictures.

Definitely anticipating the tabloid update. A lot.

Mao said...

Crap, forgot to mention. That boot looks like it belongs to the guy that walked in on them at the roof. Which means DEFINITE paparazzi exposure if it's some twobit makeup dude. Uh oh.

Gayl said...

LMAO Mao! I could not resist the Chuck E Cheese remark. I did have some fun but it was a bitch to put together, seriously.

I can neither confirm nor deny what happened behind that door...you will just have to wait for the next chapter(s). We are working hard getting it all together as we speak!

Thanks for reading Mao especially considering what you have going on IRL at the moment. Much appreciated!

Gayl said...

Gah! And yes they knew there were photographers waiting for a photo op...not too sure they were expecting it from the inside though...

S@ndy said...

WOW!!!
I'm in awe of every single pic in this update!!! Every single shoot was amazing!!!! love all the clothing you chose for this piece!!!
Everything was so freaking sexy! Wonderful job!! I can't wait to see what's going on... :P I have an idea of what Rayne saw on the magazine last chapter :D lol
Wonderful update, It is great to have two amazing writers working together! You never cease to amaze your readers!!!

Colliegirl said...

Oh... so Cooper is allowed to play and touch, but Beth is forbidden? There's something wrong with this picture here... Lol!

I'll bet he's going to be a dead man if his wife ever finds out... and I have a feeling that she soon might. I hope he has a better alibi ready, because him accidentally walking into the wrong room just doesn't quite cut it. Lol!

This had all the tell-tale signs of a setup, if you ask me. Her standing there naked in the doorway, obviously waiting for him, and then the boots on the stairs, signifying that someone was watching. Maybe the girl has another guy on the string? It does seem like it might have been the guy on the roof. Coop's going to be in trouble if he used that camera on them!

Awesome work, girls!

S.B. said...

Sandy and Colliegirl - thank you!

That old double standard...but I think Coop's going to find that his wife outdid him on the 'play and touch' scale LOL! It has to be hard to live with someone who has beautiful naked and half naked women draped all over him all the time. There's no way to say she didn't know what she was getting into.

thank both of you for continuing to be so supportive. We both really appreciate it!

Jennifer said...

Wow, this is one of the coolest things I've seen so far in a sim story. That video shoot was awesome! Fabulous shots and how could Cooper refuse someone like Asteria - makes me think about Beth though. Wonder if she slept with Ryan?

S.B. said...

Jennifer, Gayl did a fantastic job on that video shoot! And yes, Beth and Ryan did sleep together. They had a long, close relationship, living together for months while Cooper was touring, and it finally did explode one night.

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time and read and to let us know what you think!