((Life experiences shape who we are and who we become. I wanted to share a peek into Zack Davis's world starting from when he was eight years old until part 11 which takes place the night before Lock and Key begins. Everyone's path to BDSM is different I wanted to show you what Zack's journey looked like so you might better understand his decisions throughout Lock and Key. Many hugs, Z.))
Waiting was boring! With his older brother out late and his younger brother snoring, Zack should be in bed—like their mother thought he was. But no, he sat up instead, waiting for a chance to spend time with Dusty, if and when he came home.
Zack clicked on the TV and scrolled through the titles. The title flashed: The Secretary. What was this? Why was the woman bent over a desk reading a letter? Weird!
Parts of his brain exploded when a man smacked her butt. Zack had never been spanked. But…
A part of him wanted to be the woman. Not to be a woman, but to be bent over. What would a hand slapping his butt feel like? To have someone do that… to him. Not because he was bad or anything… and didn’t want his mom to be the one doing the smacking ‘cause that would be way gross!
Feelings he couldn’t identify slipped through him. He squirmed closer to the TV.
This movie was as good as the Western he’d watched where people got tied up nice and tight and were at someone else’s mercy. It made him want—
Dusty closed the front door quietly.
Zack tried to shut off the TV but only succeeded in raising the volume. The butt smacks echoed off the living room walls.
No! Turn off!
“Why are you still awake?” Dusty came in and stopped dead.
Pushing all the buttons on the remote, Zack hoped to make the TV disappear. Argh! Why wasn’t the stupid thing working? “I was waiting for you.”
“Zack—What are you watching?” Dusty grabbed the remote and turned off the TV.
“Um…” What could Zack say?
“Zack, you’re only eight years—”
“I’m almost nine!” Somehow that should matter.
“I know.” Dusty scooped Zack off the floor and sat him on the sofa. Zack’s older brother paced a few times in front of him then finally kneeled down next to Zack. “See, it’s just… Well, that movie is very adult and you probably shouldn’t be watching it.”
Pouting, Zack looked at the floor. He liked watching the movie. It was better than the stupid cartoons Jordon always wanted to watch. It was—
“When you get older you can watch things like that. But right now you’re too young to understand.”
Zack wanted to disagree but there was no winning when his older brother had on his serious expression. Time to change the subject. “Dusty, are we still going bike riding tomorrow?”
Dusty sagged against the back of the sofa, exhaling, and grinned at Zack. “Of course, and we’ll stop for ice cream.”
“Good. I’m going to have salted peanut butter. I like going there with you.” Especially since they could leave their whiny little brother home because he couldn’t ride his bike in the street yet. “We can bring back Jordon’s favorite ice cream for him, right?”
“Of course, we’ll get a candy cotton to go. Okay, you, it’s time for bed.” Dusty stood and pulled him to his feet.
Zack trailed after his older brother. He tiptoed past his younger brother’s bed and crawled into his own.
Dusty tucked him in, checked on Jordon, and whispered another “Good night” before he shut the bedroom door.
Zack lay in bed and thought about the movie for a long time.
Were there other movies like The Secretary? Were there books? Did adults really do that?
If so, he couldn’t wait to be an adult!
Rejected. Heartbroken. Devastated.
Zack Davis wanted to serve only one man, Andrew Nikeman. He was denied because Andrew thought he was too young and because their brothers were together. So Zack crushed his submissive tendencies and focused on being the perfect Dom, giving every sub he played with something he couldn’t have.
After years of denying his submissive side, Entwined’s charity auction “Are you Dom Enough to be a sub?” gives Zack an excuse to get a little of what he’s always craved.
Andrew doesn’t know when his infatuation turned into more, but it kills him to see Zack with a constant parade of submissives. He’d refused to jeopardize his brother’s relationship or become Zack’s regret; however, Zack isn’t a kid anymore, and his brother’s relationship is unbreakable. Now Zack’s popularity and success as a Dom might ruin Andrew’s dreams of collaring him, but he can’t wait any longer to confess his feelings or he risks losing the man he loves forever.