To make me smile

22 Jan


Beauty and I have a date.

Lunch. A week from today. In the place we said goodbye in August.

It is strange friendship.  For me the attraction is obvious. She is young and breathtakingly beautiful.  A pale-skinned, dark-haired, brown-eyed, diminutive beauty with the body of a perfect goddess, legs of celestial design, and the smile of an angel.  And yet it is more than that.  As much as I adore her physically I find her adorable personally. She makes me laugh. She makes me want to hug her with pure affection.

And although, in my darkest and most delicious fantasies I would strip her and bind her and make her gorgeous body dance with pleasure and pain – I also have a desire to champion and nurture her, and keep her safe from harm.

It is what she sees in me that is the mystery.  She knows I want her and it both disturbs and delights her. Perhaps there is a tug of excitement in being so close to the dark creature that she is deeply aware that I am. Perhaps there is joy in the knowledge that I would never go beyond the boundaries she has gently drawn – even in suggestion or proposal –  so she can safely bathe in my attention. Perhaps I make her glow.

I might wish that she has a submissive ache, a hunger, an itch somewhere deep beneath her skin.  But in reality. I know it would have surfaced long before now.

The simple truth is not carnal.

She simply likes me.  As a friend.

That is more than enough to make me smile.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez


Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Lovers Past


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24 responses to “To make me smile

  1. bcrcrider

    January 22, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    The vulnerability and insecurity of the one Who Requires Control has always intrigued me, as are those who Refuse to admit their Softness and Gentleness (the protective/caretaking part).

    And that wishing for the interaction that the other either is now aware of or does not want – the yearning is not exclusive to one role or the other.


    • Romantic Dominant

      January 23, 2013 at 10:26 am

      Indeed. Desire is not exclusive. Yet my pride will always still my hand


  2. thesacredroad

    January 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    smitten. totally and completely smitten. x


  3. Heartafire

    January 23, 2013 at 12:09 am

    So very sweet and wistful, adore it.


    • Romantic Dominant

      January 23, 2013 at 10:28 am

      I have become sweet and wistful. I must be fading faster than I thought. Smiles.
      I am glad you do


      • Heartafire

        January 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm

        My comment is meant in the most flattering and heartfelt manner. Fading? You are not fooling me, Mr. D. My best! Heart


  4. mlbk7

    January 23, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Ahuh….I bet once your eyes meet….the churning, burning, yearning will start and ya’ll will clear the room. Oh boy, would i love to be a fly on the wall that day….i tell you what. For those of us who have kept up with Beauty…this is hot stuff! I cant wait for more. 😛


    • Romantic Dominant

      January 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

      I fear we may disappoint. I think we will be slightly shy mates – with a bit of a history. Smiles.


  5. silentlyheardonce

    January 23, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Friends is a nice start and a beautiful ending to your story.


  6. Phat Chow

    January 23, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    You are beautiful.
    Truth radiates from your writing.
    Thank you.


  7. butterflyx3

    January 23, 2013 at 8:50 pm



  8. genevievedewey

    January 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Ha! And now you’ve put a smile on all our faces. That’s a lovely circle. You always make me think of that saying: “I wish you enough.”


    • Romantic Dominant

      January 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      I have never heard it. Honestly. But thank you


      • genevievedewey

        January 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm

        Really? Hmmn. Well it is a simple benediction that you find exactly what you need, no more, no less. *shrug* Thank you for your words.


  9. atlasivy

    January 24, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    I feel like I have a lot to say about this. I followed all of the links and caught up on Beauty.

    Your writing is amazing. And I’m very happy you’re being reunited.

    I’ve never really been into the dominant/submissive “aching”. Although I have Dated a few people in the past that indeed were.

    I can’t even bring myself to write about sex. It’s just a subject I don’t touch.


    • Romantic Dominant

      January 24, 2013 at 10:14 pm

      Re-united seems a very strong word. We were lovers just once, and are friends who stay in touch. Lunch may determine that even friendship was circumstance.

      I have no idea how to respond to your last line. I can only surmise that a) you are very young and b) you eventually will.

      I hope when you do, it is magical.

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I appreciate it.



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