Grace unlocked the door to room 17 at the Pine Oaks Inn off of highway 25. She switched on the lamp next to the door and took in the $50 a night motel room.
“The things I do for a fix.” Grace muttered as she put her overnight bag in the closet next to the bathroom.
Grace showered and dressed, choosing her low-cut black top and tight fitting dark jeans, with a simple pair of navy blue pumps.
She clipped back her dark red hair and applied her favorite coral lipstick.
“Good enough,” she said to the room putting her ID and cash into her pockets.
Grace entered the rundown roadhouse, took a seat at the bar and ordered a shot of jack.
“You don’t have to do this,” a voice said from behind her.
Grace turned around Eric was standing there looking disappointed.
Grace stared at him, she couldn’t stop the tears from coming. Eric put his arm around her and they headed back to the Pine Oaks Inn. Grace gathered her things and followed Eric home.
Eric handed Grace a drink and sat next to her on the couch. He downed his drink and faced her. He reached behind her and un-cliped her hair. He leaned in and kissed her tenderly on the lips.
“I love you,” he said, she moved forward and kissed him.
“I love you too,” Grace put her head on his shoulder.
He took her hand and led her into the bedroom. Eric pulled her shirt over her head, unbuttoned her jeans and slid them down to her ankles. She stepped out of them. He huged her, kissed her neck and unfastened her bra. She slid off her panties and laid on the bed.
Eric undressed and joined her, he slid his hand in-between her legs and rubbed her clit. Grace moaned and kissed him, she rubbed his cock. He slid his fingers into her making her pussy wet.
“Fuck me, please,” Grace begged.
Eric moved on top of her, he slid his tounge into her mouth and kissed her deeply. He kissed down her neck to her breasts, sucking on her erect nipples. Grace moaned and ran her hands through his hair. He slid his hard cock into her wet pussy she arched her back and pushed against him making herself cum. Eric thrusted faster and harder, cumming deep in her.
Grace awoke the next morning with a purpose, to be here with Eric, to distance herself from the craving. That feeling of need and sexual desire that haunted her.
Grace dressed in a nice pair of jeans with a conservative top and a pair of walking shoes. She went out not sure of what she was looking for.
After hours of exploring around the downtown area, she found herself standing in front of St. Anthony’s. Grace took a deep breath and entered the church.
The building was lit by streams of sunlight passing through the stained glass windows. Creating rainbows falling over the pews.
Grace entered the confessional and poured her heart out to the priest. She told him about picking up random guys in bars, that she needed sex, craved the high. The adrenaline rush from being with a stranger. She even told him about wanting and having another woman.
Father Gabriel listened to her, he tried not to be aroused by her confession. He explained to her that it wasn’t to late to save her soul.
As Grace was leaving St. Anthony’s Father Gabriel a clean-shaven, good looking guy, in his late thirties with short dark hair and even darker eyes stopped her.
“I lead a women group two nights a week if you would like to join us,” he handed her a flyer.
“Thank you, I will think about it,” she said taking the flyer.
“Please do,” Father Gabriel said, taking her hand and giving it a light squeeze. Grace smiled at him and left.
Father Gabriel entered his office he stood in front of his desk thinking about what Grace had confesed. He picked up a small silver bell and rang it. Sister Bernadette entered the office, her eyes glazed over and her voice void of feeling. “Yes Father?”
“I need you to relieve me,” he said. She nodded, she stood in front of him unbuckled, unbuttoned and unzipped his pants. Dropped to her knees and took his hard cock into her mouth. He leaned back against the desk and enjoyed feeling her suck his cock. She let him slide in and out of her mouth, sucking harder and harder. He grabbed her head and came in her mouth.
“Swallow,” Father Gabriel ordered. Sister Bernadette swallowed and stood up.
“Now hike up your skirt and take off your panties.” She obeyed pulling up her skirt and removing her white cotton panties.
“Good,” he smiled at her. He ran his hand up her bare leg and started to rub her pussy.
“Do you like that?” he asked.
“Yes Father,” she replied. He slid his fingers into her now wet pussy thrusting them in and out of her making her moan.
“Cum for me,” he ordered.
“Yes Father,” she gasped. Her body tightened up a shudder ran through her, then her body went limp in Father Gabriel’s arms.
He removed his hand from in-between her legs, kissed her lightly on the lips and whispered something in her ear.
“You’re excused now,” he said. Sister Bernadette straighten her skirt, picked up her panties and left the office.
As Grace was making dinner, she keep glancing at the flyer. Thinking to herself “Why do I want this?”
She mentioned it to Eric.
“Check it out, see if it feels right,” he told her.
On the following Thursday night at 5:30 pm Grace entered St. Anthony’s rec room in the basement of the church. There were yellow plastic school chairs set out in a semicircle facing a podium and chalkboard.
“Hello Grace, it’s good to see you,” Father Gabriel said as he took her hand.
Grace smiled and took a seat.
“You appear to be the only one tonight,” he said pulling one of the chairs to sit in front of her.
“So we’ll just have a one on one conversation,” Father Gabriel smiled and took her hand.
Grace listened as Father Gabriel talked and talked. She felt very calm and relaxed while listening to him. Although she couldn’t quite recall exactly what he had said.
Grace continued to meet with Father Gabriel twice a week for the following three weeks. Each time she questioned why she felt so compalled to go.
It was after this third week of meetings that Eric started becoming aware that something was off. He had asked Grace how it was and what she thought of it. All he ever got was vague answers of it was fine.
Eric’s growing concern for Grace and suspicion of Father Gabriel lead him to begin an investigation of the Father.
On this Thursday night in late July Dective Eric Stone decided to follow Grace to St. Anthony’s. He made his way around to the back of the Church and found a window that looked into the basement rec room.
Grace was sitting in the one yellow school chair placed in the center of the room. Father Gabriel walked towards her and kneeled down in front of her. He slid her shoes off and caressed her bare feet. He started talking to her. Eric couldn’t hear what was being said but it appeared to him that the Father was hypnotizing Grace.
Father Gabriel arose and walked over to the podium and took out a polaroid camera. He addressed Grace, she stood up and removed her shirt and jeans.
Then she just stood there in her purple lace bra and panties. Eric then noticed a second woman standing next to the piano also only wearing a bra and panties.
Eric watched as this woman approached Grace and started kissing her. Meanwhile Father Gabriel had started taking pictures of the two women making out.
“What the fuck did you get yourself into Grace,” Eric mumbled to himself.
Eric turned over the clock on the nightstand read 1 am he got up, dressed and drove to the church. He managed to unlatch a basement window, he dropped down into the basement. Eric searched for the polorids that Father Gabriel had taken.
After not finding anything in the basement, he made his way upstairs to the Father’s office. There in the bottom right-hand drawer was a shoebox full of polorids. Eric flipped through the photos, under the polorids were three disks, Eric put them in his jacket pocket, he took the box and left.
Eric sat in front of his laptop watching the disks he had found. They were Father Gabriel’s home movies. Featuring Sister Bernadette, Grace and Father Gabriel. Eric decided that Grace didn’t need to know about the home movies.
Grace awoke to the smell of bacon and coffee.
“What’s up?” she asked as she took a seat at the kitchen table.
“Morning, eat,” Eric said as he put a plate down in front of her and kissed her on the head.
Grace ate, then asked again, “What is up?”
Eric took out the shoebox, sat it on the table, took Grace’s hand and explained what he had found.
Grace looked at the photos.
“What the fuck, I don’t remember doing any of this,” she said. Grace looked at Eric.
“What do we do now?” she asked. Eric smiled at her, he leaned over and kissed her.
Eric entered Father Gabriel’s bedroom at 3 am he quickly duct taped the Father’s wrists and ankles together. Then he taped his mouth shut.
Father Gabriel awoke in a panic, Eric held him down.
“You brought this on yourself,” Eric told him.
Eric took Father Gabriel into the church’s kitchen and sat him on a chair placed in the walk-in fridge. While Eric was taping the Father’s legs to the yellow school chair, Grace was pulling knives out of the utensil drawer and laying them out across the counter.
“So Father, any last words?” Grace pulled the tape from his mouth.
“Don’t do this Grace, I beg you,” Father Gabriel pleaded.
“You know Father, when I sleep with people, it’s consensual,” Grace said picking up a knife and standing in front of Father Gabriel.
Eric watched as Grace slid the knife across Father Gabriel’s thigh.
“Fuck Grace,” Father Gabriel yelled.
“Anything you want to confesse Father?” Eric asked.
Father Gabriel shook his head. Grace looked at Eric.
“I love you,” she said.
“I love you too,” he said. She kissed him.
Grace moved to stand behind Father Gabriel, she kissed him on the cheek and wispered,
“All you had to do was ask,” she pulled the knife across his neck letting it slice in deeply. Blood poured from his neck down his slumped over body.