Jane woke up and realized she was bound. This wasn’t that unusual, but the ankle cuffs, rope ties on her wrists, and tape on her mouth was a little more excessive than usual. She remembered Katie tying her wrists last night. That was normal. But how did the rest happen?
“Oh, you’re awake!” She could hear the evil little smile in Katie’s tone. It was going to be one of *those* mornings.
“Hmmmi,” she tried to say back. If she could get her elbow under her she could probably turn over.
Before Jane could entertain that idea further, Katie reached over and yanked hard on the ring of her collar, pulling her onto her back in the process as Jane let out a whimper.
Katie was dressed in a comfy grey PJ top and her collar, smiling down at her with a wicked gleam in her eyes.
"So I was thinking, it's Black Friday."
"Neither of us is working today."
Katie reached over to the nightstand, and Jane's eyes widened as she saw the VR helmet. "Remember when you picked me up at the airport?"
Jane started to struggle against the cuffs and rope, but they both knew her heart wasn't *really* in it.
Katie tilted her head slightly and the light reflected off her glasses, hiding her eyes. Jane really wanted to know how long she'd been practicing that.
The headset was slipped over her head, and Jane was effectively blindfolded now, too.
"So," Katie asked a moment before Jane felt the lavender soaked rag being pressed to her nose and mouth.
"Does this smell like chloroform to you?"