“I really don’t know if this will work on me.” Kelsey hated having to say it, because her date was really cute, but it was true. She remembered someone else claiming they could hypnotize her back in college, and all she’d gotten was a headache.
“That’s OK,” Nicole said in a soothing tone. “Everyone’s different, right? Worst case, this is just an experiment.”
“Y-yeah, I guess.” How’d she even end up on this date? Kelsey couldn’t quite recall. Maybe Sarah had set her up…?
The glint of light on metal caught Kelsey’s eye, and when she looked up her eyes locked on a gleaming copper pendant that swung back and forth in the air.
“Back and forth,” Nicole murmured. “That’s it. You just want to see it sway, see it swing. The pendulum drawing you deeper.”
Kelsey felt herself nodding, the motion making her head feel lighter, as if the swaying of the pendant and the rocking of her head combined to empty her of thoughts.
“That’s my girl. You know the pendulum swings and you will follow. Drawn in, drawn deeper, right…until…it…stops!”
Nicole tightened her hand on the chain, and as the pendant went still Kelsey’s mind went silent.
“Now, you’re going to wake and remember in five…four…three…two…one…and wake!”
Kelsey blinked as reality asserted itself, gasped, and furiously blushed as her memories returned. Memories of being hypnotized. Memories of that Nicole, that girl from college. Her wife.
“Ohhh my god. I can’t believe that you actually made me forget EVERYTHING.”
Nicole grinned, reaching out to stroke her face tenderly. “But you had fun, right?”
“Yeah,” Kelsey admitted as she kissed Nicole’s palm. “I did.”
Nicole grinned. “Good. So - where do you want our next blind date to be?”