"Hey, did you see the new spiral on the Discord?"
I hadn't. It was great dating a bunch of hypno-geeks, and getting invited to a bunch of kink events, and discords, and hangouts, but sometimes I just needed to get my actual work done.
"No, which one is it on?"
"I'll send you a link." She did.
I thought about saying I'd wait, but. Well. No. I wouldn't, and we both knew it. I had autoplay turned off so I could get a look at it before starting the GIF.
It looked more like a set of interlocking wheels and bars than a traditional spiral. If anything it reminded me of the locking mechanism of a safe or bank vault. I tapped the image to start it, and the bars began to move, gradually making the wheels turn, which moved the bars, and as they did my mind began to turn with them. I couldn't just imagine the clicking sounds of the tumblers and mechanisms. I could feel them.
Turn, click, turn, click, turn, click. The pattern drawing me in, demanding my focus, pulling me into the intricate dance as the rest of the world fell away. Turn, click, turn, click, turn, click.
I stared into the spiral, watching the gif loop over and over again, barely even noticing that I was blinking. Or maybe that too was synchronizing to the movements, my body following my mind.
A BEEP interrupted the rhythm. The GIF stopped as a message pushed it up the screen.
"Up up up."
My eyes felt a bit gummy as I blinked them clear, shaking my head a bit.
"Hi there. You liked that?"
"I felt that."
"Oooh, that's good to know. We'll talk about that more later."
"OK. I guess I should get back to work."
"You probably should, but you don't want to, do you?"
"I want to cuddle up and go back into trance with you."
"Good girl. Correct thought."