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Episode 5: The clever mouse
We see Karen wake up. she goes to the safe, punches the code and it opens. She unlocks the shackles and puts everything back in the box. Takes a shower then goes around the house. Finds a box with various bondage equipment under a bed. A whip, handcuffs, nipple clamps, ballgag.
Karen: Hmm – Interesting.
Karen walks around in the house. Finds the cat’s basket and retrieves the pouch. She unzips it, checks the keys then zips it again. Weighs it in her hand – a smirk on her face. We see her with a manual in her hand in front of the safe (filmed from inside the safe and out). Closes the safe.
Sophie is home again (Karen obviously left). Her bags are left unpacked in the hall but brings her purse. She proceeds to the living room and directly to the box with the restraints, throwing the purse on the couch.. She opens the pouch to make sure the keys are there, zips it again. She undresses to her underwear and locks herself in the restraints and retrieves a vibrator from her purse. Once finished she lies on the couch relaxing, only to get up. She opens the pouch and inserts a key in a lock. It doesn’t open. Tries another key. None of the keys fit. Tries another restraint.
At the same time Sophie’s mobile rings.
Karen: Thought it was time for you to do a real full length test!
Sophie: What do you mean – full length?
Karen: Two weeks.
Sophie: TWO WEEKS!? Here all by myself? Are you out of your mind? What about food? Have you thought of that?
Karen: Relax. That has been taken care of. I can see you on the camera right now. That’s right – smile and wave… Smile and wave. Actually you have quite a busy schedule. I’ve had a friend of mine reach out to … certain communities … and I believe one of them is at the door in a few seconds.
We see a silhouette of a woman wearing not much except for a riding crop at the door. Camera zooms out on Karen. We see that she has the live feed on her laptop.
Karen: I need to go now. I really want to enjoy the show. Catch you later! Byebye.
Episode 4: Reaching out
Next morning Karen wakes up on the couch. She goes to the shower. Returns to living room. Gets her phone. Does some surfing and writes phone numbers on a piece of paper.
Karen: Hello? Yes. My name is Karen. I seem to have gotten myself in a bit of a pickle and need urgent attention from a locksmith… Yes… The address is Chillswell Road number 2. Ok…. Blacklist?. What do you mean “blacklist”? So you are not able to help me?… She hung up?!! I cannot believe this.
She strikes out the first number on the list
Karen: First question. Is the address Chillswell Road 2 on your blacklist? You don’t use a blacklist – fantastic! Aha. Yes… If I will hold? … Hi again…. What do you mean “unpaid bills”? <hung up>. Un-be-lievable.
One by one the numbers on the list are wiped out.
Karen: Emergency? May be a little over the top but I have nowhere else to turn to. I am in a bit of a pickle here. I have locked myself into these … err .. restraints. Yes this is Dr. Sophie McKenney’s residence… What difference does that make? What do you mean “don’t call again” – I am locked up here against my will. Send someone here with a hacksaw NOW! <disconnected> WHAT?? I cannot believe this!
She throws the phone on the couch and has a attack-the-restraints tantrum, trying to pry her hands free and thrashing around. She finally gives up and sits on the couch. At the same time her phone rings. It’s Sophie
We see Sophie on the phone
Sophie: Hi Karen.
Karen: I want these off NOW!
Sophie: Relax. As you have probably figured out by now there is no escape. No tools, no locksmiths, no police, no firemen. All you can do is sit tight and wait for Sunday.
Karen: You are SUCH a bitch
Sophie: Talking dirty are we? As a matter of fact, there is nothing I can do to get you out of your … predicament.
Karen: I cannot believe this. This is sick, you know!
Sophie: Not at all. As a psychiatrist I could admit you to even further … treatment.
Karen: You wouldn’t!
Sophie: Relax. Just kidding. But I believe you are out of cigarettes and wine.
Karen: And a staggering three days to go. (sighs)
Sophie: I’m glad you are such a good sport about it. And while I’m at it, I’m afraid I can’t make it home before Sunday. The next three days I will be on an excursion so you are on your own.
Karen: I think I can manage to unlock myself, thankyouverymuch
Sophie: I hope you are not mad at me for all of this.
Karen: I kind of feel you set me up.
Sophie: (laughs). HA. No one couldn’t have planned something like this. I must admit that I love the show though.
There is a knock on Sophie’s door.
Sophie: Ooopsies – someone at the door. Take care. And catch you later. byebye..
Karen throws the phone on the couch
Episode 3: A party of one
We see Sophie sitting collared and wearing the manacles by a pool (or at least outside on a reclining chair). Opens laptop, smiles and closes laptop. Puts on sunglasses and leans back, sipping on a drink.
Karen searches the drawers of the house. Finally finds the charger. Sophie watching the screen picks up her own phone and turns it off (or maybe a closeup of Sophie enabling the “ignore calls from…” function). Karen plugs in the phone and immediately call Sophie. There is of course no connection. Tries again.
Hotel room. We see Sophie go to the shower, There are marks on her bottom indicating … something. Her laptop is on and the camera follows her, then stays on the laptop where we see Karen trying to pick the lock. Sophie goes to the laptop, leans over…
Sophie: Oh is that a paperclip? Good luck with that.
Proceeds with drying hair … or something ….(obviously confident that Karen’s efforts will be in vain). Cut to Karen who throws the paper clip away in frustration. Tries to pry out of the shackles. Gives up, sits back with arms crossed! Looks to the camera.
Karen: Somehow I have the feeling you are watching this!
Sophie kisses her hand and puts the hand on the screen
Sophie: Wouldn’t miss it for the world!
We see Karen wake up on the couch. Takes blankets off.. Goes to the shower. Tries to take of clothes. Finds a pair of scissors and cuts them off. Takes shower. We see Sophie watching and enjoying the show. Karen finishes – Manages to get a pair of underwear/bra on (panties can pass over the feet through the leg irons. A scarf around the chest).
We see Sophie on her hotel bed, very interested.
Sophie: Well done. took me a long time to figure that out.
Prepares lunch. Goes through the fridge.
Hotel room, knock on door. Roomservice. Sophie places tray on bed. Keeps watching laptop.
Karen gets more to drink. Obviously frustrated. Getting annoyed with the chains, restless. Drink, then gets up with glass in hand and addresses camera
Karen: Sophie! This is not fun anymore… I want these off now!
Looks at the phone. Silent.
Goes to kitchen
Karen: Dom Perignon… I guess this is a special occasion after all.
Sophie leans forward.
Sophie: No! I told you NOT to touch that bottle.
Karen goes to the living room. Fronts the camera…
Karen: Sophie – I hope you are watching, cause I am going to open up and fully enjoys this nice cold bottle of French bubbles. If I cannot go out to party, I make a party of my own! Cheers!
Sophie picks up her mobile. Opens it. Puts it down again.
Sophie: Just remember who’s wearing the shackles, dear!
Karen opens her purse – gets a pack of cigarettes. Turns to camera.
Karen: Hope you don’t mind me smoking.
Lights it there in the living room. Sophie picks up phone again.
Sophie: That’s it!
At the same time there is a knock on the door.
Sophie: Oh shit!
She hurries to get to the circular rug, kneels and looks down apologetically. Leash is attached and she is escorted out of the room.
We see Karen leaning back on the couch. Smoking and drinking champagne.
Episode 2: Like cat and mouse
Sophie has left. We see Karen sitting watching TV. Bored and restless. Goes to kitchen to get a bottle of wine and a glass. Back in living room, cat in the lap. Sips wine. Curious about the shackles.
She lays out the shackles on the couch.
Karen: Wow, Sophie… You have a very kinky approach to work
Messes around with them. Learns how the locks work. Trying the keys.
Karen: Now – this is clever!
Sits down again, drinks wine. Gets up – obviously a little tipsy.
Karen: Wonder if they fit!
Wears them. Waves hands in air, pulls on them. Adjusts chains. It is in a five point configuration (long chain connects to collar, hands and feet with short chain connects perpendicular to chain).
Unlocks hands, feet, chain. She takes off jacket and pants. Wearing only pajamas. Leaves the chains on the couch and goes to the kitchen to get more wine. Returns to couch
Karen (imitating Sophie’s voice): “After a while you get used to it”… As if!!!
Pushes the chains to the other end of the couch.
Drinks some more – obviously still interested in the chains. Plays with the chains while watching TV – locking and unlocking collar and cuffs. Turns off the TV.
Karen (imitating Sophie): “It’s perfectly safe”. Hmm. Let’s see how comfortable these things really are!
Puts chains on again. Wearing only pajamas.
Goes to kitchen. Makes dinner. Goes back to living room, eats in front of TV. More wine. Relaxes in couch afterwards. Falls asleep. Morning light. She is woken by the cat. Yawns and stretches (of course limited by the chains). Picks up the cat and pets it. She reaches for the keys.
Karen: Oh you want these, do you?
Plays with the keys – cat finds the small stuffed mouse interesting. Karen drops keys on floor. Cat plays with the keys. “Aw how cute”. Leans back watching the cat play. Cat runs with keys “Wait a minute… Hey – Come back!”… Keys are dropped just out of reach. Karen lying stretched out on the floor – chains too short. Can’t reach. Keys right in front of her nose but chains not allowing her enough slack to reach – not even with her mouth. Blows hair away from eyes.
Gets up and goes to get a broom. Cat is enticed by the broom moving the keys around – steals the keys again, running further away. (Or something similar. Just filming the cat and dialog like “hey come back here” or “I can’t believe it – she stole the keys!!” may be enough to tell the story – cats aren’t good actors!)
Karen: Oh… Rats!
Karen tries out the strength of the chains, tries to pry off the shackles. Gets up and tries to pull the chain out of the fixture. No avail.
Karen gets her phone. We see the battery level – not much left (iphone has a 20% warning and a 10% warning – prepare screenshot or download an image to the phone) – we see the 20% left warning. She tries to call Sophie
Karen: Please pick up – please pick up…
The phone is ringing in a room adjacent to the living room (out of reach). Obviously the call has been forwarded to the land-line.
Answering machine: Hi this is the residence of Dr. Sophie Robson. Please leave a message after the beep and I will call you right back. BEEEP.
Karen hangs up. We see the 10% warning. Throws the phone on the couch.
Karen: i cannot believe this!!!
Picks up the phone – texts Sophie… We see her sending a couple of messages until the battery is dead.
Karen: Great. Now what?
Sophie is in a hotel room, checks her phone. Reads the message. Laughs. Opens laptop – we learn she has a live feed from the security cam.
Sophie: recordings recordings… Let’s check the recordings…. Oh my.. Oh. MY.. Nonono. Laughs. BAD kitty… BAD Kitty.
Phone rings. Karen looks up. Goes on answering machine. “…please leave a message after the beep…”
Sophie: Hi there. I got your text message – seems like the cat caught a mouse. <giggles>. Just to let you know – I can see you right now on the security cameras. I have a direct link on my laptop. Internet down here is flaky and damn expensive, so I might be cut off any … BEEP BEEP BEEP <answering machine goes off>
Karen looks around confused. Phone rings again. Answering machine… “leave a message …”
Sophie: Me again. Not too much time to get messages across. Best keep it short. Some time soon the messaging machine will be full and I cannot call you anymore. Raise one hand if you are ok.
Karen slowly raises one hand.
Sophie: Good. Are you comfortable?
Karen shrugs – raises one hand.
Sophie: Good. So not in imminent… BEEP BEEP BEEP.
Phone rings. answering machine…
Sophie: Me again. GOD this is annoying. Look. I am going on a trip today and tomorrow. Will check up on you tomorrow evening. Remember: grab all you need from the kitchen.
Karen: Yells and mimics EXTRA KEYS. signals keys and shows restraints.
Sophie: Keys? Aaah yes the combination for the safe! The code is one two three four. That is one two three four. But it will not bypass the TIME LOCK. Nothing will. You will have to wait till Sunday. Before I forget – there is a charger for your mobile in the drawer in the …Beep beep beep!
We see Sophie waving at the computer screen. “Byebye my dear friend. Hope you’ll enjoy my little mouse trap”.
Camera shifts from Sophie to the laptop. Next to the laptop is some hotel stationary “H. Omar Spa and Bondage Resort”. Sophie passes in front of camera – follows her to the bed where a set of restraints are laid out (the neck corset sm-factory collar, wrist and ankle restraints). She puts them on then kneels naked on a circular rug. Laptop placed next to her. Person enters – puts leash on collar. She is escorted to a dungeon like room and locked into a cage. The person escorting places the laptop outside the cage (so Sophie can enjoy the show at home). We see her sitting in the cage watching.
Back in the apartment
Karen: Safe!? Where is that safe? SUNDAY??
Karen looks in the room – peeks behind pictures on the wall. Finally finds the safe (wherever it may be). Tries to punch in the code to no avail.
Karen: Goddammit!!! Sunday!! That’s… That’s!!! No way!!!!
She punches the safe, hurts her hand. Yanks the chain i anger.
Episode 8: Rebellion
We are back at the “mansion” (dungeon). Marie has Sophie and Heather locked in a standup position. Spreader bar between their collars. Center of the bar is attached to chain leading to the ceiling. If one relaxes it will force the other up. Hands are chained together in front, over the bar.
Marie: Tippy toe, Sophie!
She walks around them, tickling Sophie bringing her out of balance. Nipple clamps are applied. Using her whip rigorously. After a while the scene ends with Marie dragging Heather by a leash. Heather is locked in the yoke. Sophie is left chained to the spreader bar on the floor. Neck connected to ankles. Hands locked to the middle of the bar.
Marie: Goodnight Sophie. Sleep tight!
The keys are dropped on a table – obviously Marie is confident they are out of reach. Sophie looks up, defiant look. Starts to move towards the keys.
Cut to bedroom. Marie has heather in the yoke standing by the bed. Champagne is opened and the bottle is placed in heather’s hand. Marie is given rope from the baroness. She starts to tie her up. Nice hogtie. Soon the baroness is gagged and helpless. Marie pours herself a couple of glasses champagne (from Heather’s hand). Then caresses the baroness. Passes out next to her. The Baroness is awake. Looks at Heather. Heather excuses herself and exits. Goes to Sophie. Finds the keys.
Heather: I got a plan! In or out?…
Plane taking off. Cut to the pool we used earlier. This time Sophie and Heather are not wearing chains. Marie and the Baroness are lying hogtied on deck chairs. Sophie and Heather each equipped with a crop “entertains” the baroness and marie.
Heather: when do you think Jack will arrive?
Sophie: He can be here anytime. Hmm. Second thought – since you are here he will have to take a normal plane. And next flight in is in four days!
Marie and HH shows discomfort
Heather: May as well make the best of it!
Heather holds up the shackles implying they are soon to be worn by HH and Marie.
Sophie: No worries! I will have these two purring like kittens within a day!
Caresses with the whip. Zoom out. Blur.
Episode 7; Caught in the caribbean.
Sophie is by the pool working on her tan. There is another chair and a table between them. Closeup. We hear a cough. Sophie open one eye and looks to the right without moving her head.
Sophie: Hi Jack.
Jack has slipped into the other chair
Sophie: how’s the misses?
Jack: she’s….. Right now plowing through Harrod’s
Sophie: And Caroline?
Jack: She stayed after you left. The baroness let her go but she is still a guest of the house.
Sophie: Good! Glad to hear that. And glad to see you too. What took you so long finding me?
Jack: You were hard to find. Running away like that… <shakes head>
Sophie: Running away? Hardly! The Baroness owns this house. Pity she doesn’t come here more often.
Jack picks up a briefcase from beneath the chair
Jack: Will you do the honors?
Sophie: Sure. You can call off the goon squad.
Sophie opens the briefcase.
Sophie: How I missed those.
Sophie: What? It’s true!
She starts putting the collar on. Jack dials on his mobile. Signals his (imaginary) backup to back off
Jack: Got her. All under control. No. Not necessary.
Sophie: They’re fun toys. They both attract and scare me. <Giggles>.. I like the look and feel when i put them on, but once they’re locked, all I can think of is how to get them off.
Jack: They are not toys. This time they stay on twentyfourseven.
She puts them on, making a show.
Sophie: we’ll see about that. Is this a new set? I believe it is!
She smiles and examines the shackles.
Sophie: New locks I believe.
Jack in the reclining chair takes a cigar and lights it.
Jack: We figured you had a secret key somewhere. Either a key or a locksmith. Her highness didn’t take it well. Marie got a good feel of her wrath. As well as the rest of us for that matter. She has changed all the locks you know.
Sophie: I think even a locksmith would have his problems. Don’t think I haven’t thought of that? Cutting, filing, sawing… chewing – too close to the skin and vital arteries. And that’s the bit that scares me… They are elegant <runs fingers over ankles> yet brutal in a sense <pulls ring on wrist cuff hard>… Heavy and constantly gets in the way, completely unforgiving… I feel trapped, secure, privileged, humiliated and appreciated – all at the same time. With Marie holding the keys it was easy though!
She sips from her drink.
Sophie: So you are working for the Baroness again?
Sophie: And she paid you to haul me back to her mansion? I wonder how you will get me through airport security with these on!
Jack: That part is taken care of. She is quite influential… She’ll arrange for our transportation..
Sophie: Uuh. Private jet. Nice! Didn’t expect that.
Jack: It means we will have to stay here a few days. Personally I hate the tropics.
Sophie: Good. Gives me time to plot my next escape.
Sophie gets out of the chair and jumps in the pool.
Sophie is walking around in the house with a long chain attached to her collar.
Arrival of Heather. She is dressed in her captain’s uniform. Conseils a collar (with jewels embedded) beneath her uniform.
Jack: Sophie… Meet Heather.
They shake hands.
Sophie: Pleasure to meet you.
Jack: Sophie… Show Heather her quarters.
Sophie: Aye aye cap’n… Hmm Captains.
They sit by the pool. Sophie with a long chain attached, Heather just wearing her collar. They sit in the reclining chairs talking to each other without looking, enjoying the sun.
Sophie: Do you do this often?
Heather: Do what?
Sophie: Pick up Her Highness’ … properties
Heather: Ha. That would include myself. But to answer your question… No. I think you are a special case. Most of The Baroness’ employees ride coach.
Sophie: I like your collar. Diamonds?
Heather: It was a gift. One that you cannot easily reject. Think they’re just glass though.
Sophie: If it wasn’t so damn hot I would fume with envy.
They sit for a while
Heather: I think Baroness likes you.
Heather: She likes a challenge. I am not sure what kind of game you two are playing but I can tell that she enjoys it immensely. I wouldn’t be here if she didn’t.
Sophie: So why didn’t she come here herself?
Heather: You tell me!
Jack arrives. They barely take notice.
Jack: I just had her Highness on the phone. She wants to know when we leave.
Heather: That would be “Captain Heather” to you if you want a seat on my plane.
Jack: When … “Captain” Heather!?
Heather: Well, Jack… Planes need fuel. And apparently today is Saint José de Muerte Sancti-something’s day. Airport is closed for the weekend. So we cannot leave until Monday
Sophie: How about a drink Jack?
Jack: Jesus Christ.
Heather: No. Saint José de Muerte Sancti Delgado de la Patio… Not Jesus.
Jack points to the sky. A small plane.
Jack: And that plane. How come he can fly?
Heather: I don’t know Jack. Maybe because he doesn’t need ground handling, jet fuel and a flight plan. Now – how about that drink, Jack?
Jack leaves, returns and snaps a chain onto Heather
Jack: Higness’ orders. She didn’t like the thought of two renegade subjects and a plane capable of flying intercontinental distances. Furthermore she is worried about your manners. She said that you – and this goes for you too Sophie – should not feel too comfortable just because you are a few hundred kms away. Told me to enforce her rules. Strictly.
Sophie: Dammit Jack. Can’t you just relax sometimes. Loosen up!
Jack: Two of you at the same time gives me ticks.
Heather: If you two will please excuse me. I have some paperwork to do. Jack… Is there a computer in there?
Sophie: Office upstairs. Next to your room.
Heather locked to the chain leaves the pool….
Heather: One more thing Jack.
Heather: I don’t fly with girls in shackles.
Jack: Why not?
Heather: Insurance and safety…. Mostly insurance
Last shot is a small business plane taking off.
Episode 6: The Baroness
Caroline wakes up. Sophie sleeps next to her. They are in a big bed, still shackled. Collars connected to long chain giving them plenty of space to move around. Sophie’s purse is on a table.
Sophie: Where the hell are we? How did we get here?
Caroline: I think someone drove us.
Sophie: Sure about that? My guess would have been walking!
Caroline: Do tell me you have the keys for these…
They go through Sophies purse – multiple times. No luck.
Caroline: And there were just one set of keys with the set? You didn’t hide an extra key in your pocket?
Sophie: Just one set of keys.
Caroline: This would never have happened with my fluffy cuffs.
Sophie: I have a bad feeling about this. I trust Jack and his sense of judgment but I like to know who holds the keys when I’m locked up.
They try to pick the locks with contents of Sophie’s purse: tip of nail file, hairpin, safety needle – all to no avail.
Caroline: It’s useless.
Sophie: As it should be! I was promised it should be next to impossible. I paid good money for that.
Caroline. Glad to hear you got your money worth, but how did we end up here and how do we get out of here?
Sophie: Ok – let’s backtrack… I gave your keys to Jack just before the auction. He said we would get them when we went home. After the auction we had a few drinks. “The baroness” came by and said something like “she was sure the price was right”. Then more drinks. Hmm … and I lost track. Best guess is we will be saying “your highness” quite a few times this evening.
Caroline; Not helping much…
Sophie: We need something more tool’ish than this. Bolt cutter, hacksaw – anything!
Caroline: And how exactly are we going to the hardware store?
Yanks the chain attached to the collar.
Knock on door. They look up.
Sophie: My guess would be the highness!
The Baroness enters. She stands in the room silent.
Caroline: good morning… Your .. err.. highness
She is silent
Sophie: Good morning your highness… We meet again. What an interesting evening last night.
Awfully quiet as the baroness walks around.
Sophie: … I suppose we should negotiate the voluntary work we are supposed to do.
HH: Negotiate? There will be no such thing! Deal is done. You both owe me one month of service…
Caroline and Sophie looks at each other.
Sophie: you do know that the auction is a game, right?
HH: An expensive game. And I am going to enjoy myself so much throughout your … Training … In lack of a better word.
HH: SHUT up and stand straight when I am talking to you!
Sophie and Caroline straightens back
HH: I will be reasonable with you. Sophie – you work with Stevenson and partners. Caroline… nurse right?
Hh: If you stayed away from work you would be fired. We can’t have that. I “own” you for a limited time only.”At my pleasure” I believe was the term used. I paid a lot of money for this. But I will not accept any impacts to your normal lives.
She walks around them with a crop
HH: I propose that you will receive basic training course of two weeks starting today lasting the same time as your planned trip to Portugal. I will have your flight cancelled and have the refund transferred to your accounts. The remainder will be placed on ten weekends.
Sophie: ten? I make it seven!
Caroline: How did you know we are going on vacation?
Baroness looks at Caroline who instinctively looks down
HH: all good deals have a price!
Sophie: Caroline and I will have to discuss this!
HH: I will give you time but i think the result is already given. My non-negotiable terms…
Hands a binder to Sophie. The Baroness leaves
Caroline: I think she is pretty serious about this.
Sophie takes out the first paper. A statement of a debt of 60.000 pounds.
Sophie: Caroline. We are in trouble.
Caroline: Let me see that! Is that our signatures? I have no memory of…
Sophie: Actually. That part I remember. But it was late when we signed. And you weren’t exactly…
Caroline: But… That can’t be legal??
Sophie: Strictly speaking no. However… It appears that in the excitement yesterday we got carried away and agreed on certain terms witnessed by quite a lot of people. Important and powerful people. Granting ourselves to work for her for one month – alternatively pay the Burundi School foundation the 60.000 pounds we owe. I don’t know about you, but I can’t raise that much money.
Caroline: But as “slaves”?? At “her pleasure”.
Sophie: That bit is admittedly a bit out of the ordinary.
Caroline: You could sue her. Couldn’t you?
Sophie: Sue her? For what? I would be laughed out of court… Costume party. Slave auction. Can’t you see it? And I don’t know about you, but my career as solicitor would be done. Over! The debt certificate without context is just that. Legally we owe that money now.
Sophie looks through the pages.
Sophie: Hmm. Actually this could be worse. Let’s see… Blablabla. Two weeks “training” with dedicated “trainer”… <looks up> That will probably be the worst bit. After training… Free time. Available 24/7. Work as special maids. Restraints to be worn only while on the estate.
Caroline: So we will work as … slaves?
Sophie <keeps reading>: Let’s see… Will not take existing staffs’ jobs. Ha that means we don’t have to cook or do gardening work. There’s even a safe word to be used if personal preferences are exceeded… Oh. Hm. Blablabla. Yadayada… Own room. Accommodation. Chauffeur. Allowance. Clothing budget. All expenses paid.
Caroline: I could live with this room.
Sophie: More blah. Small print. Non disclosure agreement… yada yada yada…
Sophie looks up
Sophie: I think this is a good alternative to paying a 60.000 pound debt.
Caroline: Fun and games rather than work. I can live with this!
Both of them wesr skimpy maids’ outfits. The baroness stands before them in her office (or living room). They wear shackles and collar but no chains.
HH: I am glad you accepted my terms
Caroline: We find them very reasonable your highness.
Sophie: As a lawyer myself I admire the work.
HH: Ah.. Yes. The chains that bind you are well crafted. Those <points to restraints> serves only as a reminder at your minor discomfort… And my visible pleasure.
Knocks on door
HH: That would be your trainer.
Door opens and Marie enters. She has a whip in her hand.
Marie: Greetings your highness… Hi girls.
They visibly lose their posture. Looks at each other.
Marie: Now don’t worry. I will be the best trainer … ever!
Marie walks around them, caressing with her whip.
Marie: And I think we will get started right away… Off you go <slaps Caroline on the bottom, signals to exit>
Caroline and Sophie are in their room. There is a cage in the middle
Marie: I cannot believe how privileged I am to get the chance to show you <places whip on Sophie> how a proper training is done. Remember the cage?
Sophie: You looked so good in that cage.
Marie slaps her with the whip.
Marie: Believe it or not – Jack sent this one as a complement of the house. Caroline… I do not expect much trouble with you. Am I right?
Caroline: No. I mean yes… No… Err.. There will be no trouble.
She goes to Sophie. Pulls the collar ring.
Marie: You get to be the first occupant. Lock yourself in
Sophie obliges. As she locks herself in the cage, Marie keeps talking
Marie: We have a thing in common, Sophie.
Sophie: Let me guess… You prefer earl grey tea?
Marie slaps her ass which is only halfway inside
Sophie: Ouch! STOP doing that…… please.
Marie: We both enjoy using the cage but hate being in it ourselves. It makes me so hot to see you right now.
Sophie: Only happy to amuse.
Marie: First there is the entrance bit. You have to crawl on your knees to get in. Secondly you are instantaneously humbled – forced to an uncomfortable position. Thirdly – time! Time will do its job. After one hour you get bored. Two hours restless. Four hours impatient. Most break after six. Some take longer, but that’s ok. Cause this cage has got all the time in the world.
Sophie snaps the last padlock shut.
Sophie: Fourthly there is the ever present blabbering. Thanks for the lecture, but I am done now. You can leave me to number one, two and three if you like.
Marie checks the padlocks
Sophie: Caroline – follow me.
Sophie shows discomfort, different positions. The Baroness enters the room. She walks around the cage, takes a chair and sits right next to the cage. Delivers a Hywell quote…
HH: I love the way different girls react to being caged for the first time. Some curl up, some test the limits of their space, some do acrobatics… and some just do a bit of all three. Frankly I find it satisfying.
Sophie: Under other circumstances so would I
HH: Haha. You are not like the others
Sophie: What do you mean?
HH: You don’t admit defeat.
Sophie: What have I got to lose? Apart from the shackles, I mean.
HH: So it would appear…. But just to spice things up a level, I am giving Marie free hands with you. You are a gift, you know! For long and loyal service.
She gets up
HH: Have fun.
Episode 5: Auction
Marie returns with Sophie, hands locked behind from a bathroom break, (maybe breasts bared, nipple clamps)…
Bends her over Caroline’s cage
Sophie: I’ll take the crop, please.
Marie: Only happy to oblige.
She teases with the crop, caressing Sophie’s bottom.
Sophie: I can only imagine how much you enjoy this.
Marie slaps Sophie’s bottom.
Marie: No you can’t – I have waited long for this. Count these out.
Sophie: Ok … err … One.
Marie: That one doesn’t count.
Sophie: NOT fair
Marie slaps her again
Sophie: Ouch! Ok.. ONE!
Marie: That one doesn’t count either.
Marie slaps her and Sophie counts the slaps. One.. two.. camera blurs out
Marie gets her into the cage and locks the door.
Marie: I will put your hands in front if you like.
Sophie: How utterly kind of you!
Marie: … So you can have that drink.
The padlock between Sophie’s wrist cuffs is unlocked and replaced by a short chain. Mary places a drink in front of the cell. Sophie picks it up, leans back and takes a sip. Marie leaves.
Caroline: <from her cage> Charming acquaintance! What have you done to piss her off?
Sophie: Nothing! Well – except that I bought her two years ago.
Caroline: Bought her? On the auction?
Sophie: Then… I “trained” her for two weeks.
Sophie: Much like we are being treated now. Even had a cage in our living room.
Caroline: Wow! No wonder she’s pissed. I would be pissed after two weeks of this. Actually I am getting a little pissed right now.
Sophie: I did her a favor!
Caroline: Right! Hm.. Do you think she will bid on you?
Jack announces… Camera stays on caroline and Sophie.
Jack: Avast maties. Time for ye auction.
Jack: Do I hear 1500, 1600, 1610, 1620, 1630, 1640 … 1650 … Arrr. Sold to the gentleman in the pirate hat.
We see them moving around in the cage as the auction progresses. Cuts between Jack and cages…
Jack on the PA… Marie returns as he speaks.
Marie: You’re up next.
Jack: How about it!? Arrr you ready for the last lot? <mumble>… By popular request there will be a 20 … err 30…. No let’s make that … 45 minutes recess before with continue with the last lot of the day. Pirate and french aristocrat slave girl. I can safely say that they are anxiously awaiting yer bids!. In the break they will be on display in booth 1 and 2. Be sure to fill yer mugs in ye ol pirate bar!
Sophie: OK, that’s it. – I am going to chew my way out!
Marie: I don’t mind about the shackles, but I think Jack will feel bad if you dent his cage…
The Baroness appears in front of Caroline’s booth. Takes a crop and “inspects” Caroline (pats her under the chin, runs it down her back gently). Caroline bites lip and closes eyes. Moves on to Sophie.
Sophie: And what are you looking at?
Marie: Greetings Your highness.
Marie: Sophie – meet “The Baroness”
Sophie: Err. Hi, highness.
She walks around the cage
Highness (HH): Cheeky, are we?
Sophie: I’m on my knees. As polite as can be. Your humble servant is at your … Err… Service.!
HH: Marie… Do you think you could straighten her out?
Sophie: Stretching would really feel good right now.
Marie: If I only got the chance!
Jack: Next lot will be sold as a couple. the lovely Pirate Queen Sophie and her bounty, Soon-to-be french maid Caroline. Marie… Stretch them out.
We see sophie and caroline standing tip toe. Hands chained to the ceiling. Jack is starting the auction, taking his time. Marie dominates with her riding crop.
Marie: On your toes!
Slaps Caroline with the crop who instantly gets back up on her toes.
Jack: Let’s start with 50… 100… 200… 500… 1200 .. do I hear 1300?… 1250? … 1225?…
Jack: 20000?? err. TwnetyTHOUSAND … Err .. going once… twice… Err. Sold. I… I believe we just raised TWENTY THOUSAND british pound sterling to schools in Burundi. This is a record for the Talk Like a Pirate Day Slave to Charity.
The baroness goes to the stage. Whispers to Jack. Meanwhile Marie does her best to keep them occupied
Jack: This is unbelievable.
Jack uses a cloth to wipe his forehead, leaves stage and returns.
Jack: I am told that not only do we have an all time high, but we also have an additional offer. Our winner has offered to double her contribution if the delinquents are willing to do charity work for her organisation for two weeks. What do you say?
Sophie <seizes a chance in the spotlight>: If she triples it, we will double it!
Jack: Err so you will both work … one month?
Sophie: Arrr right ye arr…
Jack <blocks the microphone, hisses>: Are you serious? Or just mad?
Sophie: Yup… Bit of both, really!
Jack: She is NOT spending this kind of money just for the laughs you know!
Sophie: Come on Jack. She is a friend of yours. I trust your judgment in friends!
Caroline: I’m ok if Sophie is
Jack nods to Sophie and Caroline with a serious look. Mumbles “alright”, returns to microphone.
Jack: <announces> Arrr. What says our winner to this kind offer. SHE NODS! Ladies and scurvy billabongies! We have just raised SIXTY THOSAND pounds to Burundi schools! How about a hand of applause to the lucky winner… and the merchandise.
The Baroness is handed the keys. Smiles. Turns to Caroline and Sophie. Checks the restraints. Leaves stage. We see sophie and Caroline drinking and enjoying themselves. Music fades in, end
Episode 4: Bounty
We see Sophie with a drink in her hand chatting with other people. Then another. And another. visibly impaired having a good time, laughing etc. We also see Caroline now and then change her position. Legs of people standing by the cage.
We see The Baroness. She wears a mask. A little bit spooky. She nods to Jack, who touches his nose and nods back with a serious face. We see a briefcase similar to the one with Caroline’s restraints handed to him. Jack approaches Sophie.
Jack: In the name of King George II, I hereby place you under arrest.
Sophie: Arrrrrr’est? Arrr’ you kiddin’?
Jack: <lowers voice> it’s ok. Jeff and Karin had to leave early so we are one lot short. They left these and mentioned your name.
Sophie: Oh they did, did they!.. You all just want revenge for last year.
Jack: You left before the party even started. You owe it to me, or… Are you afraid Caroline will bring in more money than you!?
Sophie shakes head while laughing
Sophie: Ok, but you keep Marie away from me.
Sophie: And no cage. I hate that cage! I sit next to Caroline until the auction.
Jack: But why not? The cage is the best part of…
Jack: Agreed – no cage. Arr.. You don’t even have to worry as the cages are all taken anyway. And even if you were locked up, you would only be there for five-ten minutes. We are about to start.
Half-drunk, loving, overacting Sophie yells melodramatically
Sophie: Jack… How can I resist a man of His Majesty’s navy? Clap me in irons. Let me have me day in court. Bring this pirate to justice.
Jack turns around, places briefcase on table. Sophie signs the paper. Holds out her hands for Jack to put on the shackles…
Jack: Heck no! I can’t work those! You are the expert!
Sophie reluctantly picks up the collar and cuffs and expertly puts them on.
Jack: Wow that was quick – you really are an expert. Chin up you bilge-rat! Arrr.
Sophie pulls her hair up while Jack puts the collar on and attaches a leash. Hands padlocked behind back.
Jack: Arr. One last thing.
Holds up a gag.
Sophie: Dammit! I forgot how much you like those.
Jack: Say “Arrr”
She opens her mouth and gets gagged. As he tightens it, she throws her head, signalling it is tight enough. A yank of the chain causes a small yelp. Jack escorts her to Caroline’s booth. Sits in the chair. Sophie tries to get her hands free. Tests her restraints.
Caroline: Been there, done that!… So I would really be disappointed if you were able to do it!
Sophie: <mumbles> Can’t hurt to try.
Caroline: What happened?
Sophie signals that she is gagged but tries to explain
Caroline: I kind of hoped you were going to buy me! What now?
Jack: On your feet. I have something to show you.
Jack pulls her away. We see a booth with an empty cage. This one does not have the floor so Sofie will sit directly on the bars. Marie sits on top with a crop.
Sophie: <protests wildly, mumbles in gag> Oh Heilll no! Jack!!! You promised!!
Jack: I promised you a place next to Caroline. And this spot was free.
A riding crop from Marie helps her forward.
Sophie: <yells into her gag> Hey. Lay off!
Cage is padlocked shut by Jack who takes the padlock keys and bundles them with the shackle keys.
(Btw. There is no visible contact between the booths (so the same one can be used in the shots). They leave her. We see her scuffle around.)
We hear jacks voice as the presenter.
Jack: AVAST.. All hear, all hear. We have eng-caged our last slave for ye auction – the lovely mighty pirate Sophie <crowd cheer>. All slaves are now on display. The auction starts at 11. That is in one hour and forty minutes.
Sophie: <yells/mumbles> Evveven?!.. WAAACK!
She kicks the cage door. We see Sofie look up as if someone stands in front of the booth
Marie and Jack comes up to the cage. Marie jumps up and sits on top. She has a cane in her hands and uses it to poke Sophie a little.
Marie: Want your hands in front?
Marie: Can’t hear you
Sophie: <mumbles> Yeff … Pweafe.
Jack unlocks the padlock. Moves hands to front and relocks the padlock. Jack drops the keys on the coffee table. Sophie rips the gag off and throws it out of the cage.
Sophie: Get your fat butt out of my face!
Marie makes no motion to get down
Marie: How do you like the shackles?
Sophie: Oh they are lovely. They do – however – look a whole lot better on you!
Marie: I am happy to see that they fit you so well.
Caroline: <from neighbor booth> Hey. I’ve been in here for almost three hours I really need to go to the bathroom..
Marie: You bought her set too?
Sophie: Part of squatting at my place – comes with the room.. And I do get a healthy discount.
Jack: Marie you got work to do. Nice to see you again Sophie. And this time I don’t think you will miss the auction, ye scurvy scalwaggin’ cage-lubber….
Marie drops her cane in the reclining chair – it lands on the floor just outside Sophies cage. She jumps down, goes to Caroline. Opens cage, attaches leash and drags her away.
Sophie looks at the keys. She can just reach the cane. She gets hold of it and goes fishing for the keys. She gets the tip of the cane onto the key ring and slides the keys down to her hand. Almost successful, Marie returns and grabs the keys in the last second.
Marie: Clever girl!
Picks up keys. Pockets them.
Sophie: So close!
Marie: Face it. This year you are not running away!
She turns around to attend to Caroline. She is bent over the cage.
Marie: Crop, paddle or cane?
Sophie: <from her cage> She is asking you how you want to be spanked.
Marie: Allright. I’ll pick!
See her with a paddle.
Marie: One toilet break goes at three swats.
She delivers, released her hands and guides her by the leash into the cage.
Marie: Gin and tonic?
Caroline: Are you offering me a drink so I will have to go to the toilet again?
Sophie: I could use a drink!
Marie: Coming up!
Episode 3: The cage
They arrive to a booth (sides covered in velvet) used to put a slave at display. The idea is that there are other similar neighboring booths. In this play two booths will be used but since there are walls between them it could be the same set piece but just with different colored lighting. There is a small metal cage in the middle, a comfy chair and coffee table next to for friends and potential bidders to chat with the captive… Plenty of space around it.
Jack: Caroline. Meet Marie
Caroline: Pleasure to meet you.
They shake hands. C smiles nervously
Marie: Pleasure is all mine. Hi Sophie.
Sophie: Hi Marie. Good to see you.
Sophie and Marie kisses on the cheek.
Jack: Marie is the display warden. She will take care of you from now on.
Marie opens the cage door.
Caroline: Oh. Am I going in there?.
Jack: Arrr.. It will only be a short stay! No worries.
Sophie: You signed the contract, didn’t you?
Caroline shrugs. Slips out of the dress with help from sophie leaving her with underwear and corseted.waist.
Caroline: I have a bad feeling about this!
Sophie: For charity!
Caroline: Arrr. For charity! May the best slave win!
She crawls in, Marie closes the door and locks it. Caroline twists and turn and tries to get – somewhat – comfortable.
Caroline: This place could really need a pillow!
She points to the recliner chair with some loose pillows
Caroline: Can I have one of those cushions?
Jack: Arrr. All slave-pillows have been sold… so we could get these nice comfy cages. In ye olden days slavery was all pillowy and comforty but them scumwagger billow-ratting slaves they … mutinised! Ayeee. Pillows were to blame… How about a nice mug of gag? Did i say gag?… I meant grog! Arrh-haha must’ve been one of them bladderwaggen freudian slips.
Caroline: Nono… Just… Hand me one of the pillows over there… I won’t go anywhere… Hey!!
Jack: Ayeee.. I know!
She gives the bars a good shake. Jack leaves to get drinks. Marie goes too. Sophie sits in the chair. Places her drink on the coffee table.
Sophie: I do not think you are supposed to be comfortable down there, sweetie.
Caroline: So what happens now!?
Sophie: You wait for the auction to start. I would have warned you, but Jack is a smooth sonofabitch. The rules are that the first to volunteer will be the last to be auctioned. Therefore you will also be the last to be released from the cage. On the upside the last one is usually the one attracting the highest bids. The auction starts at ten and now is… (looks at cell phone) seven. I hope you like the view, ‘cause you’ll enjoy it for at least three hours.
Caroline: Wooot?? Shiver me timbers! Three hours? He did NOT say anything about that?
Sophie: Relax. It won’t kill you!…
Caroline: What if I have to use the bathroom.
Sophie: You call Marie. But there is a price to pay. And she can be such a bitch!
Caroline: You know her well?
Sophie: Flatmate. She lived in your room. Introduced me to Jack. Good times but we … err .. drifted apart.
Caroline tugs on the bars in the “ceiling”, generally moves around.
Caroline: Hmm. This cage couldn’t possibly be any smaller.
Sophie: The cages were my idea … and design. I was the “warden” years ago and persuaded Jack to have them made. Solved the problem of mutiny instantly. I specifically designed them small. It is practically impossible to sit up straight and find a dignified posture. And with hands and feet chained together like that <points> you cannot stick your arms or legs out for comfort. Good entertainment for bystanders and potential bidders. Go ahead try!
She scuffles around some
Sophie: You sure look good trying though.
Caroline: Was this part of your plan? You tricked me into this, didn’t you???
Rattles her restraints. Sophie smiles – she gets up and walks around the cage.
Sophie: Let’s just say you made it easy. Other than providing your jewelry I did nothing. You put them on yourself, remember?
Sophie rests her arms on the cage
Sophie: But it does provides me some sort of satisfaction to see you like this.
Marie: How about you, Sophie. I still have some vacancies.
Sophie: Thanks but no thanks. I like the outside view much better.
Marie: There is quite a bounty on your head. I would perso…
Sophie: Oh! Was that Susie? I just saw Susie. I haven’t seen her in for a long time. Stay here, I will be back.
Caroline: No don’t …. go