Clair de Lune interviews Jane Scott from “Initiation,” “Learning to Live with her Master,” and “A Shock for Master Angus.”
Clair de Lune: Welcome Jane. Do come in and sit down. It’s been such a long time since we talked.
Jane : That’s true. We haven’t spoken alone since the beginning of “Initiation.” I have something to tell you about Fiona*.
Clair de Lune: Excuse me Jane but that was the doorbell. I will be right back.
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Claire de Lune: There is someone here who wants to speak to you, Jane.
Jane: Master, what are you doing here?
Master Angus: You didn’t think that you could leave me behind did you mo run?
Jane (giggling) No, not really. Master.
Clair de Lune: Well, being as you are here Master Angus. Do you want to be interviewed too?
Master Angus: It all depends what you want to ask me Clair, my dear.
Clair de Lune: Shall we start with some tea and chocolate orange marble cake? I have orange blossom tea too.
Jane: How lovely. I’d love some tea.
Clair de Lune: Tea for you too, Master Angus? I do have some Cardhu.
Master Angus: I will just have tea and cake thank you. I have to go to work later. It wouldn’t do to arrive smelling of whisky.
Clair de Lune: My readers are curious about you Jane. They want to know more about you. Would you mind answering some questions?
Jane: No of course not. I know how fond you are of your readers, anything to help.
Clair de Lune: Will you tell us a little about yourself?
Jane: I’m a retired teacher. I loved my job and enjoyed teaching the young people. Some of them have become friends and we keep in touch still. I lost my first husband a few years ago. I was angry and resentful that he left me. He always said he wouldn’t be able to cope without me but when he died I was lost too. I couldn’t sleep, so I took refuge in reading. Many of the books I bought for my Kindle were about BDSM. I enjoyed them, and became curious about the lifestyle. I remembered that my friend, Jenny, now engaged to Master Prometheus, was a member of a club and I persuaded her to take me one night. There I met a fascinating Scot. (snort from Master Angus) Well you did fascinate me, Master. Right from the very first time I set eyes on you. We fell in love and married. The only person who wasn’t happy for us was Jessica. She hated me from the start because of Master’s interest in me. She’d wanted him for herself and couldn’t bear it when he chose me. She was younger and prettier than me too. (Warning growl from Master Angus) Well you must admit she was.
Master Angus: I will admit no such thing. She was stick thin and you, my darling are curvy. I love curves and especially your curves.
Jane: Yes I know you do but you’re making me blush. Now hush and let me answer Clair’s questions.
Clair de Lune: Did you live happily ever after?
Jane: (Looking down and blushing) Well no, not really. I had a lot of issues to work through. Master was very patient and helped me a lot. I thought that I knew enough about BDSM and could handle things, but really I didn’t. Master had to be very patient with me. I lost my temper and was disrespectful. I often challenged him. I made him unhappy and he had to punish me. I had a really bad accident because I ran from him when I ought to have waited and asked him what was going on. A woman from his past came to the house and pretended he was in love with her.
Master Angus: I don’t like to think about that incident at all. I almost lost you and it still frightens me. Mo run you never made me unhappy. You hadn’t been in the lifestyle long and so it was very natural for you to challenge what you didn’t really understand. Now I think we have worked through all that, and it has brought us even closer. I am so very lucky to have you in my life.
Jane: We are both lucky to have found each other.
Clair de Lune: I am sure you are. My readers love your stories and are always asking when the next one will be released. Master Angus you are a bit of a hero to many ladies. (Another snort from Master Angus)
Jane: That’s only right, Master. I do hope those ladies realise you are spoken for.
Clair de Lune: Tell us a little about where you live, Jane.
Jane: Sheffield is a city in South Yorkshire. It used to have a thriving steel industry and is famous for its cutlery. It has two football teams, soccer for your American readers. Sean Bean is from Sheffield and he is an avid supporter of the Blades, as Sheffield United is called. I understand your son, Clair, supports Sheffield Wednesday.
Clair de Lune: Yes he does and has done since he was a boy. I used to work in Sheffield myself you know.
Jane: So I understood. It’s a beautiful city. It’s very hilly but close to the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District. I like Sheffield and our house overlooks open countryside.
I’d love to live in Scotland. Master has taken me there a few times and when he retires we will probably buy a house in the highlands.
Clair de Lune: Anywhere in particular?
Jane: Not really but I’d like to live by the sea.
Master Angus: Then so you shall, mo run.
Jane: Thank you Master, you spoil me.
Clair de Lune: What do you do in your spare time?
Jane: I swim twice a week. I have a beautiful room for my sewing and I love to embroider and do appliqué. I am making baby quilts at the moment as Fiona is expecting and she is having twins. Master is about to become a great uncle. He will love to spoil the babies.
Master Angus: You of course would never dream of spoiling babies, my little darling.
Jane: That’s what grandmas and great aunts are for, Master.
Clair de Lune: I hope that we shall meet Fiona and her twins in a later story. Now to my next question, Jane,what is your favourite time of the year?
Jane: I love Christmas. I like to cook and when we have the whole family together I can indulge myself and make all the complicated meals I like. Master always buys a real tree and we decorate it together. We have a family meal on Christmas Eve and I bake a salmon with lemon slices. On Christmas Day I love to see everyone opening their presents, then we have the traditional turkey and Christmas pudding. Master and his nephews have lovely voices and I enjoy hearing them sing Christmas Carols. We go for a walk out in the garden, and into the hills if it’s fine after lunch. Master lights the log fire and keeps it going all day. It’s a time for feeling close to the family. This year we shall have the two little ones with us. That will make it even more special. I hope that Emma and Master Eric will soon add to the family and make me a great grandmother.
Clair de Lune: You know of course that the next instalment of your life together will be out on June 18th. Can you tell us anything about it?
Master Angus: Don’t give too much of the story away, mo run.
Jane: Of course I won’t. Master finds out something he didn’t know, contained in a letter brought to him by someone from his past.
Clair de Lune: That all sounds very mysterious. Who is the letter from?
Jane: I can’t tell you that or it would spoil the story.
Clair de Lune: Does it have a happy ending?
Jane: My dear Clair don’t all your books have a happy ending?
Clair de Lune: Yes Jane they do. This world has enough sadness in it and I for one don’t want to add to it. Allow me to compliment you on your benign influence on “Prometheus in Chains.”
Master Angus: Yes she does the mother hen very well indeed.
Master Angus: (Taking her hand and kissing it) You do, mo run, and we are all the better for knowing you. You know that they all love you and bring their problems and difficulties to you. It’s not hard core BDSM, but it suits me fine. Now, drink up your tea, and eat that cake.
Clair de Lune: Do allow me to refill your cups. Would you care for another slice Jane? What about you Master Angus?
Master Angus: Yes please, more tea and some more cake. Then we really must go as I have to go back to work.
Clair de Lune: Yes. I have to say I am a little disappointed that you are in your business suit and not wearing the kilt today. Most of the ladies reading this would love to see you in your full highland dress. Can I persuade you to come back and answer the questions for Clair’s Clan? My readers tell me they can’t get enough of you.
Jane: Famous, Master, now you are blushing.
Master Angus: Very well Clair, my dear I’d be delighted. You can telephone Jane and fix up an appointment. Now we really must be going as I have to work. Goodbye Clair. It was good to talk to you again.
Jane: Goodbye Clair. Do give me a ring and I will pin him down to a date for you.
Clair de Lune: Thank you both. It was good to talk to you again.
Jane: Thank you for the tea and the cake. I couldn’t have made a better one myself, but then it was your recipe wasn’t it?
Clair de Lune: Yes it was. It came about by accident when my son wanted an orange cake and my daughter wanted a chocolate cake. I made both mixtures but found I had made too small quantities to make two cakes, and still put butter cream inside them so I put both lots into the tin then, on an impulse, took a knife and swirled them together. They all loved it so much that it’s become a family favourite. It is topped with melted Cadbury’s chocolate so that helps.
Jane: Master is certainly very fond of it. That’s his second piece.
Master Angus: I have finished now and we really must go. I have enjoyed listening to your questions Clair and will think about my answers. Jane will fix up the date with you. Come along mo run. Time to go.
Jane: I am ready Master. Goodbye Clair my dear. See you soon
Clair de Lune: I do hope so. Once your next story is released I shall have my readers wanting more about you. Take care and I am very happy for you both. It’s good to see an older couple still enjoying life and sex.
Master Angus: Well we certainly enjoy that Clair. Goodbye my dear.
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*Fiona appears in “Fiona’s Two Masters,” she marries Master Angus’s two nephews, Alexander and Ruari Scott.