The Merman, My Man by Black Velvet Chapter 52
Within the next second, his smile caused my body to feel numb. The sadism and humiliation I had faced in the last two days came rushing into my mind all at once. My body lacked the strength to keep myself sitting upright. I wobbled and almost fell onto the bed again.
Laura grabbed my arm and supported me as she said, “What’s happened to you, Linda? Should I call for a doctor? You look awfully pale. Have you eaten in the last two days?“
“No, don’t call for a doctor. I’m fine, I… It’s true that I haven’t eaten much, but… but that’s just ’cause I’ve been too occupied with the research.“
I forced myself to sit up, appearing energetic as I lied. I felt my cheeks become hot because of the clumsy lie.
I could almost confirm that Laura saw right through my lie, so I didn’t dare to lift my head to look her in the eyes.
In a frantic attempt to hide my embarrassment, I tried to stand up and pretend everything was okay. However, my plan backfired as Laura pushed me back under the covers almost immediately.
She said, “Linda, you’re not wearing any clothes. “ “Oh, my apologies. I forgot.“
It was only then that I remembered I was fully nude. Although the blanket covered most of my body, my bare arms and shoulders were still visible. If someone were to watch closely, they would have
seen the marks Dicken had left behind on my skin.
Even so, Laura’s behavior appeared natural and calm. It seemed like she hadn’t noticed anything odd.
I quickly grabbed the pajamas next to me and slid them on underneath the blanket.
After I had dressed, I was shocked by the state of the research room. Different objects were strewn across the floor. Among them were another set of my pajamas tainted with Dicken’s cum, left in a pile next to the desk.
‘I was so exhausted that I forgot to destroy the evidence?! I also didn’t expect Laura to return so quickly, especially not when I was sound asleep! ‘
I stared at the pile of clothing on the floor. Although I didn’t say a word, I was actually panicking, so my face must have been paler than before. But I wasn’t sure if Laura had noticed it yet.
“You don’t need to feel awkward, Linda. You were just naked. I also like to sleep naked, haha. We’re both women here. You don’t need to be embarrassed.“
Laura patted me on the shoulder and winked as she giggled at me.
Only then could I pretend to relax and fake a chuckle. Even so, the panic and embarrassment that I had been suppressing weren’t going away. My heart
tightened as Laura turned around to look at Dicken.
Unexpectedly, all she did was praise me after looking at Dicken. ”Impressive work, Linda! The merman looks so docile now. He would’ve broken through this type of glass just two days ago. How did you do it? How do you make him behave so well? Your skills in communicating with him never fail to amaze me! ”
”No, my skills have nothing to do with this, haha. You’re too generous with your praise. ” I waved my hands instantly, desperate to dismiss any of such associations. My cheeks flushed red, and I felt hot from the embarrassment. On the other hand, my back started to break out in cold sweat.
My gaze couldn’t help but fall onto Dicken. He gave Laura a cold and calculating look before nodding lightly. He had left entirely the evil and nasty attitude he had shown me in the past two days.
That was until his eyes swept to me. The corner of his lips curled like he was delighted his prey had fallen into a trap he had set.
‘This sinister, cunning, and treacherous beast ! He’s nothing but full of tricks! ‘
The anger of being used by him caused me to clench my fists. I was a fine line away from charging at him to give him a piece of my mind.
Laura didn’t seem to notice the tension between Dicken and me. She even eagerly asked me, ”Is that so? With the room in a mess like this, I would think a fight broke out between the two of you. So, Linda, can you tell me what happened here?”