Of the many strange and wonderful things I’ve seen in the past few years, few were as surprising as the tableau I glimpsed as the elevator doors opened to the party in the penthouse of the fancy downtown hotel. It was amazing, beautiful, decadent, breathtaking, and pretty fucking weird.
Actually, it wasn’t just one penthouse, but three, all opened up to the others to form a sort of club, with a DJ, two different bars, and various sexy and kinky accouterments. Massage tables, a Saint Andrew’s cross, contraptions I didn’t know the names of for tying people to or fucking people against.
I’d been to somewhat similar events, but usually, they were at slightly seedy locals with a crowd that was a mixed bag. This took everything to a new level. The whole place was opulent, clean, organized, and all of the people there were beautiful. Some were waif-like model beautiful, others curved and busty beautiful, others wild hair burners. There were all kinds of beautiful. Big Chippendale dancer looking beautiful. Assless chaps beautiful. Beautiful. (I know I’m teetering into that place where you repeat a word until it has no meaning, but anyway.)
Some of these people were in tuxedos, others lingerie, some in leather or latex. Hell, there was a woman lying on a table wearing nothing but sushi.
I tried not to gawk and hoped my suit was up to snuff. Still, as strange as it all was, it was remarkable how quickly I became acclimated to the environment. Within minutes I was touring the place, champagne flute in hand, as if it were an ordinary Saturday evening.
Still, stranger than the whole of the environment were the little moments it created. Put into an otherworld fantasy, Eyes Wide Shut setting puts you in a particular mind space. The longer you walked around, the further down the rabbit hole you went. Going from room to room seeing people dancing, people kissing, people fucking, people doing naked yoga while someone blew bubbles, it was all so surreal that you felt like an outsider or a narrator, invisibly taking in each scene.
I don’t know if you know this about writers, but for many of us, this is ideal. Emotional distance to just observe and overthink the fuck out of amazing glimpses of the human condition.
One moment that shined the brightest involved nothing more than a glance. There was this dashing Frenchmen, an old acquaintance of mine, who was fucking a pretty girl on a bed in one of the bedrooms. There was a small crowd of people lining the walls of this bedroom watching. The girl on the bed looked up at me as I passed, and I recognized her. We had been introduced to earlier in the night. I remembered her as sweet, cute, sort of shy, in a longish black dress. Big inky black eyes that seemed to be taking everything in, overwhelmed.
Now she was on the bed completely naked except for black stockings and a garter belt. Her hair was covering most of her face, but one eye was visible, its thick black wing of makeup still perfect, and her fat red lips were still glossy and vivid.
Her skin was a flawless dark tan, her hair black. She was maybe Mediterranean or perhaps Arabic. Her ass was red, with a few perfectly formed handprints overlapping. The gentleman was naked, well built, handsome. He was holding her down by the back of her neck. She was lying on the bed, belly down, and he was straddling her thighs, fucking her in a slow, steady rhythm.
She looked up at me with this smile. It was this opened-mouthed smile of pure abandon and joy. It was exhibitionism, flirtation, probably drugs and champagne, and recognition.
It was like, “oh, I remember you! Hi. Look what I’m doing!”
She pushed back against him, I can’t be sure, but it seemed like she was showing off for me. A few strands of her hair stuck to her pretty lipstick. Then, suddenly, the pleasure overtook her, and her eyes flashed. This flash, just before her eyes closed as he fucked her harder, hit me. It was weird that something so visceral, so purely sexual, made my heartache. She moaned loudly, but not a “for show” kind of moan, something uncontrollable, animal, desperate.
I guess it was the authenticity of their pleasure that struck me.
I watched with the rest of the spectators. Perhaps we watched too long, past voyeurism into something else. Some intrusion on the intimacy of the moments after they came, and he kissed her forehead and lips and held her, pulled the sheets around them.
Through the rest of the evening, I kept coming back to that look. That perfect look.
That’s what that night was all about, that look. Oh, and a hand.
There was also a very important hand.
On the other side of the penthouse, my girlfriend Rose and some other friends had created a sort of home base for us in a little back living room. We would all go out and explore, get into little adventures, then come back to kiss and tell.
As I walked back there, still high on that perfect look, I bumped into an amazon of a woman in a corset, stockings, and nothing else. The tops of the cupid bow of her lips were sharp mattered. Her eyes outlined in black, cheekbones severe, haughty scowl that gave her the look of Maleficent.
“Oh, excuse me,” I said, my voice sounding strange in my ears since I hadn’t spoken for all the time I was exploring the party.
She looked me up and down dismissively and then walked around me.
Rose watched me as my eyes opened wide, and my jaw grew slack. I groaned with want. It came from the very center of my chest. Sometimes, some things just hit all my buttons at once. The confidence of her stride, her big ass, panty-less under her corset. Thick thighs, powerful calves.
“That’s Maria, but don’t bother. She’s kind of a bitch,” she said with a roll of her eye but a good-humored smile.
“I know, it’s super hot,” I whispered.
I don’t think Maria heard, but she looked back at me for a second, cut her eyes, gave me a plump pout before she turned the corner.
I didn’t exactly follow her, but I decided I would explore the party some more, maybe, you know, in the general direction she headed in.
I immediately noticed that the party had somehow moved to a new level. There were fewer spectators as everyone seemed to get in on the action.
I kept my eye out for Maria and saw her flirt with a tall, athletic-looking man with a shaved head, make out with a woman who looked like her twin sister, and giving a schoolgirl a spanking on the balcony. After that, I lost her, so I went back to home base.
Rose and I had planned beforehand to mingle separately during the beginning of the party, then meet up at the home base just after one in the morning.
It felt good to fall into her familiar arms after so much strangeness. We kissed, and the sights I’d seen swirled with the familiar desire for her. We smiled at each other. We didn’t need to tell each other stories about what we had seen. Not yet. We didn’t need to explain, just revel in them.
Our little home base was empty as we flopped onto the large bed and kissed. Our hands hungry for each other.
I wasn’t so much for public sex. I mean, having it, not watching, but our seclusion and the excitement pushed through the uncomfortableness. I wasn’t even phased as people started coming into the room.
A man in a white suit with long dreads came smiling in, leading two nearly naked women. He had a slight Caribbean accent, as well as an overly serious manner, and that left Rose and me hiding our snickers. It was fun having more people there—a little dirtier, a little more risqué.
With him was a thin, bespectacled woman in her early twenties with the wide eyes of someone who had never been to this sort of party. The other woman, I realized, was Maria.
Some others came in as well; an older man and woman sat on a couch nearby, she on his lap as they watched us and the threesome. I saw more faces at the door of the room. One friend smiled knowingly from the crowd.
Maria and her two friends didn’t really acknowledge Rose and me. They laid on a nest of pillows that were just next to the bed and started whispered negotiations and seductions.
Rose kiddingly cut her eyes at me, knowing I had a crush on the girl in the corset. We laughed it off and then fell into more kisses.
There was something profound in how new kisses between long-time lovers could be. In a room crowded with other people kissing and onlookers gawking and whispering, we were both putting on a show and trying to shut out the distractions.
We quickly took off the clothing that was blocking the important parts. She slipped off her panties and pulled up her dress. I pulled my pants off. She slipped her breasts out of the top of her bustier, and I immediately touched and kissed them.
She bit my lip, and I pulled her hair. We smiled as we wrestled, and my cock rubbed against her.
I heard the familiar sound of a Hitachi start next to me. The three on the floor moaned and kissed and shifted to find a better angle.
Just as I slipped into Rose, the woman in the corset stood up and sat down on the bed next to us. She didn’t engage with us, she was directing the scene on the floor, but she simply sat down on the bed to get a better angle.
The thing was, she sat down right on my hand.
I was slowly fucking Rose. We continued to kiss and whisper dirty things to each other and, in general, enjoy fucking in a room full of strangers.
I wondered if Maria was aware she was sitting on my hand. She had to be. I don’t have small hands. I thought perhaps it was just incidental. Something that happens when a bunch of people are fucking in the same room. I wasn’t that experienced in orgying.
As I thought that, and Rose wrapped her legs around me, Maria pushed her ass down and ground against my hand. She looked over at me for a second, with no real smile or acknowledgment, and then bit her extra fat bottom lip and slid back a little so that my hand was no longer under her ass, but between her thighs.
Rose’s head fell back, and her eyes closed as I pounded into her. She looked more than lovely, hair a splash of black curls against the pillow, breasts pushed out, and nipples hard. She felt perfect, tight and wet, as I fucked her.
Meanwhile, the girl on the floor writhed and gasped as the Hitachi buzzed away.
Maria leaned forward and kissed the pretty girl on the floor. As she did, her pussy pressed against my hand. I carefully turned my hand, cupping it. She looked back at me as she kissed the girl—a mix of pleading and contempt in her eyes.
She was really working the bitch thing.
“Fuck me,” Rose whined.
“Oh my god,” the girl on the floor gasped.
My fingers pressed against Maria, finding the outline of her lips, then the bump of her clit. My mind twisted, and I groaned as my finger slipped into her as my cock slipped into Rose. I heard the Hitachi get turned on high, and the girl on the floor cursed and struggled and moaned louder.
Maria leaned forward and held the girl on the floor down while pushing her ass towards me. Two of my fingers just barely fit in her, but she rode them hard anyway.
Rose was building to an orgasm. I knew her sounds and the feel of her body. She held on to me tightly. The sound of the girl on the floor coming and the buzzing of the vibrator and Rose and the girl I was fingering all coalescing with the feel of Rose tightening around my cock and then Maria tightening around my fingers, and I felt myself closer and closer.
“Stop, stop, too much!” yelled the girl on the floor as she shot up with a laugh.
We all stopped and, for a moment, looked at each other. The man in the white suit turned off the Hitachi.
Rose looked at me and let out a giggle. Then she looked to her left and saw my hand between the girl’s legs and ground up against me. She smiled and glared.
“Is she wet?” Rose whispered into my ear.
I just whimpered a bit in the affirmative.
“Does it feel to get everything you want?”
“Yes,” I hissed.
Maria eyed us, her pout growing a bit.
“It looks like she doesn’t like it when you stop,” Rose said, biting my earlobe hard.
“You’d better keep going then, but don’t forget you have to keep fucking me,” she said with a wicked grin.
Maria closed her eyes as I finger fucked her, my fingers finding the ridge of her g-spot. Her body rocked against me. Rose slapped me, wanting more of my attention.
When I started to come, I lost my momentum. Maria grabbed my wrist when I slowed and kept fucking herself on my fingers. Rose pushed up against me, riding out my orgasm and hers.
It was all a bit too much—all the sounds and bodies and heat. I tumbled off Rose and away from Maria and laid on the other side of the bed. My body and brain were suddenly exhausted.
I saw flashes of movement. Rose and Maria kissing. I felt myself pushed and pulled, then the lightning and thunder of getting slapped across the face.
“You’re not done!” Rose said, roughly grabbing my hair.
“If you are going to finger someone while fucking me, you better at least make her come,” she said, a little smile creeping from under her mean face.
Maria smiled a wicked smile.
“Thank you, seriously, I was just getting going,” Maria said to Rose, both of them shifting on the bed around me.
The girl who was on the floor climbed on the bed as well, smiling and glowing with the “I just came” glow. She leaned on one arm and watched us.
Rose pulled my hair again as Maria swung a leg around and straddled my chest.
“He’ll make it up to you. He’s pretty good at this,” Rose explained as she helped Maria straddle my face.
I hadn’t even caught my breath before Maria’s slick, smooth pussy covered my mouth.
Though I could barely hear them with the strong thighs covering my ears, I made out:
“He better be able to get it up again,” Maria said.
“Oh, he will,” Rose said, grabbing my hair and making sure I did a good job.