Within a year of her public debut, Eveline Rogers was an international sensation. It was very fortunate that she managed to graduate from high school immediately before things really took off in her life. Auction houses around the world clamored to have her as the presenter. Anytime she showed up, interest in the event soared and sale prices shot up as a result.
Advertisers from around the world negotiated contracts with Emerald Empire to have Eveline presenting various products. She was featured in magazines and news features, in advertisements and across the Internet. And, she was always naked. That was her trademark.
Nancy and her co-workers realized that relying on Eveline too much would ultimately hurt Emerald Empire, especially if they couldn’t find anyone with the same level of notoriety to replace her when her contract expired. There was also the issue of Comandante Foxtrot’s plans to make her state governor. If that happened, she’d no longer had time to model anyway. So, the company hired other young women to pose with her, including Strickland’s entire basketball team. Eveline had become such a sensation that even being associated with her gave other models a big advantage. Emerald Empire cycled through young women they wanted to introduce by having them appear with Eveline for a couple of months until they got name-recognition, and then contracted them out by themselves.
“I posed with Eveline Rogers” was a major plus on any model’s resume.
Unlike her classmate Jenny, Eveline did not even consider going to college after graduation. There simply was no time in her life for that. However, she became very knowledgeable about a broad range of topics through the strange career she was leading. She learned about economics and business, the art market, publicity, the legislative process, international politics, and photography through her experiences.
Eveline’s home life changed very little, in spite of having a bank account that was expanding exponentially. She stayed with her coach and continued with her responsibilities around the house. They continued to do yard work together on the weekends. Even Eveline’s study routine remained the same: she simply replaced her school homework and studying for tests with memorizing talking points and conducting research for her city council meetings.
Discipline in Strickland’s house also stayed the same. About once a month she sat on the sofa and pulled Eveline across her lap for a hard bare-bottom spanking followed by some corner-time. The punishments usually were for laziness or “losing focus”. Eveline didn’t mind. She liked the thought of always being accountable to a parent figure. Having a sore bottom every so often helped keep her grounded in reality.
Lance got very little rest over the next several years. Eveline pushed him to pursue a double major in pre-law and economics when he entered Tri-State University as a freshman. She never asked him what he wanted to major in, nor did she care. She had a premonition her political career would go beyond having a seat on the City Council, so she needed a consultant she could trust and who could conduct academic-level research at a moment’s notice. She read over all of his term papers and critiqued his writing more harshly than any professor would have.
Eveline controlled every detail of Lance’s life, even though she traveled a lot and he was going to school in a town that was an hour’s drive from Tri-Cities. She checked in on him continuously and there was hell to pay if he didn’t answer her text messages or pick up the phone immediately whenever she called. There was another demand she placed on him.
“You’re my boyfriend. Everyone knows it. I have a public image to keep up, and you’re a big part of that. I have to be naked, which means you have to be naked. Don’t ever let me catch you wearing clothes.”
Eveline needed Lance to perform a specific role in her life. Through manipulating his emotions and his sexual needs, she tightened her control over him so that he’d be useful to her. Eventually they would get married: that was still part of Eveline’s plan. But Lance would have to prove himself over and over before Eveline accepted his proposal.
Jenny was a sensation at Tri-State University due to her connection to Eveline and the fact that she was “the naked basketball player”. However, she played much less basketball than she had anticipated before entering classes that fall. The university athletic department kept pulling her away from practices to have her make exercise and training videos for the department. When she did get to play, she had not practiced enough and was mediocre at best. That only re-enforced the idea that sports videos were her future, not actual playing. The university used her to promote various events, so she did a lot of traveling.
Whenever she was not in middle-school, Jenny’s little sister Lynne accompanied her. During her freshman year, Jenny lived in terror of Lynne. The girl was quick to report any misbehavior by her older sister, knowing that she’d get to watch any discipline. Jenny always breathed a huge sigh of relief when Lynne had to leave the university and return to her school.
At the end of Jenny’s freshman year, she returned to assisting Eveline. By that time Eveline knew that she was going to run as a candidate for the state legislature, because Nancy and Strickland had pushed her into it. The district she was planning to represent included Tri-State University. Jenny would be part of Eveline’s plan, responsible for organizing support around campus for her candidacy. So, whenever she was not traveling or making videos, Jenny was busy promoting her former classmate.
There was a strange twist to the situation, that started because Jenny had to work with Lance on some of Eveline’s projects. Perhaps it was inevitable: they were young, they were stressed, they were too busy to have much of a social life, and they both were constantly naked. Lance and Jenny started a relationship with each other.
Eveline knew both of them well enough to realize immediately what was going on. They knew better than to try to hide it from her. She was not angry. In a way she was relieved, because if Lance and Jenny were having sex with each other, it meant it was less likely they’d hook up with someone who was not under her control. Whenever Eveline was home and not busy with her city council work or her job with Emerald Empire, Lance and Jenny visited her together. United with both of her lovers, Eveline had a chance to experiment with a bunch of new sexual experiences, and also with dominating two partners at the same time.
Jenny’s crush on Eveline returned in a big way. But, when she couldn’t be with Eveline, she’d settle for Lance, which was fine with everyone. At least she wasn’t running off with strangers and getting into trouble.
Lance and Jenny adored Eveline, but they no longer had to compete for her love. She knew that not only was Lance in her future, so was Jenny. It would be a odd legal arrangement, but when the time came, Eveline Rogers would be quite open about it. She’d have both a husband and a wife.
Years later, when Eveline swore in as state governor, Lance and Jenny stood behind her, holding hands. They were naked, of course, but there was nothing new about that. They had not touched any clothing in nearly a decade. As the family of the first nudist politician in the US, they were used to being naked in public.
Nancy Lombardi and Jamie Strickland were also present at the inauguration of Governor Rogers. They were wearing business suits, in spite of the fact they were working for the Supreme President of the West-African Confederation. Ordinarily it would be considered a serious violation of the Comandante’s protocol, but there was good reason for it. No one, not even Eveline herself, knew the real reason her candidacy had been successful, and the role her two mentors had in making it happen. Allowing such knowledge to become public did not suit the interests of WAC.
Nancy’s cell phone vibrated. She read the message and showed it to her companion:
“Job well-done. You assisted in making the impossible, inevitable. Enjoy the inauguration ball.”
“So, you think we can finally take it easy, now that she got in?”
Nancy’s cell phone vibrated before she could answer:
“The Supreme President wants you leave at 23:00 sharp, to fly east. You will be picked up at the west entrance by a blue SUV.”
She showed the second text to the coach.
“What do you think? Does it look like we’re gonna ‘finally take it easy’?”
“Then, I guess we should get some drinks and make the rounds and say hello. And we ought to see if that talk-show host Giselle wants to ‘chat’ with us.”
“Yeah, let’s do that. We’ve got a couple of hours before we head out. Let’s get Giselle knocked off first, so she doesn’t come looking for us.”
At 10:45, Strickland took two glasses of wine from a passing waiter and handed one to Nancy. They clinked the glasses.
“Well, let’s toast ‘to hear is to obey’.”
Nancy smiled slightly.
“Or, for tonight I guess it’s, ‘to receive a text is to obey’.”
They clinked glasses again, emptied them, set them on a nearby table, and quietly exited the state capitol building. As soon as they entered the SUV, the vehicle sped off.
A few minutes later they were in the air aboard the Comandante’s Lear jet, flying east.