Rating: Adult NC17
Warnings: M/M sexual situations, adult language, reference of violence.
Disclaimer: The Bee owns nothing in this world but her own peace of mind.
I have no claim on any of the characters or products named and make no profit
from my stories.
Summary: AU (Human? Vampire?)
This is the simple tale of a successful psychiatrist with a busy practice.
Dr. Alexander Harris lives and works in the rich and colorful area of the Florida Keys
and everything about his life seems right on track. Then, one day a man comes to
him for help. He is troubled with a history of violence that he hopes therapy can
teach him to control. Clear cut? Maybe not.
If you intend to follow this story, it is strongly recommended that you read this
introduction, explanation and preview.
As always, thanks to the wonderful Petxnd for the amazing banners and loyal friendship
Therapy is a story that challenges the readers powers of deduction.
On the surface, it is the simple tale of a successful psychiatrist with a busy
practice. Dr. Alexander Harris, 35, lives and works in the rich and colorful
area of the Florida Keys and everything about his life seems right on track.
Then, one day a man comes to him for help. He is troubled with a history
of violence that he hopes therapy can teach him to control.
Simple and clear cut. Or is it? Is this a Human UA or not?
Interpretation, in the beginning, is up to the reader. The clues are in the
therapy sessions and just when you think you know what's happening,
you will realize you don't.
This is not a story of a sexual relationship between these two men, although
there is sex, but if you are strictly a sporn reader, you may want to pass.
If, however, you are up for a very short story that has you double and triple
guessing yourself, give it a try.
I do promise that in the final chapters, everything will become clear. The situation
will be explained and the plot uncovered. Interested? Good, The story will
begin tomorrow run for only 17 chapters.
Comments along the way will, of course, be happily embraced. (VERY happily)
I would love to hear what you think is happening as the chapters unfold.
Requests for explanations and spoilers will be met with severe Bee scoldings.
Not really, but the Bee's lip is zipped.
PREVIEW OF CHAPTER 1
Alex was tired. He rubbed his hands over his scratchy, dry eyes and felt the stubble
of a 5 o'clock shadow on his cheeks and chin. He scowled as he glanced down at the
sinfully expensive Italian loafers he had been lured by a colorful magazine ad to buy.
They promised to give him an air of cosmopolitan sophistication. So far all they had
given him were two blisters and a pinched pinky toe. He wondered if he had time
to kick them off before his next appointment arrived.
It had been a long day, as all Tuesdays, by his habit, were. It was the one day of the
week that he kept his office open late to see appointments that were unable to come
to him during his regular 10-6 schedule hours.
Usually the people he saw in the evening were important, successful businessmen who
kept even longer, later hours than he did. They were also men who, because of their
station in life, preferred the subtle confidentiality of seeing a therapist at a time of the
day least likely to be observed by their competitors, family and friends. The type of
men who still saw therapy as a sign of weakness or mental instability.
Alex didn't mind. For the kind of money they paid him, he was more than willing to
accommodate them, and after all, even rich people had problems.