As the sun slowly set behind the mountains, Emily sat on the comfortable couch in front of the fireplace, flippantly writing away in her diary. Her favorite pastime was jotting down her day’s adventures and recording her most memorable experiences, and today’s had been as exciting as any other. Emily was a babysitter, and her client was a flamboyant family who lived in a vast estate in the countryside. The money was fantastic, but the freedom to explore the estate was even better.
However, today’s experience was something that she never imagined would happen. She had been lounging on the sofa, watching some TV show when she heard the footsteps of Mr. and Mrs. Smith’s eldest child. Emily sat up immediately, jolted back to work, knowing it was her responsibility to watch out for their eight-year-old daughter. As she turned, she met the eyes of Mr. Smith, who was standing at the door, raking his fingers through his hair.
“Emily, can I have a moment of your time?” He asked, with a tone that appeared to mix concern and caution.
“Of course, Mr. Smith,” she replied, her mind buzzing with curiosity.
“I need to discuss something highly confidential with you.” He whispered, glancing around to ensure no one was within hearing distance.
Emily was intrigued, and with a nod, she rose to her feet and followed him down the hall and up to the second floor of the house. Mr. Smith invited Emily into his spacious study and shut the door, his fingers twitching at his side as if he was nervous about something.
“I won’t beat around the bush,” he said, coming directly to the point. “I need to go out of town on some emergency business for the weekend, and neither my wife nor I can take our daughter with us. I was hoping you wouldn’t mind staying with her.”
Emily was taken aback, furrowing her eyebrows as she tried to find out. She had never stayed overnight before; she had all the time been picked up in the evening. And why would the Smiths pick her to stay with their daughter? They had hotels and resorts.
“I’m willing to pay whatever you ask, Emily,” he added, running his fingers through his hair again. “I would be grateful if you could do this for us. It’s urgent, and we’re in a bit of a bind.”
Emily hesitated for a moment, wondering if it was right to accept such a random request. But then again, it was a chance for her to explore even more of the estate.
“Okay,” she stated, nodding her head slowly. “I’ll stay with her.”
Mr. Smith heaved a sigh of relief, that tension visibly leaving his face. “Thank you, Emily. I’ll fetch your things for you.”
With that, he turned and left the room, leaving Emily feeling bewildered and more than just a little curious.
As the sun slowly set outside, Emily walked into the little girl’s room, tucking her into bed with a kiss on the forehead. She sat in the room for a while, watching the child drift off to sleep before heading over to the guest room, where she would spend the night. But before she could close the door, Mr. Smith appeared yet again.
“Emily, I’m sorry to bother you again, but I need to ask one small favor. Would you mind taking a look at my malfunctioning computer?”
She raised an eyebrow, wondering why he would ask her, the babysitter, to take a look. But in her heart of hearts, she knew she didn’t want to displease him, so she agreed.
Mr. Smith showed Emily to his private office, a gorgeous room with rosewood floors and intricately designed curtains. He convinced her that his computer was having a bit of trouble, and after fiddling with it for only about ten minutes, she found and fixed the problem.
“Thank you so much, Emily,” Mr. Smith breathed a sigh of relief and gazed at her. Then he stared at the carpet for a moment before speaking again. “Can I tell you something in confidence?”
Emily nodded, intrigued.
“I find you incredibly attractive,” he confessed, locking eyes with her. “I’ve been watching you all evening, studying every move you make. You’re not just an ordinary babysitter, are you?”
Emily raised an eyebrow, feeling uncomfortable with his gaze but also getting excited in a strange way. She couldn’t deny that she had taken special care to dress up for the evening, wearing a short dress that showed off her shapely legs.
“I’m just a babysitter, Mr. Smith,” she replied, her voice soft, as if dispelling any hint of rejection. “I do my job, and that’s it.”
Mr. Smith gave a soft chuckle and stepped closer to her, his eyes roaming over her body.
“I know that it’s very inappropriate, but I would love to show you a good time,” he murmured, his fingers brushing the skin of her bare shoulders. “I won’t tell anyone, and no harm will come to us. I promise you.”
As he spoke, Mr. Smith moved even closer to Emily, pulling her delicate frame to himself, she felt his breath feather-light on her neck.
“Do you want me, Emily?” Mr. Smith asked, anticipation building in his voice.
Emily felt a rush of intense desire create within her, her body responding to his touch. She knew it was wrong, so utterly wrong to give in to this temptation, but the heat that was building within her erased all rationality.
“Yes,” she answered, the word escaping her lips, almost without thinking.
With that, Mr. Smith took Emily into his arms and kissed her, his lips warm and firm on hers. She melted against him, the fire within her flaming up as his hands moved over her body, touching her in methods that no one had done yet before. She sensed that his touch was not entirely selfless; it had been craving so strongly for her, but she was lost within her own pleasure, no longer caring about herself anymore.
As the flames of passion began to ebb, Emily became aware of the consequences of her decision. She knew that giving into temptation had been incredibly foolish, and she could never allow something like this to happen again. Mr. Smith had left the room with a promise that he would keep the night’s events a secret, but she knew that secrets were never kept for long.
Emily tossed and turned, her mind racing through thoughts of the evening’s events. She had allowed herself to fall into Mr. Smith’s seduction, and now she felt ashamed and embarrassed at her own foolishness. She knew that there would be no going back from here, that she would be forever haunted by this forbidden encounter.
But all Emily could do now was wait for the consequences; after all, she had succumbed to the temptation, and no amount of regret could change the fact that she had done something forbidden.