Lighting the Way (Submission): #Satspanks, #Seductive SnS, and #Wewriwa

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This is a snippet from Lighting the Way, Kat and Natalie Volume Two. (This is the sequel to The Way Home.) It’s rather a serious one to be associated with her birthday celebration, and it’s a change from the lighthearted ice-cream bantering of the past month. But this scene, when Kat reflects on the role discipline plays in her life, is pivotal in the reparation of Kat and Natalie’s relationship. After Kat is punished severely for a serious, life-endangering stunt, Natalie gives her some time in the corner to think. What follows is a meditation on submission, what it means to submit, and why any adult would allow him or herself to be placed in such a position.

The more comfortably I sit, the less clearly I am able to think. Only when I am held with my feet to the fire do I discover strength I never knew existed. Clarity of thought, focus, confidence.
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In some ways, to win is to lose. The harder I work to stay out of trouble, the more my frustrations develop. I want someone to notice me. I want Natalie to notice, to praise, to reward.

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It takes hundreds of good actions every hour to stay out of trouble, and it takes one second one time to ruin a perfect record.

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Below is a birthday postcard from the lovely Pao. Thank you, Pao! The text reads:

I used tinier candles so I could fit them on the cake without crowding them! Oreos, your “favourite”! Also, you’d definitely be able to blow all of them out with one puff. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have a blast with Natalie today. Sorry that the number of candles isn’t right. I didn’t have enough toes and fingers to count them. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugs, Pao.

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Lighting the Way (Kat and Natalie, Volume Two)

College roommates, best friends, and family. Can Kat and Natalie find a way to stay togetherโ€ฆwithout killing each other?

Kat Astra knows one thing: everything is her fault. A dead-end job. A fear of confrontation. An inability to speak up when necessary. Desertion of her best friend in her time of need.

Natalie Mestecom knows one thing too: everything Kat does is Natalieโ€™s fault. The relationship rule is simple; Kat has problems, and Natalie fixes them. But what worked in adolescence becomes more complicated with adulthood, and new developments in their relationship challenge these roles. Kat is no longer sure whether she is willing to be disciplined according to Natalieโ€™s rules, and Natalie is no longer sure whether she is worthy of Katโ€™s trust.

Can Natalie allow herself to be vulnerable? Can Kat believe in her own strength? Can Natalie believe in Katโ€™s strength? How will they, each in their own way, learn to move beyond guilt and blame in order to forge a new relationship together? In order to make peace with themselves and each other, Kat and Natalie reconnect with family, re-visit memories of their past, and make plans for taking steps forward in the future. To light their way home.

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UPDATE: Sorry, comments are appearing from last week. I am not sure why! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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78 thoughts on “Lighting the Way (Submission): #Satspanks, #Seductive SnS, and #Wewriwa

  1. Celeste Jones says:

    This is a fun scene. I think we often forget the power and connection that shared laughter creates.

    I just wrote “Kat’s Bday” on my real life calendar. What’s happened to me?

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  2. bentalice says:

    Ana! You know that I love me some good f/f spanking, and you’ve haven’t disappointed me at all. I love your style of writing, and the interplay between the characters. Honestly, sometimes I’m reminded of me and Sophia.

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  3. Thianna D says:

    Kat seems a little too hard on herself. “It takes hundreds of good actions every hour to stay out of trouble, and it takes one second one time to ruin a perfect record.” What she also needs to realize is that her need for boundaries, her desire to be taken care of is matched by Nat’s need to enforce those boundaries and her need to take care of Kat and keep her safe.

    It is a very symbiotic relationship.

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    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      This is near the beginning of the book when they are both struggling with guilt and how to move forward. You are right that they learn about boundaries and how both of them need to grow. Symbiotic, absolutely.

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  4. Julie says:

    I’m so glad you posted this snippet, Ana. You know this is one of my favorite scenes in their story – maybe my *absolute* favorite. Kat’s need of an external force to help her focus is so true to her and relatable, as is wanting to be noticed – especially with the underlying desire to be noticed sometimes for trying so hard to stay out of trouble, instead of only being noticed for the occasional ๐Ÿ™‚ trouble she gets into.

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    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      Did you notice that I posted your favorite line, rather than the parts that you didn’t like quite as much? ๐Ÿ™‚

      I agree that needing to be noticed is such a factor in this kind of submission. To be cared for in this way is an amazing gift, isn’t it?

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      • Julie says:

        I did notice that, and not including the b-word was wonderful!

        It really is an amazing gift, even with Natalie being such a meanie. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think they just need to get to a point where they both realize how amazing it is – amazing for both of them.

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  5. Adaline Raine says:

    “It takes hundreds of good actions every hour to stay out of trouble, and it takes one second one time to ruin a perfect record.” – I think this is the best line I have ever read. It is SO true. Very nice snippet.

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    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      Your naughty characters certainly know about ruining perfect records with one bad mistake. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for buying Lighting the Way! I hope that you will like it. I can’t wait for your new release. Such a great setup!

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    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      Well…she was punished for something *really* serious, so the punishment was proportionate to the “crime”. But this scene is where she finds peace at how she and her partner interact with each other.

      And really, who likes being punished? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. siobhanmuir says:

    It really comes down to choices, doesn’t it? Choices to get what we need – and some are more beneficial than others. Introspective snippet, Ana. ๐Ÿ™‚

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