I’m not really fond of “content advisories” or “trigger warnings”, preferring for the opening of a story to set the stage and give the reader an idea of what to expect. But since we’re joining the story in progress here, I’m dropping the new pages down below the commentary.

This is one of the darker Tales in the series, and not just in the lighting. It’s a story that pushes the boundaries of consent and safety, then pushes past them, into places where people really shouldn’t go. You might not find this kind of story entertaining, and that’s OK. On other hand, maybe you will… and that’s OK too. People can be understandably uncomfortable about their thoughts and fantasies going places that they themselves shouldn’t go. But it doesn’t make you a “bad” person, and it doesn’t make your reaction “wrong”. It’s what we do – not what we think – that determines that.