Mr. Banner, star of the “Rough Sex with the Sleeping Schoolgirl” trilogy is a successful contract lawyer whose daughter is a senior member in the Mu Tau Tau sorority. Will Ava be able to convince him to become part of the expert team of anaesthesiologists and doctors helping to make this year's hazing something out of this world?
Below is the backstory for how Mr. Banner is approached to create the document the pledges in the Mu Tau Tau sorority must sign. Be sure to sign up for my mailing list to be kept up to date with the backstory and to be notified when Dazed and Hazed 1 goes live at all major ebook retailers. Who will Mr. Banner's co-stars be in this series?
Sometimes the key to being a good lawyer of any kind is seeing what you can get away with, what you can slip past the opposing lawyers, the competition. When I looked through the file my PA had scanned in and emailed to me I couldn’t help but let out a ‘woop’ of triumph. On my screen was the digital version of the signed document back at the office. Once my own client counter-signed it they stood to make big bucks and, hence, so did I. This was one of those big breaks that can happen for contract lawyers.
I had been diligently putting in the overtime that being a partner in a law firm required but I couldn’t concentrate on it anymore, news this good requires a celebration. I stood and went to my liquor cabinet and I couldn’t help but slip into a few materialistic fantasies. How best to invest and/or enjoy this upcoming windfall?
I’d been wanting to upgrade the Mercedes for a while, that house by the lake had been on the market for a couple of years, I bet I could negotiate the price down to a more reasonable level, my kids would continue to have all their needs met. I felt blessed.
At that moment I heard a knock on the door, my daughter Ava was the only other person in the house so there was little mystery about who it was.
“Come in!” I said.
I couldn’t help but have a bounce in my step as I walked back to my desk with a bourbon and coke. My daughter, Ava, opened the door and she had that look on her face that I’m sure a lot of fathers recognise. She wanted something.
“I heard you yelling something, thought I’d check in on you.”
“You’re too kind, Ava. Just had some pretty good news. You have time to go to Hawaii before college starts again this year?”
“I… uh… can probably pencil it in! What’s happened?”
“It turns out I’m a pretty good contract lawyer, that’s all.”
“I already knew that, Dad. Congrats on whatever it is, anyway.”
“Thanks. Anything else I can do for you?”
“Well, it’s actually about your expertise as a contract lawyer.”
“Yeah. I’m here on official sorority business.”
“Oh, the mysterious Mu Tau Tau sorority you won’t tell me about? You’re not in any trouble are you?”
“Nope, and with your help everybody will stay that way.”
“That sounds… ominous,” I said with a raised eyebrow.
“We’ve got a hell of an idea for how we want to handle the hazing this year…”
“Hear me out, this is right up your alley in more ways than one.”
“We were debating long and hard about what we could do. We wanted this year to really push the pledges to their limits.”
“A simple paddling doesn’t cut it anymore?”
“Not in our sorority. Anyway, in the middle of this big discussion I thought about what you did with Chloe back at the end of high school and it hit me. If we can get away with it, all our pledges are going to have to consent to being used for sex by whoever we choose. While totally unconscious.”
You could have heard a pin drop in my office for what seemed like several minutes but was probably only a few seconds. Ava did have the good grace to at least be fiercely blushing, it couldn’t have been easy for her to say this to me.
“Ava, sometimes I think maybe we communicate too much.”
“I know, tell me about it. But what do you think, can we do it? I, we, want you to make a contract that the pledges would sign for consent.”
“I don’t know is the answer. It would probably be a pretty difficult one. I think hazing itself is illegal in most states, can’t remember off the top of my head which ones are excluded. We can’t ‘contract away’ everything. There are just so many issues.”
“If anybody can do it, you can!”
“Your faith is flattering, but aside from the legal ramifications, have you thought about safety? How are you going to get them unconscious, alcohol? What about alcohol poisoning? People ending up in hospital will rain all over this parade and the media would shit over any contract that anybody could make.”
“We think we’ve got all that kind of stuff covered, here’s some brainstorming we did.”
Ava pulled a folded piece of paper out of her pocket and handed it to me. I leaned back in my chair and opened it up to see a long list of words or short sentences, like ‘STI checks’, ‘sleeping pills' and ‘birth control’.
“We want all that in the contract, in legal-speak. I’m the one that came up with ‘birth control’ we don’t want any accidents like Chloe had, do we?” Ava said.
It was my turn to blush, but I did my best to subdue it and she continued speaking without waiting for my response.
“We’ve got quite a few parents on board, actually, where we had to call in the specialists. We’ve got anaesthesiologists and doctors covered. I knew you would be the best one to come to for contract law, but… if you don’t think it can be done… we’ll ask some other parents who are lawyers. You’d be surprised how many people want to have sex with passed out freshmen.”
“Oh, didn’t I say? If you can do this, you get to be one of the people who get to have their way with the freshers.”
That stopped me in my tracks and really got my attention. Inside me a war was being fought between my libido and my professional judgement. My libido desperately wanted such a contract to be feasible. Off the top of my head I just couldn’t see how it could be done though. Ava could see my inner turmoil and had another piece of paper for me, sliding it across my desk.
“In case you need any encouragement, I’m in charge of ‘allocation’ and this is our list of pledges who have already said they want to join. I’ve highlighted a few names that might be of, uh, interest to you.”
I pulled the piece of paper towards me and spun it around so I could read it. I was powerless to stop my jaw dropping as I absorbed the list.
“You can’t be serious?”
“It is one of the most expensive and top universities in the country. Nobody has connections like Mu Tau Tau members… that list is real, I promise.”
“I’ve got good news and bad news, Ava.”
“I’ll take the good news.”
“And the bad?”
“The trip to Hawaii will have to be cancelled while I work on this.”
“Wait… I can still go, can’t I?”