Welcome, Brianna. It’s lovely to have you here. I have been told that you get nervous around strangers and in public, so I’m glad Stephan is here with you. If you get nervous at all or need me to slow down or such, make sure to call out a number no matter where we are in the interview, ok?
For those of us who haven’t had to opportunity to get to know you yet, please tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be with Stephan Coleman.
“Um. My name is Brianna. Brianna Reeves. I’m 18…” Brianna looks over to Stephan. He smiles and squeezes her hand in encouragement. “He…saved me. I was…” She stops. There is a long pause, and then Stephan reaches for her. She climbs into his lap, her back resting against his chest. “I was a slave,” she whispers.
Just between us girls, Stephan seems so perfect. What dirty little habit does Stephan have? Leaving his dirty socks laying around, leaving the toilet seat up, hogging the sheets at night, or something else that women around the world face when living with a man?
Brianna scrunches her nose, considering. “He leaves the toilet seat up, but I don’t mind.” She shrugs.
Lily. She is more involved in your life in this book. How do you feel and relate to Lily as a submissive? Is she a role model, puzzle, or something else?
“Lily is really nice. I like her. She knows things…understands things…I don’t.”
Cal Ross. A childhood friend of yours whom you had many happy memories with comes back into your life. Knowing he might judge you for events you had no control over must be something you think about. Would you have rather not have seen him at that party or are you glad you did?
“I’m glad Cal was there, but…I don’t want people to know,” she whispers.
Life certainly hasn’t been perfect for you, but Stephan is trying to change that. What has he done that has meant the most to you, personally, in your recovery?
“He is always there for me. Whenever I need him. He never gets upset when I panic or get nervous.”
Some of the critics of your relationship with Stephan feel that sex and intimacy are occurring too fast for you to handle, much less add in the BDSM. What do you think about this?
Brianna shakes her head violently.
“Shh, Brianna. Take a deep breath,” Stephan said, wrapping his arms around her.
It takes several minutes, but eventually, she calms down. “He would never hurt me,” she says quietly.
You have started to journal your thoughts, feelings, secrets. Knowing your innermost secrets are open to Stephan in this way, are you truly putting your thoughts down, or is it more what you can’t say out loud that you want him to know?
“Why would I lie to him?”
Role-playing has been shown to help survivors such as yourself. Could you see yourself being a switch with Stephan as an option, if it helps with your healing?
Brianna’s eyes go wide. “You mean telling him what to do?” She shakes her head. “No. I…I couldn’t do that.”
What do you feel is a memory or fear that scares you that you are comfortable sharing with us? And in contrast what is the happiest?
“No,” Stephan says. “She is not answering that question. I will not have her stressed out more than she already is. Next.”
Your relationship with Ian wasn’t right. Now that you’ve seen that Stephan, a Dom, treats you with love, respect, and honor—do you think you might have been drawn to a D/s relationship if fate hadn’t put you on the path it did?
“Maybe? I don’t know. He’s nice to me, and I’m happy with him. I don’t want anyone else.”
Stephan Coleman, CEO and wealthy bachelor, it’s a pleasure to have you with us. I’m glad you were able to be here to support Brianna.
For those of us who haven’t heard about you or your charity, could you tell us a little about yourself and any personal information you wish to share?
I’m 24 years old, and I run The Coleman Foundation. It was set up by my parents when I was younger, to help those who can’t afford medical care find the funds and resources to meet their needs. I’ve been overseeing the foundation since I graduated from college, three years ago.
Your uncle. A lot of history between you two recently. What would it take to bury the hatchet and get back to the relationship you had before?
He would need to respect my lifestyle and my choices.
What are the most challenging aspects of Brianna’s recovery in your mind? BDSM? Sex? Affection? Her journey to becoming independent?
Trust. She needs to learn to trust herself above all else. Once that happens, everything else will follow.
Last, we usually like to wind up interviews with some fast questions. These are the easy ones. Brianna, these are for you:
red or pink? pink
summer or winter? winter
sunrise or sunset? sunset
cake or pie? cake
hugs or kisses? kisses
dogs or cats? dogs
Stephan, these are much tougher, for you.
M & M’s or skittles? M&M’s
burger or steak? steak
beer or whiskey? neither
car or motorcycle? car
mountains or ocean? ocean
boxers or briefs? boxers
flogger or whip? flogger
rope or cuffs? Who says I have to choose?
Thank you again to both Stephan and Brianna for spending some time with us today.
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