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Sean is the 24/7 submissive who belongs to Nicole that Jayden and Ethan played with as part of Jayden’s Dom training in The Forbidden Room.  Beautiful and sweet, Sean became an instantly loved character as his puppy love crush on Jayden made Ethan wickedly jealous.
An excerpt from their session:
“Do you want to serve us, Sean?”  I asked from behind the boy, very low in his ear.  “You may leave if you wish.”  I ghosted my hand over his chest and his breath caught.
“No…I…I want to stay.” His voice was barely above a whisper.  It was the first time he had spoken, and his tone was shy, reverent as he addressed us.  I liked that.
“I’m not sure I believe that,” I said, with a hint of a smile at Ethan over the boy’s shoulder.  He winked back.
“I do, Sir.  I do want to stay…Please….” he implored, no doubt frightened of what his Mistress would say if he left.
“Show me,” I said, turning him slowly and looking into his face, he paled slightly.
“H…How Sir?” he asked nervously, but I saw that his cock grew noticeably harder.
“Have you ever sucked a man’s cock before, boy?”  I asked, and he shook his head slowly, a look of blank incomprehension on his face.
“On your knees then, I’ll teach you,” I said to him, reaching out to stroke his face, I wanted his first experiences to be a little different than mine.  Ethan had been fairly careful with me, but he had not been tender or kind by any means. This kid was barely over eighteen, he needed more care than I had been shown.  When he got to his knees quickly, I stepped forward so that my cock was just inches from his sweet berry-colored lips.
“Kiss it, Sean.” I held my cock level, so that he could touch his soft lips to the tip.  “That’s it…Now lick the head….” He stuck his tongue out tentatively and licked the head of my cock.  I was so hard I thought I might just come all over his sweet face right then, but I held it off.  “Now the shaft,” I managed to get out in a strained voice.  For a kid with no experience, he made me feel like a teenage boy.  As he licked me, I decided I was going to blow much too soon if we kept going.
 [J. P. Barnaby] Hey Sean, I’ve missed you.  How have you been?
[Sean]  I’ve been really good, learning a lot from Mistress. She’s amazing.
I’m glad. We haven’t seen a lot of you since The Forbidden Room. Are you looking forward to coming back in Community Service?
Do I get to play with Master Jayden?
Yes, you get to play with Master Jayden. I love that sweet little blush too, by the way. It’s sexy…. Yes, that’s the one.
Thank you.  If I get to play with Master Jayden again, then I’m definitely looking forward to the new story.  Are we in the playroom with Master Ethan?
Sean, I thought I was supposed to be the one asking the questions here. And actually, no, you won’t
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to be rude.
[In a whisper] You won’t tell Mistress, will you?
No, sweet boy, I think this time we’ll let it slide.  Sean, tell us about Ryan. How do you guys get along?
We get along okay. Mistress wishes that we were closer, but I think he’s kind of mad at me for having a session with Master Ethan. I know that he’s Mistress Nicole’s sub, but I think he’d much rather be Master Ethan’s.
Has he said that?
No, but you should have seen him when Mistress asked him to take care of Master Ethan’s house while he was in Chicago. You’d think Ryan had hit the lottery or something.
Are you jealous that he got to live there for a while?
No, it’s not like…  Uhm, no, Mistress wanted Ryan to do it.
It’s not like what, baby?
It’s not like…like Jayden was there.  They were all in Chicago.
Sean, tell us about Jayden. What it is that you like about him?
Oh my God, he’s just…he’s beautiful. During our session, he was really gentle and sweet. It was like he cared about me, like he wanted to take care of me. Then when he took me, oh man, it was nothing like when Mistress does it with a toy. I felt really connected to him. God, I’d love to be his boy.
Okay, I think we’re out of time. Is there anything else you wanted to say Sean?
Just that, if you could find a way to do it, I’d love to hang out with Jayden and Ethan more.
Ethan Hughes Sr. is the quiet and often misunderstood father of Ethan Hughes Bryant from the Forbidden Room series.    An introverted and soft-spoken man, Ethan’s dream of his namesake joining the family practice was shattered as he was forced to watch his broken son attempt to cope with his trauma.  An educated professional, he found himself completely unequipped to handle the teenager’s problems.  Eventually, he was reduced to mourning his son rather than engaging the man Ethan Jr. would become.
 [J. P. Barnaby]  Ethan, I know that this is difficult for you but I appreciate you taking the time to talk with me.  It’s nice to see you again.
[Ethan Sr.]  It is difficult, I’m afraid I’m not sure exactly where to begin.
Why don’t you tell me about the first time you saw Charity?
[For the first time since I approached him about the interview, a smile brightens Ethan Sr.’s face]
The first time I saw her wasn’t actually the day we met.  I don’t know if I ever told her that.  We were at Northwestern together and we met when she was assigned as a TA for the Philosophy class I didn’t want to take.  The first time I saw her though was at the library.  I was sitting in one of the carols in the back, with my head stuck in a book as usual, when I heard a couple of girls giggling at a table nearby.  Normally, this would have upset me because I was so serious back then.  Having few friends and no girlfriend, my whole life was pretty much devoted to school.  When I looked up to say something, I saw the most beautiful girl.  Her light brown hair fell to her shoulders and had little golden strands in it that caught the sun that streamed down through the high windows behind her.  Even in jeans and a faded T-shirt, she was just stunning.
You didn’t talk to her then?
Nope, it took me weeks of seeing her twice a week in class to work up the nerve to talk to her.  When I did, I was amazed by her mind.  Everything about her overwhelmed me.
After you were married and settled in as a young couple, how did you feel when Charity told you that you were going to be a father?
Honestly?  I was thrilled.  Of course, I was scared because it meant that I would then be responsible for a whole family instead of just my incredibly self-sufficient wife. 
Tell me about the first time you held Ethan.
[Ethan Sr.’s eyes brighten and a faraway look comes over his face.]
EJ was such a tiny little thing, only a little over six pounds.  I remember standing there in the delivery room, holding my wife’s hand as she squeezed the bones to dust.  The doctor had cried “It’s a boy!” just seconds before we heard the tiny wail of our son.  Having grown up with four sisters, I’d wished so hard for a son.  When the nurse handed him to me as they finished up with Charity, I remember thinking that I could hold him in one hand.  I couldn’t believe that this tiny little person was really my son.  There was this warmth in my chest, like a balloon had inflated with hot air inside my ribs.  It was amazing.
That feeling stayed with me as I watched him learn to walk and talk, as I played catch with him in the yard and as I listened to him telling me excitedly about his first day at kindergarten.
What happened the day that Ethan went missing?
It was one of the worst days of my life. Charity had called me at work, but she wasn’t making any sense, I couldn’t understand.  Then another voice, a man who identified himself as Chicago PD, came on the line and told me that my son was missing. I don’t even think I turned off the computer on my desk before I raced out the door.  It would be weeks before I came back to work.
We called everyone we’d ever met, his teacher, his friends, anyone we could think of.  No one knew where he was.  Charity and I spent that first night with one of the house phones pulled into his room.  Everything was just as he’d left it that morning and it was torture to think that he wasn’t just going to walk through the door.
I think it took at least six months for Charity to be able to pick up the dirty clothes from the floor.  She was so determined to leave everything as it was.
A fan of the series asks “As a father having your son kidnapped is a parent’s worst nightmare. I just wonder given your financial and powerful resources did you do anything in addition to having the police and FBI search for Ethan?  Did you hire private detectives?  And now that I read that his abductor was killed in jail…did you have any involvement in that?”
[Ethan sits back in his chair and sighs]
I’ll answer the last question first.  No, I didn’t have anything to do with that monster being put down though I’m not sorry it happened.  I hope that before he died he received a thorough education in what my son went through all those years.
When EJ disappeared, I went through every resource I had access to in order to find him.  We hired a private detective, put his face on the news, granted interviews to all kinds of agencies, anything we thought might help.  In the end, I failed him utterly and he got out by rescuing himself.
Sometimes I wonder how long it took for him to give up hope, or if he hates me as much as I hate myself for my failure.
What was your relationship with Ethan prior to the kidnapping, after he was returned and what do you hope for now?
My relationship with EJ was amazing prior to the kidnapping.  He looked at me like I was his hero.  After he came home and that illusion was shattered, we didn’t really have any kind of relationship.  I don’t blame him.  It was my job to protect him, to keep him safe, and I failed him in the worst possible way.  His life was a perpetual nightmare from the day he disappeared until the day he left home and I don’t blame him for hating me.
Now, I just hope that in some way he can find peace.
Does it bother you at all that your son is gay?  What are your feelings about that?
At first, I wondered if it was caused by his abuse.  Had what happened to him as a child made him like that?  Then, I sat down one afternoon at brunch watching Ethan with that kid Gabriel.  For the first time since he was eight, my son looked calm and he even smiled.  It was then that I realized that no matter what the reason, as long as I could see EJ smile again, it didn’t matter to me who he dated or fell for.
My family was very conservative growing up, and I knew that my parents and possibly even my sisters wouldn’t share that sentiment, but I didn’t care.  He was my son, and I loved him no matter what.
How did you handle your colleagues and friends during the kidnapping?  And when your son was finally back home with you?
It’s during the worst times of your life that you figure out who your real friends are, I suppose.  The worst part about having to deal with my friends and the people at work were the phrases “I’m so sorry” and “is there anything I can do?”  I mean really – they’re sorry?  They couldn’t possibly be as sorry as I was or as Charity was.  Our son had disappeared.  After the first year, I was convinced….God help me, I just knew he was dead.  Was there anything they could do?  Yes, they could find my son.  They could bring him home to me.  They could give my wife and I some peace and allow us to get even one good night’s sleep.
When EJ came back home to us, I pretty much shut out everyone.  I couldn’t believe that sweet little boy who used to read me every single joke from his candy wrappers had transformed into a terrified, traumatized teenage boy. 
What were your thoughts about Ethan Jr. state of mind when he returned home to you?  When he punched you?
All I could think about was how when he used to come and climb in bed with us after he had a nightmare, I’d tell him that I would protect him from the monsters.  He didn’t have to be scared.  I lied to my own son and wasn’t able to protect him from the worst one of all.
When he punched me, I just…I didn’t…I couldn’t imagine what kind of violence and torture he had been subjected to that would turn the sweet kid who used to bandage up the whole neighborhood into a violently defensive adolescent.
Do you feel you can have peace of mind now?
I’m glad that EJ has found someone to care about, but I can still see that haunted look in his eyes.  So, no, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to really find peace.

Charity Hughes is the vivacious and fascinating mother of Ethan Hughes Bryant from the Forbidden Room series.    Her life stopped the moment her eight year old son disappeared.  For eight long years, she was forced to wonder, forced to imagine what had happened to her beautiful child.   It was a miracle when she answered the phone in the dead of night to learn that he had been returned to her.  Once they got Ethan home, she realized that he was no longer the boy she had lost, but an angry, damaged, inconsolable teenager.  When Ethan left for college, she was sure that she had lost him again, this time for the rest of her life.

Read Charity’s account of her Ethan’s return free at
[J. P. Barnaby] Charity, thank you so much for taking the time to talk with me.  It’s nice to see you again.
[Charity]  Trish, you’ve done such a wonderful job helping my Ethan tell his story.  Even though it was really hard to read A House of Cards, I think that it really helped my son to purge some of the darkness from his heart.  I also learned a lot about him that I never knew.
Okay, aside from his particular brand of sex life, what kinds of things did you learn about him?
I knew that Ethan felt isolated when he finally came home to us, but I didn’t know that he thought we wouldn’t want him.  We tried so hard to get him to connect with us again, but I see now that it wasn’t even penetrating his depression.  Whether it was because he truly believed what that….that man told him, I don’t know.  He was a little boy, being forced to live through horrors that no one should ever have to deal with, but to compound that by telling him that his parents had made it all happen.  It was no wonder he never really trusted us again.
I read recently that Ethan’s abductor was murdered in prison, if you don’t mind telling us, how did you feel about that?
I’ve never been much of a religious person, even less so since EJ was taken.  Through that first eight years, I talked to God, I prayed that he would keep my son safe.  When he came home and we learned the extent of the physical and psychological damage that had been inflicted on him, I knew that those conversations had been a waste of time.  If there was a God, one that would let such horrific things happen to an innocent child, I didn’t want to know Him.
When I found out that he was dead, I felt relieved.  Ethan would never have anything to fear from him again.  When Ethan was younger, I used to hope that the bastard that took him was suffering terribly in prison.  I’d always heard that child molesters weren’t terribly popular there, and as horrible as it sounds, I always hoped that his fellow inmates were visiting the same kinds of horrors on him that he had on my son.  That feeling lessened somewhat when Ethan came back to Chicago and we reconnected.  Even though he was in pain and struggling, he was finally working through it.  My empty, broken boy had started to finally live again.
Tell us about Jayden
[Charity picks up a tissue from the box on the table after finally letting the tears fall.]
Jayden… [she laughs a little through the tears]  I couldn’t have asked for a better person for Ethan to love.  Sweet, compassionate, and wickedly funny, he’s the perfect match for Ethan’s insecurities and sharp wit.  I can see when he looks at my son that he has devoted himself fully to Ethan and that’s all a mother can ask.
You told Ethan that passion was best when he was trying to make the decision between Gabriel and Jayden.  What did you mean by that?
Ethan had been merely existing for years, since he was a teenager.  He had a career, he had a home, he had some kind of life, but he wasn’t really living.  I could see that in his face each time we got together.  When he started getting closer to Gabriel, I was thrilled.  One thing that scared me about Ethan was that he seemed to have lost his ability to love, to have relationships.  I couldn’t stand the thought of him being alone forever.
It wasn’t until I saw the way his eyes lit up when he spoke about Jayden that I truly realized Ethan was trying to sort out his feelings.  He was working toward that love I had found with his father, that love that each of us has for his or her soul mate.  While I knew Gabriel would be good to him and love him, Jayden was the one Ethan needed.
We need to wrap it up here, but is there anything that you’d like to tell fans of the series before we go?
Be good to each other, and always remember before you judge someone else’s life take a minute to walk in their shoes.  You might just be surprised at what you find.