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Lustville's Birthday celebrations! [15 Feb 2006|09:20am]

Making allowances for RP 'flexitime' and the fact the boys took 8 months to enjoy their 2 week honeymoon!

It had been a year since they'd opened the store, and 6 months since the cafe had been launched, and business had been doing very well. So to celebrate they decided to have a 'birthday sale'.

Cal started rifling through the catalogues looking for those special items they could feature, and making calls to the sales reps to see what the suppliers were prepared to do for them. He sat at the desk in the office, brochures scattered across the surface and a pen being chewed mercilessly. He'd just hung up from a call with their leather tailor, who had given him a few more ideas, especially in the corset line.

"Decisions, decisions!" he grunted, tossing the pen down and rubbing the heels of his hands into his eyes.
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In celebration, all come together! [29 May 2005|02:59am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Cal stood looking at the range of products and catalogues the Good Vibrations people had sent him for a special display on the day, and picked up the leaflets they had included about the event. He grinned as he read the page on 'Self Love Rules!' and looked down over the railing as he heard a knock at the door of the Café.

ETA: It is requested that all guests present their 'invitations' at the door, to either Sandy, Finn or Cal. The Café layout and staff and the event are in this thread, for all guests to familiarise themselves with the layout and event. Enjoy!

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Breaking In the Mezzanine [24 May 2005|10:59pm]

The cafe's been open for a little more than two months, and Mario's food is now bringing in 'regulars' from the neighborhood...which pleases both him and Finn. The inventive soups and salads, combined with Mario's "Surprising Menu" that changes weekly, means that the cafe is never boring, and the tables and chairs are routinely jammed. They've had to hire extra staff to cover the weekend shifts, and Cal and Finn are in the enviable position of seeing Cafe Au Lay turn a profit after only two months.

The area above the kitchen, the mezzanine stocked with wedges, ramps and cubes, has remained closed, while the cafe built a good reputation locally, and the kitchen gained its liquor licenses from the authorities. On the day they hung the certificates over the bar, Finn pulled nearly as many pints as Mario and his wife served coffee or food. The place was really starting to hum, and not just in the mornings and at lunch--they could now count on a booming after-work crowd to drop by for light snacks and beers. Finn and Mario agreed, however, that the lunch menu would be where they kept their focus. Assistant chefs could cook up appetizers, while Mario would still be home by a reasonable hour to spend his evenings with Linda...who was revelling in her job as major domo of the place, hiring waitstaff that could meet her exacting standards.

In the middle of May, Cal came into the bustling cafe, waving a flyer for Finn to read. The excitement in his eyes was obvious--Cal had found the perfect event to kick off the use of the Cafe au Lay VIP mezzanine! Finn read and re-read the information on National Masturbation day, then said that he'd have to check with Mark to get a legal opinion about whether they might lose their licenses before they could agree to host something like what Cal envisioned.

Only after he got a green light from Mark did Finn say it was okay--he wasn't going to see them lose everything for breaking the law. So long as guests came only by invitation, and the cafe closed early to prevent gawkers, they could host a large group to celebrate the day. He could see the disappointment in Cal's face, when he said the public couldn't attend, but to soften the blow, Finn promised Cal that they could participate, if Cal wanted to.
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Shopping With Selina [24 Feb 2005|11:15pm]

[ mood | blank ]

Amy still hasn't told Selina about what she found in her room upon her return; she just can't seem to find the right moment even though she wants to. Now she's taking Selina on that promised shopping trip to Lustville. Maybe after that she will be able to keep the words from sticking in her throat each time they do when she is about to talk to her lover about the incident.

For the moment, the mood is light, and Amy smiles as they enter the shop. "Let's spare no expense today. I'm in the mood to have some fun."

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Lingerie for Valentine's Day. [13 Feb 2005|04:16pm]

[ mood | exanimate ]

After Aidan made his post about Lingerie, he thought that it was time to come into this store. He had heard about it from various people and now he was curious about it.

He hated Valentine's day with a passion, but he is looking for nice boxers to wear and give to Wes. He thought that would be a better surprise then a dumb card or something. He prefers silk or perhaps satin (although he is a guy and can't tell the difference really).

Or perhaps something see-through would be nice...

Although, stepping into the store, he is hit by all the different fashions for women. He wonders if there is lingerie for men in this knicker store. Although he isn't complaining about it because he loves the look of woman's lingerie as well. So, for now, he will simply look about and see what he can find.

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A Trip to Lustville [07 Jan 2005|12:34pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

Tess enters the store with her new friend Poppy. As usual, there are several people here, but she is looking for someone in particular. When she spots him he is talking to another customer, and when he glances up she waves at him to let him know she's there. Then she turns to Poppy.

"That's my boyfriend Sandy over there. He knows pretty much everything there is to know about this place and the stuff in it. You want to look around while we wait, or just hang out right here?"

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Let the Construction (Destruction?) Begin: Cal's Cafe [02 Jan 2005|04:18pm]

As promised, Jon the builder showed up with his entire crew on the second of January, ready to start on the remodeling job in the empty storefront next to Lustville. Finn met them with a set of keys to the store, explained how security in the building worked at night, and checked to make sure that they had all the coffee they needed before he returned to Lustville. He promised to come back at lunchtime to see how they were doing. Jon assured him that if they needed anything, he'd take care of it, that Finn could stop worrying.

Back in Lustville, helping a customer, Finn couldn't stop hearing the sounds of bricks being chipped away, a table saw cutting up lumber for framing, and Jon's occasion voice above the din. I don't care what he says, I'm gonna check every single day until we leave for Australia in February, to make sure he gets it right.
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Christmas shopping [18 Dec 2004|11:04am]

[ mood | energetic ]

Although Amy had issues with religion, that wasn't going to stop her from getting something nice for a few of her friends for Christmas. For Selina, she thought it would be fun to visit the new sex shop and see what she could find there, and so she entered, her eyes alight with interest. She could tell already this was going to be an interesting shopping trip.

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Interview with Louisa [18 Dec 2004|05:31pm]

Cal jogged up the stairs, Sandy having told him that Finn had just taken Louisa upstairs whilst Cal was in the bathroom. He opened the door of the office, taking in the woman who was seated on the lounge, talking with Finn.

"Hi there, sorry I wasn't here to meet you when you arrived," he said, holding out his hand to shake hers. "I'm Callan Dean, and it's nice to meet you, Sandy's been quite keen and complimentary about you."
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The Builder, the interview and the 'pants man' [18 Dec 2004|02:30am]

[ mood | busy ]

As Cal looked up from the bottom shelf in the stockroom he bumped his elbow and knocked his head. "Dammit!" he muttered, scrambling to his feet and walking out to the front counter, rubbing his head. "Sandy, I can't seem to find the rest of the rechargeable battery pack set I thought were on the bottom shelf in the storeroom, have you seen them?"

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Another day, another decision or 10! [10 Dec 2004|11:14am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Cal frowned as he concentrated on what Finn was explaining regarding the kitchen. Kitchens were totally Finn's domain and Cal knew better than to interrupt, even if he was lost.

He was rubbing his hand up and down Finn's back as Finn was leaning on the table, pouring over the drawings of the café. He was pointing out where they would have to make allowances for the ducting of the exhaust fans through the upstairs level, as they didn't have any other way to duct it out but up to the ceiling.

"We could build the bookcases around them, couldn't we?" he asked, rethinking the ideas they had been discussing the previous day when in next door.

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Lustville Layout [25 Nov 2014|08:47am]

To make it a little easier, especially for our newer clients, here is the store layout.

Lustville - the main store floor planCollapse )
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locked to Cupid playfulgoat, store owners and employee(s) [22 Nov 2004|02:51pm]

[ mood | chipper ]

"I hope this is the right place," Cupid smiles before retreating back into a bashful silence. Decked out in quasi-traditional boy-gear; loose denim, a white soft tee-shirt and white sneakers, making a leather cap and jacket, along with a gold collar and chain.

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Jon gets a beating [21 Nov 2004|04:06pm]

Cal and Finn have a deal when customers want a demonstration of violent toys: they take turns. Lovers as well as partners, they decided to make sure no jealousy got between them when it came to third parties, so they made this agreement, and so far, it's served them well. The beatings never last longer than 5 minutes, and each man gets a turn doling them out. The last time a VIP requested a beating, Cal had administered it and Finn had run the video camera. Jon's gonna get Finn...who's a whole lot bigger and stronger than his partner.

Jon's willingness to leave the curtain up and his comment has Finn's blood pounding, and he has to remember that what a customer says and what he really wants can sometimes be two different things. He gives the usual patter to Jon as he warms up with a few flicks of the wrist.

"I'm going to start out lightly, and ramp up gradually. I won't end by giving you full force blows--gotta save something for your Master to do, don't ya?--but you'll get a good idea of what this item can do to you and for you."

Turning to Cal and pointing to his wrist so that the other man will keep an eye on the clock, Finn turns back to Jon, and begins by rubbing the rugbeater over the man's ass, brushing it against the cheeks and letting it slide up to Jon's lower back, then down again to his thighs.
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When Repression Meets Expression [20 Nov 2004|10:15pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Carolina had heard the waitresses at the club talking about the new store for toys and things. Deciding to see it there was anything that might appeal to her and Cory, she wandered in, and found herself wide eyed and looking a great deal like a dear caught in the headlights of an 18 wheeler.

She wandered around, having absolutely no idea where to start.

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Aeon's Acquisitions... [19 Nov 2004|10:17am]

[ mood | Attentive ]

Cal felt a growing admiration and caution for the woman seated in front of him. He could sense there was definitely an air of danger surrounding her, her body language and eyes shouting that she knew pleasure and pain and how to inflict both. He reached for a note pad and pen situated on the small clear, black counter they had in the bondage area, used to lay out items for clients to peruse. He made some notes of what she had asked for and looked across at the display of whips and floggers.

"We certainly carry some items that may meet your requirements, but others we will have specially made for you. Which would you like to deal with first?"

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Customers? Customers? [14 Nov 2004|09:03pm]

Finn's just coming downstairs from the office when he notices that Cal and the store manager Sandy are deep in conversation about something. Probably the next in-store promotion. It's only a few days away. Walking through the aisles with the weekly cash-sheet under his arm, he sees a few customers at the front of the store who may need some help, so he lays the tallyform on the counter next to Cal and goes past to see if he can be of assistance.
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Just Another Day at the Office [11 Nov 2004|10:17am]

When they arrive after shopping for the camera...

Finn smiles at his lover, who really enjoys teasing--but who always delivers, whether it's food or sex or.... "I'll go put the camera in the back office so it will be safe. Why don't you get us some coffee?" When Cal nods in agreement, Finn walks through the rows of merchandise (pleased to see two browsing customers at this early hour) and turns the corner to go up the narrow stairs to their 'crow's nest' office. At the top of the stairs, he reached the small doorway and keyed his way inside. One reason they had taken this shop space was for the office, which was not only spacious, but afforded them a direct line of sight over the entire store through one-way glass. Most management offices were simply four walls and gave you no way to see what was happening in the store. Dropping the camera onto their shared desk, Finn looked out and saw Cal pouring their coffee while talking to Sandy, their exceptionally capable store manager. He was gesturing to a new display item near the cash register that was small enough Finn couldn't quite make it out. Obviously, Sandy wanted it to be their featured item of the week.
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