Summary: Agent Belle French’s employers believe that small town businessman Rumford Gold is more then he appears and is actually the notorious Spinning Wheel Thief a menace that’s caused trouble for years. Belle is inclined to agree with them; until she slips into the cover of Lacey Avonlea, a stripper working at his club the Golden Thread. Her mission demands she get close enough to prove his guilt, but her heart tells her he’s innocent.
AN: Written for May 2017′s @a-monthly-rumbelling smutty prompt: strip club. A big thank you to @still-searching47 for listening to me complain while I wrote and to @handwithquill for helping me during the planning process. You’re both wonderful! This is a prompt verse, if anyone would like to see more just let me know!
Personally, if given a choice, Belle would not have chosen to go undercover as a stripper; but she hadn’t been given a choice, she’d been given an order. That’s how she found herself in a dimly lit room on stage, undulating her half naked body in front of far too many eyes for her liking. At least the business she was in wasn’t anything like the images that were conjured up when someone said the words strip club. It was high end, clean, safe, with almost as many bouncers as there were girls and the bar served some of the most expensive alcohol Belle had ever seen.
That made sense though; it was after all the place where all of Rumford Gold’s ill-gotten gains were laundered through. A dingy dive wouldn’t have been a realistic cover for the kind of money he made stealing and trading in the fine art and jewels he was able to pilfer. Belle silently stared out into the crowed as she danced. Her eyes never left her employer/target as he did his business in his personal booth; the sultry look on her face hiding the swirling thoughts plaguing her mind.