I just finished writing the first sex scene in my WIP — granted it was mostly in the character’s imagination, but still pretty vivid. I don’t really know where it came from and I had no intention of writing any sex scene between these two characters: the main antagonist (Rocco) and his wife (Sabine). Somehow, it just happened.
It is necessary to explain that the scene turned out to be more of a brief insight into his thinking and his personality. He’s a very demanding individual with a need for control. Interestingly, his wife seems to enjoy this part of his personality and knows full well that he needs to control her during sex. Something tells me he has little control over her in any other facet of their life together.
It was strange writing a sexual scene that is so dominating. He is old-fashioned and a bit on the kinky side at the same time. I felt no love from him for his wife during his musing. Granted, he is in love with her and he finds her beautiful, but the act of sex for him is all about control.
Rocco is the leader of a multi-religious alliance that oversees the activities of the religions of the world. They do not want the heroine to succeed in her task and they have taken steps to prevent that (of course, that’s where the tension comes in, right?). But Rocco, in his zeal as leader, has taken further steps that are out of line with the code of the alliance. One person has figured this out, but he is still on the fence about his allegiance.
I speak about these characters as if I am just learning who they are and, in a way, that is true. I only added Sabine recently. Her part in this drama is very specific and I think I may have just uncovered her motive for what she does. Even so, though I know Rocco well, I was surprised that his sexual preference jumped out onto the page this morning! I suppose he had had a rough day and needed some release? Hmmm. Even though they are fictional, they are human.
The point is, though, that using the sex scene, especially in his imagination, is very telling of his personality and explains a lot about his actions during the course of the storyline. I think they will end up having sex, as she is reading his thoughts and ready to comply.