Victoria and Emily could hear the boys talking excitedly in the lounge as they came down the stairs. Dave was trying to give the boys a critical assessment of the flaws in Mass Effect, but the boys weren't listening to this older boy's wisdom. As the proximity of their goal approached they grew ever more excited at the prospect of their new game and nothing was going to put them off.
The girls stepped into the room and looked round. Paul sat in an arm chair, near the kitchen door, just in case he needed to react quickly if the boys decided to run away. He looked thoughtful, not paying any attention to the excited conversation, and still looked rather sad. Angela sat in the other armchair, clearly bored with the conversation and without knowing that the boys were going to be punished she wasn't even looking at them. Ben, Alison, and Dave sat on the settee. Dave was arguing animatedly with Tommy, his extra year of age being worn arrogantly like a sombrero. Ben was interested, but Alison distracted him with kisses. The boys sat on the floor trying to ignore this incomprehensible display of affection. Tommy and Dan pulled faces and made the occasional disparaging noises, while Jack had a slight air of envy. Amy sat on the floor a short distance from the boys eyeing them critically.
"Everyone alright?" asked Victoria brightly, more concerned with demonstrating to everyone that she was alright than questioning them.
Paul nodded, watching Victoria intently. Dave muttered a quick 'Yeh' in between criticisms. Ben and Alison smiled and nodded before kissing again.
"I hope you two aren't getting my settee dirty" said Victoria.
"Can we have our money now?" asked Tommy, bouncing up excitedly.
"In a minute, first we have to deal with another matter" said Victoria, shifting a resentful and reluctant Angela out of her armchair.
"You said we could have it now" said Tommy, sounding sceptical.
Angela parked herself on the floor with a loud sigh of disapproval.
"First off, you boys need to be punished" said Victoria.
"Punished?" said Jack "What for?"
"Because, when I was tied naked to the tree in Fiona's garden you groped me. That was wrong of you, you shouldn't have done that. Added to which I don't want you spreading stories. So you'll be punished for that and to ensure you keep your mouths shut" said Victoria.
"No way!" said Tommy "We rescued you!"
"No you didn't, Tommy. What you did was make me promise to give you £35 and not to tell anyone. Only then did you agree to go and get help. You should have gone and got help without extorting money for it" said Victoria.
"Does that mean you're not gonna give us the money?" asked Tommy, looking really pissed off.
"No" said Victoria "Extortion or not, I promised you the money and I'll give it to you, but first you have to be punished."
"What do you mean, punished?" asked Jack.
"I mean" said Victoria "That you are going to get a spanking, a proper painful one, and you're going to get it naked."
This story is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.
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