As usual, Alison and Ben led the way into the forest and along the trail which would eventually lead to the den. Amy bounded along thoughtfully at the back, still not entirely convinced about the whole sex thing, and wondering if it really would have been better if she had just listened to Victoria and done as she was told. In the middle strolled Victoria, Emily, Paul, Dave, and Angela, chatting idly about the upcoming school year.
Victoria took hold of Paul's arm and gave it a tug, dropping back to the rear of the group towards Amy. Angela watched them retreat with a slight frown but she sensed that she was not wanted and, afraid to impose herself and interfere, she remained with Emily and Dave.
"What are we going to do about Angela?" asked Victoria.
"In what way?" asked Paul.
"The den" said Victoria "I'm not sure we want her knowing about it. Can you ditch her somehow?"
Paul shook his head "No, I'm supposed to be looking after her. If I abandon her I'll be in deep shit."
Victoria looked at Paul appraisingly.
"Alright, if you want me to, I can try. But I'm probably going to get into real trouble with mum over it" said Paul.
"No, you'll only get another beating" said Victoria.
"I'll take it if I have to, but I'd rather not" said Paul.
"We need a plan then" said Victoria.
"How about I take Angela off somewhere, we can meet up again later, and you can tell me all about how things are at the den?" suggested Paul.
"I'd rather have you with me" said Victoria, stroking Paul's arm.
Paul smiled "Needs must" he said.
"There is an alternative" said Victoria, staring off into the distance thoughtfully.
"Which is?" asked Paul.
"We initiate her into the gang" said Victoria "But I don't really know if that's a good idea. Especially since she's only going to be here a short while."
"Hmmmm. I don't know" said Paul.
"Do you think she'd behave herself?" asked Victoria, looking at Paul.
Paul stared at Angela's back and watched her walking up ahead "I don't know. Really I don't. I think probably, but to be honest I don't really know her that well. It's one thing seeing her at family events and so on, but what she's like with her friends, at school, I can't really say."
"Probably too much of a risk then. She does seem to have become quite enamoured of you though, and she didn't seem anywhere as near as shy today as she was last night" said Victoria.
"Getting used to it maybe?" suggested Paul.
"She didn't seem to be as paranoid, even when she didn't have any knickers on, at least when I got back. How did she react when you took them off, or did she do it?" asked Victoria.
"No, I did it. She was a bit hesitant, but she was quite worked up by then. I'm not sure she would have been so happy if the others weren't all half naked too" said Paul.
"So what do you think?" asked Victoria, also staring at Angela's back now.
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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