Diane was only gone for a minute, but for the children it seemed like an hour. They all shuffled awkwardly from foot to foot as they waited in anticipation of their punishment. They each contemplated their own private pain and humiliation, the crying, the nudity, their ability to put up a good show in front of their friends. No-one wanted to be first and no-one wanted to be last.
When Diane returned the foot shuffling stopped and everyone stood silently, heads down, not wanting to attract attention to themselves. Margaret had been studying the children in the interim, still reeling from what they had found out from Paul and still looking for some outward sign from Ben or Amy or Alison. Keith tried not to watch the children, but he couldn't take his eyes off Emily and Victoria; especially Victoria. Danielle was in a different place altogether, she was a bundle of excitement as she waited to see events unfold; waited to see how each of the children was going to be dealt with; how they would react. She was particularly interested in Ben, and now Dave, wondering how they would look naked and wondering if, like Paul, they would get erections during their punishment. She also wondered if she would be allowed to spank them; whether she would be allowed to handle these boys in any way.
"That's that done, so you'll be glad to know that we can finally make a start" said Diane looking up and down the line of children "And under the circumstances..." Diane had been giving this some thought while she was on the phone "... I think we'll start with David." Diane sat herself down on the settee "David, come here, please!"
David didn't so much move as get shoved by both Victoria and Emily, propelling him forward slightly. By the time he had recovered his balance he had been propelled far enough forwards to be stood close enough to Diane for her to reach out and drag him the rest of the way, so that he stood in front of her.
"I was just intending to take your trousers and pants down, especially since this is your first time David, but after what we've found out today and the performance you've just put up, I think we'll have all of your clothes off" said Diane.
"Oh no, please, Mrs Weaver!" said Dave, shaking with fear.
"Don't be silly, David, naughty boys always get their bare bottom's smacked and especially naughty boys get their bare bottoms smacked in the nude, at least you're not lumpy, at the moment" said Diane.
David blushed profoundly at this comment, but there was not so much as a snigger from the other children.
"Come on, if you can't get undressed yourself I'll have to do it for you" said Diane.
"Amy" said Margaret taking her attention away from David for the moment "Get undressed and report to your father please."
Amy started to get undressed. She didn't make any fuss and she didn't delay. As much as she didn't want to get undressed right now, and as much as she didn't want to be spanked, she did want to get it over and done with as quickly as possible.
"There's no need to be shy, David" said Diane "I'm sure people have seen you with no clothes on before."
David shuffled his feet uncomfortably; unable to believe he was in this position. This sort of thing happened to other children, he occasionally heard about it, but it didn't happen to him.
"Let's see shall we?" said Diane looking up at the other children "Has anyone here seen David naked already?"
None of the children spoke.
"None of you?" asked Diane "Emily, what about you? Have you seen David naked?"
Emily stood in silence, not knowing what to say. She did not want to confess to having seen David naked, because if she did her mother would want to know the details and if she started interrogating them all things could go downhill rapidly. They didn't have a story sorted out, they wouldn't be consistent. On the other hand, lying was not easily done to her mother.
"Emily, I'm asking you a question" said Diane firmly.
"No, mum, I haven't" said Emily.
"You haven't?" asked Diane sounding surprised "You've never seen David 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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