Alison was sat in one of the comfy armchairs, wondering what was going on next door, when she heard footsteps in the hall outside. She was still mad at Victoria for blaming her when Amy was the one who'd been a little brat, and she was furious at Amy.
"Don't go popping a boner on me 'cos you're gonna have to rub that thing really hard to get off again. I wonder if it can burst into flames like when you rub two sticks together?" she heard from the hallway, and Alison wondered what was going on. She was cross that she was missing the action, and she was sad that Ben wasn't with her. She was really beginning to like Ben, and now, she felt, her chances of being allowed to have sex with him had diminished significantly "I'll be a hundred before I'm allowed to have sex" she mumbled, feeling sorry for herself.
It occurred to her that the action might be moving outside, but she hadn't heard enough people in the hallway for that, and she wondered if Alan and Wendy had been released. It didn't seem likely, because she was sure Victoria had a lot more plans for Alan, and they hadn't had time to execute all of them yet, and then she remembered he was going to be rolled in nettles, and decided that must be it what was going on.
She was only too aware that when they were finally finished with Alan it was going to be her turn, and she was going to be punished. She had only ever been punished once before, and that was earlier today when Paul had spanked her - in front of Ben! She felt certain that she was going to get a lot worse this time. Victoria was really mad.
Alison jumped when the door opened, and suddenly her stomach lurched and she looked up fearfully.
Victoria came in first, looking solemn. "Alison, get up off that chair and stand over there!" Victoria said, indicating a spot in the middle of the room. Alison knew better than to argue and leapt to obey. Paul followed Victoria into the room with a twinkle in his eye, and Alison was disappointed that he was no longer naked. Ben was next, looking a little worried, and he was followed by Amy who was still red faced and tear stained. Emily brought up the rear, carrying the riding crop.
"Stand next to Alison" Emily said to Amy. Amy was petulant, she moved slowly, reluctantly, scowling at Alison, she took up a position next to her. Alison stood a little straighter, throwing her shoulders back. She was intent on not showing herself up in front of this interloper.
Victoria, Emily, and Paul sat in arm chairs, regarding Alison and Amy seriously. Ben, not knowing what to do with himself, was summoned over to join Victoria, and he squeezed in beside her beginning to feel a bit like a teddy bear. Victoria put and arm around him. Ben hadn't been in this room since this morning when his initiation had begun, and he looked round again curiously. He spotted what looked like a bunch of stinging nettles piled in the corner, and he wondered what they were for.
Victoria sighed; she really didn't want to have to deal with this sort of thing right now, or ever. The gang should be solid, together; any serious dissent was dangerous for them. It had to be nipped in the bud.
"Your performance in there today was absolutely appalling" she said, looking at Amy and then Alison "Look at me!" she commanded. Alison lifted her head and tried to remain cool, but it was hard; she was scared. Amy looked up tearfully; feeling like this was so unfair since she was the victim. Alison had punched her, not the other way around.
"If we are to survive and prosper as a gang, discipline is absolutely essential. Of course there are going to be differences of opinion, but we have to resolve those in a civilised manner. Bickering, arguing back, disobedience, and fighting amongst ourselves will not be tolerated. Especially in front of other people!" said Victoria, beginning to raise her voice "And in front of captives! For God's sake what were you thinking?"
Alison knew better than to answer back, she stood resolutely silent, while doing her best to look very sorry. Amy was not so wise "She punched me" she said.
"Shut up, Amy" said Victoria "Ben is a valued member of our gang and you will not insult him. I don't care if he is your brother, that counts for nothing here. You will treat him with respect. You've only been with us two days and you're already causing trouble."
Amy teared up again and her face flushed red.
"We've taken a big risk allowing little kids as young as you two to join the gang. If you're not mature enough to control yourselves and take this seriously you're out. Simple as that, we can't take the risk" said Victoria.
"I'm sorry" said Alison "I won't do it again, I'm sorry." The thought of being ejected from the gang, and missing out on all these games, was almost too much for Alison to bear, she started to tear up as well.
"As for you Alison, you should know better by now. And storming off like that and slamming doors is just childish. You should be ashamed of yourself" said Victoria.
Alison started crying and she shook gently, terrified now that she really might be thrown out of the gang. Ben felt sorry for her. He didn't want Alison kicked out of the gang; he wanted to play with her. He was entirely happy to see Amy booted out though. He snuggled a little closer to Victoria, for comfort and security, and to ingratiate himself a little.
"You're going to have to be punished girls, and it's going to be severe" said Victoria.
Alison dropped her head in shame, crying and shaking more violent now. Amy burst into tears in fear for what they were going to do to her.
"I want you both to get undressed. And do it quickly" snapped Victoria.
Alison started pulling her t-shirt over her head immediately; she didn't want to give Victoria any more reason to be angry with her. Amy, though, just stood there crying.
"Amy, strip!" shouted Victoria. Amy jumped and started pulling off her shoes.
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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