Victoria and Emily sat side by side on Victoria's bed, her laptop was primed and ready to go, but they were waiting for Paul's email with the recording attached.
"Are you okay now?" asked Victoria.
"Me? Yeh" she said, she sighed heavily "I was really scared though, you don't really know what it's like, but... Anyway, seeing those two clowns on the video just made it seem funny."
"They looked more embarrassed than you" said Victoria.
"And twice as scared" said Emily.
"They'll be even more scared when we get our hands on them" said Victoria.
"What about you?" asked Emily.
"What about me?" said Victoria.
"The beating I mean, it must have really hurt" said Emily.
"Yeh, it did, but... what can I do? I can't be pronouncing sentence on every one else and..."began Victoria, interrupted by a knock on the door.
"Come in" said Victoria, expecting to see her dad checking up on her.
Paul came in with a sheepish grin "Big file, take ages to upload so I burned it to DVD."
"Okay, clever boy" said Victoria smiling.
Paul handed her a DVD and stood looking out of place. "Can I uh... watch it with you?" he asked. This was alien territory for him, he'd never been in Victoria's bedroom before and it felt strange. The femininity of the room, the bed, the girls sat together; it had a kind of sexual charge that was different to anything he'd experienced before. He felt like an awkward teenager, in the presence of a girl he really fancied, who didn't know what to do or say.
"So long as there's no funny business" said Victoria.
"You mean jokes, right?" said Paul.
"You know what I mean, Paul Turner" said Victoria.
Paul shrugged and crossed the room, not feeling comfortable just sitting on Victoria's bed; such a private and intimate place, without an invitation, he waited.
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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