It was sufficiently post-lunch now for the front of the Rec. to have filled up again with bored and indolent children. It was too hot for football or anything overly active, and so they sat about in small or large groups suffering endless discussions of what to do, sharing cans and bottles and the occasional cigarette.
Alison and Ben led the way through this passive minefield, with the others following slowly behind. Tracy surveyed the field excitedly, looking for likely victims, until her eyes alighted on a dark haired boy, sprawled topless on the grass. He was chewing a piece of grass and holding court, with the other boys, and two girls, hanging on his every word. His floppy hair and cheeky grin, topping a gorgeous twelve year old body had her heart thumping with desire and anticipation.
"Let's strip that boy" she said excitedly, pointing over at the group.
Victoria peered over in the direction she was pointing "Why?" she asked.
"'Cos, it'd be fun" she answered.
"Tracy, we don't torment people for fun you know" said Victoria "It might be fun, sometimes, but apart from tourists we don't just pick on people at random."
"I thought you did" said Tracy.
"No! Everyone we've picked on today has done something to deserve it" said Victoria.
"What about William and Jeremy?" said Dave, and then instantly regretted it, remembering what Victoria had said.
"Dave! You know what they did. They kept following us and we kept telling them not to. I even gave them one last strong warning that if they didn't go away they'd be sorry" said Victoria a little crossly.
"Yeh, yeh, I'm sorry, I forgot" said Dave blushing slightly "No, they did deserve it."
"I didn't do anything" said Kevin sulkily.
"Well you're not really my responsibility" said Victoria "Wendy brought you and she said you deserved it and that's good enough for me."
"Can't we make an exception though, just this once" said Tracy still staring at the young god reclining in the sun.
"No we can't" said Victoria "So drop it."
"Besides" said Emily "That's Michael, and he's really nice. Might be a good choice for the gang actually."
"Bit young for you isn't he?" said Victoria.
"Not for me!" said Emily with a shake of the head "But when Helen joins us we're going to have three younger girls and, we've only got Ben for them, and between those three they're going to shag him out. Mind you I think Alison's capable of that all on her own."
"Which leaves Paul and Dave for us" said Victoria mulling it over.
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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