Lizzie looked up with an expression of concern when Felicity dragged Paul into the lounge by his ear. He was still complaining; still trying to plead his case.
"Felicity, there's no need..." began Lizzie.
"He's been asking for it all evening!" said Felicity finally releasing Paul's ear. Paul rubbed his ear vigorously and wiped a tear from his eye. He kept his red face down, unable to look his aunt in the eye. "Mum... I'm sorry, it was an accident, just an accident. I didn't mean anything... I'm sorry" he said.
"Take your trousers and pants down" said Felicity, sitting in the middle of the settee.
"Mum!? It was an accident, I said... Look, I'm really sorry, really..." said Paul in desperation.
"If you don't do as you're told you can get it completely naked" said Felicity.
"Mum, not in front of Aunt Lizzie, please... I'll be good I swear... I'll look after Angela, there'll be no arguments, we'll stay out of your way..." pleaded Paul.
"Now, Paul!" said Felicity.
"Please, mum, I'm begging you... Can't we at least go up to my room" said Paul.
"This is your room for now" said Felicity "And I'm running out of patience."
"All right, your room then, or... Angela's, but not here. I mean, I can't, not with Aunt Lizzie watching" said Paul.
"Why don't I go, I can help clean up in the kitchen" said Lizzie.
"You stay right where you are" said Felicity "I want you undressed right now Paul or it'll be the stick."
Paul was horrified. He knew his mother was now in a frame of mind where she couldn't be reasoned with, and there was no escape. As humiliating as it would be to have to take his trousers and pants down and receive a beating in front of his aunt, it was far preferable to suffering the same fate with the stick where he might end up screaming and begging for mercy.
Keeping his head down, his shaking hands began to undo his trousers. The shame of it filled him. He'd never been spanked or beaten in front of his aunt before, and as far he remembered not been naked in front of her since he was a toddler. He lowered his trousers, and as quickly as he could, and followed them with his boxer shorts. He didn't quite stand up afterwards.
"I said off, Paul" said Felicity "I want you undressed."
"Mum, I've done what you said" said Paul.
"You had your chance, you heard what I said, now get undressed" said Felicity.
"Felicity!" said Lizzie.
"No, he had his chance Lizzie, I told him what was going to happen" said Felicity "You don't know boys! If you aren't strict they'll run wild!"
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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