Ben dashed upstairs to the toilet, feeling an urgent need for a wee. Victoria headed into the kitchen to get a bowl of warm soapy water; Paul followed her. Emily dressed herself again, feeling disappointed and in need of an orgasm. Alison and Amy helped themselves to more coke and crisps.
Angela sat back in stunned silence. It was becoming more and more difficult for her to sustain the theory that they were all conspiring to wind her up and all this talk of sex was just boasting or make-believe. She could disregard Paul's fantasy, it was just words, and what the girls said afterwards was just words as well. But Victoria had stripped off her top and let Ben play with her bare breasts and no-one had reacted as though this was strange. And then Emily had stripped naked and let Paul and Victoria touch her in the most intimate places. Again, no one had behaved like this was unusual. In the face of this evidence it was beginning to look like these kids did this sort of thing all the time. That being naked and doing sexual things was common.
Angela had never imagined Paul engaging in any kind of sexual activity. She'd never imagined he'd ever seen a naked girl let alone touched one. And the way he was kissing! If she'd known, or even suspected he was more worldly than the wet, shy, innocent boy she'd thought he was she'd have... What? What would she have done? Tried a bit harder with him? Tried to tempt him? Tried to get him to play 'I'll show you mine if you show me yours'? She wasn't sure, but she was sure that things would have been different between them.
Right now she was confused and uncomfortable. She didn't know what to do or how to feel. Should she take advantage of the situation and throw herself into it whole-heartedly? Try to get her hands on Paul, and maybe do something sexual herself, at least to see what it was like? Or, should she run away? Get out, make an excuse and leave? She was terrified that on her next turn she'd be told to get undressed, and she wasn't sure she'd be able to. Trying to imagine herself lying naked on the floor with Paul stroking and kissing her like that made her feel intoxicated, and excited, and terrified, all at once.
Angela cast furtive glances around the room at everyone else. Alison and Amy were chatting about this Michael boy, and neither of them appeared the slightest concerned that they might be parading about naked at any minute. Paul and Victoria were scrubbing the carpet together, looking every bit the couple. They too looked completely relaxed. Emily looked flustered, but after her experience Angela didn't blame her, but she did remember how easily she had accepted the dare. How easily she had taken off all her clothes and lain naked on the carpet. How her banter with Paul and Victoria had seemed comfortable and easy.
Ben came thundering down the stairs and into the lounge to scoot over to Alison. He dropped heavily on the floor. Victoria looked up at him "You do this again, Benedict, and I will smack your bottom" she said.
Ben frowned "You sound just like my mum" he said.
"You say that again and you'll definitely get a smack" said Victoria.
"Yep, just like my mum" he said with a cheeky grin.
"He's only joking" said Alison.
"He'd better be" said Victoria, returning to her scrubbing.
"Best make sure you don't get a dare" said Alison turning to Ben.
"Why?" he asked looking concerned.
"Might be a smacked bottom dare" said Alison.
Ben frowned "You don't need to give people ideas!" he whined.
"You've got a lovely bum, I bet everyone's thinking about it anyway" said Alison.
Angela watched Alison and Ben and the way they held hands and kissed each other casually as if it was no big deal.
"Victoria?" asked Alison.
"Yes, sweety" said Victoria rubbing a tea-towel over the wet mark, to dry it.
"Can I punch Angela one?" asked Alison glaring at Angela.
"No, darling, you can't. Why would you want to do that?" said Victoria.
"Because she keeps staring at us" said Alison
"She's probably not seen two people in love the way you are, before" said Victoria "Give her a chance to grow up a bit and she'll get used to it."
Alison poked her tongue out at Angela "Yes, it's because she's still very immature, it's not really her fault" said Alison, and she kissed Ben again, keeping half an eye on Angela to see if she was still watching.
"Leave her alone" said Paul "It's not her fault. Come on, give her a break."
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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