"Blair Gray, how can I help you?"
"Um...Blair? It's Lily" I said into the phone shakily.
"Hi sweetie" Blair said, in somewhat of a questioning tone. "Is everything okay?"
"N...no" I said.
"What's wrong, are you hurt?"
"No, I'm fine. It's just that....well...I got into trouble at school and Megan has to come pick me up. My principal said I had to call you and tell you that I was going home with Megan" I whispered.
"You got into trouble?" Blair asked, surprised.
"Yeah" I said, even more quietly.
"What happened?" she asked, not meanly, but with a concerned tone.
"I just...I'd rather not talk about it right now"
"Alright, put your principal on the phone" she said. "And Lily?"
"You're to stay home until I get there and we can talk, okay?"
"Okay" I said, and handed the phone to my principal, who took it.
"Hi Ms. Gray, I'm sending Lily home with Megan, with your permission of course" she said. There was a pause, and then she spoke again. "She and a couple of her friends were caught texting each other the answers during a test" she said. My heart sank. I knew I would be in trouble...with Blair and Megan.
Twenty minutes later Megan came into the office looking somewhat frazzled.
"Lily? What happened? Are you okay?" she spewed out all at once in that unique way only Megan can.
"I'm okay....I just.." I started. I didn't get to finish because my principal called us both into her office. I got up and followed Megan inside.
After the socially enforced small talk, my principal cut to the chase.
"Megan, Lily was caught sending and receiving text messeges containing the answers to a test today."
Megan looked at me.
"What? But Lily, you were so prepared for that test!"
"I wasn't" I said, looking down.
"But you were, you studied so much!"
"I....I actually didn't study quite as much as I said I did" I said.
"But you knew the answers! You knew them, I know you did because I quizzed you. What happened Lily?"
I didn't say any more. I shrugged my shoulders and looked away.
"We really do have a very strict no-cheating policy here, and Lily and the others will be suspended for two days" my principal said.
"Two days?! Don't you think that's a little much?" Megan asked, her eyes widening.
"No, I don't. You can go" my principal said.
We both stood up and left the office, and the school. Megan's car was parked right in front of the door. We both got in, and she started to drive toward home.
"I'm in so much trouble. I can't believe you did this Lily, do you have any idea how this makes me look? I'm supposed to be making sure you girls do what you're supposed to be doing, and when Blair asked if you were ready for your test I told her you were! How did you know all of the answers I asked you yesterday?" she asked, looking at me.
"Well....I....I had my book open on the seat next to me, and I read from it" I said.
"What were you doing when you said you were studying?" she asked.
"I was shopping with Ashley and Lucy" I said.
"Oh you were, were you? Well, I can only assume that Ashley talked you into this text messaging idea?"
"No, she didn't even know about it. It was my idea. Ashley and Lucy said they'd take my friends and I shopping! Come on Megan, what would you rather do? My friends think they're so cool, and now they think I'm cool too! Would you seriously have stayed home if you were in my position?"
"Yes, I would have. School is important Lily. They could have taken you shopping another day....the mall will always be there."
"Yeah the mall will always be there, so what? It's just one test Megan! It's not the end of the world."
"I can't believe you aren't taking this more seriously! You cheated Lily! It's a big deal!"
"I really don't think it is" I said as we pulled up to Blair's large home and got out of the car. Megan came around to where I was and put her hand on my arm and looked into my eyes.
"Lily. You are suspended from school. That stays on your record. It's serious."
"Fine, whatever" I said, with more sarcasm that I had intended. I think I've been listening to Ashley for too long.
"No, not "fine whatever" Lily, you're in trouble here. I'm angry, and so is Blair, you're going to be punished for this, and you need to realize why"
"I don't think Blair will be that mad, it's not like I killed someone." I said.
"Give me your phone" Megan said, holding out her hand.
"Give me your phone, now"
"No!" I said defensively.
"Lily! Give it to me!"
"I said no, it's mine and you have no right to take it." I said. Megan stepped back, and put her hand down.
"Alright, fine. Go inside. Blair told me that you're to stay here until she gets home" Megan said flatly.
I walked inside thinking that I had won. I had honestly forgotten all about the spanking that Rory received the first day I moved here, and Ashley's spanking wasn't far from gone from my mind either. I went up to my room, turned my computer on, and started reading and returning some e-mails.
I knew I would be in some trouble with Blair, but I honestly thought that Megan was over-reacting. Boy was I wrong.
I spent my afternoon doing all the things I loved to do but rarely had time for. I read some, I spent some time outside just walking, I watched some episodes of my favourite show, and then I read some more. Blair arrived home some time in the late afternoon, while Lucy, Rory and I were in one of the large living rooms playing cards...another of our favourite things to do. She came into the room pulling off her scarf and unbuttoning her long dark wool trenchcoat-style jacket.
"Hey Blair" Lucy sang.
"Hi" Rory echoed.
"Hey girls..." she paused and looked at me. "Lily, I'd like to talk to you upstairs please. Go wait in your room" she said in an even tone.
I looked around at Lucy and Rory. They obviously knew the meaning of "talk to you upstairs" because they were glancing at me with a knowingly worried look on their faces. I however, literally thought that she wanted to talk. I didn't know that "talk" meant "punish."
"Okay" I said obliviously, and stood up and left the room. Once upstairs I flopped down onto my big leather chair unfazed. I waited, and eventually, as promised, Blair entered the room...for the first time ever without knocking. This might have been a sign that I was in trouble. Maybe the problem was that I wasn't afraid of Blair. She has the most welcoming and loving voice, beautiful shoulder length bouncy blond hair, and a kind face. She closed my door behind her and sat down on the edge my bed facing me in my chair. She cleared her throat, and then spoke.
"So...Lily. What happened today?" she asked kindly. I didn't really know what to say.
"I...got in trouble at school"
"My principal already told you" I said, not wanting to explain myself, and knowing that the conversation was pointless since she already know.
"I know she did, but I'd like to hear it from you."
"I cheated on a test"
"And why did you need to cheat when Megan thought you were ready for it?"
"Megan thought I was ready because when she was quizzing me I was cheating then too" I said....maybe starting to think I would be in a tiny bit of trouble. Grounded maybe. "I...uh....Ashley and Lucy offered to take my friends and I shopping, and I wanted to do that instead of study" I said, not making eye contact.
"Is that everything?" I nodded my head yes. "And what's this I hear about your being rude to Megan today? She said that she tried to talk to you about this and you gave her a hard time, hmmm? She said she tried to take your phone and you wouldn't give it to her" I nodded again. "Lily, look at me when I talking to you" she said gently. I looked up slowly, meeting her gaze. "I know that you know better than to cheat. Cheating is a trust issue. When you cheat nobody's going to trust you. Right?"
"I guess" I said
"It's sort of like lying" Blair explained. "And speaking of lying, you know that we don't lie here...it isn't allowed under any circumstances, right?" she asked, looking at me and forcing eye contact.
"Right" I said quietly, knowing that I had lied to Megan but not wanting to admit it. I was starting to feel a little bad by this point.
"So when you were with Megan and she was quizzing you, and you had your answers beside you and she didn't know, what were you doing to Megan?" she asked.
"I guess...I was lying to her" I said hesitantly.
"That's right. And Megan's here to help you Lily. If you lie to her, then she can't. You know that Megan is in charge when I'm not here, and when she tells you to do something I expect you to do it" she said sternly.
"I'm sorry" I said.
"I know you know what's expected of you here because I've taken a lot of time to make sure you understand, so none of this is a surprise to you. There are consequences for lying, there are consequences for being rude and not listening to Megan, there are consequences for cheating, and there are most definately consequences for being suspended from school. That'll stay on your record Lily!"
"I know" I said with a bit of a whine. She was making me feel really badly, and I was afraid now that I was in trouble.
"So why did you do it?" she asked.
"I wanted to go shopping, I already told you!" I said, frustrated.
"Okay...lose the attitude" she said calmly. "I'm just trying to understand. You knew that you had a responsibility, but you chose to take the easy way out so that you could do something fun despite the consequences. Is that right?" she asked. I nodded my head yes.
"Ashley and Lucy invited me, and my friends thought it was really cool, that's all" I said.
"I understand that but there will always be another opportunity to go with them"
"I know, I shouldn't have done anything that I did...I just...I didn't think it through enough" I said.
Blair leaned further toward me and put her hand on mine.
"So what do you think we should do about this hmmm?" she asked.
"I don't know...I could apologize to Megan?" I asked.
"Yes, that's a start. But you do have to be punished Lily. When you do something that you know you're not supposed to do you have to be punished so that you know not to do it again" she explained. "I'm sure this won't be easy for you, or pleasant for you, but I'm going to have to give you a spanking for what you did today Lily" she said gently.
"But......but...nobody's ever spanked me before" I said, noticibly worried.
"I know sweetheart, but I told you what kind of consequences you would face if you misbehaved, and you chose to anyhow. So you have to be spanked"
I didn't say anything. After Blair had announced my spanking my mind immediately shot back to my first day here, and a very vivid picture of Rory's spanking emerged in my mind. She was trying to hard to get away from Blair, it really must have hurt. And her bottom was such an ugly colour of purple, like a large bruise. And then my mind shot forward a few months to that day I was in my room getting in ready for school and heard Ashley crying and begging Blair not to spank her. It must really hurt if Ashley was actually begging. My heart sank and a knot formed in my stomach.
"I know you're nervous, I know you've never been disciplined like this before. But you know I love you and would never do anything to hurt you" she said.
"But you hurt Rory and Ashley! They cried, they were in a lot of pain!"
"I know sweetie, but there's a difference. Their spankings hurt, yes. But I wasn't hurting them because I wanted to Lily. I was hurting them to teach them a lesson. You understand that, don't you?" she asked, knowing that I understood, but was really just scared.
"I understand" I whispered.
"Good" she said smiling at me. "When we're finished with your spanking, I'll take you downstairs and you can apologize to Megan and give her your phone, okay?"
"Okay. Let's get this over with" she said. She gently tugged on my hand and I stood up. I started to panic, not being able to shake the image of Rory frantically kicking her legs and struggling to get away from Blair. Rory, who was always so composed and quiet was screaming and begging. Yikes. I started to shake a little, inside at least.
"Come here" she urged, but my feet froze to the ground and I couldn't move. I started to shake my head as she gently pulled on my arm until I had no choice but to walk to her. She shifted her tall thin body so that she was sitting on the edge of the bed, and uncrossed her legs. She took both of my hands in hers. They were warm, and helped to calm mine, which were cold and shaking. I looked down at her and was suddenly very embarassed and felt like a little kid.
"I don't want us to have to deal with something like this ever again Lily, do you understand?" she asked. I nodded, and closed my eyes, trying to blink away my tears, which didn't help. A few escaped anyways.
"Good" she said. "I'd like you to pull your pants down please" I started to panic. I was too embarassed and scared to do that.
"But..I thought.....maybe you could just leave them" I stammered.
"Lily...." Blair said warningly.
"No, please" I begged.
"Lily, you will either do it yourself or I'll do it for you. And I can tell you for a fact that it's much easier to do it yourself" she said. Still I did nothing. "I'll give you one more chance Lily, please pull your pants down" she said slowly and evenly. I'm sure she knew this was hard for me.
"No.....Blair...." and with that, she reached out and began to unbutton my jeans. I couldn't think of what to do to stop her so I did the only thing I could instinctively think of. I tried to pry her hands away from my pants. She looked up with a very stern look on her face, and stopped. She gently took hold of my hands and held them, once again.
"I'm only going to warn you once. If you try to stop me one more time I'll have to add to your spanking" she explained. She lifted my hands and crossed my arms across my stomach so they were out of the way. "Do not move your hands until I tell you to. I'm serious Lily" she said, not once blinking. I was too afraid of an addition to my spanking to disobey, so I nodded and closed my eyes, tears rolling down my face.
Blair's hands once again began to unbutton my jeans, and once they were loose, she slid them down my legs to beneath my knees. By now I was actually crying.
"Okay Lily, give me your hand" she urged, and I opened my eyes, and extended my arm. She took it and gently pulled me to her side, and pulled me over her lap. I awkwardly bent over it, not sure what to do. I soon discovered that I didn't really have to do anything because she pulled me into the position that she wanted me in and secured me in place with one of her arms. I wasn't sure what to do with my hands so I took two handfuls of blankets and held on, trying to squeeze them so hard that I might forget what was going on. I felt Blair's other hand rest on my back.
"I'd like you to tell me why you're being punished" she said, still kindly.
I took a deep breath, and through my crying I was able to say "Because I cheated and lied, and was mean to Megan" which I knew wasn't much of an answer, but it was really all I could spit out at the time! Blair must have accepted it because she continued.
"Yes, and I'd like you to think about that during your spanking" she finished.
I felt her grip around my waist tighten and her hand lift off my back. I held my breath and closed my eyes tightly, and then heard the loud slap of the flesh of her hand meeting the flesh of my bottom. It scared me more than it hurt me, and I jumped, and gasped. I didn't have a chance to relax because the next slap followed only seconds later. These first dozen or so spanks didn't actually hurt, they just stung a little bit, like if someone slaps you on the arm as a joke. But I was so embarassed to be in this position that I was crying anyways. I started to think that maybe spankings didn't hurt that much. Maybe it was more about making a point. But then the intensity of the spanks increased, and I was crying out the odd "ow" or "ah" through my tears. But then, as the spanking went on, I felt my legs start to kick a little, and the sting had turned into a constant pain, and my bottom was starting to feel very hot. As she continued spanking my panty-covered bottom I started to really wish that it would end. I was crying more, and struggling to avoid the painful slaps. Of course, I wasn't able to avoid anything. I was crying hard by the 50th or so spank (I didn't actually count, so this is merely a guess), and was promising Blair that I would never again do what I did.
"Alright Lily, stand up please" she said, helping me stumble to my feet. "Step out of your pants" she said, and I did, with Blair still holding my hand. As I did this I reached my other hand around to rub my bottom. Her other hand caught it, and with a firm spank to my outer thigh, she said "no rubbing" and lead me to a corner of the room, and turned me so that my nose was almost touching it.
"Don't move until I tell you to, and do not rub your bottom, do you understand me?" Blair asked. I nodded and continued to cry. I heard her footsteps moving further away and then I heard my door open, and then close again. I was left to my own thoughts. The first thing that came to mind was the fact that the spanking wasn't really as bad as I thought it would be. It really hurt, but I'm okay now. I'm still alive, and the sting isn't bad enough that it'll last very long. That thought was gone a few minutes later when my door opened and Blair re-entered my room.
"Alright, you can come out of the corner" she said, seating herself on the edge of my bed once again. I turned around and saw her sitting there holding a very thin, oval wooden paddle. I stopped in my tracks and started to back up back into the corner.
"Lily..." she said, "come here, your punishment hasn't finished yet." I didn't move or say anything. There was a moment of silence, and her face softened. "You're doing really good sweetie, and we're almost finished here. But I'm gonna remind you that if you don't obey me I'll have to give you another spanking later"
I slowly moved toward her, until she could reach me. She reached out and took my arm once again and pulled me over her lap. Just as I had the comforter balled up in my fists and had braced myself for more pain I felt Blair's warm hands touching my hips, her fingers inside the waistband of my panties. I was too surprised to try to stop her, so I buried my head in my blankets and cried. She slid my panties down to rest just above my knees and then wrapped her arm around my waist and pulled me close to her.
"Lily, lying is wrong, and you know better. Same with cheating. And you're not to repeat those behaviours again" she reminded me before I felt that horrible sting of the paddle come crashing down on my already sore bottom. The second it made contact a loud scream escaped my mouth. I was trying really hard to be quiet, but that was too much for me. I couldn't believe how much it hurt. She didn't waste any time in slapping it down on the other cheek even harder, and I didn't waste any time in crying out loudly. It felt like the paddle was permanently imprinting itself into my flesh each time it hit. She continued to spank like this a few times more before I couldn't take it any more. Blair was already having a hard time keeping me in place because I was trying to hard to get away, and I made it worse by reaching my hand back to try to cover my bottom. I felt my body being shifted, my legs dropping closer to the ground. Blair had lifted them off her right leg, so that I was still bent over her right, and she used her left to trap my legs so that I couldn't move. She also had my hand in hers so fast that I didn't know what was happening, and had it pinned at the small of my back.
"This is what happens when you reach back Lily. Next time I'll add extra to your spanking" she said sternly, and began to spank again with the paddle. I felt horribly trapped and really couldn't do anything but cry and scream. It seemed like she hit me with that horrible thing hundreds of times. But it was probably only around 15 or 20. Nevertheless, my bottom was throbbing and felt like it was on fire!
When she finally stopped she released my hand and gently stood me up. She reached down and pulled my panties back up, and held my hands so that I couldn't rub. I cried for a long time before I calmed down, Blair hugging me the entire time, and stroking my hair. Once I calmed a little, Blair let go of me and moved to the other side of my large room where there was a wooden chair sitting in a corner with a few stuffed animals on it. She took them off and tossed them on my bed, and then turned the chair around so that it was facing the corner. Then she turned to me.
"Come here" she said gently. I went to her, slowly and hesitantly. "I want you to sit here in this chair and think about what you did and what you can do next time you're in a situation like that, okay?"
"But...no, I can't sit!" I said, my hands instinctively shooting to my bottom. She gently pulled my hands away and lead me to the chair.
"Lily, please sit" she said a little more firmly. I slowly sat down, and as soon as my bottom touched the hard wood I started crying all over again. I tried desperately to find a comfortable seat, but all the moving around was only increasing the intense pain. I started crying uncontrollably and couldn't catch my breath. All I could do was cry and stomp my feet on the ground. Blair knelt down and took hold of my hands.
"Lily....Lily look at me" she said soothingly. It took me a few seconds but I was able to open my eyes, blink through my tears and look at her. "I want you to try to calm down sweetie, and know that this pain could have been a lot worse, and will be a lot worse if you ever do something like this again. This isn't going to kill you Lily, it's only going to teach you a very important lesson. Just take deep breaths, and think" she said. I tried to do what she suggested and was able to calm down. "Good" she said. "I'll be back."
When Blair returned to the room twenty minutes later I had had lots of time to think. As soon as she told me that I could stand up I flung myself into her arms and she hugged me warmly.
"I'm so sorry Blair!" I cried.
"It's okay Lily, it's okay" she whispered.
We stayed like that for a couple of minutes, and I eventually pulled away. She picked up my jeans and handed them to me, and told me to put them back on. Painfully, I did. She put her arm around my shoulders and together we went downstairs. I was horribly embarassed, and knew that either everyone had heard what was happening, or they knew anyways. Thankfully everyone had disperesed, probably to their rooms or somewhere else in the large house. We found Megan in the study reading. When she saw us she stood up.
"Megan, Lily has something she'd like to give you" Blair said.
"Oh, what?" Megan asked.
I reached into my pocket and pulled out my cell phone. I held it out for her to take, fresh tears falling down my face. Megan took it from me gently.
"Thank you Lily" she said.
"Megan? Um...I'm really sorry that I lied to you...and for being rude to you earlier" I said with even more tears falling.
"Aw Lily, thank you!" Megan gushed, and pulled me into a big hug. When she finally let go, I was just too embarassed by the whole situation to go on as usual.
"Blair? Can I go back to my room please?" I asked.
"Of course you can sweetie" she said, with a kiss to the top of my head. I turned and left the room as fast as I could.
I figured that I would probably stay in my room forever. It made me feel horrible that everyone knew that had happened. An hour or so after dinner (which I didn't attend), there was a soft knock at my door. I got up from where I was laying on my stomach, still crying, wiped my face and went to the door. When I opened it I saw Ashley standing there.
"Can I come in?" she asked.
"Uh...sure" I said.
She came in my room and stood in front of me.
"Why didn't you come down for dinner?" she asked.
"I...just didn't want to. I wasn't hungry" I said.
"So...you got in trouble didn't you?" she asked, not in a rude way, in a nice way. I nodded. "Did you get a spanking?" I nodded again. "Is that why you didn't come down?"
"I...everyone heard" I said quietly.
"Yeah....everyone heard" she said. "But it's no big deal, we've all been there"
"I'm so embarassed, I don't want to ever see anyone again!" I cried. Ashley came closer to me and put her hand on my shoulder.
"It's okay Lily, we've all heard eachother getting it, it's nothing to be embarassed about. If anything, you're one of us now" she said with a smile, and pulled me into a hug. "Come on, we're watching Gossip Girl...it's new tonight, you can't miss it" she said, and pulled me along downstairs with her, and everything was back to normal. I was still embarassed but nobody said a word about my spanking, and before long, other than the pain, I had mostly forgotten about it.