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Tuesday, 21 February 2012
'The Bad Day' - Guest Fiction by Esskay
I am pleased and proud to present another story from the fertile mind and pen of Esskay. There are two illustrations at the end that Esskay picked out and we both feel they capture the spirit and underline the story perfectly.
The alarm had been set for 6:30, but Tom Harper awoke earlier and started to clear his mind. He soon remembered the events of the night before and shuddered to himself as he did. This is going to be a bad day, he said to himself.
He rolled over on his right side and looked at his still-sleeping wife. He loved Gwen and was happy and proud to be married to her, but she was a headstrong woman who was often quite demanding, and she had set some difficult standards for him to reach. She punished him on occasions when she felt he had let her down, and this was going to be one of those times. She had told him last night that he had earned a spanking, but it was too late that night to properly take care of him, and his punishment would be delayed a day. Tom knew from past experience that when Gwen promised him a spanking, she was not going to change her mind.
This was the second marriage for him, the first for her. Tom had married his college sweetheart Amy as soon as they graduated, and in hindsight, he was able to understand he was too immature to get married that young. They had two children together, a girl now in college, and a boy now a senior in high school, but constant bickering broke up the marriage after eight years. It took a while, but Tom eventually came to accept that most of the problems were of his own making.
He had a lot of regrets about those years, not just for the marriage itself, but also for his actions after the breakup. For the first few years after he left, he spent very little time with daughter Jessica and son Jared, largely because he wanted to see as little of Amy as possible. As the kids got older he had made more of an effort to see them -- but that meant seeing Amy more frequently. When he did see her, their conversations usually were civil, but he never felt comfortable when around her.
He had a moderately successful business as one of the local agents of a major national insurance company, but Gwen was the more successful one of the two. She was known as one of the best real estate agents in suburban Baltimore County, and was co-owner of her office. She and Tom had met when she was his agent as he bought a small house a couple of years after the divorce.
A former athlete at the University of Maryland, Gwen was dynamic and driven, and when those traits were combined with a still trim, tall, athletic figure, she was a very imposing woman. As Tom was still required to pay some alimony and child support from his first marriage, most of the luxuries they enjoyed were a result of Gwen’s income, not his. She never mentioned it as such, but Tom was very aware of it and that situation helped contribute to a clear distinction in the marriage -- Gwen was the dominant partner, and they both knew it.
Tom had asked her out for the first time right after he had closed on the house he had bought, and Gwen, in her mid-thirties at that point, accepted, as she had grown to like him during the homebuying process. She had previously become comfortable with the notion she might never get married, but as she and Tom continued to grow their relationship, she did see him as a possible husband. She met - -and liked -- his children (and also got along quite well with Amy when she met the ex-wife), and, although she did see flaws in Tom, she was able to picture a possible marriage -- on her terms, of course.
Although it was clear from the very beginning that Gwen was the dominant influence in the relationship, the concept of her punishing Tom for misdeeds did not become part of the relationship for almost a year. She had been frustrated from time to time about his inattention to some tendencies that bothered her and she was quite vocal in her criticism, but she never had threatened him in any way. The incident that changed everything happened on a Saturday while she was out with a customer for most of the day. Tom had promised to come to her home that day and fix her riding lawn mover which had stopped running. However he had forgotten his promise and ended up joining a friend who needed a last-minute golf partner. When Gwen got home and saw Tom had not been there, she was livid, especially since she had initially wanted to get a professional repairman to look at it and Tom had told her not to since he could do it himself.
She was very energized that evening as she told him how unhappy she was about it. At one point she said, “Honestly, some times you act like an irresponsible little child who deserves a spanking!”
When she said it, she truly had no thought of actually spanking him. Tom, however, who knew she was quite angry, took it differently and heard it as a serious statement of what she intended to do. He knew there were some marriages and relationships in which one partner disciplined the other, and he had long ago accepted that Gwen was “the boss” in their relationship, so it did not shock him when he thought she was saying she was going to spank him.
“I guess you’re right,” he told her. “I’m sorry. I suppose I do deserve a spanking.”
Gwen was completely surprised when she heard him agree to be spanked, but it was typical of her to be able to quickly take charge of an evolving situation and surprising development. She had never spanked anyone in her life, and hadn’t been spanked herself for more than twenty-five years, but she had no doubt she could deliver an effective punishment to a deserving man. She had a hairbrush in her bedroom that she used daily on her hair, and it had a hard wooden back. “Wait here,” she told Tom as she went to get the brush. Tom obediently complied.
She emerged from the bedroom in just a few seconds holding the brush, and Tom sat up straight. He had seen the brush before when Gwen had stroked her hair in the bedroom, but he had never expected it would be used for an alternate purpose on his backside. He felt incapable of resisting Gwen -- he had never imagined that she would spank him for bad behavior, but now that he thought she had told him she was going to spank him, he was not at all surprised. And, he told himself, it was my fault. I deserve this.
For someone who had never given a spanking before, Gwen was able to improvise and still keep a strong appearance of authority. She ordered him to come to the couch where she was sitting, then unfastened his belt and pushed his trousers down as far as she could. Next came his undershorts, and she pushed them down onto the pants. She tapped her right leg with the brush and Tom quietly bent down so she could guide him into spanking position.
She started with the brush immediately, and it hurt from the first spank on. Tom tried to keep silent, but couldn’t, he started with the usual spankee phrases such as “I’m sorry, it hurts, please no more, I’ll be good“, and the like. Gwen stayed silent until near the end as Tom was gasping and sobbing -- then she added commentary such as “You’re a bad little boy” and “You’ve deserved this for a long time.” Once his sobbing had graduated to heaving shoulders and a steady flow of tears, she brought the punishment to an end.
After Gwen eased him off of her lap, he put his head on one of the couch cushions as his sobbing subsided. Gwen sat and watched. She was satisfied that she had done an acceptable job considering this was the first time she had spanked someone, but she also made some mental notes about things she would do differently if she was to spank him again in the future.
Even after having been spanked, Tom hoped to spend the night with Gwen, as the couple did on most Saturday nights. But she told him to go home, telling him he needed to think about what he wanted out of his life. She also told him he could expect similar punishments in the future if his behavior warranted it.
Once home, he did do a lot of thinking. It wasn’t the fact that she had applied so much pain to his still-throbbing butt that bothered him; it was that he felt he had embarrassed himself with his tears. But, he reasoned, he had previously conceded in many ways that he was the secondary partner in the relationship. Did it really matter that now they had added Gwen’s ability to make him cry to what had already been established? Probably not.
Still tossing and turning in bed, he realized that it had taken him many years after breaking up with Amy to find another woman he honestly loved, and she was truly exceptional in many ways. Being with Gwen was worth a lot of pain and embarrassment. He looked at the clock. It was one o’clock. He knew she would be sleeping but he called her anyway. “I love you,” he told her when she answered. She laughed. Then she asked if he wanted to come back over to her house to spend the rest of the night. He did.
Six months later, after two more spankings, Tom proposed. Gwen told him she would accept, but warned him he might want to re-think the proposal. “If we lived together 24/7, I fear you’re likely to end up the most-spanked man in the state of Maryland,” she told him.
Tom didn’t know how often other men were spanked by their wives, or even if there were other men who were spanked, but it really didn’t matter at this point. He wanted to be with the woman he loved, and if the price of that was a trip across her knee every once in a while, he was willing to pay the price.
They were married a few months later with son Jared as his best man and daughter Jessica as one of Gwen’s bridesmaids. Gwen had even suggested that it would be a nice gesture to invite Amy to the wedding. He wasn’t happy with that idea, but he knew that when Gwen made “suggestions,” it was wise to adopt them, so Amy was there.
At first, the spankings he earned were quite frequent; he probably averaged about one a month for the first year of the marriage. Gwen had refined her spanking habits, adding embellishments like naked corner time before and after the spanking, and she had become quite adept at scolding him while the brush was in motion.
Spankings had become an experience much to be feared by Tom, but he never once considered leaving. It was more than love -- he had grown to almost idolize the woman he was living with. And he knew there was a way to avoid the dreaded hairbrush -- behave yourself! He did that as best he could and saw the frequency of his punishments decline. As he saw it, his wife simply demanded excellence from him, every day, all day. He tried hard to fulfill her wishes, and he accepted the fact that when he disappointed her, he would be punished.
The marriage also helped him in other ways. His business was growing, partially because of referrals from Gwen and other real estate agents as people relocated to the area and needed insurance. And his relations with his children improved: with a woman in his life, Amy encouraged the kids to spend more time with their father and he and Gwen did spend a lot of time with them.
With no children of her own, Gwen greatly enjoyed the time with Jessica and Jared, often taking them shopping and buying gifts for them for no particular reason. Jared was on his high school lacrosse team and Gwen attended those games as if he was her own son. She also went to parties and other events involving Tom’s kids, always having very cordial relations with Amy. At some games, Gwen sat in the middle with Amy on one side of her and Tom on the other. And for Jessica’s freshman year Parents’ Weekend at Penn State, Gwen “suggested” to Tom that they invite Amy to ride to the school with them.
Tom was a bit uncomfortable about the relationship between his current wife and his ex-wife; he still would have preferred to see his ex as little as possible. There was still an underlying tension when they saw each other, and while their meetings could have deteriorated into unpleasant situations, having Gwen around as a “referee” of sorts usually kept the conversations at least mostly friendly.
Still, with so many positive things going on in his life, Tom felt himself a lucky man -- and he had to give most of the credit to his demanding wife.
He looked at the clock; it was now 6:10AM. He quietly got out of bed and headed for the bathroom to take an early shower before Gwen woke up. He emerged and was half-dressed before 6:30, and he turned off the alarm and woke Gwen gently rather than have the alarm go off. He had no illusions that doing anything loving now would help later today when it would be time for his spanking, but he wanted her to at least start her day in a more-pleasant manner than hearing an alarm go off.
They kissed, then she went into the bathroom for her shower. He headed for the kitchen to start the coffee, and put on the television to watch the early local news on Channel 13. As they left for work, she reminded him to make sure he was home on time tonight since he was going to be punished.
As he drove to work, his mind replayed the events of the night before that got him into trouble. Jared was graduating soon, and he and Amy had set up a meeting to discuss plans for a graduation party for him. Gwen wasn’t supposed to be with them as she was to be showing houses to a young couple, but they had cancelled, so at the last minute Gwen had decided to go along with Tom. As it turned out, Tom and Amy had some very different ideas about Jared’s party, and Tom lost his temper and said some inappropriate things. Gwen was able to mediate the dispute -- mostly in the direction that Amy had preferred -- but the evening had been decidedly unpleasant.
When Gwen and Tom reached the parking lot, she said to him, “Give me the keys, I’m going to drive.” Tom immediately knew he was in trouble -- she was going to tell him something in the car that he didn’t want to hear.
And that was exactly what she did. “You were very, very rude to Amy in there,” she said as she pulled into traffic. “You embarrassed me. I would take you home and give you a good spanking right now, but it’s late and I’m tired. You will, however, get a very thorough spanking tomorrow night after dinner.”
Tom sighed, he knew it would do absolutely no good to disagree. “Yes, Gwen,” he said. “I’m sorry.”
As the day passed, Tom kept looking at the clock, estimating how many hours remained before he would first feel the brush on his butt. It seemed the clock moved much too quickly this day, and at 5:30 on the dot, he locked the office door and headed home.
Gwen was already preparing dinner when he got home, and they soon sat down to eat. Although he knew it would not deter Gwen from carrying out her promised punishment, he said to her, “I’m sorry about last night.”
“You don’t owe me an apology, you owe it to Amy,” she said. “We’ll deal with that after dinner.”
Tom expected his punishment to start immediately after dinner ended, but instead Gwen went into the family room and put on the news. He was a bit confused, but said nothing and joined her in front of the TV. After a few minutes, the doorbell rang. Tom looked at Gwen in surprise, but she acted as if she had been expecting it. “Better go answer the door,” she said.
He opened the door and his jaw dropped in surprise. He just stood there, not really knowing what to do.
“Well, can I come in?,” Amy asked, suppressing a smile.
He stepped aside and she entered. Gwen had moved into the front hall to welcome her, and she led them back into the family room.
“Tom incorrectly apologized to me for his behavior last night,” Gwen said to Amy. “I told him he owes it to you instead.”
Tom took his cue and immediately said, “I’m sorry, Amy. I was wrong last night. I’m really sorry.”
Amy was still smiling as if she knew something that he didn’t know. Gwen spoke next. “Tom, I’m sure you mean it, but it doesn’t erase your bad behavior. You have a punishment coming and I invited Amy here so she can see how I punish you when you are a bad boy.”
Tom was mortified. A bad day had just become much, much worse. Getting spanked was bad enough --having your ex-wife watch it was going to be incredibly embarrassing. His first thought was that he did not want Amy to see him cry, but he was afraid he would break down as he often did when Gwen spanked him.
“Go to the bedroom and get ready,” Gwen ordered, and Tom silently walked towards the room. He undressed and moved into the corner he was supposed to stand in while waiting for Gwen. After about ten minutes there he heard the two women enter the room. He knew Gwen would move a straight-back chair to the foot of the bed to sit in, and then he heard her dresser drawer open -- that was where she kept the hairbrush.
“Let’s go,” Gwen said, and Tom turned to walk over to her. He moved into position over her lap and as he lifted his head he was looking directly at Amy who was standing against Gwen’s dresser with a perfect view of what was about to happen. Amy was smiling, which upset Tom a bit, but he knew that wasn’t his biggest problem at the moment.
Gwen started in with the brush and immediately started to scold him, but her words did not register. He was much more concerned with trying to keep his emotions in check. He did not want to cry, and he was doing all he could to keep from doing so. Gwen had seen him cry before, but Amy never had, and he did not want that to change. He also was doing his best to keep from pleading for her to stop and while he could not control the “ows” and “ouches,” he managed not to say anything more.
He had lost count, but Gwen stopped spanking him sooner than he had expected, and he had managed to keep from crying. She released her hold on him, and he eased himself up. He was surprised, but for an instant considered himself lucky -- the spanking was over, he had made it!
Then the day got worse yet again.
“I think I have him warmed up nicely for you,” Gwen said to Amy, as she held out the hairbrush to the other woman.
“No!” Tom screamed.
Gwen put her hands on her hips and glared at him with a look that sent a chill down his spine. It was non-verbal communication, but it was as clear as if she had screamed it from the top of a mountain. “Don’t you DARE to resist me during a punishment,” the look said and Tom immediately tried to rescind his objection. “I’m sorry,” he said weakly with a voice that sounded like tears were near.
Brush in hand, Amy took over the chair as Gwen moved aside. Getting over her knee was the last place in the world that Tom wanted to be, but he knew he had no choice and he slowly moved into position. He had already lost his battle to keep from crying -- he tried to say “I’m sorry, Amy,” but his voice was so weak he couldn’t actually verbalize it.
“I should have done this twenty years ago,” Amy announced as she started to land the brush on Tom’s already-red posterior. She landed about fifty spanks as Tom’s crying rose to a level that Gwen had never heard before -- it wasn’t just the pain, the embarrassment of being spanked by his ex-wife was just simply overwhelming.
When Amy had finished and let Tom up, Gwen told him to get into the corner. The two women left the room after a couple of minutes, and as soon as he knew they were gone, a sobbing Tom reached back to try to rub some of the pain away.
Leaving him alone was what Gwen normally did after a spanking; Tom knew he could stay by himself as long as he wished or could emerge from the bedroom when he felt ready. He left the corner shortly after the women departed the room and moved to the bed where he laid face-down on his side of the bed.
His initial emotion as he was on the bed was anger -- Gwen should not have orchestrated a scenario where Amy got to spank him. But as he thought some more about it, the anger started to dissipate. Amy’s words kept coming back to him -- ”I should have done this twenty years ago.” What if she had? He had no doubt at all that he was a better man now because Gwen had started to spank him. How different might things have been if Amy had been that way twenty years ago? Maybe if she had, Jessica and Jared might have had the benefits of growing up in a 2-parent home, and he might have had the pleasure of knowing them better as youngsters. Yes, he had a good life now with a great woman, but how would things have worked out if Amy had treated him then the way Gwen treats him now?
His anger gone, he was soon ready to go out and re-join the women. They had just seen him naked, but still he felt he needed to put something on. He slipped back on his jockey shorts, but even the soft cotton stung a bit as it touched his butt. He went to his dresser and picked out a loose-fitting bathing suit, and put it on.
The two women were in the dinette having coffee and cake when he emerged. The sight of a still red-faced man wearing a bathing suit was actually quite humorous and when they saw him, Amy tried to hold back a smile, while Gwen actually laughed. Tom realized he must have been quite a sight, and he managed a small laugh too.
“Sit down if you can,” Gwen said in a pleasant manner and she rose to get him a cup of coffee, while Tom eased himself onto a chair as gently as he possibly could. He nodded when Gwen asked if he would also like some cake, and she brought it to him.
“Amy, I’m really sorry,” he said. “Not just for last night. I’m sorry for all of it. Maybe you were right in there --maybe you should have spanked me twenty years ago.”
“It’s all right,” she said. “It turned out OK. We have two terrific kids who are growing up just fine, that’s the most important thing. And you have a wife who is just a fantastic person.”
“I know I do, thanks,” he replied.
And then -- for more than an hour -- the three of them chatted away very amicably. They resolved the remaining issues on Jared’s party, and enjoyed sharing views on everything from politics to shopping at Inner Harbor stores to even the Ravens’ chances of getting to the next Super Bowl. Tom had to stand for a while -- the man in the bathing suit was still feeling the effects of his earlier punishment, but he enjoyed the conversation as much as the women did.
Finally Amy said it was time for her to go, and Gwen and Tom walked to the door with her. Then, for the first time in many years, Tom and Amy reached out to each other and hugged, holding each other close for about ten seconds. Gwen stood there with a huge smile on her face; neither Amy nor Tom noticed Gwen wiping a tear from her eyes. Then she and Amy hugged, and the ex-wife left.
An hour later, Gwen and Tom were ready to retire for the night and they cuddled together in bed.
“I need to thank you,” Tom said to her. “When I woke up this morning, the first thing that came to my mind was that today was going to be a bad day. Well, it certainly wasn’t great for a while, but I have to admit, it turned out to be a not-bad day.”
“You’re welcome, honey,” Gwen said to him. “I’m glad.“ She moved even closer to him, then picked her head up to kiss him.
And then it actually became a good day for Tom.
A very good day.
Gwen disciplines Tom in front of his ex-wife; Amy.
Amy puts the lesson learned from Gwen into practice.