by Mackenzie. Katelyn is fed up with this ‘no spanking’ thing. So she asks for it from Daniel since Robert is out of town on business. Let’s see how that goes.
“This is fucking ridiculous,” I screamed, slamming Jessica’s door behind me.
She looked up from the magazine she was reading. “What’s wrong with you?”
“I’d love to ask you the same question,” I responded, sneering at her.
“Seriously, what the fuck is wrong with you?”
“Ok, whatever.” She returned to reading her magazine as I just sat there staring at her for the next however many minutes. “You know, you can leave if there’s nothing you wanted to talk about. Go on,” she said, waving me out the door.
I sighed and stood up, beginning to walk towards the door but I stopped. “Would you think I’m weird… if I told you something that I’d never tell anyone else?”
“What are you talking about, Kate?”
I turned around and looked at her, taking a deep breath in. “Jess, I don’t like this new ‘no spanking rule’.” She gave me a weird look, but I just kept going. “I feel guilty all the time, every time I do something wrong. It’s like there’s this empty pit in my stomach that never goes away. I just want it to be gone. I just want to feel like Robert and Daniel aren’t upset with me. And I know they are. They’re only not spanking us because they’re afraid of me cutting myself again. But that was a complete fluke. I only did that once!”
“So let me get this straight: you WANT Robert and Daniel to start spanking us again?”
“Are you fucking insane!? Why in the hell would you ever want that!? I personally prefer being grounded and would much rather not have a stinging ass whenever I do something they don’t like. “
“You know what, Jessica, never-mind. I try to explain to you what’s wrong, what’s going on in my life, and you totally throw it back in my face. Fuck you. I’m done with this.” With that I turned around and walked back upstairs.
“Good luck with your little problem!” Jessica shouted after me.
“Yeah, good luck with you multiple little problems,” I said, slamming her door behind me and walking up the stairs to the first floor and slamming the door to the basement as well.
Daniel leaned back in his office chair and peeked around the corner to see what was going on. “Everything okay, Katelyn?”
“Oh, everything’s just honky-dory. What about you, Daniel, you doing ok? How’s that essay coming along? Hope you didn’t run into any problems… like me,” I added, muttering under my breath.
Luckily (or not so luckily), Daniel hadn’t been paying much attention to what I’d been saying, engrossed in the academic essay he’d been writing for freelance work, so he didn’t exactly notice the tone of my voice and just said, “Okay. Hey, what do you and Jessica want for dinner?”
I tried one more time to get his attention, “I don’t know, why don’t you ask stupid face down in the basement? I don’t give a fuck either way.”
This second time was more of a success. “Hey, watch your language, young lady.”
“Ask me if I care.”
He got up from his desk and walked into the foyer where I was. “What is up with you? All I did was ask what you wanted for dinner. It’s a simple question to answer.”
“Get whatever you want. I’m not hungry anyway so I probably won’t eat.”
He rolled his eyes. “Katelyn Rose, we are not starting in on this again. You’re eating dinner. Don’t make me call Robert when he’s out of town on business.”
“You know, Daniel, I actually think that’s a brilliant idea. Why don’t you call Robert? Then you two can, instead of talking about Jessica and I, act like a freaking normal couple and talk about how your days were or say how much you love each other or something stupid like that.”
He sighed. “What has gotten into you, Katelyn? You’ve had a major attitude for the past almost two weeks, ever since Robert left. Would you be acting like this if he was here right now?”
“You have a brain. You can figure it out.”
“Katelyn, I am inches away from—“ he began, balling his left fist up.
“From what? What are you going to do, Daniel? You going to put me in time-out? Ground me? Make me write an essay? Give me more chores? Doesn’t seem like any of those things are working.”
He took a deep breath in, shaking his head. “Go to your room, Katelyn. I’ll be up soon enough to talk to you.”
Okay, so maybe I had pushed things a little too far. Was this really what I wanted? In any case, I decided to stop having an attitude for about 5 minutes, long enough to turn around and walk up the stairs, until I was out of sight and Daniel was calling Robert. I listened in on their conversation, even though I knew I wasn’t supposed to.
“Hi, honey… Oh, I’m just fine. What about you? That’s good. Well, things have been okay around here. Except Katelyn’s been acting up a bit. She’s had a huge attitude for the past week and a half, ever since you left. I don’t know what’s going on, so I was just going to talk to her and see what was up, if I can get her to cooperate… Yeah, it is really unlike her… Okay, will do. Bye, honey, I love you. Have fun at that conference tonight. Uh huh, bye.” He hung up the phone and began to make his way up the stairs. I scrambled to my room just in time and lay down on the bed, tossing Jessica’s softball in the air. He knocked on the door.
“Come in,” I muttered.
Daniel sighed again and took a seat beside me. “So what’s going on, Kate?” He patted my leg.
“Why do you wanna know?” I snapped.
“Because I’m worried about you.”
“Well, there’s nothing going on. So you don’t have to worry.” I kept tossing the softball in the air.
“Young lady, you’ve been acting out and cocking an attitude ever since Robert left for his two weeks of conferences. You barely touch your food. You retreat to your room every chance you get. You make snide remarks. You’ve been incredibly disrespectful and disobedient. Just yesterday you came in past curfew from hiking with Melissa and when I asked you where you’d been and what had taken you so long, you just pushed past me and completely ignored me! I was worried sick and you didn’t even bother to explain yourself. And we had even set a specific curfew and you promised me you’d be home on time! I didn’t push it because you seemed upset but you know you shouldn’t be out as late as you were. Robert and I care about you and you take every opportunity you can to disobey us. What has gotten into you lately, Katelyn Rose Parker?” He paused. I kept tossing the softball. “Would you look at me when I’m talking to you?” he snapped. A look of anger spread across his face. “Hand me the softball.”
“Fine,” I muttered.
“What is going on with you?”
I crossed my arms, tears threatening to spill from my eyes. “It doesn’t matter. It won’t change anything.”
“You don’t know that. Just tell me what’s going on. Maybe I can help you, Kate.”
I shook my head, tears already spilling, even though I hadn’t intended them to do so. “You’ll think I’m weird.”
“No I won’t, Kate. I won’t think you’re weird at all.”
“I promise. Here, I’ll even give you my pinky.”
“Okay,” I began, shaking pinkies with him, “Fine. I’ll tell you.” I took a deep breath in. “I don’t like the ‘no spanking’ rule. Ever since you guys stopped using that as a punishment, I feel guilty all the time. I feel like there’s this empty pit in my stomach that won’t go away, no matter what I do. So I’ve been acting out and I’ve been disobeying you and Robert and being disrespectful because I want you to spank me. I’m tired of feeling guilty and I figured that if I pushed you far enough, maybe you would spank me.”
Daniel began chuckling and threw his head up in the air, laughing even harder. “Is that all?”
“Yes.” He laughed anymore. “What are you laughing about? This isn’t funny.”
“No, it’s just, it’s not what I expected to hear. I’m relieved that this was all it was, actually.”
“So you don’t think I’m weird.”
“No, sweetie, I don’t think you’re weird. Come here.” He embraced me in a hug and kissed the top of my head. “If you think what you need is spanking, then I’ll talk to Robert. I’m sure that after I explain things to him, he’ll be okay with it. We were just worried that you’d hurt yourself if we spanked you again and we didn’t want to chance things with Jessica.”
“Thank you, Daniel.” I curled up next to him and put my arms around him.
“You’re welcome, sweetie. Now, what do you want for dinner?”
Had he totally just ignored what I’d said about wanting to be spanked?
“Actually, Daniel, I was hoping that you could spank me now.”
“Why do you want to be spanked now?” He looked confused.
“Because I feel really bad about being so disrespectful to you and Robert. And I feel bad about coming in so late last night, and worrying you. And I feel bad about having an attitude and being disobedient. And I feel bad about everything else I did, like going out without asking you or telling you where I was going those few times. I’m sorry, Daniel. And I just want to feel better.”
“Are you sure about this, Katelyn?”
“Yes. And I want you to give me what you think I deserve, which is probably a lot.”
“Honey, Robert and I have just been worried about you. Under normal circumstances, I probably would have spanked you myself a long time ago. But we know you’ve been struggling. We know that your parents’ death has taken the biggest toll on you. We don’t want to hurt you more. I don’t want to hurt you more. And if I don’t have to, I’m not going to give you a big spanking.”
“Please, Daniel, just give me what I deserve.”
“Are you sure about this, Katelyn?” he asked me for a second time.
“Yes, I’m sure.”
“Okay, go get the hairbrush then,” he told me as he gave me another kiss to my forehead.
I nodded and stood up to get the hairbrush, which I now kept on top of my dresser and returned to Daniel’s side, waiting for further instruction. I could tell he didn’t want to do this, but he stayed strong.
“Katelyn, this attitude has got to stop. You aren’t to disrespect either Robert or me. And when Robert and I tell you to do something, you are to obey us, understand?”
“And when I tell you to come home at a certain hour, I expect you to be home by then. I can understand if you’re a few minutes late, but being as late as you were and coming in at midnight is completely unacceptable, especially when you were out in the woods by yourselves that late. It’s dangerous. You need to understand that when Robert or I set certain rules, they’re there for your own safety and you need to follow them. You can’t just completely disregard everything either one of us says.”
“And when you want to go somewhere, you need to tell either me or Robert where you’re going and we’ll decide whether or not you can go. You can’t just go off on your own without telling anyone. You’re only 13 years old. You’re not old enough yet to just do whatever you want. What if something bad happened to you? We wouldn’t know where you were or where to find you. Katelyn, I’m responsible for you and I would feel awful if something happened to you and I wasn’t able to help or stop it.”
I started feeling even worse. “I’m sorry, Daniel.”
“I certainly hope so. Give me the hairbrush and lay over my lap.” He held out his hand and I gave it to him then laid over his lap.
He kept my jeans up for now, which I was surprised about. There was no way it would stay like that the entire time. “Do you have anything to say, young lady?”
“I’m sorry that I’ve been acting out and that I haven’t been listening to either you or Robert. And I’m sorry I worried you and if I hurt you, I’m sorry about that too. I just want things to be better.”
“I know, Kate. Hopefully, this will make things a little better for you. I want you to know that no matter what, I will always love you. And I can assure you that Robert loves you too. And even though Jessica doesn’t always show it, I can assure you that she loves you as well. We’re not going anywhere, Katelyn.”
I nodded. “I love you too.”
“Are you ready?”
“Yeah,” I whispered, “I’m ready.”
With that he lifted his hand in the air and smacked me again and again, and even though I could barely feel anything over my jeans, I was already crying. I felt horrible for everything I’d done in the past few weeks. True, things had gotten worse since Robert left, but I’d been a brat before then too. I wanted to apologize over and over again. I wished I could make things better overnight, but I knew I couldn’t. Maybe this would make things better though, if only just a little bit…
“Are you learning your lesson, Katelyn?” He kept spanking as he asked me.
“And what lesson is that?”
“That I shouldn’t cock an attitude or disobey you or be disrespectful or go places without permission!”
“Katelyn, I want you to listen to me and listen to me good. All of these are important lessons to learn, but I’m more upset than anything that you deliberately disobeyed me and put yourself in danger, especially last night. I want you to call me if you’re going to be later than you expect. But you need to make every effort to be home on time and not to be out after dark without an adult, at least until you’re old enough. And if you can’t get home on time, I want you to call me and I will pick you up. You’re still a child and an adult still needs to know at all times where you are. You need to tell me or Robert where you are and where you’ll be going. I can’t stress that enough.”
He spanked me some more, laying down smack after smack in a rhythm that I couldn’t quite place, before standing me up and pulling my jeans down to my knees then spanking me some more before pulling down my panties and spanking me even more.
“Daniel, I’m sorry!” I cried.
“I know you are, but you asked for this and I’m going to give it to you.” He smacked me five more times before pausing. “Now, Katelyn, I’m going to give you just a tiny spanking with this hairbrush and then we’ll be done here. I hope that by the end of this, you’ll understand that you can’t be acting the way you have the past few weeks.”
I wanted to tell him that I already understood, but I didn’t push it. I just nodded and let the tears roll down from my eyes.
Without another word, he lifted the hairbrush high in the air and proceeded to hit me again and again. I tried to count, but lost count after about 30. I assume he spanked me for about 5 minutes, if I had to guess. But all I really know is that by the end of it, I was a sobbing, catastrophic mess.
“I’m sorry, Daniel! I’m so sorry!”
“Shh, I know you are, baby. But it’s alright now. It’s all over and you’re okay. We’re okay.” He gently rubbed my back and soothed me, singing softly the lullaby that my mom used to sing to me when I got scared as he scooped me up into his arms and sat me on his lap. How the hell he knew it, I don’t know. Maybe Robert had told him about it.
I rested my head against his chest, crying more. He sat there with me for God knows how long, until my cries had turned into sniffles and I just sat there, enjoying this time I had alone with Daniel.
“I know you are. You’re forgiven.”
“Do you still love me?”
“Of course I do, Kate. How could I stop loving you?”
“I just wanted to make sure.”
“I’ll always love you.”
“Good. I’m glad,” I whispered.
Daniel kissed me on the forehead again and hugged me tightly. “Why don’t you take a nap for a couple of hours, Kate? I’ll wake you up when dinner’s ready.”
“Okay,” I whispered. It sounded great, actually. I was exhausted from the spanking and crying so much.
“Good night, sweetie.” He said as he tucked me into bed.
“Hey, Daniel,” I said, before he left my room.
He smiled gently and turned off the lights. “You’re welcome.”
“Katelyn, Jessica! Dinner’s ready!” I heard Daniel yell from downstairs. I had woken up five minutes earlier and just lay in bed, waiting. Slowly, I got up and trotted down the stairs into the kitchen.
“Hey, Katelyn.” Robert was sitting at the kitchen table, grinning.
“Robert!” I screamed and slammed into him with a hug. “I missed you!”
“I know. I missed you too!”
“Robert,” I began, “I’m sorry.”
“For acting out and being disrespectful and not listening to you and Daniel. Daniel spanked me. I asked for it.”
He smiled, hugging me even tighter “I know, Katelyn. Daniel called me and let me know what had happened. Thank you for the apology though. I forgive you.”
“Jessica! Get up here! Dinner’s ready!” Daniel called down the basement stairs again.
“I’m coming. I’m coming,” she groaned. “What’s for dinner?”
“Chicken, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob.”
“Sounds delicious,” she said, “Since when did you get home, Robert?”
“Just a few minutes ago.”
“Hmm, okay.” She sat down at the table and the rest of us followed suit.
After we had finished eating, Daniel and Robert wanted to talk to both of us.
“Jessica, I’m not sure if you know this or not, but I spanked Katelyn today,” Daniel began, “And Robert and I discussed this and…” he looked over at Robert, “We’ve decided that we’re going to start using spanking again as a punishment, not for everything, but for some things. We’ve noticed that the attitudes around here have gotten worse and think that they’d be a little better if we used spanking as a punishment again.”
“What the fuck!?” Jessica screamed. “Okay, just because Katelyn wants spankings doesn’t mean I deserve them! What the hell is this!? This is all your fucking fault, Kate! I have to pay just because you don’t like the ‘no spanking’ rule,” she said sarcastically, “What the fuck is this?” She screamed standing up.
“Jessica, sit back down,” Robert said calmly.
“No, I’m done. I’m through with this. This is ridiculous. I’m going back downstairs and I’m not coming back up. Good night.” She slammed the door as she went on her way.
“One thing after another,” Daniel muttered.
“She’ll come around,” Robert replied.
“Yeah, and in the meantime, I’ll have to deal with her.”
“We’ll deal with it, Katelyn. Don’t worry,” Daniel said.
“Okay, well, I’m going back to bed. Good night.”
“Good night, sweetie,” Robert said as he gave me another hug and kissed me on the cheek.
“Good night, Katelyn. I’ll come in to tuck you in, in just a minute.”
I climbed up the stairs and just as I was opening the door to my bedroom, I heard Robert scream, “Jessica, get up here!”
I had two guesses as to what the outcome of this would be: 1. Robert wanted to talk things out with Jessica, like actually talk things out. 2. Robert was about to give Jessica a spanking for having an attitude, just like I had been.
Either way, I was about to get blamed for it all.