“Where’s the paddle, hon?”
“The spanking paddle. Where is it? I can’t find it.”
“Did you try under the stairs?”
“Yes, and in the garage.”
Hank Betterman had looked everywhere. And he would look in some more places too. But, he would never find it. It was on the city dump site, where it was taken after his nineteen-year-old son Dylan sneaked it into the trash.
“Dylan missed curfew again. And he’d been drinking too,” Hank told his wife Julia. “When I find that paddle I’ll toast his buns with it.”
Hank and Julia were new to spanking. It was less than a year since they first put a paddle across the seat of Dylan’s pants. They had read about it on the Internet. On a site about disciplining older teens. They learnt that a lot of parents spanked their eighteen and nineteen year olds. And older kids too. Especially in Good Christian Households.
“Well I can’t think where it’s gotten too,” Julia thought hard. When had she last seen it?
“It’s no good,” her husband was beginning to realise he might never find it.
“Don’t worry, hon. We’ve got that new utility brush. That’ll pack a punch.”
Yes, Hank smiled, of course. It was a heavy wooden beast. They had bought it to scrub the rust off the bottom of the car. It would make a terrific spanking tool.
“I’ll go fetch it,” Julia started towards the garage, “You call Dylan. Let’s get on with this.”
“Oh, dad, I’m too old to be spanked,” Dylan wailed moments later when confronted by his dad.
“I’ll say when you’re too old,” he gripped the brush tightly in his hand. It was about eighteen inches long, including the handle. The manufacturers had put on a rubber grip so it wouldn’t fly out of the hand when it was used.
“Get in there,” he nodded towards the living room.
“Oh dad,” Dylan pouted, but obeyed his dad.
“Missed curfew. And you’d been drinking.” Hank Betterman summarised his son’s faults. Dylan tried to mouth a protest but was cut short.
“Don’t deny it. I saw you. It was gone midnight and you couldn’t get your key in the door.”
Dylan blushed. His dad was right on all accounts. There was no way he could deny it.
“So, young man,” his dad sat down in the middle of the couch. “I’m going to spank you. Get over here.”
“But dad!” Dylan tried again. “I’m nineteen dad. I’m at college.” Then rather pitifully, he added, “Please dad.”
Hank Betterman was stony faced. His son could moan all he wanted to. Not only had he disobeyed his father on the curfew, he had also been drinking alcohol. And that was illegal for a kid of his age. Hank Betterman had no doubt, none at all, that it was his Christian duty to whip his son’s backside.
“Take down those sweats and get across my knee.”
“Oh dad,” Dylan was not quite ready to give up.
“Don’t make me have to do it for you,” Hank reached forward and took his son by the arm pulling the teen toward him. Then, he dragged the boy face down across his lap.
He cracked an almighty whack with the brush across the boy’s left buttock.
Then he gripped the elasticated waist of the sweats and tugged them down across his son’s cheeks until they were bunched at his thighs.
Smack! Another blow landed, this time on the right cheek.
“Right, now give me your arm.”
He took Dylan’s right wrist and pulled his arm up his back in a half nelson wrestling manoeuvre.
“Right you’re not going anywhere.”
Hank Betterman looked at his son horizontal across his lap. He was a tall boy, easily two or three inches taller than his dad. The couch was a four-seater so there was plenty of room for Dylan to stretch his whole body along its length. His head rested on a cushion at one end and his legs stretched out behind him at the other. His buttocks were raised at a gentle angle across his dad’s lap.
With his son in this position, Hank Betterman had the best possible aim. The teenager was pinned down; he wouldn’t be able to get up until he said so. He was at his dad’s mercy; not that he intended to show any.
Dylan’s buttocks were full and round and filled out his Jockey shorts. There was plenty for Hank Betterman to aim at.
His dad took a deep breath to prepare himself, just as an athlete or a swimmer might. Then he raised the brush, no higher than a foot away from the boy’s flesh, and hammered it down with all his might. Again and again and again.
At first Dylan opened and closed his mouth uttering silent “owws” and “ouches,” but the pain grew quickly and within seconds his yelps and cries were audible. Then, they became full-throated yells.
Dylan might live to regret throwing the paddle in the trash. The wooden brush was heavier and packed one heck of a punch. It felt like blisters had formed on his under-curves after only six or seven swats.
Dylan wriggled and squirmed, but it was useless activity. Dad had the advantage.
“Enough dad, enough,” he cried.
“I’ll say when you’ve had enough,” Hank Betterman carried on relentlessly. Every square inch of the buttocks and a good deal of the thighs had colored dark pink.
Then Hank Betterman stopped. A relieved Dylan made to lift himself off his dad’s lap.
“Not so fast buster,” Hank Betterman took hold of the top of the Jockeys. “That was for breaking curfew. This is for the drinking.” He pulled the shorts down and left them with the sweats. He was surprised at how bruised Dylan’s cheeks were.
Undeterred he whacked on. He had his duty to perform.
A dozen swats on the left and then a dozen on the right. Dylan’s hollering was so loud, Hank Betterman didn’t hear the front doorbell.
His wife Julia opened the door. It was Delores from across the street. She always came over at this time for coffee. Her ears pricked up at the sound of Dylan’s piteous cries.
“Just a little domestic issue,” Julia said as she busied herself making the coffee.
“Missed curfew. Drinking beer,” Julia filled her friend in on the details.
Still the faint sound of wooden brush connecting with bare flesh and the considerably louder wails of Dylan in distress wafted in from the sitting room.
Then, Delores remembered. Her son Mason, a great buddy of Dylan’s, missed his curfew last night. She needed to get to the bottom of that.
“Where did we put the paddle?” she wondered to herself.
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