A Safe Pair of Hands

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Ever since she saw her best friend get spanked, Alice had been fascinated by spanking, but it was only when she left home that she dared explore her interest thoroughly. But when she accidentally sends one of her emails to her best friend, her friend warns her of the dangers of meeting strangers online – and offers to spank her himself. Knowing him to be safe, she accepts.

But as the spanking grows more and more intense, their relationship begins to change …

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Chapter One

Alice Sanderson tapped SEND on her laptop, then stood upright and peered into the mirror with a critical eye.? At eighteen years old, living away from home for the first time, she knew she didn’t look quite as mature as she would have preferred.? But, for some things, looking mature was actually a bad idea.? She ran her hand through her long brown hair, hanging down to cover her shirt and touch her breasts, then smiled to herself.? Her face might not be stunningly pretty, but she knew she was attractive.? She’d certainly been told it often enough.

She twirled in front of the mirror, allowing her skirt to rise up just slightly.? It touched her knees, allowing her to be modest, while it could be removed quickly if necessary.? The white shirt and skirt suited her, setting off her hair colour nicely.? Her breasts might not be as big as she would have preferred, but the shirt and bra drew attention to her curves without revealing too much of her bare skin.? If she were to be brutally honest, she looked a little childish.? She found herself contemplating pigtails before dismissing that as silly.? There was such a thing as too much immaturity.

Her computer pinged.? She looked down at the SENT page and stared in horror.? The email should have gone to her contact, Rufus.? Instead, it had gone to Dave.? Alice felt her legs give way under her and she fell to the bed, unable to quite comprehend the scale of the disaster facing her.? Dave might not be her mother, father or tutor, thanks be to God, but he was still close enough to her for it to be acutely embarrassing.? The email had been very graphic and far too detailed for her peace of mind.

Cold ice congealed around her heart.? Dave was her best friend.? They’d known each other since they were five.? They’d gone to school together, their families had gone on holiday together; eventually, they’d gone to college together and wound up sharing an apartment together.? She’d shared so much with him, from her troubles at school to her heartbreak when Vinnie Logan had cheated on her two years ago.? But she couldn’t tell him about this, her deepest and darkest secret.? Dave would not understand.? No one would understand.

Frantically, she checked the computer, hoping against hope that she’d made a mistake or the email hadn’t been sent or … but everything she checked proved that it had been sent.? Dave was downstairs, no doubt writing his dissertation plan; his tutor was an absolute asshole who wanted a complete proposal before the end of the month.? She’d certainly heard him grumbling about it enough to know his problems.? But he was about to have a worse problem when he read the email.? He’d know all about her secret life.

Alice hesitated, trying to decide what to do.? Should she be brave and talk to Dave or try to recover the email before he saw it?? She knew his computer, after all; it was better than hers, even though it was older.? She’d borrowed it to produce CDs over the last few months.? She could do it again.? Heartbeat pounding in her chest, she stood and reached for one of the CDRs she used to store music.? Maybe, just maybe, she could ask him if she could borrow his computer before she went out for the day.

Bracing herself, she slipped down the stairs and headed towards the living room.? The apartment was expensive, more than either of them could have afforded on their own, but it was large enough to give them some privacy.? They weren’t lovers, let alone husband and wife, and both of them had had plans to bring partners back to the apartment overnight.? Dave hadn’t, as far as Alice knew.? She’d brought a couple of boys back home, only to discover that they were too grabby for her tastes.? She paused outside the door to the living room where Dave had set up his computer, then pushed it open.? Dave was sitting on the couch, waiting for her.? Her email was open on the computer, right in front of him.

She felt her cheeks heat as he stared at her.? Dave was handsome enough, in a bland way.? His short brown hair was only one or two shades lighter than hers.? But she’d grown up with him and never really considered him anything other than a friend.? They’d shared so much together that any form of sexual intimacy might have destroyed their relationship.? And yet, as she saw the worry in his eyes, she felt a sudden pang of guilt to match the embarrassment burning through her.? He was worried about her.

“Alice,” he said softly.? “Is this email serious?”

Alice suspected her cheeks were warm enough to fry an egg.? She wanted to say no, to deny everything, but she couldn’t lie to her best friend.? It might not have been common to have a male BFF, yet she appreciated the one she had.? Besides, Dave knew her well enough to pick her voice out of the email, even though it was more … erotic than anything else she’d ever shown him.? He would know if she tried to lie to him and then … she winced, inwardly.? It would doom their friendship if she lied to him or vice versa.

“Yes,” she said.

Dave’s eyes went wide.? “And you’re off to get spanked?”

“Yes,” Alice said.? By now, she was convinced that her face had turned as red as a tomato.? She sat down on the chair facing him, clasping her hands in her lap and pressing her legs together so tightly she felt them go numb seconds later.? “I am.”

“Alice,” Dave said carefully, “how well do you know this person?”

She swallowed, her throat suddenly very dry.? “I met him online,” she said.? “I …”

Dave paled, alarmingly.? “You talked about everything from being spanked to being tied up,” he said.? “And you don’t know the guy!? This isn’t Timmy from school; this is … someone who could be a serial killer in disguise!? You’re out of your mind.”

Alice felt a sudden stab of anger.? “And what business is it of yours what I choose to do with my time?”

“You’re my best friend,” Dave said softly.? “You shouldn’t be running off into serious danger!”

“You’re not my dad,” Alice snapped.

Dave met her eyes.? “Even if this guy is being completely honest with you,” he said “you will be plunging in at the deep end.? You might find it too much to handle.”

Alice glared at him.? “Like Sammie?”

Dave blushed.? Sammie had been his first girlfriend, back when they’d been in school together.? But she’d wanted to go further than Dave had been ready to go and their relationship had collapsed amid terrible accusations on both sides.? Alice had heard it all from Dave, afterwards.? And then she’d punched Sammie in the face.? No one, but no one, hurt her friend.

“Yes,” Dave said.? “Exactly like Sammie.”

He took a breath.? “And if this guy isn’t quite what he claims to be,” he added, “you will be making yourself very vulnerable.? You could be raped or killed!”

Alice felt her cheeks starting to heat again.? How could she tell him that part of her enjoyed the idea of being vulnerable?? Of being the helpless victim?? Of being controlled by someone stronger than her, someone she couldn’t even begin to question?? It was so different from the image she tried to present to the world that Dave would have problems even believing it, if she told him.? And it was embarrassing.? There were few things she wouldn’t share with her best friend, but this was very definitely one of them.?

And yet, it seemed she had no choice.

“Tell him you can’t make it,” Dave urged.? “Tell him you got cold feet and that you want to back out, see what he says.? And then …” He took a breath.? “We need to talk.”

Alice nodded slowly.

Dave waited for her to send the email, then leaned forward, meeting her eyes.? “Why?”

“Why what?” she asked.? “Why this?”

“You said you wanted to be spanked,” Dave said.? “Why?”

Alice wanted to die in that moment, but something forced her to talk.? “Do you remember when we went to the mountains?”

Dave’s eyes narrowed.? Clearly, he knew where she was going.? “I remember,” he said.? “The time we tried to lose Sissy?”

Alice nodded, hiding her head in her hands.? At thirteen, Dave’s parents had taken the family to the mountains ? and Alice, her mother in the middle of a difficult pregnancy, had been invited to come with them.? Dave and she had promptly come up with a whole series of plans involving walking, fishing, boating and climbing, only to discover that they were being charged with taking care of Sissy, Dave’s incredibly annoying younger sister.? Sissy had followed them everywhere, which wouldn’t have been so bad if she hadn’t kept driving them both insane.? Eventually, Dave had been driven to the brink of endurance and tried to lose her in the forest.

But Sissy had found her way back to the hut, Alice recalled.? She and Dave had been too young to appreciate just how dangerous it could have become, but his father had known and had been absolutely furious.? As soon as they had returned, his father had yelled at them both and then yanked Dave over his lap.? Alice had watched, torn between horror and a peculiar kind of excitement, as her best friend’s trousers were pulled down and he was given a sound spanking, first with his father’s hand and then with a slipper.? Afterwards, crying in mingled pain and humiliation, he’d been sent to his room to think about what he’d done.

Alice had thought that she would be next, that Dave’s father would pull her over his lap and spank her.? The thought had sent strange new sensations tingling through her body.? But, instead, he’d just told her off and then sent her to stay in her room for a few hours.? Alice had been both relieved and disappointed.? Part of her had been horrified at the thought of having her bottom bared by a man, but part of her had found the whole idea exciting.?

But how could she tell her best friend that the sight of him being spanked had been one of the defining moments in her life?

“I got excited when you were spanked,” she confessed.? “And after that, I was hooked.”

“I remember,” Dave said softly.? His face was going red, too.? “You kept badgering me about it.”

Alice nodded reluctantly.? She hadn’t seen Dave until the following day, when they’d both been told to behave and then allowed to go fishing.? Dave had clearly been uncomfortable when they’d sat down, but he’d refused to answer her questions, no matter how many times she asked.? Alice had watched him like a hawk for a long time afterwards, looking for signs that he had received another spanking, yet she’d seen nothing.? Perhaps that had been the first and last spanking Dave had ever received.? Parents where they’d lived rarely spanked.? Alice had certainly never been spanked herself.

But the sight had awakened something in her that refused to die.? She’d looked up books and carefully noted the times when the heroine ? or the hero ? received a spanking.? Later, she’d started looking for movies where there was some spanking action ? and finally downloaded plenty of material from the Internet.? She’d watched girls getting spanked and knew, deep inside, that she wanted to join them.? But how could she find a spanking partner while she was underage, living at home?? It hadn’t been until she’d turned eighteen that she’d had a chance to move away from her parents.? And then she’d really started to explore the many ways of finding a spanking partner.

“You could have asked one of your boyfriends,” Dave pointed out.? “I’m sure one of them would have been glad to spank you.”

Alice scowled as she looked down at the floor.? Men talked, she knew; there was no damn way she was going to ask a teenage boy to spank her.? It would be over the school within days, if not hours, and everyone would be trying to smack her ass.? Men had such a puerile sense of humour.? One of the girls had made the mistake of giving up her virginity to the wrong person and then had to endure days of taunting for being a slut.? But all she’d done was sleep with the wrong guy.

“No,” she said bluntly.? “How could I tell any of them?? Or my parents?”

She sighed.? She loved her parents, really, but they could be quite overbearing at times.? And they would have taken her to a psychologist if they’d had the merest hint of her interest in spanking.? No doubt the psychologist would have taken her feelings about spanking as repressed memories of child abuse and called the police.? There were enough stories about families being split up because some psychologist had made the wrong call that she was damned if she was telling them anything.?

“I imagine your parents wouldn’t like it,” Dave said.? “They may be progressive about some things, but this …”? He shook his head.? “They do love you dearly,” he added.? “You should be more careful with your life.”

Alice stood up, looming over him.? “And what would you suggest I do instead?” She glared down at her best friend, forcing him to meet her eyes.? “I’m not a child, I’m a grown woman!”

“You’re eighteen,” Dave pointed out.

“So are you,” Alice snapped.? Dave might be five months older than her, but it was hardly enough to be significant.? Besides, she’d wanted him as a friend, not an older brother.? “I am old enough to make my own decisions.”

Dave looked over at the computer, meaningfully, then back at her.? “Do you remember how many poor decisions I made with Katy?”

Alice nodded.? Katy had been Dave’s first relationship, the year before they’d gone to college.? It had started well and she’d been happy for her friend, but everything had gone sour very quickly.? At the end, Dave and Katy had practically hated each other.? They’d been so driven by their hormones that they’d destroyed their own relationship.

“I wasn’t in a good place to see that,” Dave said.? “It was you who told me just what kind of asshole I was being.”

“Yes, you can be an asshole at times,” Alice said snidely.

“My point is,” Dave said, “that you’re not in the best place to judge your own actions, any more than I was.”

“I suppose you have a point.”

“You have been making this guy promises,” Dave continued.? “You have promised to let him spank you, to let him tie you up, to let him play with your body … how many of those things have you actually done before?? I don’t think we ever played tie-up games as kids, did we?”

“No,” Alice said.

“And so you have built up a great deal of anticipation in him,” Dave said.? “When confronted with frustration, and guys do get frustrated if they are deprived of an anticipated chance to engage in sexual acts, guys do not respond very well.? What will he do, I wonder, if you discover you can’t handle it and try to back out?”

Alice swallowed.? She hadn’t thought of it like that, not really.

“But I want to do this,” she said miserably.? She wanted to be spanked.? She wanted to understand what it felt like to be over someone’s lap.? She wanted to have her skirt raised and her panties pulled down, then feel a hand smacking her bottom.? “How else can I do it?”

Dave took a long breath.? “I will spank you,” he said.? “Nothing … fancy.? Nothing like as … intensive as the ideas you talked about, certainly nothing as sexual.? You will have your experience and I hope you like it.”

Alice stared at him, feeling her mind spinning.? Part of her had relaxed.? Now that Dave knew everything, she didn’t have to worry about hiding the truth from him.? But the rest of her was still embarrassed.? Dave was her friend.? If she let him spank her, if she placed herself over his lap, it would change their relationship even if there was nothing sexual in it at all.

“I … I don’t know,” she confessed.

“I’m safe,” Dave said.? “I will spank you ? nothing more.? You will know what it feels like and then you can decide what to do with it.”

He was right, Alice knew.? She trusted Dave not to take advantage of her.? Hell, she’d changed in his room more than once and never caught him trying to sneak a peek.? And he was offering her something she wanted, desperately.? She’d never had the nerve to ask him before, never even seriously considered the possibility, but she could have it now.? There was no risk in doing it with Dave.

“All right,” she said.?

She stood and motioned for him to take the chair.? Her heartbeat was pounding so loudly in her ears she was surprised he couldn’t hear it.? “Sit down there and I will lie down.”

Dave’s face was as red as hers, but he obeyed.? She found herself looking at his muscled arm and wondering, suddenly, just how hard he could smack her.? Dave might not have been a bodybuilder, but he was far from puny.? She hesitated, fighting down the urge to run and hide in her room, then took a deep breath and stepped forward.

A moment later, she was lying over his lap.

16 reviews for A Safe Pair of Hands

  1. Scarlet

    I really, really enjoyed this story. It sounded so real to life, even if a bit far out. It takes you on a journey with the couple from best friends, through exploring her desire for discipline, through to them developing romantic feelings for each other and falling in love. The characters have good conversations and the writer gets inside their heads and is very good at describing the emotions they go through during this journey. Definitely a good read for beginning couples or those interested in TTWD. Lots of ideas and warnings about staying safe and exploring with trusted partners.

  2. Scarlet

    I really, really enjoyed this story. It sounded so real to life, even if a bit far out. It takes you on a journey with the couple from best friends, through exploring her desire for discipline, through to them developing romantic feelings for each other and falling in love. The characters have good conversations and the writer gets inside their heads and is very good at describing the emotions they go through during this journey. Definitely a good read for beginning couples or those interested in TTWD. Lots of ideas and warnings about staying safe and exploring with trusted partners.

  3. SL

    3 ½ stars In safe hands

    This was a story of two friends, Alice and Dave, who trust each other and explore their growing spanking interest and love interest together.

    I found the story of Alice and her obsession a bit much. She was domineering while trying to be submissive. She wanted to control the situation and didn\’t really think it through. She was 18 and in college, living with her best friend. She demanded his attention and acted bratty when she didn\’t get it. She really thought only of herself.

    I didn\’t really like Alice all that much, but Dave was patient and helped her to stay safe. He was afraid she would go off half baked and get in trouble.
    There were mildly graphic sex scenes and spankings with hand, cane, paddle, and hair brush. Dave becomes what she wants and needs.

  4. SL

    3 ?_ stars In safe hands

    This was a story of two friends, Alice and Dave, who trust each other and explore their growing spanking interest and love interest together.

    I found the story of Alice and her obsession a bit much. She was domineering while trying to be submissive. She wanted to control the situation and didn’t really think it through. She was 18 and in college, living with her best friend. She demanded his attention and acted bratty when she didn’t get it. She really thought only of herself.

    I didn’t really like Alice all that much, but Dave was patient and helped her to stay safe. He was afraid she would go off half baked and get in trouble.
    There were mildly graphic sex scenes and spankings with hand, cane, paddle, and hair brush. Dave becomes what she wants and needs.

  5. angel

    This story has lots of emotions as two friends take a journey into a spanking romance there is some role playing There is lots of spanking and the things each sides is thinking and feeling during these two Will they go from friends to more in their journey you will have to read the book to find out

  6. angel

    This story has lots of emotions as two friends take a journey into a spanking romance there is some role playing There is lots of spanking and the things each sides is thinking and feeling during these two Will they go from friends to more in their journey you will have to read the book to find out

  7. K Tyler

    It was an engaging story as it is about two best friends Alice and Dave who explore Alice’s interest in spanking so much that Dave realize that he is enjoying himself way too much or is it too much. Together they go about figuring out what their relationship will be. This story has potential, however, it lacked excitement. Eventually the scenario became redundant.

  8. K Tyler

    It was an engaging story as it is about two best friends Alice and Dave who explore Alice’s interest in spanking so much that Dave realize that he is enjoying himself way too much or is it too much. Together they go about figuring out what their relationship will be. This story has potential, however, it lacked excitement. Eventually the scenario became redundant.

  9. JK

    I really liked this story. It takes you through what a girl is thinking about when she feels this kind of need! It is a sweet relationship between two friends that ends up becoming more. The only issue I have is that Alice seems to me to be the one controlling the relationship instead of Dave..? It could just be the way I see it. Still, a very good story!

  10. JK

    I really liked this story. It takes you through what a girl is thinking about when she feels this kind of need! It is a sweet relationship between two friends that ends up becoming more. The only issue I have is that Alice seems to me to be the one controlling the relationship instead of Dave..? It could just be the way I see it. Still, a very good story!

  11. kitty_ranma

    This was cute but shortish. I feel though that it was all her in control, Dave should have started to be assertive. I would have liked to see one of his fantasies acted out.

  12. kitty_ranma

    This was cute but shortish. I feel though that it was all her in control, Dave should have started to be assertive. I would have liked to see one of his fantasies acted out.

  13. Marybeth

    This is the story of Alice and Dave. They have been friends since they were five. They tell each other everything. Well, almost everything. Alice hasn’t told him about her deepest, darkest secret; she wants to be spanked. When they were little, Dave was spanked by his father and Alice had seen some of them. But, Alice was not spanked by her parents, they yelled and grounded her. She would have preferred being spanked. Alice connects with someone on the internet and she sends him an email telling what she would like to happen. Fortunately, the email goes to Dave instead. As he sits there, shocked, he tells he that he will spank her, give her what she needs. She isn’t going to meet a stranger. Things progress with Alice and Dave and it is a lovely stroll until they get to their HEA. At first, the story moves along slowly, but keep reading….it is definitely worth it! I give this story 4 stars!

  14. Marybeth

    This is the story of Alice and Dave. They have been friends since they were five. They tell each other everything. Well, almost everything. Alice hasn??t told him about her deepest, darkest secret; she wants to be spanked. When they were little, Dave was spanked by his father and Alice had seen some of them. But, Alice was not spanked by her parents, they yelled and grounded her. She would have preferred being spanked. Alice connects with someone on the internet and she sends him an email telling what she would like to happen. Fortunately, the email goes to Dave instead. As he sits there, shocked, he tells he that he will spank her, give her what she needs. She isn??t going to meet a stranger. Things progress with Alice and Dave and it is a lovely stroll until they get to their HEA. At first, the story moves along slowly, but keep reading??_.it is definitely worth it! I give this story 4 stars!

  15. Redrabbitt

    Childhood Friends Journey into Domestic Discipline
    Alice and Dave have been childhood friends since they were five years old. Their families even went on vacations together. Now in college, they share and apartment and chores. Alice had been fascinated with spanking since witnessing Dave being spanked by his father when they were thirteen. Now that she is eighteen she plans on pursuing her interest and has been chatting with a stranger on line. She sends and email and instead sends it to Dave. When she goes downstairs to borrow his laptop to clear the email, too late, he has read it and is shocked. After a long talk he tells her the dangers of allowing a stranger that type of control and tells her he will spank her. This is a new journey for them that will lead to some new emotions and a relationship between two friends. This story has some sex scenes and various forms of punishment used for domestic discipline.

  16. Redrabbitt

    Childhood Friends Journey into Domestic Discipline
    Alice and Dave have been childhood friends since they were five years old. Their families even went on vacations together. Now in college, they share and apartment and chores. Alice had been fascinated with spanking since witnessing Dave being spanked by his father when they were thirteen. Now that she is eighteen she plans on pursuing her interest and has been chatting with a stranger on line. She sends and email and instead sends it to Dave. When she goes downstairs to borrow his laptop to clear the email, too late, he has read it and is shocked. After a long talk he tells her the dangers of allowing a stranger that type of control and tells her he will spank her. This is a new journey for them that will lead to some new emotions and a relationship between two friends. This story has some sex scenes and various forms of punishment used for domestic discipline.

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