When she is kicked out of her home, Emma moves in with her best friend Nina – and her older brother Joe. But then she discovers that Joe spanks Nina – and that he’s happy to spank Emma too, when she misbehaves.
But she isn’t his sister … and they rapidly discover their relationship becoming something else entirely …
Joe sighed as he heard his sister’s voice coming through the door.? He disliked it when she interrupted him at work, but he knew that it was probably important.? She’d been told, time and time again, never to interrupt him unless it was urgent.?
“Come in,” he called, turning away from the computer.
The door opened, revealing his little sister.? Well, not that little ? Nina was eighteen ? but Joe still thought of her as his baby sister.? He’d practically raised her after their parents had died, five years ago.? Nina might be an immature little brat at times, but he loved her dearly.
Joe and Nina were both blonde, but there the resemblance ended.? Joe was short and stocky; Nina was tall, willowy and seemingly poised on the very edge of womanhood.? Someday, Joe was sure, some boy was going to sweep her off her feet.? He only hoped that her first boyfriend would be someone decent.? Nina, for all of her charms, could be devastatingly naive at times.
“Joe,” Nina said, softly.? “Can I beg a favour?”
Joe studied his sister for a long moment.? Had she already spent her allowance?? He gave her a generous sum every month, but he knew that she tended to blow through it in a week.? It wouldn’t be the first time he’d lectured her on taking care of her money, he knew; he hated the thought of having to repeat the lecture again and again.? But there might be no choice.
“You may,” he said.? “What do you want?”
Nina swallowed, nervously.? “You know Emma?”
“Yes,” Joe said, impatiently.? “I do know Emma.”
“She’s been kicked out of her house,” Nina said.? “She doesn’t have anywhere to stay.”
Joe wasn’t too surprised.? Emma was a redheaded menace, a young girl who seemed to spend most of her time irritating the adults.? It was something of a mystery why she got on so well with Nina; indeed, there were times that Joe suspected that Emma was really only interested in Nina because she had a rich brother.? The last time he’d met her, Emma had insulted him to his face.? But that had been four years ago.
“Terrible,” he said.? He could guess where Nina was going, but he wasn’t going to make it easy for her.? “What does that have to do with us?”
“She doesn’t have anywhere to stay,” Nina repeated.? She clasped her hands.? “I was wondering if she could stay with us.? It’s not like we don’t have the room.”
That, Joe had to admit, was true.? His success in the stock market had made him wealthy, even though he wasn’t half as rich as rumour suggested.? The house he shared with Nina was large enough for a couple of dozen people without feeling crowded; there were enough guest bedrooms that one of them could be offered to Emma without costing him anything.? And besides, it wasn’t as if they had many guests.? Joe wasn’t very sociable.
“She’s a brat,” he said, sharply.? “Or have you forgotten some of her stunts?”
“I was hoping you had,” Nina muttered.? Joe gave her a sharp look that promised trouble if she didn’t straighten up.? “Joe…”
Joe lifted his eyebrows.? “Yes?”
“She’s grown up a little since you last saw her,” Nina insisted.? “And she really doesn’t have anywhere else to stay.”
“If she’s grown up now,” Joe asked, “why did they kick her out?”
He shook his head before she could try to answer.? Part of him was very tempted to just say no, but Nina would sulk for days and a sulking Nina was not a good thing.? Besides, he didn’t really want to condemn someone to the homeless shelters or effective prostitution unless they deserved it.? And Nina might be right.? Emma might have grown up in the years since he’d last seen her.?
“Tell her this,” he said, making up his mind.? “She can stay with us, at least until she finishes college.? Provided, of course, that she behaves herself ? and that she helps with the house chores.? And she will be subjected to the same level of discipline as you.? I want you to make it clear to her that her only alternative is to leave.”
Nina hesitated, and then nodded.
“She’s outside,” she said, quietly.? “I’ll bring her into the house.”
“Not into here,” Joe said, standing up.? “We’ll talk to her in the living room.”
* * *
Emma ran one hand through her long red hair as she waited in the car, hoping and praying that Nina would talk her brother into allowing Emma to stay in their house.? Some people had all the luck; Nina had a brother and no one else, Emma had her parents and older siblings, all of whom believed that they could run her life.? The shouting matches had grown worse and worse until she’d finally been told to leave the house.? Surely, her mother had sneered, some of her more unsuitable friends would be happy to take her in.
Maybe she’d made a mistake, she told herself.? But her mom was so strict, so controlling, that she’d had no choice but to rebel.? She was smart, she knew, and yet studying didn’t seem to lead to anything apart from student debt.? All she could do was enjoy herself while she had the chance.? She looked up and saw Nina coming down the driveway, feeling yet another flicker of envy.? Nina had a house large enough to lose herself in; her mother’s tiny apartment offered no privacy, nowhere to go and just be herself.?
Nina opened the car door, allowing Emma to step outside.? “He’s agreed to take you in,” she said, softly.? Emma let out a sigh of relief.? “But there are conditions.? If you don’t live with them, you will have to leave.”
Emma hesitated, and then took the plunge.? “What sort of conditions?”
Nina looked oddly nervous.? “My brother will explain,” she said, flatly.? “Come with me.”
She paused as she realised that Emma had no luggage with her.? “Don’t you have a suitcase?”
“My mother told me that I could come back and collect my stuff when I had somewhere to stay,” Emma admitted.? The thought made tears prickle at her eyes.? “And if I don’t go back, she’ll give it all to Goodwill.”
The two girls walked up the garden path and into the house.? It looked like a bungalow, but Emma knew from experience that it was much larger than the average such building.? There was plenty of room, enough to take her if Joe allowed it.? The garden and swimming pool were merely the icing on the cake.? Inside, Nina led her into the living room and motioned for her to sit on one of the sofas.? Joe appeared and sat down on the other.
Emma sucked in her breath when she saw him.? He’d struck her as a hopeless nerd when they’d first met, but somehow he’d grown up in the four years since their last meeting.? His face wasn’t classically handsome, yet there was a strength and determination there that resonated with her.? She found herself checking him out, then looking away, embarrassed.? What if he thought that she was trying to seduce her way into accommodation?
And would that really be so bad?? God knew her first relationships with guys had been unsatisfactory, but maybe an older man would be more experienced in actually making a relationship work.? But he was Nina’s brother!? How could she even think of looking at him?
“Emma,” Joe said, shortly.? His eyes flickered over her body, taking in the tight shirt and tighter shorts she’d worn purely to annoy her mother, and then locked onto her face.? “Why were you thrown out of your house?”
“One too many fights with my mother,” Emma admitted.? She wasn’t about to tell him everything, even though she admitted inwardly that he probably had a right to know.? “She’s such a… prig.”
Joe’s face twisted oddly.? It took Emma a moment to remember that Joe and Nina had lost their parents five years ago, that Joe had effectively been Nina’s father as well as her elder brother.? Joe had had no time to enjoy being a student.? All he’d had time to do was earn money and take care of his sister.?
“I have no doubt you feel that way,” Joe said, finally.? His eyes bored into hers.? “Did Nina explain to you the conditions of living here?”
Emma shook her head.? “She said that you would explain.”
Joe gave his sister a cross look, then turned back to face Emma.? “This house has rules,” he said.? “Nina has to follow them ? and if you stay here, so will you.? You will not bring alcohol, cigarettes or drugs into the house.? If you make a mess, you will clear it up.? You will not bring friends or family into the house without my permission.? You will study hard and I expect you to get good grades, which will be rewarded.? And there is a curfew.? You will not stay out all night and come staggering home at two in the morning.”
He studied her for a long moment, and then continued.? “I do the cooking; Nina does most of the other chores around the house.? Should you stay with us, you will be expected to do half of those chores, which I will assign to you each week.? Failure to complete them will result in punishment, as will breaking any of the other rules.? Do you understand me?”
Emma stared at him.? She’d known from Nina that her brother was strict, although he was also fair, but her friend hadn’t really gone into details.? Such rules… they were more oppressive than her mother’s rules!? Never mind that she’d been brought home by the police more than once, or that she’d expected her mother to do all the work around the house… the rules were freaking oppressive!?
And punishment?? Her friend had never mentioned punishment!
Joe’s eyes never left her face.? “Your only other alternative is to leave,” he added, firmly.? “I have no familial obligation to look after you.? Do you understand me?”
Emma felt her thoughts whirling through her head.? On one hand, having someone looking out for her like that was refreshing.? God knew her mother had paid almost no attention to her except when they were fighting.? But on the other hand, it was clear that she was going to be intensely supervised.? And what concern of his was it what grades she got at college?
But where else could she go?
She swallowed, and then asked the question that was nagging at her mind.? “Punishment?”
Her imagination failed her.? Joe wasn’t going to offer her an allowance, so he couldn’t threaten to stop it.? She supposed he could ground her, although there was enough entertainment in the house to make that a pointless punishment.? What else was there?
“Spankings,” Joe said, simply.? “If you misbehave, I will spank you.? Hard.”
Emma stared at him.? Her mother had slapped her once or twice, but she’d never actually been spanked.? And she’d never imagined that Nina might be spanked … how did he do it?? She had a sudden mental vision of her friend poised over her brother’s lap, her jeans and panties around her ankles, as he slapped her bare bottom time and time again.? Maybe it explained why Nina was so studious, regularly earning the highest grades in the class.? She got a sore bum if she failed a single test.
“You…”? She had to clear her throat before she could start again, wondering why her voice was suddenly so weak.? “You’ll spank me?”
“Yes,” Joe said.? His eyes were still boring into her skull.? “I will not tolerate bad behaviour.? Your only alternative is to leave.”
Emma wanted to cringe in embarrassment ? and fear.? He was going to spank her!? He was going to take down her shorts and spank her bare fanny until it was bright red!? She wanted to run, she wanted to hide, but where could she go?? All she could do was hope that Nina’s brother was as fair as Nina insisted he was.?
“You fucking bastard,” she exploded.? “You know I can’t leave.”
She knew that saying that had been a mistake a second afterwards.? Joe’s face darkened with fury, although he controlled himself before he came for her.? Instead, he settled back on the sofa and stared at her, firmly.
“I will not tolerate insults either,” he said, coldly.? “Come here.”
Emma hesitated.? Her body seemed frozen, unable to move.? Part of her mind yammered at her to run, part of her mind told her to obey, but she couldn’t move.? Joe watched her, his face set in stern ? almost parental ? lines as she waged her internal conflict.? She couldn’t just submit to him, not after years of arguing with her parents.? But what she’d said was unforgivable… and she knew that she had nowhere else to go.
Nina reached out and squeezed her hand, reassuringly.? Somehow, it broke the spell; Emma was able to totter to her feet and stagger towards Joe, who pressed his legs together and reached for her hand.? His grip was firm; Emma felt her head swim as he pulled her forward and over his knee.? Her head fell down towards the carpeted floor, her hair surrounding it in a glowing red halo, as her butt rose up in the air.? It struck her, suddenly, just how undignified the position was.? Joe could see everything…
Or, she realised, he would when he pulled her shorts down.
“There are rules to this endeavour,” Joe said.? His voice was very calm.? “You can make all the noise you like, but you may not kick, bite or attempt to get free ? or attempt to block my hand.? If you do it once, I may forgive you; if you keep doing it, I will be forced to use Nina’s hairbrush.? Do you understand me?”
It took Emma several seconds to reply.? “I do,” she said.? “I…”
The first spank caught her by surprise.? It stung, but her shorts absorbed most of the blow.? Emma relaxed, slightly; if it wasn’t much worse, she could endure it.? She had endured much worse than a handful of mild swats in her time.? But as Joe continued to spank her, a dull throbbing ache began to build up in her rear.? Even through the shorts, it was starting to sting.
“Stand up,” Joe said, quietly.
Emma scrambled to obey, convinced that the spanking was over.? But Joe, instead of dismissing her, started to work on her shorts.? Emma reached for his hand, intending to push it away, then caught his eye.? Of course the spanking was going to continue on the bare, she said, cursing her own thoughts.? It was clear that spanking on her shorts really wasn’t having that bad an effect.? A moment later, the shorts were firmly around her ankles.?
“A poor choice of underwear,” Joe commented.
Emma flushed.? Throngs upset her mother, which was partly why she wore them… that, and the fact that they didn’t show a panty line when she wore some of her more interesting dresses.? Now, of course, it would protect her modesty ? unless Joe decided to take them down too ? but very little else.
“I didn’t know that I was going to get spanked today,” she protested.? “Had I know, I would have stuffed a book in my panties or something.”
Joe laughed as he pulled her back over his lap.? Emma wished, suddenly, that she could see his face.? Was he enjoying spanking her ? she wasn’t his sister, after all ? or did he merely see it as his duty?? The thought was driven away a moment later as the second part of the spanking began, his hand coming down time and time again on her unprotected bottom.? Any gratitude she might have felt for him allowing her to keep the throng ? thus protecting her most secret places from his eyes ? faded away as the painful fire built up in her rear end.? His hand felt like iron, each spank only adding to the pain.? Desperately, she reached back to try to shield her bottom, only to have her hand caught and pinned against her back.? All she could do was take it.
She found herself starting to cry, great heaving sobs, as the spanking wore on.? If this was what Nina had to put up with, no wonder she was such a good student.? Her ass felt as if it had been dipped in fire… it was so painful that it took her several moments to realise that the spanking had finally come to an end.? She was still lying over his lap, but he was no longer swatting her.? Somehow, she found the strength to sit backwards and reach for her shorts.? But they were gone.
“You kicked them off,” Joe informed her.? “But I wouldn’t try to wear them for a while, if I were you.”
Emma ignored him, rubbing frantically at her bottom.? It hurt!? And yet, there was a strange sense of… finality about the spanking, as if she’d paid for her crime and now it was over.? It was far better, she realised, than a row from her mother or an eternity of being grounded… and it helped that Joe was attractive.? She pushed the thought aside as she stumbled to her feet, still rubbing her bottom.? It felt as if the fire would never go out.
“You’re in the main guest bedroom, next to Nina’s room,” Joe said.? He seemed to understand that she wanted to be alone for a while.? “Go there and relax.? You can join us for dinner later, once you feel a little better.”
Still rubbing her bottom, Emma fled.