I wanted Tessa’s attention, and I raised my voice a notch. “You think I’m joking, don’t you?”
Tessa’s grin was insolent. “Yes, of course you’re joking,” she replied, clearly not thinking of the consequences.
What else could I do? We were at a wedding, and though we were in a room by ourselves at the moment, someone else could come through the door. Still, I couldn’t let her get away with it. Tessa was standing in front of me, absolutely fetching in that lovely red dress. I was seated on the bed.
As soon as the word “joking” escaped her lips, I reached around her waist with my left arm, pulled Tessa across my lap, and before she could blink, gave her three hard licks with my right hand. I knew those licks stung, but I wasn’t really trying to hurt Tessa. I just wanted to give her enough of a sting to feel it.
Tessa jumped away, grabbing her bottom, mouth open in amazement. I figured since she felt free to take a liberty with me, I could feel free to take a liberty with her.
As quickly as I had whacked her bottom, Tessa leaned forward, grabbed the back of my head, and kissed me hard right on the lips. Then, before I had time to react, Tessa backed up grinning.
“Thanks for the spanking, Alice.” Tessa said, laughing. “And the kiss.” Then Tessa turned and dashed out the door.