The ruler came down a third time onto Maya’s opened hand. A little harder than the two before. She tried her best not to flinch, knowing that it would just add to the number of strokes she was going to get. The inside of her palm was starting to show a light red welt on it.
“So what do you have to say for yourself?” Ephraim asked as he walked away from Maya towards the kitchen. Leaving Maya on the floor, hand out, sitting up straight with her butt on the soles of her feet.
Speaking just loud enough for him to hear, but not too loud as to be seen as shouting, Maya said “I’m sorry sir.”
“Sorry for what?”
Maya could hear him opening one of the doors to the appliance.
“Sorry for talking back.”
Maya sat in silence as she heard Ephraim rummaging around in some drawers. Then the sound of his feet coming back to the living room where she remained in the position that he placed her.
“Good girl,” he whispered into her ear as he placed a bag of ice into her hand. “Stand up.”
Maya followed the instructions given to her.
“Is your hand ok?” Ephraim asked gently as he helped her to stand. Maya nodded her head as she wrapped her fingers around the ice.
“Tomorrow the crop arrives. It will be better,” She said.
“Are you sure it wasn’t too hard?” Ephraim asked.
Maya nodded her head again. “You did great for your first time, baby. Thank you.” Maya kissed Ephraim and walked to the couch as if nothing had happened. “Are you going to watch the movie with me or not?” She half giggled. “Maybe bring me a towel.” She was holding the ice over the carpet as little water drops leaked out as it started to melt in her hand.
Ephraim was aroused by this new side of Maya. Not knowing how much excitement it was going to create in him to speak so forcefully to her. He was happy she had shared her fantasy with him. He put the ruler on the counter, grabbed a tea towel, and curled up on the couch with his wife to watch whatever movie she had decided on for the night.
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