Bri disobeys her older brother and meets her boyfriend at the park. He’s not too happy when he catches the two lovebirds.
I was going out with Joey, a hot senior who was captain of the basketball team. I spent nearly every moment of my life with him, thinking that doing otherwise would be wasting my time. Terrence didn’t take a big liking to this, but he let me be. And when I got my car back from the shop (it had gotten totaled, thanks to some idiot who ran a red light), Joey was the first person I wanted to take for a ride in it.
“Joey! Joey!” I exclaimed happily after finally getting my car back. “Guess what! I got my car fixed!”
I could hear Joey’s grin. “That’s great, Brianna!” he said happily. “Want to take me for a ride in it?”
He could read my mind. “Of course!” I ran to the living room where Terrence sat, lazily watching TV and told him that I was going to go out with Joey for a little while, have dinner, get coffee, and the like. He said okay but not to stay out too late, because after all, it was a school night. I thanked him and ran out the door, keys in hand.
“Joeyyy!!!” I said in a mushy, lubby dubby voice and ran into him with a hug.
“Briannaaaa!!!” he said, same voice as me.
We hugged for a minute or two and then he hopped in my car and I hopped in the driver’s seat, driving us to Applebee’s, my fav, where Joey paid for a meal and we ate together, all the time talking in sappy love voices. Ah, the joys of love.
We left Applebees about 8:3, and headed towards the coffee shop where he bought me my favorite, without having to ask for my order! We stayed there, each hoping the night would never end.
“Wanna go to the park?” he asked, pecking me on the cheek when we got back in the parking lot.
“Sounds good,” I agreed then dialed my house number using Joey’s cell phone. “Hey, Terrence!” I said as he picked up the phone and muttered hello. “We’re at the coffee shop, and we’re going to the park…”
“No, I think it’s best if you came home,” he said, dropping my good mood.
“Because I said so, Brianna. It’s too late to go to the park, it’s 9:30…”
I whined, “but Terrenceeee…”
“No, okay? Don’t ask me anymore,” he said, slightly irritated.
“Okay, well… is it okay if I stay over at his house for a little while?”
“15 minutes tops, okay?”
“Okay!” I said, excitement ringing through the car. “I’ll call you when I leave his house!” I hung up the phone. “Okay, let’s go to the park!” I told Joey.
“But…” he said, voice trailing off. I was too ecstatic about being with him to let Terrence bother me about not going to the park. Besides, what he didn’t know wouldn’t hurt him.
I parked my car under a huge oak tree and then grabbed Joey’s hand and led him to the swings. We sat there for a while, speaking calmly to one another about everything in general, school, basketball, friends, college… everything.
“I’d love to get a scholarship for basketball, but my dad’s pressuring me to do better in academics…” Joey said.
“You played awesome at the last game,” I assured him.
“You really think so?”
“I really like playing a lot, but I don’t think I have what it takes to be a professional. But, what about you, Brianna?” he asked, his blue eyes gazing into mine, almost causing me to fall off of the swing.
“I… I don’t know… I want to do something amazing, like become an author or a musician… but, I know I don’t have what it takes. So, I’ll probably be something boring like an accountant,” I said, laughing a bit.
“I’m sure whatever you do, you’ll be great at it,” he said, his hand touching my face. “You’re so beautiful…” he said in the sweetest, most sincere voice, making me want to collapse in his arms and remain there forever.
I just grinned and moved in closer until our lips touched and “fireworks” could be heard in the distance. We stayed there like that for a long time, until we were interrupted by someone…
“Ahem,” the voice said. I didn’t want to stop, but Joey did.
“Oh, oh!” he said, seeing the tall figure standing above us. “Hey, uh, Terrence…” he said, stuttering like I’ve never heard before. I was too engrossed in him to realize that…
Oh, God… it was Terrence. I jerked my head towards him and looked up. I said nothing.
“Brianna, car, NOW!” he said.
“Uhmm, mine or yours?”
“MINE! Joey, you too.”
Joey nodded and we walked together to Terrence’s beat-up old car, hopping in the backseat. When Terrence got in Joey instantly tried to blame himself.
“Look, er… Brianna told me she couldn’t come to the park but I talked her into it anyway. I begged and begged… it was my fault…”
“Did you hold a gun to her head?”
He was taken aback. “…no.”
“Was Brianna driving?”
“Then it was her decision. Stop trying to take up for her, Joey. She is completely capable of making her own decisions.”
Joey nodded then looked at me apologetically. Me, of course, I was embarrassed as hell. Terrence had the nerve to drag me out of the fucking park! Grrrr.
He dropped off Joey and I had to settle for a goodbye hug instead of a kiss because I felt uncomfortable doing it in front of Terrence. When I got back inside the car, I slammed the door. “What the hell is wrong with you!?” I yelled to Terrence.
Mistake. “What the hell is wrong with me?” he yelled back. “You went to the park after I told you not to. You deliberately disobeyed me. Do you know what fucking time it is?”
I looked at the clock that read 11:23. Time flies when you’re having fun. “That’s not the point! You don’t have to go embarrassing me in front of my boyfriend!”
“Brianna, believe me, I could have embarrassed you much more than I did. And you better watch your tone of voice with me, young lady, because I will not tolerate you hollering at me like that.”
“You ruined my entire night!”
“I specifically told you that you COULDN’T go to the park. You’re lucky that I even let you out of the house with the know-it-all attitude you’ve been giving me lately. And you went to the park even after I said no. And you’re going to try and put the blame on me? It’s not going to work this time,” he said as we pulled into the driveway. “We’ll go get your car tomorrow and it will sit right here in this driveway for two weeks, understand me? I will take you to school and work and that’s it. You won’t be going anywhere else.”
“This isn’t fair!” I yelled, slamming his car door shut.
“Excuse me?” he said, anger rising up through him. He grabbed hold of my arm and smacked my bottom 4 good times.
SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!!
“Get in that house right now!” he yelled, and I stomped off inside, growling under my breath.
I stepped inside and plopped myself down on the couch. Soon enough, Terrence came in, shut the door, lifted me from the couch all too easily, which made me a little bit more scared, unbuttoned my pants, tugged them down, tugged down my panties, and lay me over his lap. All the while I’m begging and pleading, kicking and screaming trying to get him to stop. But his grip was too strong on me.
“Next time you want to go somewhere without my permission, I want you to think about this,” he said sternly, holding my hands tightly behind my back.
SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! The hand-spanking started hard and fast, taking me by surprise.
“Owwwwww,” I screamed, kicking, wanting to cover it up so he would stop, or at least be distracted for a moment, but unable to because his grip was too strong. “Stoppppp,” I pleaded, tears streaming down my face. “I’m sorryyyyyyyy.”
“I don’t think you are,” he retorted, raining down more swats. “Remember this whenever you decide you want to talk back to me…” SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! “Or get an attitude with me…” SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!!
I kicked furiously, feeling my bottom turn to a deep red. I knew I deserved every bit of what he was giving me…
“Are you learning yet?” SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!!
“I’m learning, I’m learninggggg,” I pleaded, bottom on fire.
“‘Cause if you don’t learn, you will take this trip over my knee much more than you would like to, young lady.” SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! “I don’t want to do this to you, but I WON’T hesitate to.” SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!! SMACK!!!
I cried and cried, finally broken, lying across his lap. “I’m sorry,” I muttered through teary eyes, crying like a baby. He knew the second I had been broken because he instantly gathered me in his arms.
“Brianna, you are not to do stuff without my permission, understand me? I don’t mind you being out with Joey, but when I tell you no, I mean no, and I don’t want to hear any backtalk about it, okay?”
I nodded. “I’m sorry, Ter-rence. I’m sorryyy,” I said, burying my head into his chest and crying until I was all cried out.
“You’re a good kid, Bri,” he said, calling me that name that always made me feel better. “I don’t want anything to happen to you. I set rules so you’ll be safe, not to be mean, or a jerk. Okay? I love you.”
I nodded. “I love you, too.”
He hugged me until I was finally okay again and then he lifted me up and carried me to my bedroom, then put me down on the bed. “See ya in the morning, kiddo.”
“Night, Terrence,” I said.