Sarah rushed through the house looking for her shoes. She had court today and was trying to make sure she looked professional. Sarah was a social worker at the local hospital. Her main job was to represent and support those that didn’t have anyone else such as abandoned kids and dying seniors. At times she could feel herself ageing and new worry wrinkles adding to her face daily. Other times though she couldn’t imagine anything more rewarding than seeing a family finally adopt a child.
Alex met her wife and handed her the shoes she had been searching for. Sarah slipped them on and thanked her wife.
“So, will you be picking me up from work tonight?” Kissing her wife Sarah answered her,”No, I’m sorry honey; I’m going to see Carolina so I might be late.” Alex was still grounded from driving, because of her ticket so she had been being carpooling to work with a friend and picked up from work by Sarah. She also knew what going to see Carolina in the middle of the week unplanned meant.
“Okay, that’s fine I was going to tell you I had to stay late and get some work done anyway.”
Sarah pulled her suit jacket on and grabbed her purse and files.
“Oh, okay love. Try not to work too late.” She opened the front door and turned to kiss her wife bye again.
“Love you, see ya later alligator.” Throwing a wink over her shoulder at her wife hearing her reply with the classic, “Love you too! After while crocodile,” with a wink back, Alex watched her wife leave for work.
Sarah was glad to step out of the hospital after the chaotic day she had. She went from court, to the hospital, to a home visit, and then back to the hospital. She was glad that she was going to go see Carolina she would get her back on track with stress and sleep which she had had too much of and too little of respectively.
She hoped in the beginning of their relationship that eventually Alex might fill that role in her life, but they both realized quickly Alex wasn’t a switch in any shape, fashion or form, but they were okay with Carolina helping out when needed.
On the drive over to Carolina and Elaine’s home she could feel the stress on her shoulders and the tension head ache that seemed to be a semi-permanent part of her life. She also, thought about the desire she had been having that hadn’t in several years. Sarah gripped the steering wheel focusing on getting from point A to point B.
Sarah pulled into an familiar driveway. She had been here many times. In fact, before Alex she had practically lived here for a time. She parked her car not bothering to grab her things, but making sure they were hidden in the back seat. She didn’t even bother with her cell knowing it would have been confiscated as soon as she crossed the threshold. Carolina and Elaine still have a home phone which Alex had the number for in case of emergencies.
As she raised her hand to knock on the front door it swung open scaring her half to death, causing her to emit a high pitch yelp. Carolina practically dragged Sarah over the threshold and into a hug allowing Sarah to melt into the caring embrace. She always knew what Sarah needed. Holding on for a second longer before pulling back she whimpered a simple, “Lina.” And a simple, “Sarah.” in greeting was returned in greeting.
Carolina offered her hand to the tall, tanned woman which she accepted. Carolina lead the woman through her house and into her kitchen. She had her sit on a bar stool and went to made her a snack almost like a mother would do if her child who just came home from school. While she ate the snack,Sarah realized with a frown she had skipped lunch today. Sitting beside her friend Carolina gently asked, “How have you been? No offense, but you look like hell.” Sarah grimaced at that knowing she must look really bad if Carolina was bringing it up. Not able to meet her eyes, finding the counter top more interesting she began, “It’s been rough at work the other social worker had family leave so I’m handling almost everything on my own. And you know about Alex.”
“Have you been having any cravings?” Sarah was embarrassed by the gentle, but firm question. Many years ago when the two women met she had a slight alcohol problem. Maybe slight would be an understatement, but with support and firm guidance sometimes in the fashion of a session over her knee she had got sober and stayed sober since. She occasionally need a reminder to stay on the straight and narrow, but indeed owed her sobriety if not life to this woman beside her.
Feeling heat rise in her cheeks and the gaze of piecing blue eyes she admitted she had with a quiet, “Yes, ma’am.”
“Tell me. Full disclosure now, please.” Sarah leaned into the woman needing physical contact at the moment, “After work mostly I’ve wanted to stop by some of my old bars. I try to stay focused on other things. I’ve been having problems sleeping so I just lay there and try not to get out of the bed and go to a liquor store.”
“So did you?” Confusion crossed the younger woman’s face before Carolina continued, “Get out of bed and go to a liquor store?” Her tone held no judgment just concern.
“I-I no…. no. I did get up one night. I started getting dress to go, but realized what I was doing and stopped.” Carolina’s eyebrow had raised in Toppy fashion with that little confession and Sarah hoped that it wasn’t enough to get her a punishment spanking.
“I’m proud that you didn’t go through with it, but I’m slightly disappointed that you didn’t ask for help. You know Alex is always here for you and you know Elaine and I are too. We’ve had this conversation before; even if it’s the middle of the night you can always call. And being that is was the middle of the night do we need to talk about your self-care habits of late?” Sarah slouched further into her seat and feeling well chastised already.
“If you think so ma’am.” Sarah fiddled with her glass silently wishing there was a place she could go and hide from this conversation.
Carolina studied the tired looking woman before deciding, “We won’t today, to give you time to think about it, but I want an answer soon, okay?” Sarah was relieved to not have to confess anything else to Carolina for today at least.
Trying to divert attention from herself she questioned, “So where is Elaine?”
“She was going to the book store, then to find a formal dress for this charity thing next month, then to the supermarket for groceries. She figured we could use a few moments of privacy. Nice attempt in changing the subject though.” Carolina gave her a grin and rolled her eyes.
Elaine didn’t always leave them alone in the house when they needed to have a conversation it was only when Carolina sensed Sarah really needed privacy.
Carolina rubbed soothing circles on the other woman back before gently telling her, “I think it’s time for us to continue this conversation upstairs, darling. Go ahead and get changed and I’ll be there soon.” Reluctantly, she did as told climbing the stairs to the guest room she knew to wait in. Sarah went to the dresser and pulled out some PJs and went into the bathroom to change.
Carolina cleaned up after Sarah’s snack then followed the other woman about 15 minutes later giving her enough time to change and try to get into the correct mindset. Closing the door behind her she found Sarah curled in the middle of the bed waiting on her. Without make up, or her tailored suit which enhanced her muscles, and her perfect work hair Carolina found the younger woman even more beautiful.
Carolina sat in the armless chair she had drug to the middle of the room and motioned for Sarah to come and stand in front of her.
Sarah, slightly aggravated she drug herself off the bed and stood in front of her Top.
She was fidgeting from foot to foot and playing with the hem of her shirt refusing to even look in Carolina’s direction.
“Are you ready to talk about why we are here?” More silence on Sarah’s part so Carolina knew that was an apparent no.
Standing up, Carolina gently took a hold of her elbow and while delivering easy swats to her bottom she walked her to the closest corner and left her with a warning to not move.
She stood with her nose still in the corner fidgeting uncontrollably wanting to rub her bottom even though it wasn’t really hurting; however she knew better than to do that. Rubbing wasn’t allowed in the corner. On her way back to the chair she picked up a wooden hairbrush and a leather paddle.
Fifteen minutes later Carolina broke the silence with, “Are you ready to have a conversation with me now, young lady?” The more experienced woman could see the change in her posture alone. Sarah nodded her head up and down, yes she was ready.
“Verbal answers please.”
In a shaky voice so unlike Sarah, “Yes, ma’am. I’m ready to talk.”
Carolina was relieved she had finally shed her ‘Top’ coat, “Come stand in front of me please.”
Sarah shuffled across the room and stood at the appointed spot. Her nerves where trying to get the better of her right now.
Looking up to her dark eye she questioned her, “So tell me why you are about to get this spanking.” Carolina held Sarah’s hands in hers while she listened to her explanation, “We were on the phone the other day and you had gently suggested it might be time for a session and I well I agreed reluctantly. You then informed me that wasn’t how this worked between us so I asked if I could come see you this week.”
Nodding while studying the younger woman to try to make sure this is what she needed, “Why did we both feel it necessary to have this time?”
“I haven’t been handling my life to well and I needed some stress relief. I also needed a reminder to behave.” Quietly admitting her short comings was hard. It was also very hard to be this vulnerable and exposed.
“That is correct. What is your safe word my darling?”
“Ice.” Sarah said without hesitation.
Nodding, Carolina guided Sarah across her left knee. She settled her forcing the woman to hold herself up with her palms flat on the floor. The Top didn’t like a bottom’s head not being supported, but surprisingly Sarah was not known for staying in position while being disciplined and since she was taller it made it even worse. So she elected this position. Rubbing her bottom gently to get her used to touch. The last thing she said to her was, “I want you to relax and let go.” She brought her hand back and slapped one cheek then the other creating an unpredictable pattern. She heard a surprised gasp from Sarah with the first swat telling her it had been to long since she had been in this position. Carolina focused on warming her up over her pants while trying not to send the woman into subspace. After several minutes of warming her up she reached for her waist band bring her pants down and off. Then reached down and grabbed the hairbrush from the floor. Hooking her legs over the backs of Sarah’s and encircled her waist tighter. Carolina gave a quiet order for her to bring her hand back so it could be held out of the way. Sarah hesitated to long and suddenly felt several very hard spanks to her bare thighs making her bring her hand back quickly.
“Try to let go honey.” Carolina could still feel the tension radiating from the younger woman’s body that had little to do with the spanking. Resting the back of the hairbrush on the pink panty covered bottom before her gave her a moment to prepare for the next part of her spanking. Raising it high she brought it down in a medium hard smack to shock the woman out of her head. From the first swat Sarah was trying to crawl off her lap. Thankfully, Carolina had many years of experience wrangling her wife to keep her in place. Each random swat was accompanied with a new yelp or sequel. It wasn’t many before she felt Sarah’s body tighten in a show of escape. Pausing she knew what Sarah was trying to do.
Sarah had many spankings worse than this one and had experienced worse pain than she was now. She didn’t want Carolina to see her weakness so she went into a faraway land until she felt her panties being whisked down to her knees and the spanking start anew.
Carolina was spanking hard watching for any sings she needed to stop. Sarah was still stoic across her knee only a occasional whimper would escape. However, she knew she was still feeling the punishing swats because she was moving around and attempting to kick. Her cheeks went from pink to a deep red. Slowing down she knew it was time for a different tactic. Stopping the spanking she released her legs and wrist, not letting her up. Allow her to catch her breath a moment she rubbed some of the sting out and comforted her by placing an hand on her back rubbing gentle circles.
“Sarah, I want you stand up.”
Carolina helped her stand gently she ordered her to bend and grab her ankles. Stepping out of her panties she did as told getting into position. Carolina swapped her hairbrush for the leather paddle. Stepping behind the bent over woman she stated while resting the paddle, “I want you to listen to me very carefully. It is not okay to shut people out. People need people. You need people. Especially those that love you. Count please.”
“One!” Sarah did a little dance, but remained in position. That had been quiet a hard swat that made her bottom hurt terribly.
“You are not at fault for the world problems nor are you responsible for fixing them.”
“Twwooo. Owwie not so hard!” Sarah gripped her ankles tighter she was struggling to maintain position and any sense of decorum.
“I want you to remember how hard you worked to get sober and stay that way going back is not an option now or ten years from now.”
Slap! This swat landed on the top of the thighs. A strangled, “Three” escaped Sarah. That was all it took for her to collapse into a heap on the floor and the dam to break. Carolina dropped the paddle and held the woman close while she released her stress. She whispered comfort and reassurances to the upset woman. Sarah finally calmed down enough to hear what Carolina was murmuring into her ear, “I’m proud you did well. Shhh it’s over. It’s over.”
Finally, Sarah composed herself enough to whisper, “Thank you.”
“Anytime honey. Seriously we are here.”
Sarah suddenly realized she was nude from the waist down and suddenly covered her privates. Carolina couldn’t help but laugh her actions.
“You do realize I have seen it all already right?” Sarah blushed crimson and nodded trying not to laugh herself.
“I’m going to go so you can get dressed. Please put the implements back in the closet. Then come down and we can talk more.”
Carolina went down stairs to see if her wife was home yet. Seeing her dancing to music in their kitchen while putting away the groceries she snuck up behind her. Elaine shrieked when she felt arms wrap around her waist and lock in front of her. They greeted each other with a kiss and smile.
While the two women where still embraced Elaine asked, “Hi, how was your day?”
“It was good. Sarah should be down soon. How was yours?”
“It was good. Is everything okay?”
Looking into her partner’s forest green eyes she assured, “They will be.”
Releasing each other they continued to put the groceries up.
Sarah quietly made her way down the stairs rubbing her bottom through her clothes gently.
Elaine saw the other woman coming to the kitchen and went to give her a hug.
“Hey you. I’ve missed you.” She told her wisely ignoring the rubbing.
“I’ve missed you too. I’ve been avoiding everyone, sorry.”
“It’s fine honey I would imagine Lina spoke to you about that.” She winked at the younger woman.
“Elaine.” Carolina warned while she also shot her a stern look telling her to leave it alone.
“Uh, well uh yeah.” Sarah said reaching back to rub again.
Changing the subject, Sarah continued, “I need to get home to Alex. So, I’m going to get out of here.” Carolina agreed knowing the brunette needed comfort only Alex could provide. Elaine and Sarah hugged each other good-bye while Carolina walked her to the door.
“How are you doing?”
“I’m okay. Thank you for everything.”
“You sure? Not to sore to drive home?” Carolina studied her making sure she was being truthful.
“No ma’am.” Sarah hugged the other woman one more time. Carolina reminded her to be careful on the way home and to text her after she arrived safely at home.
Sarah felt much lighter on the drive home she couldn’t wait to see and hold Alex and quiet likely do a little more than hold. Though sitting hurt quite a bit she relished the feeling of the soreness.
Sarah walked into her house to find Alex curled up on the coach asleep. She walked over to her wife and placed gentle butterfly kisses all over her face and neck. Alex slowly opened her eyes smiling at the gentle kisses. “Hey, honey.” Alex whispered in a sleep filled voice.
“Hi.” Sarah climbed onto the couch straddling Alex’s hips. “Oh, hi. I take it you had a good session.” Sarah hovered over her wife staring into her eyes. “Indeed. But, I don’t want to talk about that right now.” “Oh, you don’t?” Sarah grinned and shook her head at the woman. “Well, what do you want to do?” Kissing her again, “Oh, I can think of a thing or two.”
It wasn’t long before the couple made their way to their bed room and enjoyed the lighter feeling Sarah had.