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I hid in ma’am’s neck and struggled to catch my breath and fought through another wave of tears. Her arms felt like love wrapping me up and keeping me safe even from myself. I could only relax and lay my head on her shoulder to allow us both time to calm down.
“You okay, little bit? That was a hard spanking.” Ma’am gentle voice asked breaking the silence.
“Yes, ma’am I’m okay. I….I needed that.” I took her right hand into mine I gently kissed her red irritated palm feeling sad that I had caused her pain even in the most minor of ways.
In return her lips kissed my forehead, “I know little bit. I know.”
“Ma’am, can you make me a promise?” I tentatively asked looking up into her eyes.
“What’s that, little bit?”
“Will you go with me to the hearing? I don’t know if you can go inside.. but..”
“I wouldn’t miss it for anything. I’ll be there to support you in any way I can.” Ma’am squeezed me in her embrace.
Again, we found ourselves in the solitude of a silent house. I realized my bottom throbbed from the repeated and thorough attention it had received in the past couple of hours. I shifted uncomfortably from the pressure of ma’am’s leg. I saw the corner of her mouth pull up in a smirk.
“Sore there little bit?” She asked patting my hip teasingly.
“Yes, ma’am. You did a number on my backside I’m afraid.” My face was pinched in a grimace. School tomorrow would be interesting.
“Well, you know that’s the trouble with trouble. It always leads to a sore behind.” I groaned and shifted as much as possible on her lap trying to relieve the soreness. She squeezed me again and patted once more. “I love you little bit, but you earned every bit of that.”
I sighed. She was right. I deserved every bit of it. “Yes, ma’am. Can… can you forgive me? For throwing things… and cursing? And… everything else?” Ma’am looked down at me and I could see the love in her eyes.
“You are already forgiven little bit.” Another kiss was placed on my forehead as weight felt like it was lifted from my shoulders.
“Love you, ma’am.”
“Love you too Lexington Claudia.”
We spent the rest of the night much in the same fashion. I curled up on her lap or next to her. We relaxed and made plans for the hearing. For the future, if the hearing didn’t go my way. No matter what we would stick together.
“This matter has been settled. We understand that Ms. Ronald was not the student that cheated. Ms. Ronald, this disciplinary board does apologize for any harm we may have done to you in this time. Your grade in this class and any other class will not be affected nor will your enrollment in this university. No marks or mention of this will go on your record. We thank you for your honesty and integrity in this matter. We hope this never happens again. Good luck in all your future endeavors.” Mr. Matthews, the student ethics chair, announced after a short private discussion among the members of the disciplinary board.
My stomach dropped as he spoke the words that cleared me of any wrongdoing. I felt a smile cross my face. I looked next to me at Ms. Simon’s, the lawyer that Kerry had introduced me to shortly after I told her of the cheating accusations. I couldn’t help but turn and throw my arms around her hugging her tightly.
“I get to stay! They know I didn’t cheat!” She hugged me back almost as tightly as I was her.
“They saw the truth. You are a smart, honest, and hard working young lady. Good job hon. I know Kerry pacing a hole out in the hall.” She told me as we pulled back. I knew she was right of course. Ma’am more than likely was pacing in the same place I had left her over half an hour ago before the hearing had begun.
I couldn’t wait to see her and tell her. I left Ms. Simmons side and moved as fast polite and pushed through the heavy double wooden doors. Ma’am spun the moment I laid eyes on her. Her face was hopeful but reserved. I didn’t hesitate to run to her and bury myself in her arms. She pulled me close yet didn’t say anything.
I felt tears pooling in my eyes once more as I was able to whisper, “I didn’t cheat. They know I didn’t cheat.” Kerry’s arms got even tighter around me as she impossibly lifted and spun me a bit.
“I’m so happy little bit! I knew they would see the truth!” Kerry’s voice was happy and joyful. We could finally put all of this behind us. The past few weeks of torture and being in limbo at school were over! We could get on with our lives!
Kerry released me from her hug and we both turned to Ms. Simmons as she approached.
“Marie, I can’t think you enough for taking care of my girl here. I know this is far from your usual cases, but you did well.” Kerry took Ms. Simon’s hand and squeezed it. The tall blonde smiled in return.
“It’s good to do something different every once in a while. Keeps me on my toes. Besides, that old boy’s club needed a lady to come in and kick their ass a bit.” Ms. Simon’s face lit up as she laughed a bit. A short silence fell over us momentarily causing Ms. Simon’s looked down at her watch.
“I hate to cut this short, but I do need to get back to the office. The others all seem to think they can do nothing without me there. Lex, it was a pleasure to meet you and work with you. Kerry, keep in touch. Don’t be a stranger all the time.” She hefted her briefcase onto her shoulder and politely nodded before beginning her treck out of the building. Just as she was about to exit the hall she turned back to us one last time, “Oh, and Lex, try to keep yourself out of trouble.” Ms. Simon’s knowingly winked before pushing through the frosted glass doors at the end of the hall.
I turned to look at ma’am and she gave me a smile as I leaned into her side once more. “What’s the fun in that?” I quietly asked.
Ma’am shook her head at me and ruffled my curls affectionately, “Just remember little bit, the trouble with trouble is it always leads to a sore behind.”