A heavy pit crept into my stomach, Toby and Gabe's disappointment ringing through my head with Molly's words. But a warmth washed over me, too — they haven't given up on me after all the havoc I've brought over the years… they genuinely care… like a real family.
Without warning, my roommate lifted the paddle and crashed it against my bottom, not letting me breathe before popping it down again, and then again and again.
"Owwwww, what the fuck, Mollyyyy!" I whined, kicking my feet up. "Holy shit…. Owww! I didn't… ay!... expect you to hit so hard!"
"Quit your bitchin' and take your paddlin'!" she responded, whacking my sit spot.
"Fuck! That hurts!" I yelped, reaching back.
"Toby, grab her hands please," Molly ordered.
He obeyed, seizing my wrists before I could snatch them away. "Why are you being so bossy!?" I whined, struggling to free myself from Toby's grip.