Maids, Tea and Spanking

By

Susan Waterflower Bell

Susan took a deep breath as she peered towards the crowed classroom, which was filled to the rafters with boys and girls alike. The air was filled with the chatter of seventeen or so patrons, who had squeezed themselves into the tiny little space to be serviced by girls dressed in cute maid outfits. Quickly Susan released her breath as she gathered up her courage.

The young girl was beside herself. She was only half joking when she suggested the anime club of St. Katherine's Anglican School, a private all girls school that followed more in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, host a maid café like display for the students at their school fair. Truth be told, she only suggested it because the only other idea up for vote was something along the lines of a haunted house.

"I never expected them to go through with this." She said peering toward the plastic nametag pinned to front of her pastel pink dress. The name tag read 'Maid Peppermint,' which was written in bubbly blue script. Quickly her eyes fell upon the other four girls skirting about. To save money, all of them wore home sewn pastel pink dresses and white lacy aprons. White stockings provided a little modesty as the bouncy helm of the dress often tended to ride up a bit.

"Hey Sue!" A blonde girl called, peering toward her concern. "Come off it would you? We need help on the floor, Megan is being overpowered out there, and those cheerleader girls are really being rough on her." A sour look came over her face as the word 'cheerleader' passed her lips. The cheerleaders where known to consider themselves the queens of the school, for it was them who cheered on the football to victory more often than not. They were the ones who set the standards of beauty in the school and made the social law for all the other girls to follow. And in the pecking order of the social clubs, they ruled from the top. They where the elite.

Susan blinked and blinked again as she peered toward the girl, who's nametag read. 'Maid Darjeeling.' Without wasting a second, she turned and peered over her shoulder to a collection of girls sitting at one of the center tables. A flash card with the name 'Maid Rose' printed in the center could be seen from where she stood. The group of four girls appeared to be older than Susan, and only one a true blonde. The others seemed to have dyed there hair to fit in. And all seemed to be giving the girl waiting on them a hard time.

"Bloody hell." She said turning toward 'Maid Darjeeling.' "They're really letting her have it.." Susan could only catch bits and pieces of the chatter, but what she could make out made her shiver. The school's anime club was considered to be a bottom rung club among the schools elite, second only to the book club. Hence the club only had around five members on its roster.

"I know, that's why you need to get in there and help her!" The other girl said peering toward Susan. "You're the one who came up with this hairbrained idea." She quickly added, a little blush coloring her cheeks.

"I know," Susan said, taking a deep breath as she reached down and delivered a playful little swat to Maid Darjeeling's bottom. A playful little smirk crossed her face as the palm of her hand connected with the round little bottom, a loud crackling sound filled the backroom that was serving as the makeshift dressing/staging room.

A cute little yep escaped the girl's lips as she turned around to rub her bottom. Smiling softy she peered toward Maid Peppermint, her lips quickly shifted into a little pout as her bottom lip stuck out.

"I'm going to get you back for that, you little brat." She said, taking a deep breath as she peered toward the brown hair girl. "But till then, get your pigtail wearing bottom out there and help Megan. Defining all laws of logic, this insane idea is taking of like free hotdogs at the county fair." Darjeeling said, pointing toward the crowed sale room floor.

It was now Susan's turn to blush. "Sure Lily.." She said crossing herself as she walked passed her and onto sale room floor. As she crossed over the threshold, she was in a way crossing over into something else. She was leaving the plain old Susan behind, and in her place the stunning and drop dead gorgeous Maid Peppermint.

"And remember, smile and act like a proper lady!" Called out Lily as she watched Sue walk onto the salesroom floor. The blonde haired girl shook her head. At least the club was getting some good publicity out of this deal.

Susan only nodded her head toward Lily, "Sure thing Maid Darjeeling. Just enjoy your fifteen, okay?" And with that the act started in earnest. But the performance kind of hit a mental wall when she found herself standing in the middle of the crowed classroom, tiny beads of sweat started to appear upon her forehead as a dozen or so voices called out for their orders.

"Hey Pepper!" Cried out Megan as she spotted Peppermint across the small sea of faces. "We need three hot chocolates for table number three, two green teas for number two, and one builder for number one." She said in a tone of voice that spoke of authority. Out of all the members, Megan was the only one with waiting experience, and that's because her mom and dad ran a little café down on Clay Street. Sometimes they allowed Susan to help on weekends or holidays.

"Coming right up Rose!" Responded Susan with a small smile. Quickly she turned around and headed toward the small area set up in the far back of the classroom, where the 'Kitchen' was located. As she moved through the maze of small tables pushed closely together, she felt her foot trip over something. Only some quick thinking on her part saved her from falling face down upon the floor and flashing the whole room her panties in the process. Righting herself up, she turned to face the source of her trip.

"Pardon you!" A blonde head girl said in a haughty tone of voice. "I know you're in a hurry, but please do watch your step. These shoes cost more than your whole outfit put together." she said looking down at the name brand pumps. Her little comment caused the two girls she sat with to giggle with delight.

Susan blushed a little and nodded her head. "Yes, do pardon me.." Those words burned her throat and caused her mouth to twisted into something other than a pleasant smile. It took only a brief second for her to connect the dots, these must the girls giving her fellow maids trouble.

"I'll let it pass this time, but remember who you are when compared to me," She said flashing the crest of her class ring in her direction. Despite the motto of St. Katherine's being Hic Dicumntur Ommia Aeqlia... here all are Eeual, some of the students thought themselves above others and very proudly flaunted their status under the noses of the underclassmen, and those of lesser social standing. The only ones exempt from this treatment were the younger students who had connections to the elite outside of the school.

"Yes ma'am." Susan said taking a deep breath as she brushed off the front of her skirt. Quickly she narrowed her eyes toward the three girls, two could play.

"Very good. Now, see that me and my lady friends get some more tea. Hurry along now." The upperclassman said with a small smile. "Honestly, it's so hard to find good help today. I'll have to speak with father, this whole class fair has been nothing more than a bore."

"I agree. The drama club's production of Macbeth was horrible. A forth rate production if I've ever seen any. And that boy... he really needs to get his act together." Commented the other one.

"And a haircut.." Chimed in the other. "Honesty I could not tell if I was looking at a boy or a girl." Another added.

Susan felt her blush deepen as she overheard the conversation brewing between the three women. She knew the boy they were referring to. Hell, she had known him for most of his life. She had even tried to give him away at one time. The boy in question was her little brother, the one boy she swore to her very love, more than her father or her future husband. Now it was personal. You could talk noise about her, but you did not talk noise about her family. Taking a deep breath, she entered the little prep area.

"Hey Lily! We need three hot chocolates, two green teas and one builder on the hop." She said, peering toward the table again. "And one parfait, extra yogurt please." She said winking a little. "I'll pay for that one." The girl quickly added.

Lily blinked and blinked again as she peered toward Susan. "Sure Susan." She said, starting to fix the drinks. Quickly she placed the prepared drinks on the little serving tray. "I don't know what you're planning." She said starting to fix the airy desert. "Just don't do anything foolish. Now, go ahead and serve those drinks and come back for the parfait."

"Thanks Lilly!" Chirped Susan, smiling a little as she picked up the tray and carried it into the classroom. With all the grace she could muster, Susan served the drinks and made small talk, all the while the eyes of the three girls where glued to every movement. Susan could feel them peering toward her, and it made the hair on the back of her neck stand up.

Susan felt her blush deepen as she overheard the conversation brewing between the three women. She knew the boy they were referring to. Hell, she had known him for most of his life, even trying to give him away at one time. The boy in question was her little brother, the one boy she swore to her very love, more than her father or her future husband. Now it was personal. You could talk noise about her, but you did not talk noise about her family. Taking a deep breath, she entered the little prep area.

"Hey Lily! We need three hot chocolates, two green teas and one builder on the hop." She said, peering toward the table again. "And one parfait, extra yogurt please." She said winking a little. "I'll pay for that one." The girl quickly added.

Lily blinked and blinked again as she peered toward Susan. "Sure Susan." She said, starting to fix the drinks. Quickly she placed the prepared drinks on the little serving tray. "I don't know what you're planning." She said starting to fix the airy desert. "Just don't do anything foolish. Now, go ahead and serve those drinks and come back for the parfait."

"Thanks Lilly!" Chirped Susan, smiling a little as she picked up the tray and carried it into the classroom. With all the grace she could muster, Susan served the drinks and made small talk, all the while the eyes of the three girls where glued to every movement. Susan could feel them peering toward her, and it made the hair on the back of her neck stand up.

Susan was all smiles, not even a few rotten apples could spoil her day. The service was enjoyed by all, and for the few boys being present, they where thrilled to be waited on hand and foot by cute girls in lacey dresses. For the kings it was like a taste of heaven, there being so few coffee houses around town. Sure, some might have had better coffee and tea, while others even had in store baked pastries. But none of them waited on you hand and foot like this.

And for their efforts, the trio was rewarded with praise and even a few small sums of money as tips, with notes promising to support the anime club with both funding and new members if possible. Even the hard to please newspaper critic was impressed by the setting. All of this served to block out the flack Susan was receiving from the three cheerleaders, all of whom seemed to be biding there time. The blonde was aware of this and was making a note to wait on the others.

"I'm not going to lower myself to their level." Thought Susan as she skirted between tables, dropping orders here and there. "We've worked too hard for this event to be ruined because of some stuck up little.." She said before her better judgment quickly halted that train of thought. Instead, a dark blush colored her cheeks instead of an evil little smirk.

Meanwhile, the three cheerleaders kept peering toward Susan, their anger growing more and more with each passing minute. Girls by their nature where very guarded of their own little social space, more so than the boys. There seemed to be something odd and unsettling about this girl as she gracefully jumped from table to table, filling the many orders.

The cheerleaders' look of disgust grew with each passing second.

"Little freshman shank." Muttered the blonde cheerleader. "Just who in the hell do these girls think they are? Having everybody fawning over them and being all impressed with their tea." She quickly added, a touch of venom to the tone of her voice.

"Totally, and that blonde little one over there, the one they call 'Maid Rosehip' is totally avoiding us. I mean, we're the queens of the school! Those little nerd girls should be honored we even bothered stepping into this little fourth rate place.' Another chimed in.

"The things we do to support are school." The third one said with a sigh. "I'm sorry girls but this is too much, the tea is okay but being avoided because we're super popular is just hitting below the belt." The ringleader said, standing up and collecting her purse.

"Totally. I'll flag down that little squirt and tell her we're leaving." The blonde one said, collecting her purse as well. With that she peered towards Susan's direction.

"Hey! Nerd girl, we're leaving. Thanks for the tea I guess." She called out with a roll her shoulders.

Susan blinked and blinked again as she peered toward the trio. "Okay, just give a minute to get your bill." She said trying to put on a polite face as she walked toward their table.

"Pardon me, I don't think you understand girl.. We're leaving, that means we're not paying. Thank you for the tea and what not." The other one added.

"Of course, you did not expect us to pay did you? We're on the Student Culture Council. You know, the ones who provided funding for everything? The ones who where chosen by the Student Council to oversee this whole deal?" The last one said shaking her head. "Honesty nerd girl, you fully expected us to pay? We'll have to remember this next time the anime club comes to the Student Council for funding or demands for a better meeting space."

Susan felt the heat rising to her cheeks. Quickly, before she could catch herself, Susan stormed up to the loud mouth cheerleader. Without a second thought, she slapped the girl across the face with her open palm. Her pale pink eyes became hard as ice as she peered towards the women who was now stumbling back from the force of the blow.

"Cut the shit and pay." Susan said in firm tone of voice. The girl who she struck was frozen in place, as the other two stanging rooted to the floor as they saw the hard look on Susan's face. "Your bill is seven fifty. Please wait here while I get your ticket." Susan said simply before leaving, the three girls stunned beyond words while the rest of te crowd was left speechless.

"Maid Peppermint." Lily's voice caught Susan's ear from behind. "Please, follow me if you will." Her voice was cold like ice. "As for you three, leave at once. You've caused nothing but trouble since you've been here. I'll deal with Peppermint over here. Just leave and do not come back."

Stunned, the girls could say nothing. They could only watch as Lily pulled Susan toward another room, which was acting like a staging area for the girls.

"What were you thinking about out there?!" Lily said taking a deep breath. "You slapped a bloody cheerleader, and a member of the student council! You know how much trouble that can cause us?!"

Susan blinked a bit as she folded her arms across her breast, her lower lip poked out in a cute little pout. "She had it coming. She was being a real bitch to us this whole afternoon." The girl said turning her noise into the air.

Lily took a deep breath and sighed. "Listen, I don't know how things are settled on the Kendo Field or in the Kendo club at all, but here we don't go around slapping peeps."

"Oh?" Susan said turning around and peering toward her with something of a sly grin. "Then would you please enlighten me on how things are done here?" Susan said.

"First, drop the act hon." Lily said placing her hand upon her shoulder. Your among friends here, but you need to learn how to handle things." Lily said, squeezing the shoulder. "Instead of acting upon your temper, you should have come found me and I would have dept with it. If they still refused to pay, then we could have taken it before the board." Lily said in her best motherly tone of voice.

"I see.." Susan said looking down to the ground.

"Good, now please follow me." Lily said, taking a deep breath as she reached down and took Susan by the hand. Soon, she found herself being roughly pulled into the hallway.

"I'm sorry Susan, but I can not let you get away with this." Lily said, taking a deep breath. Once inside the hallway, the pair started down the corridor. "As the club president, I have a duty to uphold." She quickly added as she picked up speed. Soon both girls were standing in the middle of a little room, this one quite sparsly furnished with only two metal folding chairs, a desk, and an old leather chair. Standing behind the chair was an old, rusting wardrobe.

Susan blinked again as she peered towards the cracked leather and worn wood, then the decaying metal of the chairs and cabinet. A feeling of dread started to creep over the whole of her body

"Bare your bottom, bend over, and flip up your dress." Lily commanded as she strolled behind the desk and opened the doors, quickly she pulled out a long cane, the classic tool of punishment in private schools.

"Susan Elizabeth Bell." Lily said, walking back behind Susan as she put herself into postion, the girl's bare bottom raised up and on full display in the stuffy air of the room. "You have been found guilty of being rude to a fellow student, as well as raising your hand in anger. For such offenses.." Lily shook her head and cleared her throat.

"...you shall be given six strokes of the cane. And until further notice, your membership in the anime club is revoked. I'm sorry, I know you were doing what was right. It's hard to deal with rude and mean girls, but still, we are a school sponsored club." She tighten her hold on the cane. "And as such, we must follow the laws of the school, so please forgive me." With that she took a deep breath and released the first stroke of the cane, which fell hard upon Susan's bottom. The impact sent a blinding shock of sting and burn rolling into her pale bottom.

It felt like a knife had been shoved into her throat. Being banned from the anime club, that was like rubbing salt into a open wound. Then came the realization of the cane stroke, which caused her to jump and yelp in pain.

Lily took a deep breath and quickly stroked her bottom again, then again and then again. Three times in quick succession the cane came sailing into Susan's bottom. Each time the thin rod kissed her bottom, it sent a burning wave of sting rolling into the pale flesh, enough force behind each stroke that her round bottom wiggled a little under the pressure of the attack.

At four strokes into the spanking, Susan could feel her mental defenses slipping down. Her strong will was shattered, her mind breaking under the pressure of the cane and the sting being inflicted upon her bottom. Her breathing became hard, though from an amazing feet of self control she held back the tears that were had started to build at the edge of her eyes.

Lily finished the lesson quickly as she sent the fifth stroke below the four red welts already forming upon the bottom, the sixth landing to cross it painfully with the final strike. Once the caning was complete, she placed the cane down upon the desk and peered toward Susan. She did not trust herself to speak.

The final too strokes shattered Susan, it was like somebody had take a twenty five pound sledge hammer to a glass figurine. But she still could not bring herself to cry, she simply curled her hands up and smacked the wooden desk and stomped her foot. Six of the best, and she had taken them all. Not one tear had been given that day.

"Sue.." Lily started as she took a deep breath, "I'm sorry I had to do this." The girl said as she turned and walked toward the door, though pausing for a moment to look back at Susan with a look of great concern. "Go. As of now, you no longer belong to us. I have business to attend to, and when I return, I expect all borrowed DVD's, light novels and mangas to have been collected." There was a pause. "I will send word through the normal channels once your band as been lifted."